Brazilian butt lift for tail
I’ve heard stories of the K1200s/1300s rear end looking like a baboon’s ass. Don’t get me wrong, I love the performance and dependability of the K bikes, owning this one and several k1200r’s, but I have to agree; although the rest of the bike looks awesome, I tend to agree that the rear end looks too long and droopy.
After looking on the web for ideas, and not finding much, I decided to do my own tail chop aka, Brazilian butt lift. I made a custom bracket out of aluminum to hold a 2015 R1200r brake light. I was originally going to try and S1000rr tail, but it was way too small, and would require mods to the subframe. In addition to the R1200r brake light, I had R1200r tail fairings, but that too was too much work (for me). After trimming down the tail and grab rails, I was able to make it work. I still need to trim the piece behind the license plate and add filler pieces under the passenger seat. Should be easy enough with 90% of the work done.
The license plate is on a hinge to access the lock for the seat.