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1Back to top Go down   Yet another handlebar question Empty Yet another handlebar question on Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:44 pm

zaubertuba

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The stock bar on my K100RS is actually bent a bit, so I've been meaning to replace it anyway.

When I got the bike, I got a nice barback that gives me 2" additional rise and 1.5" reach.  To get that "sweet spot" "mid-sporty" seating position for my 6' body I feel like I need just another 2."  (OK...maybe 3"...I forgot the right side bar is actually already bent back an additional inch  Rolling Eyes )

K-RT bars would clearly be too much.  I think the "C" bars would work on their own but they seem scarce at the moment.  Has anybody used either the Flanders B21 (/5 /6 style), or A22 bars on an RS?  They seem the closest to the K "C"-style bars, but I'm a little worried about the extra width from a control cable standpoint.  Honestly I'm kinda gangly so the extra couple inches of width may actually be better for me ergonomically...not accounting for what that might do to my mirror view, of course.  Laughing )

Side Road Cycles seems to have a good assortment of the bars and their website has good info, for quick reference:
http://www.sideroadcycles.com/ImportedMotorcycles/ImportHandlebars/BMWbars/FlanBMW.html


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2Back to top Go down   Yet another handlebar question Empty Re: Yet another handlebar question on Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:38 am

Davep

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In my humble opinion, I would beg the great and good on here to see if anyone has a set of 'C' bars they are willing to sell. I'm also 6' and must have looked at every possible bar out there but in the end (18 months of searching) got hold of a set of 'C' bars and it was worth the wait.

They swap straight over, no cable changes, no mirror issues and they don't detract from the K look. I was told that I would have issues with wind buffering due to the RS screen height, but to be honest, I'm too old to go that fast these days so it's not a problem for me.

Dave


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Yet another handlebar question Eu-log10 BMW K100RS 1983 (Main ride)
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3Back to top Go down   Yet another handlebar question Empty Re: Yet another handlebar question on Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:49 am

duck

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If your bars go back "too far" for the cables then you can swap in RT/LT cables on an RS.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

4Back to top Go down   Yet another handlebar question Empty Re: Yet another handlebar question on Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:47 pm

zaubertuba

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Heh maybe I'll just be patient, then. It'd be nice to not mess with the mirrors and all the cable stuff.

Interesting thing, I put Saeng edging on after a spoiler mounting pin broke (again), and though the envelope is smaller I don't have any buffeting at all. I'm still thinking of getting the Parabellum screen or one of those slick little french jobbies for the fall/winter chill. More the Parabellum because it's a bolt-on install so I could swap back and forth more easily at the season if I wanted.


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5Back to top Go down   Yet another handlebar question Empty Re: Yet another handlebar question on Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:23 pm

Two Wheels Better

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Since yours is an '85 model, if you do a 'bar swap and need also to do a throttle cable length change you might end up needing that throttle cable end bit & bracket upgrade near the throttle bodies that BMW did roundabout that era. Unless it's already been done. Any later, longer cable may not fit the original end bracket assembly correctly.

realoem.com/bmw cable link  (for later models)

realoem.com/bmw cable link  (for earlier models, pre-6/86)


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

6Back to top Go down   Yet another handlebar question Empty Re: Yet another handlebar question on Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:24 pm

duck

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Somewhere in my garage  I have an RS Parabellum windscreen that I bought and have never used. PM me if interested.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

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