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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 2007, 12:21 am Thread Starter
 
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Question lsl kit on k1200rs

has anyone tried this kit? i have one,seems to provide a minor improvent in reach. i hope to realize a flatter grip. presently using 30 mm verholins.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 17th, 2007, 9:43 pm
 
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What is the kit? Is there a link?
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http://www.spieglerusa.com/cfm/sbk.cfm
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That's interesting because when I first got my RS I wondered about trying to get a more upright 'cruiser' position and found that BMW do a complete top yolk for the 'police spec' models (probably lots of $$s). The advantage I saw, was that there's a lot more choice in bar styles.

However, and they do mention this on the site, you have to watch for clearance around the front fairing and screen as some bar styles may be quite radically different. Also the clutch line is a pain using a very small banjo at the slave and I haven't found anybody yet that can re-make the line in different lengths.

What's nice about these is you don't have to strip off the top yolk, they just replace the existing risers. So if you don't like your high 'Ape' bars you can easily put the oems back. But I think controls, wiring and hydraulics are still going to be an issue.



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I know from putting the standard extensions on a friends '01 K12RS, that there is a narrow tolerance for repositioning the brake and clutch. Anything that moves their location more than about 35mm will likely require new lines.

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 2007, 1:44 pm
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I have installed the Spiegler kit on one K1200RS (with K1100LT bars!) and drilled my top clamp to accept /6 'bar clamps. I'm using a K1 'bar, which I find very comfortable. The K1 'bar goes on without modification to wiring or hoses.
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I have installed the Spiegler kit on one K1200RS (with K1100LT bars!) and drilled my top clamp to accept /6 'bar clamps. I'm using a K1 'bar, which I find very comfortable. The K1 'bar goes on without modification to wiring or hoses.
What year K1200RS? Was there any conflict with the screen or plastics?



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The LT 'bars want to touch the fuel tank cover at full lock, requiring the bars to be tilted up bit more than I'd like them to. The K1 bar forced me to drill the steering stops and install button head screws to clear the tank. A lot ot work, but worth it to me. The windshielld was not a problem on either bike.
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That's interesting because when I first got my RS I wondered about trying to get a more upright 'cruiser' position and found that BMW do a complete top yolk for the 'police spec' models (probably lots of $$s). The advantage I saw, was that there's a lot more choice in bar styles.

However, and they do mention this on the site, you have to watch for clearance around the front fairing and screen as some bar styles may be quite radically different. Also the clutch line is a pain using a very small banjo at the slave and I haven't found anybody yet that can re-make the line in different lengths.

What's nice about these is you don't have to strip off the top yolk, they just replace the existing risers. So if you don't like your high 'Ape' bars you can easily put the oems back. But I think controls, wiring and hydraulics are still going to be an issue.



The most likely conflict with most handlebars on a K1200RS will be the mirrors with the screen. Clearance with the OEM BMW authority bars/top triple clamp is marginal at best during low speed full lock manoeuvres.
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It could be worse then with the newer ovals and wider ABS stems? After I switched mine with comfort (GT) risers, the mirror stems just touch the screen in low, lock to lock.



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