BestRest Shock Bolt Support with Upper Bolt
Fits F650GS twins (2008-current)/ F800GS (2008-current)/
BMW F800 GS Shock Bolt Support with Upper Bolt
Fits 2008-current F800GS, and F650GS twins
Fits 2014-17 F800GS-Adventure
This bracket is cheap insurance against a bent frame.
The F800GS is a great bike, but it has a few flaws... including the suspension. Since the day the bike hit the market, riders have been upgrading the front forks and the rear shock. The stock suspension is simply too soft for serious adventure conditions. Things bend. Things break. Reach for your wallet because it's gonna hurt. It's our understanding that if you bend the bolt, which bends the frame, BMW won't cover it under warranty.
When it comes to the rear suspension, one serious design flaw has been identified... the upper bolt assembly just isn't up to the rigors of off-road use. There's been hundreds of reports that the upper bolt bent under stress, and horror stories about the entire frame needing replacement because of that bolt failure.
These photos were taken of a customer's bike. The upper shock mounting bracketry was bent so badly that the frame was a total loss - his bike was out of service for 2 months while BMW replaced the frame. Ouch.
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