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Bob Distelcamp
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Handelbars.

Post by Bob Distelcamp » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:37 pm

Hello everyone, I'm almost finished restoring my 83 R100RS. I need to get handlebars for it, NOT the flat bars. I can't do them
any more. I have been told that a bar from a bmw K bike will do very nice. Does anyone know what K bike has the bays I need.
The bike is painted in Graphite gray I found a 3/4 seat for it, It has a BUBB ext.system 40mm.With R100CS heads, rims have been redone in the right silver, upper fork brace and last a deep oil pan for life in the Sunshine State.
I just need the right bars. any Ideas? Bob Distelcamp

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Zombie Master
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Re: Handelbars.

Post by Zombie Master » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:13 pm

Graphite gray with stainless exhaust is the best looking RS IMNSHO.
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Kurt in S.A.
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Re: Handelbars.

Post by Kurt in S.A. » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:25 am

K75S or possible C bars seem to be the option. A bit more rise and still fits inside the fairing. Some have reported no change needed in cables while others say they have. You'd have to see for yourself.

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Re: Handelbars.

Post by Seth » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:27 am

I have K75S bars on my 77RS. Also used an RT gauge mount bracket which allows you to use the rear mounting holes in the upper fork mount.

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Re: Handelbars.

Post by SteveD » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:25 am

I think 65LS and K1 bars also work.
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Re: Handelbars.

Post by Beemerboff » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:48 am

What is it that you dont like about the existing bars - not high enough,- to narrow,to wide not far enough back,to far back,- too straight,- not bent enough,etc, etc.
It might be that straight 25/50mm risers will do the job, or adjustable risers which let you came up and back might suit- they come in sizes between 50 and 120 mm long so give a good range of positions.
I prefer a a almost straight bar which gives my wrists a position which is kind to them and 90mm barbacks let me get them at a comfortable hieght and reach too.

Bob Distelcamp
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Re: Handelbars.

Post by Bob Distelcamp » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:04 am

1. Too low,2.Too tight,3. I don't have the leverage needed. I would be very happy with "s" bars, I know that would not work.

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Re: Handelbars.

Post by Seth » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:23 am

Too low and too far forward can be addressed but too narrow and fitting within the fairing is difficult. You may need to remove the fairing or get a different bike (an S or a naked bike).

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Re: Handelbars.

Post by wookie » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:31 pm

I made the "s" bars work by using "bar-backs"and by shimming the fork stop with a slightly longer bolt and a washer on each side. You will lose some low speed turning radius but but it is very livable.

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Re: Handelbars.

Post by SteveD » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:04 pm

Not sure what these bars are?
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