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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 2006, 6:57 pm Thread Starter
 
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Converting a RS to a GT - HELP!!!

Can anyone help me figure out what is needed to change the handlebars over? Bending over the tank isn't getting it anymore at my advanced age Any input would be GREATLY appreciated!

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 2006, 7:03 pm
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If you don't want to install barbacks(30mm. will fit without changing hoses or cables) and want to use GT parts. I would go to www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com and use their microfiche to see the needed parts.

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Looks like you want GT parts 32717671103 and 32717671104

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 2006, 11:15 am
 
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I have a set of the Verholen 30mm barbacks for sale if you are interested. PM me if you are.
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30 mm barbacks is a very simple and effective solution. Longer barbacks than that will require a longer brake line and the associated brake fluid bleeding. I don't understand the desire for the GT parts since the price difference to barbacks is large.

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RS to GT bars

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30 mm barbacks is a very simple and effective solution. Longer barbacks than that will require a longer brake line and the associated brake fluid bleeding. I don't understand the desire for the GT parts since the price difference to barbacks is large.

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And besides - The RS bars adjusted to their rearmost adjustment is pretty much the same as the GT (which are non-adjustable).
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Smile Barbacks vs GT

I have 30 mm barbacks but it isn't enough. Really want to sit much more upright - bent over trashes my back. I realize the brake line needs to be lengthened but am unsure about the clutch cable, electrical harnesses and whatever else.
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I have 30 mm barbacks but it isn't enough. Really want to sit much more upright - bent over trashes my back. I realize the brake line needs to be lengthened but am unsure about the clutch cable, electrical harnesses and whatever else.
Thanks for the replies.
30 mm barbacks is more upright than the regular GT position, by about 30mm. I think you need the new GT. There are longer barbacks, I have seen some posted as 60mm and 80mm. Trying those would be cheaper than any other alternative, but the price would have to include a longer brake cable, probably not longer anything else since it's possible to re-route the throtle cables under the barbacks.

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