K1200 GT adjustable Handle Bar position - K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion
View Poll Results: What position is your new GT handlebars set in?
All the way down (Sporty) 12 27.91%
One up 0 0%
Two up 7 16.28%
4th position from high 2 4.65%
Set high (Sit up and Beg!) 22 51.16%
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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Sep 5th, 2006, 3:37 am Thread Starter
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K1200 GT adjustable Handle Bar position

Hi everyone.
I was just interested in what position most riders have their new K1200GT handle bar adjusted to.
I ride with mine down all the way, as I prefer the sportier position.
Where do you have yours set?

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Sep 5th, 2006, 7:07 am
 
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While at CCR, I put the bars all the way down to show someone that position. I left them there and forgot about it. The last 1000 miles or so has been much more comfortable for me...I'm leaving them right there!
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Coming from an RT, the topmost position is hardly "sit up and beg" ... although having short arms doesn't help .

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old Sep 5th, 2006, 3:39 pm Thread Starter
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G'day Chris.
Coming from a 04 GT, the high bars felt very high to me, but as you said, not being real long doesn't help!
Best wishes mate.

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Currently riding with the bar midway so that I can get my head in somewhat clear air. Started off with the bar and seat in the low position and loved the way it handled and felt but the buffeting was too much. My preference will be to lower the bar back down once I get the noise issue taken care of.
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Must also add that on the GT the highest position is not really Sit-Up and Beg.....not like on the RT.
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Interesting. 2 days into the poll, and 18 / 33 have their bars al the way up., with 8/32 all the way down.
I wonder how many GTs are represented by list members?

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Can I change my "all the way up" answer.

I moved mine last night to one notch from all the way down. This is more comfortable for me. It may seem strange, but I seem to have better posture this way, and better front tire feel.

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Can I change my "all the way up" answer.

I moved mine last night to one notch from all the way down. This is more comfortable for me. It may seem strange, but I seem to have better posture this way, and better front tire feel.
No you may not! Until you wise up and move them all the way down, we still sticking you with the RT-riding wannabes!
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Riding Position

I think the more forward riding position with the low bars lends its self to a curved spine, and more natural position There was a long discussion on the old I-BMW list (precurser of this site) re the name of this position (? YODA ?) and benefits for relaxed riding (barring any age or injury related conditions for the individual).
I certainly prefer the forward position, and I'm not a sport rider in the slightest. (Skills wise anyway!)
I started this poll as I was interested in the actual body position of the rider probably dictating the riding style of the machine. Hence is the GT more a Sport Tourer, or a Tourer with sporty pretensions. Semantics I know, but I'm on my lunch brake at work!!!
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