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Old 11-18-2011, 03:48 PM   #16
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Have you tried just rotating the ones you have forward a bit? Not trying to sound like a smart-ass and you've probably already tried this but changing the angle on those high bars can make a big difference in riding position.
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Old 11-18-2011, 05:47 PM   #17
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K75 C bars are a bit higher than s bars. A buddy of mine has them on his RS, nice fit!
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:45 AM   #18
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What about R100GS bars, with the cross bar?
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:21 AM   #19
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Thanks all - lots of great ideas here. Will play around w a few. Looking at gs bar dimensions, those might just do the trick.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:12 AM   #20
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I had a pair of Guzzi T3 bars on my 90/6. They were a nice compromise between the Euro and US airhead bars.

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Old 11-19-2011, 11:27 AM   #21
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Update to my reply back in 2009...

I scored some aluminum alloy bars for mid-90s Ducati M900 ( owned one for 6 years myself) for a good price. Put them on the ST immediately before a 1400 mile round trip test ride to the Old's Cool Spring fling up in TN.

Perfect set up for me! I already knew I liked that bend from experience with my Monster. But the surprise payoff was that the new body position also makes the stock seat almost comfortable for 12-13 hour days.
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:35 PM   #22
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Bike currently has the stock US bars. Looking for something a little lower and and wider. Have seen some folks discuss installing -- anyone gone ahead and done it?
- Cable swap required?
- Riding comfort / control impact?
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I switched from some taller bars to low/wide sidecar bars on my 100s (w/ a sidecar)--I switched from a set of /2, taller bars that were on the bike. I love the low/wide bars for comfort and riding position! The cables didn't need to be changed, maybe by luck, but maybe the height traded for the width (?).






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Old 11-19-2011, 11:44 PM   #23
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I had a pair of Guzzi T3 bars on my 90/6. They were a nice compromise between the Euro and US airhead bars.

Looks good Rob. I'm looking for something part way between the US high bars and my current S bars on my /5 which I find slightly too low and forward, especially with the Corbin seat.

Where did you get the t3 bars? Any specific model? Any mods to make them work on the BMW?

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Old 02-08-2013, 10:51 AM   #24
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thanks

just ordered a set of Euro-Bars from my local tucker rocky guy for my r90 Winter "project" bike... what a difference a MM makes!!!!
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:14 PM   #25
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Wow, forgot about this thread.. As an update I ended up with a set of daytona bars as reccomended by Bigger Al in this post..

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I had to sand the throttle tube area of the bars some to allow for free rotation of the throttle tube. I love the bars, exactly what I was looking for, and at $23 bucks or so, definitely the right price.


So, in fact, in the OP of this thread I was wrong, you can buy just any old set of bars, you just gotta remove a little material from under the throttle tube. Everything else works just fine.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:57 PM   #26
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I realize I can't just buy any old handlebar because of the 21mm size of the beemer bars, so what are the options out there?
The Beemer bars are 22 mm. A 7/8" bar is 22.225 mm. Some say that the extra 0.225 mm is a problem. What say the inmates?
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:21 PM   #27
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also searching

I also would like to find another handlebar. Pictured is the "S" bar below and the "RS" bar above:


I want a flat bar (no rise) like the RS bar, but with less pull-back than the original RS bar. See the RS pull-back compared to the S bar? It has way too much pull-back and hits the gas tank when turning to full lock, actually hits the tank before the steering stops hit. The pull-back on the S bar is just right, but I want a flat bar. I will go out and make some measurements and drawings so I have some dimensions on width, pull-back, etc. I see suppliers listed in some of the posts above; will I have any luck finding what I need? Can someone custom bend a handlebar for me?
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:25 PM   #28
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Rizoma

Two examples of Rizoma handle bars, one mounted on an R100R the other on an R80.
They are great IMO.



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Old 02-08-2013, 02:38 PM   #29
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The Beemer bars are 22 mm. A 7/8" bar is 22.225 mm. Some say that the extra 0.225 mm is a problem. What say the inmates?
Sand down the throttle area
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:43 PM   #30
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