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    K1300GT bars

    I find the bars not quite where I want them. I have tried the raise and pllbacks from Suburban. Has anyone found a way, or is someone making replacement bars in a different height/shape?

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    Where do you need them to move? Up/down, Foward/back?? Angle wrong?
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    I would like a different angle, maybe a little higher. Can't be sure until I try it out, but the grip angle is the first thing that needs to be changed. And I would like to change grips, but that's not so easy when you have the BMW grip warmers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hankhoward View Post
    And I would like to change grips, but that's not so easy when you have the BMW grip warmers!
    Post #5 in this thread has instructions.
    http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=36398
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    Thanks for the info, Lee. I will be changing the grips. Now if only I could change the bar angle as easily!

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    I thought this was a thread about what kinds of bars to go to with a K1300
    Last edited by racer7; 09-26-2012 at 08:07 PM.

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    Maybe a set of Heli bar? 1" up 1 1/2" back (I think)

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    Just checked 1" up and 1 3/8" back. I just got a set and installing them tonight.
    About $120 shipped 3 day to Ca.
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    Boy I better get a real job. around $220 shipped

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    Ya - I tried them and they are pretty good (although a lot of money for what you get) but I really need to change the angle of the grips. Any ideas??

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    Full adjustability: http://tharengineering.com/
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    They'd have their hands full trying to engineer a set of these to a wedge.
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    I looked at the parts fiche for the K1300GT...and right you are, Gilly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbrick View Post
    I looked at the parts fiche for the K1300GT...and right you are, Gilly.
    OK I could see how to engineer it yourself. If you look at this image of the bars Thar makes:

    If you could get a top triple clamp like the one pictured and remove the top bar clamp, including cutting off cleanly the lower saddle of the bar clamp, then you could either bolt that to:



    Part #2, I guess? The "control arm bridge, bottom"? You would lose the ablity to adjsut the height, at least "the factory way", I think he does have a little height adjustment possible in his design, though.

    Or drill a pair of holes through his center section to match the 2 holes that hold the top yoke on (Part #1). You wouldn't be able to adjust the angle up/down though.
    This all assumes that the controls on the bike will fit his bars.
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