And if they aren't, whatta opportunity for Pirate to find a tame machinist to make such a piece. Only problem - to be sanitary, the entire bar needs to be machined and that's most prolly sumbucks.LOCUS said:Guys, dont be negative, The Handlebars could be 'serated' as on RS ..and by this adjustable.....possibility to 'pull-up'....and fasten.
LOCUS said:Some of you even missed a Radio-option....take a close look at the right fairing top..that is a 'lockable-compartment'..you see there. And it should be fully possible to add a 'lockable-radio-compartment' as well. Don't you agree???
Great Pictures Michael, thanks
As for the instruments, I think they are just plain absurd! They remind ME of my father's old '53 Chevrolet! I do like the rest of the bike, but the instruments stick out like a sore thumb! A retro instrument panel stuck on an otherwise super-modern bike design? What next... a fishtail muffler???K_Biker_Bill said:Notice that the bar mounting allows for no adjustment at all. There's no telling how many adjustment kits the Pirate has sold to K1200RS/GT owners indicating the need for that feature, and now it starts all over once again.
Fact is, it's difficult to imagine how an aftermarket supplier could even produce something that would work. Honest to god, you really have to wonder about the little doo-fahs at BMW that come up with irrational ideas like this one.
Check those instrument needles and dials (poor copies of those on my 1963 Corvette), they're not any more attractive than the swayback bars.
K_Biker_Bill said:Notice that the bar mounting allows for no adjustment at all. There's no telling how many adjustment kits the Pirate has sold to K1200RS/GT owners QUOTE]
If I had a dollar for every riser kit we sold for the GT guys...Amber and I would be vacationing in Tahiti... Dohh!! I have to admit.. no matter how high BMW makes the stock bars on ANY bike.. 30% of the American population will want them higher..
I agree.. This must be an early version as I see no method of adjustability either... and if you'll also notice.. the cables don't look like they have any excess length to play with..
It's nothing I want to attack. but I appreciate everyone dropping the chore onto my back.. I'll take that as a compliment..
eljeffe said:Hey Jerry,
Aren't these missteps by BMW just the reason you exist? LOL!!!