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colinijohnson

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Hi 
Just bought this bike to add to the stable!
Can anyone advise which are the best "comfort " handlebars
To fit with minimum hassle? (K75c/ k100lt ??£
And also preferred tyre brand for the 16v 
Thanks
Colin

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/161272858823#


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k100lt 1989 abs
    

duck

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@colinijohnson wrote:Hi 
Just bought this bike to add to the stable!
Can anyone advise which are the best "comfort " handlebars
To fit with minimum hassle? (K75c/ k100lt ??£
And also preferred tyre brand for the 16v 
Thanks
Colin

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/161272858823#

No pat answer on handlebars as everyone's built differently.

I run Bridgestone BT-023s these days.  Handle just as well as Michelins (what I ran before) but at about a price about 20% less.


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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
    

Snod Blatter

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K75C seem to be the usual choice as they're a bit higher and wider but not so much that you need new cables or look too silly sticking out from behind the RS fairing - RT bars look enormous, for example. Swapping the bars is quite a task though, much more than on a Japanese machine.. I was looking to fit high Renthals, wondering why people were sticking with BMW bars until I saw how many holes are drilled in them and how awkward it would be.


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1989 K100RS SE ABS 8v  VIN: 0149214
Others: 1.5 x Honda CBX250RS-E, '94 CB250, '95 TRX850, '16 Z250SL
http://justbikethings.blogspot.co.uk/
    

duck

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The other thing about Renthals is that they're 7/8", not a true 22mm handlebar.  The difference is very small but matters when you try to get the clutch and throttle perches on them.

The only company I know of that makes actual 22mm handlebars is Flanders. (There's probably some Euro companies that do too.)


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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
    

Snod Blatter

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I had no idea that BMW use a different diameter - The more you know!


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1989 K100RS SE ABS 8v  VIN: 0149214
Others: 1.5 x Honda CBX250RS-E, '94 CB250, '95 TRX850, '16 Z250SL
http://justbikethings.blogspot.co.uk/
    

Kyle10

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So are (collective) you saying that Handlebar risers are the most expedient route?


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1985 K100rt 0052183
1983 Honda VF750 007713 
    

Snod Blatter

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They're certainly easier to fit but you can only move the bars so far (perhaps 2cm higher) before the pad thing starts to get in the way or the wiring to it becomes too tight. If you move the bars back it would be in the way quite a lot. It also depends on if you're okay with the narrowness of the bars, I am not a fan and would rather replace them completely but you might be okay with them..


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1989 K100RS SE ABS 8v  VIN: 0149214
Others: 1.5 x Honda CBX250RS-E, '94 CB250, '95 TRX850, '16 Z250SL
http://justbikethings.blogspot.co.uk/
    

duck

duck
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If you get barbacks that are made for BMWs then they'll be drilled and tapped in the front so that the dash comes back and up with the bars.

Best comfort bars for k100rs/ageing owner Barbac10


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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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