bar backs

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Lyle Sheftel, Dec 14, 2002.

  1. Lyle Sheftel

    Lyle Sheftel Adventurer

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    would appreciate some opinions/comments on bar backs for a1150 GS. have very short arms, have heard some comments of failures on certain bar backs. Any suggestions would be welcome .
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  2. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Dunno, got some used ones that I never installed. If you want to buy 'em, let me know. (I have the brake line too.)
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  3. cbmwgs

    cbmwgs Retired Adventurer

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    I use bar risers on my R1150GS.
    Get the 25mm risers and you will not need to replace your brake line. They raise the bars as well as move them back about 3/4 inch. Used them over 50,000 miles with no problems, and a lot more comfort.

    seen at: http://www.bmwscruz.com/SHOP/BMW/index.html
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  4. Hillbilly

    Hillbilly Inbred Mountaineer

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    Got 'em, like 'em, but YMMV.

    My problem wasn't the short arm thing, it's the tall body thing. I've got the peg lowering kit now and am just waiting on some warm weather so I can sit out in the garage and install.
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  5. Krautbikeman

    Krautbikeman Failed Anger Mgt #$%@#$%^

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    Is the brake line identifiable(as to who made it)? Is it used as well?

    Would you sell the line individually? How much?
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  6. Randall

    Randall Adventurer

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    how much do you want for those barbacks?
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  7. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    I'll sell the brakeline for what I paid. $55 (includes shipping.) I'll check the brand name tonight.
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  8. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    $45.
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  9. Krautbikeman

    Krautbikeman Failed Anger Mgt #$%@#$%^

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    Let's see some digital pics, please...:):
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