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Rizoma riser top tree w/ taper bars for K1200R?

I recently saw an 06 K12R on Ebay for sale with a Rizoma top tree and taper bars does anyone know of this setup? Looks good and could be just right up and back that I am looking for. (inch or two back and inch or two up) I can't find this setup listed as available for the K12R on the Rizoma site. It is possible this setup was designed for another model BMW and adapted. I wonder if anybody else has seen this or installed it on a K12R. I am interested in hearing from someone who has. Taper bars might allow installation of various bar attached windshields. Bars in the right position and a little taller shield would help me on distance rides. Any suggestions for relocation of bars on my 06 K12R would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 2nd, 2010, 11:38 am
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Have a look here,
http://www.ascycles.com/BMW-k1200r-p...Bikes&Any=True
about half way down the page there are several options for bar risers.

Wunderlich also do the Sportego handle-bar conversion.

And AC Schnitzer do a 'superbike' handle-bar conversion.
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I have the LSL conversion on my bike.

But I've used the bars to lower the riding position.

They work fine. Bar looks great.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 2010, 3:40 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks, I found what I was looking for with your help. If there is anyone else looking to change the Top tree on a K12R the best one I have seen can be found @ wunderlichamerica.com and they recommend and sell Rizoma bars and other components to complete the kit. Apparently the set up I saw was same I just assumed it was ALL Rizoma because their name was most apparent on the bars. This kit is expensive but, I think has plenty of adjustability for excact fit/comfort. I have never used this company so I don't know how soon I'll have the kit but, will post my evaluation of this product after installation and a few miles in the seat. I'm thinking if the bar relocate kit is real nice I'll be looking at the rider peg relocate kit with infinite adjustment. Also expensive Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
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The LSL one is cheaper...

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bar kits

Technical diffuculty shut me down temporarily. My interest is in up and back for in town or road trips but, It would be foolish to not at least look at the set up you have before I make a decision. I'll try to find them based on info you posted. Thanks
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I'm just giving you another option. I'm not pushing it.

Speigler USA is one of LSL main US distributor. With some pics.
http://www.spieglerusa.com/
http://www.spieglerusa.com/cfm/viewe...21B028mX01.jpg

I purchased it from another distributor, but I swore I'd never use them again as they consistently lie about their stock.

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I have very little knowledge of BMW. It took me awhile to try one now I like it. I've made bad decisions before by jumping too soon so, any info helps and is appreciated. Found the spiegal site can't tell if the bar clamps slide for fore and aft adjustment like the sportego's that wunderlich has. If not I guess I have to decide wether I need the fore and aft adjustment bad enough to pay close to double the cost. Thanks again
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No, they do not adjust forward and back. That is a nice adjustment to have.

What the big deal about BMW's? It's just another motorcycle, right?

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I'm not absolutely sure I even need the fore and aft adjustment the expensive wunderlich sportego setup offers. I could probably use the cheaper non adjustable setup with a bar clamp setback I would just have to settle for the setback I choose. The wunderlich sportego allows you to have more infinite sliding setback. The conventional handlebar setup alone would allow some bar rotation for some variation. How much will the changes I want to make affect the bikes handling? Will I spend alot of money only to find that I don't like it either? BMW most likely spent quite a bit of time doing research before going with the setup the K12R comes with. I appreciate all the input about sites where I could see what's available. Thank you.
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