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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 2019, 11:09 pm Thread Starter
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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.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 2019, 2:34 am
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To be honest, no. It just look's weird and has no overall line. But that is just my personal opinion.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 2019, 12:45 pm
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I have made a change to mi K1300S.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old Dec 25th, 2019, 12:41 am Thread Starter
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That looks pretty good. I thought the aftermarket brake light already has a built in license plate light. My after market LED brake light has it built in. Great idea, none the less.
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As the euro-spec k1300s have buil in licenseplatlight i have this fitted on my bike. get's rid of that clumsy plastic thing fitted from factory.

https://www.wunderlichamerica.com/li...der-14595.html
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 1st, 2020, 6:30 pm
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We have smaller license plates than the euro type here in aus.
I just moved the plate up higher.
I don't mind how the back looks - at least I have never seen anything I like more.
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Well, since you asked ...

I have to agree with Mattias_r. It's not something I would have done.

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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old Feb 4th, 2020, 2:05 pm Thread Starter
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Rear tail

Thanks for your honest feedback. I did some additional modifications with a K1200r tail. I still need to figure out what to do with the filler under the seat. I've had pretty good luck with fleabay on parts (whole r tail was <$50), and I can always return it back to factory for about $20 with a new/used K1200s tail.

Does anyone know the P/N's or where to get the K1200/1300s grabrails with the extension for the back rack. I looked up and down, but can't find them. I know they exist, as i've seen pics.

Comments are welcome!
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Thanks Mattias, but the rear grab rail looks like the standard one that won't accommodate the luggage rack. The one you have quoted looks different from the pic below:

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