''Ricky Bars" (just the bars) for R11XXGS (for persons about 5,8' to 6.1'

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  1. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Gracias..


    Two days here, but I hope to walk by Monday..

    Whatever you do, don't even break your back...
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  2. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Ship the first batch of bars this morning But I still have a ton left..
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  3. lefthander

    lefthander 2002 1150gs

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    Hello Ricky,
    I'm 5'11" and have a 2002 bmw 1150gs. Can you tell me if you have any black bars left to fit me? Also with bar ends? I'm not sure how they will change my bike but you have quite a few fans here that are very happy with your bars. Are there any pictures of your bars next to the stock bars to compare the difference?
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  4. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    I look for the pictures, basically my bars change the posture of your wrist, elbows and shoulder so they are naturally align, big ergonomic improvement..

    The "Terminals" come with the bars and you just attach the stock barends

    and yes I still have a few in black..
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  5. DRONE

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    There's one, anyway--

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    Link to old install DIY.
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    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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  7. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    I had Rickybars on my 1100GS and they made a massive difference in comfort. No more upper back pain after several hours in the saddle. I really needed a set for my Super Tenere, should have kept them when I sold the bike!
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  8. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    The magic of the bars was the Bend selection (Combine with the clamp geometry), more than the brand it self..

    I don't know the tenere at all if not I will help you find the proper bend..
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  9. walkingbear

    walkingbear Lets Play Chicken! Supporter

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    I will take a gold bar
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  10. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Sure dude..
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  11. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    Yeah, I remember how you asked for pics and everything when deciding what bar to get. The Tenere is gone now but it definitely could have used your touch.
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  12. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    the grips are basically two objects seating in space, some parameters are somehow set like how wide they need to be for leverage, etc, but for example if you are far to close to the handlebars, the sweep and the rise of the grips need to change so your body is
    comfortable

    But with out a reference to the bike and the shape of your body, they mean nothing, everything is connected, is actually quite complicated to get it right...

    For sure the old GS where not even close (The person will need to have about 12" shoulders for the angle of the bars to fit) the new ones are not so bad..

    This is a estrange experiment but actually work pretty well (The rider was super short, about 5,4" with also really short arms and somehow narrow shoulders (so the extreme bend of the stock handlebars was not so harmful..)

    We flip his "Risers" forwards, so the grips will end up in the appropriate position..
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    Is a shame I did not take a side view, the bars seat super low, they actually touch the tank bag but it was no danger.. (Placing part of the body weight on the hands)
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    Can you see how the "Rise" (angle upwards) of the grips is finally "flat" (like 3-5 degrees, Better flat than on a 20 deggre angle)
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    Thinking out of the box pay great dividends sometimes..
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  13. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    So far four trips to the post office (By a friend) 19 bars delivered but I still have plenty, at least the same amount (and tons of barneds that you don't really need)..

    I made a big mistake ask for money orders, (to circumvent the paypal and bank of my wife) what a pain the never have money since pretty much every body pays using credit cards, plus the mail takes days..

    Never again, paypal for now on..

    Sorry to make you love you desk or couch..

    preparing one more shipping for tomorrow or saturday..
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  14. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Hurry up if you need ricky bars, we are packing house in ten days and then it will take e some time to get organize (and unpack, The stuff will be on a storage place because we rent a apartment until we can find a house on the Hood we need (kiddo school)) in "Beautiful" Minnesota. some with all the other GS parts I'm selling..
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  15. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Sorry if I'm more space out than usual, this OXi and the other piain killiers are evel for your memory, I'm also semi paralyze from the waist down, I so i need to relay on my friends pay friends) to do everything..

    Please include you ADVRIDER NAME on the enveloped or paypal, and adress so I don't need to look my email to match to name and a avatar..

    Thanks like color, if you want extra bar ends bar ends, please make it very clear, Brain working at 30%
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  16. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    For sure they are not like the old school days of the Ricky bars but I have about 30 of them left and that is all..
    ...
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  17. black lightning

    black lightning Flat out

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    Hi Ricardo.
    I am 6'4". Would these work with a rox riser or similar to compensate for my size.
    Thanks.
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  18. phreakingeek

    phreakingeek Big Ear Inc - Virginia Provider Super Supporter

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    Anyone get their bars yet?
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  19. DRONE

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    I got mine -- maybe a couple of weeks ago?
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  20. bugzilla

    bugzilla Been here awhile

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    I got mine, after a delay (couldn't be delivered because of a mix-up on my address--postman returned to Ricky but he corrected the problem and got them back to me--THANKS!).

    These things are NICE! Well engineered, in my opinion--and one of the upgrades I'd never thought I'd enjoy due to all the obstacles of my new-to-me 1150 (heated grips, bar ends, hand guards, etc.). I'm working up the courage to install them today.

    Searching the forums, I found THIS.

    Does anybody else have any how-to's or tips installing Ricky's bars?

    T
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