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Adjustable Handlebars for K1200S

Postby vortexf650 on Wed May 31, 2006 2:45 pm

I was wondering if there are after market handlebars for the K1200S that are relatively easy to adjust between a touring setting and a track setting?
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Postby stxman4 on Wed May 31, 2006 11:00 pm

The only ones I know of are the verholen bar risers. Haven't used them but i've read on sierra bmw's and pirates lair description that no lengthening of the break and clutch cables are necessary although the brakes need to be bled. If so, doesn't make for a "quick change" set of bars but they do adjust from touring to "less" touring i guess. Hopefully someone on here with the verholen bars installed will respond or try doing a search for verholen bar reviews.
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Postby Roger on Sat Jun 03, 2006 3:26 pm

I have Verholen bar risers they are not adjustable. They do not require anything to be bled or extended. I have been using them for over a year and find them very comfortable.
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Postby SkipTwo on Sat Jun 10, 2006 9:11 pm

I also have the Verholen Bars on my K1200s. I am very happy with the extended bars. I am able to ride the bike all day without any problems. I got them installed September 2005.
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Postby dimaxin70 on Sat Sep 02, 2006 5:10 pm

Hi to all!
If it's possible I could use some pics.
thanks in advance
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Postby hdf on Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:21 pm

Check out the Verholen site for pictures. ... .0019,.htm
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Re: Adjustable Handlebars for K1200S

Postby GPS on Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:15 am

vortexf650 wrote: easy to adjust between a touring setting and a track setting?

currently, the answer to that question is "no". those extremes are too great to effectively be spanned and have justice be done to both positions. having said that however, the rise provided by a set verholen's surprisingly does very little to detract from the "sport" of say a KS while adding siginificantly to it's touring capabilities. and this coming from a hardcore sport rider. :o
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Postby Swampy on Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:15 am

I have got to agree with GPS, the KS has plenty enough sport in it to carry a set of riser bars.
Another manufacturer that has a set which I like the look of and are good quality is Heli Modified Inc - Heli Bars.
You can check their website at:
IMHO the Helibars have a better appearance as well as being very functional.
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Postby Alan Brothers on Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:59 am

The Wunderluch Sportego Conversion kit is adjustable and available in the U.S. from BMW of Santa Cruz. Handlebars are Rizoma and available in blue, silver or black. Following description and photos are from their site:
• Integrated brake and clutch line connections - the original lines need not be replaced for longer ones or re-routed and do not obstruct or chafe the instruments. (Saves workshop time and costs)
• Easy conversion: Replace the upper triple clamp, install the controls on new handlebar, attach the brake and clutch lines, bleed hydraulic systems and you’re finished. Tip: For ABS models it is advisable to let your dealer bleed the hydraulic system.
• Up to 30 mm adjustment range for perfect ergonomics
• Clamps for tapered bars (29 mm diameter): These ensure maximum stability, precision steering and the best absorption of shock and vibration.
• Adjustable steering stops ensure adaptation for all sorts of screens etc.
• Rubber steering stop tip prevents damage to frame.
• Precision CNC machined out of top quality aluminum alloy (AL 7075 T6) as used in aircraft or space applications.
• Extremely stiff and warp resistant: Before the triple clamp would warp by 1 mm even a tapered handle bar would need to bend 10 cm(!).
• Approved by the very strict German TÜV

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Postby chris gale on Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:44 pm

Never mind the risers , where do you get a set of the adjustable levers shown on the birds eye view of the bike ? 8) Im assuming that they offer a greater range of adjustment then the standard ones ?
Lastly can you get a set in just alloy ?
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Postby Eka on Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:43 pm

Those levers you can get from Wunderlicht also .
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