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I’ve heard stories of the K1200s/1300s rear end looking like a baboon’s ass. Don’t get me wrong, I love the performance and dependability of the K bikes, owning this one and several k1200r’s, but I have to agree; although the rest of the bike looks awesome, I tend to agree that the rear end looks too long and droopy.

After looking on the web for ideas, and not finding much, I decided to do my own tail chop aka, Brazilian butt lift. I made a custom bracket out of aluminum to hold a 2015 R1200r brake light. I was originally going to try and S1000rr tail, but it was way too small, and would require mods to the subframe. In addition to the R1200r brake light, I had R1200r tail fairings, but that too was too much work (for me). After trimming down the tail and grab rails, I was able to make it work. I still need to trim the piece behind the license plate and add filler pieces under the passenger seat. Should be easy enough with 90% of the work done.

The license plate is on a hinge to access the lock for the seat.

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That looks pretty good. I thought the aftermarket brake light already has a built in license plate light. My after market LED brake light has it built in. Great idea, none the less.
 

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We have smaller license plates than the euro type here in aus.
I just moved the plate up higher.
I don't mind how the back looks - at least I have never seen anything I like more.
 

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Well, since you asked ...

I have to agree with Mattias_r. It's not something I would have done.
 

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Rear tail

Thanks for your honest feedback. I did some additional modifications with a K1200r tail. I still need to figure out what to do with the filler under the seat. I've had pretty good luck with fleabay on parts (whole r tail was <$50), and I can always return it back to factory for about $20 with a new/used K1200s tail.

Does anyone know the P/N's or where to get the K1200/1300s grabrails with the extension for the back rack. I looked up and down, but can't find them. I know they exist, as i've seen pics.

Comments are welcome!
 

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Thanks Mattias, but the rear grab rail looks like the standard one that won't accommodate the luggage rack. The one you have quoted looks different from the pic below:
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This IS what you are looking for. It says for vehicles with luggagerack, the rack is sold separatly as you see in the links in the previous post.
 

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Grab bars

Were are you located? i have a complete set of rack and grabhandles on the shelf, i use a sw motech grabhandles and rack so i can fit my givi v46.
Thanks for the clarification, I'm located in San Jose, Ca. I have a complete set from a K1200r, so I would just need the grab rails.
 

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I think I'm done modifying. I picked up some used grab rails for <$80. I think it came out OK.

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fraktv,
Looks good;
If you have the stock grab rails, I would be interested in purchasing them.
Only need the right one really.
I am in San Jose CA also :)
 

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I have a set, but am planning to have them with my bike when I decide to sell it. Peoples tastes are different, so this look may not appeal to all. I placed an ad a few months ago and BerettaRacer replied a few months back saying he had a set. You may want to IM him. Here are some additional shots of my bike...

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