Adjusting handgrips

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by c_topher, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. c_topher

    c_topher n00b

    Feb 22, 2013
    :bowHi all. First post and I figured I'd get my mechanical ignorance out front and center from the beginning.

    I just picked up a 04 GS. On the GS the front brake lever is rotated forward too far to be comfortable for my little girly hands to grab, and I can't figure out how to rotaate the switchgear assembly and brake lever backwards towards me a bit so that it is easy to reach. All I've managed to do is loosen the mirrors a bit. I tilted the handlebars back a bit, but can't go any further without banging the tank at full lock.

    I did search the forum, and have loked at the service manual, but it is still not clear to me.

    Can anyone tell me how to rotate the switchgear? I appreciate it. Otherwise loving the GS so far. Much better riding position than the RS, and the 04 motor feels better than the 02 (maybe just tuning).
  2. DetourJournal


    May 19, 2009
    Provo, Utah
    It's been so long since I've had to make that adjustment myself. But if I remember correctly, You have to remove the plastic on the handle bar controls, and the adjustment bolt should be under there.

    But like I said, it's been a while so I'm not positive.
    And welcome to AdvRider

    TUCKERS the famous james

    Dec 23, 2005
    Villa Maria Sanitarium, Claremont, CA. USA
    Yep there's a button head under the plastic, kind of a pain in the neck (really a pain in the neck you have to get your face underneath somehow).
    You can also bring the lever closer to the bars, they have an adjustment wheel. You want #1.

    Good first post. Now fill out your profile. Maybe someone can help real close by.