Unlike the German
made barbacks, the K1200RS Bar Backs made by the American
Machine Company not only bring the bars up by 5/8" and back
by 30mm but they also change the angle of
the handlebars by 10 degrees making
the bars more parallel to the ground for greater riding comfort. With
the American Machine barbacks installed, your 98-2001 handlebars will
be at about 6 degrees downward slant, instead of the factory 16 degrees.
Angle change in degrees is not known for the 2002-04 models as of this
writing but I'd guess about 6 degree change for the late models. Our customers
tell us the angle change makes all the difference in the world.
and American ingenuity at it's best. Notice the the cut-out to clear the
throttle cables? (pic above) Note: Barbacks are sold only in pairs and
only in the 30mm length. Stainless hardware included. Pictures of installed
bars on a 2000 KRS available upon e-mail request at email@example.com
brand barbacks will ever so slightly come into contact with ANY RS windshield
or mirrors once installed.. this is normal... but as it should just touch
only at FULL LOCK... and the ONLY time the bike should be at full lock
is pushing it bike around in a parking lot or garage or when you're about
to high-side, you just have to be careful in those situations.. After
a few days you'll forget all about this issue. Lastly, these will fit
every model year K1200RS... 97-2005.... K1200RS barbacks are not compatible
with the K1200GT. .
For GT Barbacks Click HERE