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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 2012, 8:26 pm Thread Starter
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Handlebar Riser Question

I have a secondhand 07 K12GT with handlebar risers. I have no idea who the manufacturer is as I have not been able to find any markings whatsoever on any of the components.

A pal of mine managed to back into my bike and knock it over. I wasn't there so I can't say for sure, but I'm guessing that it hit the bars at some point as they were loose when I pushed on them to move the bike.

Anyway, I disassembled the setup to try to determine what was up. I took a picture of the removed parts for you fellas to take a gander at to see if any of you are familiar with this particular make and to hopefully be able to share with me which component is not as it should be. I have looked around on Google for sellers, and at pictures of handlebar risers to try to figure it out myself. No luck ya know.

In the picture, you can see that there is a U-shaped flat piece with "ears" sticking out that is above the spring. I'm guessing that those "ears" aren't part of the original design and got pressed into their current position upon impact. I have considered simply straightening the "ears", but am afraid that now the metal is fatigued and probably not something I want to have to rely on to point me in the right direction with confidence.

If anyone can verify my suspicions, or at the very least, let me know who the manufacturer is so I can try to contact them, that would be awesome.

Edit: Ya know, I can't help but wonder if these aren't BMW brand given that the bolts are Torx headed...but BMW puts their symbol on all their stuff...

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Thanks for your time gang.

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Suburban Machinery units. (Still available) The threaded hole on the top is for the threaded Ram Balls or you can bridge the two with an accessory plate. I run the same ones

http://suburban-machinery.com/K1200GT6.html

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Yes! I just found them. I also see in their instructions that they indicate that the spring and sheet metal plate (BMW parts) are not to be used. Do you recall if you used them? I'm guessing that they are part of my problem and am going to put things back together to see how it goes.

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They are not used. For peace of mind I used loctite-blue on all threads.

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Gottcha. Boy, these things were installed all kinds of wrong, but I'm getting it sorted. Thanks again.

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