Bar Backs for 2011 R1200R?

Topics related to the ownership, maintenance, equipping, operation, and riding of the R1200R.

Moderator: Moderators

Bar Backs for 2011 R1200R?

Postby lgh » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:20 pm

Just sold via Craig's List my supremely comfortable and always reliable 1996 R1100R (cross-spoke) with 65,000 highway miles. Desperately in need (carpal tunnel syndrome) of one-inch-plus bar backs for new smoke grey 2011 R1200R with 122 miles coming from the dealer's. Great bike! The Moto-Techniques bar backs I had ordered beforehand do not fit and are being returned. Suburban Machinery footpeg lowering kit to be installed as soon as Craftsman Torx set arrives ... rural delivery.
lgh
Basic User
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:37 pm

Re: Bar Backs for 2011 R1200R?

Postby street bob 59 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:50 pm

I have the same bike, same color. I've looked all over and can't find anything to pull the bars back and up, crash bars, windshield options, or cylinder covers for the 2011. If you have any luck, please post.
street bob 59
Basic User
 
Posts: 12
Joined: Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:27 pm

Re: Bar Backs for 2011 R1200R?

Postby dbrick » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:17 pm

The bars on the 2011 model are tubular, just like the 2007-2010 models. If the new bars are 7/8" diameter, like the previous bike's, any barback that'd fit the earlier model will probably fit the later one. Wunderlich, Touratech, Verholen, Moto-Techniques, and Spiegler all have them.
David Brick
Santa Cruz CA
2007 R1200R
priors: R50, R50, R69, R69S, R65, FJ1200, K75S, R1100RSL
User avatar
dbrick
Lifer
 
Posts: 576
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:36 pm
Location: Santa Cruz CA

Re: Bar Backs for 2011 R1200R?

Postby Catchina » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:04 pm

street bob 59 wrote:I have the same bike, same color. I've looked all over and can't find anything to pull the bars back and up, crash bars, windshield options, or cylinder covers for the 2011. If you have any luck, please post.

Cylinder covers from the r1200gs fit on the new r, it's the same engine. I have the covers on mine.
2011 R1200R RED
1996 Virago XV 750
Catchina
Lifer
 
Posts: 271
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:21 pm
Location: Rochester, NY

Re: Bar Backs for 2011 R1200R?

Postby lgh » Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:49 pm

dbrick ... The handlebar on the 2011 BMW R1200R is tapered, measures 1 and 1/8 inches diameter at the clamp, less towards the grips. Separation of bolts at the clamp measures 1 and 1/2 inches center to center. Bar backs for the 2007-2010 R1200R will not fit, thus am having to return the Moto-Techniques units, hoping they will design and produce something suitable in the near future. Have not yet checked with the other producers; waiting to hear what Moto-Tech comes up with.
lgh
Basic User
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:37 pm

Re: Bar Backs for 2011 R1200R?

Postby lgh » Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:54 pm

street bob 59 ... Parabellum Scout fairing is now available for the 2011 BMW R1200R, with a selection of heights in windscreen, but with long production times (months). I rode behind one for 15 years, 65,000 miles -- loved it -- and have one on order now for the new machine.
lgh
Basic User
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:37 pm

Re: Bar Backs for 2011 R1200R?

Postby dbrick » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:29 pm

lgh wrote:dbrick ... The handlebar on the 2011 BMW R1200R is tapered, measures 1 and 1/8 inches diameter at the clamp, less towards the grips...Bar backs for the 2007-2010 R1200R will not fit...


lgh,

Thanks for the correction. I looked at the parts fiche, the bar looked the same, and I jumped. Whoopsie.
David Brick
Santa Cruz CA
2007 R1200R
priors: R50, R50, R69, R69S, R65, FJ1200, K75S, R1100RSL
User avatar
dbrick
Lifer
 
Posts: 576
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:36 pm
Location: Santa Cruz CA

Re: Bar Backs for 2011 R1200R?

Postby ContraMoto » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:52 pm

lgh wrote:dbrick ... The handlebar on the 2011 BMW R1200R is tapered, measures 1 and 1/8 inches diameter at the clamp, less towards the grips. Separation of bolts at the clamp measures 1 and 1/2 inches center to center. Bar backs for the 2007-2010 R1200R will not fit, thus am having to return the Moto-Techniques units, hoping they will design and produce something suitable in the near future. Have not yet checked with the other producers; waiting to hear what Moto-Tech comes up with.


Will barbacks for a GS fit? That's the same type bar...I guess it depends on the width of the clamp....a quick visit to a showroom with a ruler should resolve the question.
'07 R12R Black w/stripes
North Cali
ContraMoto
Member
 
Posts: 251
Joined: Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:03 pm

Re: Bar Backs for 2011 R1200R?

Postby lgh » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:55 pm

Verhalon has confirmed that their riser/bar back for a 28mm bar will fit the 2011 R1200R.
lgh
Basic User
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:37 pm


Return to R1200R

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 1 guest