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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 2011, 1:13 pm Thread Starter
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K1200s Bar Riser Advice?

Just got my 2005 k1200s and have put a few miles on it. My wrists and hands have been bothering me, so I've concluded I'm going to need some bar risers. I had a 2006 VFR and it came with risers so I never tried it without but I can say that I didn't have the same issues I'm having with the k1200.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not looking back....the BMW is by far the best bike out there! I love it! I just need a slight adjustment.

So, im asking for some input on 2 things:

Who sells the best bar risers (or should I go through my dealer - Carolina BMW in Greensboro, NC)?

And since I'm not the most mechanically inclined I am planning on having my dealer install whatever I buy, what do you folks think I'm looking at from a labor cost standpoint?

Any input will be highly appreciated!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 11th, 2011, 7:43 am
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Just got my 2005 k1200s and have put a few miles on it. My wrists and hands have been bothering me, so I've concluded I'm going to need some bar risers.
I put the Wunderlich conversion on my '06 K1220r about a month after I bought the bike. I been riding this bike for over 4 years with this conversion. Works great for me (link below)

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...S/8601350.html

I had the dealer do the installation. I think it was 2 hours labor. This is not a cheap solution, but works great and looks good.

Here's the link to my bike in the member bike pic section. You can see the bars.

http://www.k-bikes.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=959&c=30

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 2011, 1:06 pm
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Pirate's Lair has risers that look to be very easy to install yourself. Others have done it, not me, so I don't know how hard it is to get all the stuff off the stock setup and onto the new.
http://www.piratesk12site.net/intro.htm

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I bought my K1200S with a straight bar and riser conversion. That may be an option for you.

If you are looking for 2 inch Verholen risers, send me a message. I think a local friend still has his and may want to sell them.
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