Machineartmoto versus Maier rear mud guards.

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Machineartmoto versus Maier rear mud guards.

Postby JimVonBaden » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:17 am

I am doing a MachineArtMoto (MAM) and Maier Rar Mud Guard Comparison.



In price, the MAM is $149: Link



The Maier is $61: Link



You may be able to find them a bit cheaper, but not much.



First, an off the bike, side by side look:

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The MAM is both longer and more precision molded, plus of thicker material.



Appearance wise the MAM is a bit ahead with the sharper lines and clean look, plus the logo, if you like that, painted on instead of a sticker. You pay for the quality appearance.



The Maier, on the other hand, has a slightly thinner material, rounder lines, and a removable sticker if you like no markings. Price is less than half the MAM.



Installed, the MAM:

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Note, if installed with some luggage systems, in this case Jesse, the MAM and Maier will fit, but be slightly offset causing the MAM to touch the lower forward swingarm.

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Installed MAIER (shown installed on the GSAw, but later transferred to a GSw:

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No clearance issues:


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So, how do they work?



MAM on a 2015 R1200GSAw with low miles and some salt and a tiny bit of dirt riding:



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Notice the shock and components forward of the MAM are pretty clean.



The Maier:

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Same thing.



In case you think I am overselling the Maier, this was the back of the bike:

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More testing, in muddier conditions, to follow. Feel free to show us what you have.

Jim :cool:
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