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Offline Brico

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New to the forum and have first question
« on: November 20, 2017, 12:12:50 am »
I just purchased my new to me 2008 Concours. First impression is very good comparing to BMW K1200GT that I had before especially smooth clutch. I would like to get my handlebars pulled back and up a bit for a more upright posture. Short of buying Helbars Horizon $$$ is there any other product out there that would pull the bars back and upwards by couple of inches? I've read about the Advanced Sport Touring one but it cannot fit the 2008-2009 models due to central glove box. Any other that exists out there?

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Re: New to the forum and have first question
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 12:32:54 am »
Should be a Blast!

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Re: New to the forum and have first question
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 03:00:15 am »
Welcome to the COG forum, Petar!
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Re: New to the forum and have first question
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2017, 03:44:34 am »
Where are you in the PNW?

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Re: New to the forum and have first question
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2017, 08:18:01 pm »
Welcome! I also came from a K1200GT to an '08 Concours. Best decision ever!

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Re: New to the forum and have first question
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2017, 10:44:44 pm »
Welcome to the Dark Side! U'll never go back, unless you miss hanging out at the stealership, lol :)

You can also try Advanced Sports Touring, I bought my risers there and they are awesome. There's mixed reviews about AST due to his customer service, but usually for risers he's pretty okay.

Welcome again!
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Re: New to the forum and have first question
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2017, 11:22:33 pm »
Welcome Petar
 I installed the AST riser/pull back adapters on my 2009. I have them set up with the wedges from Murph’s kits. I retrofit the glovebox with the flat panel and bracket from the 2010 up model. It’s not a perfect fit, but close enough if your not too particular. It adds a bit of cost, but I think it was well worth it. Have fun farkeling.
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Re: New to the forum and have first question
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2017, 03:01:03 pm »
Murphs gives you a little more height without needing new control cables.  To me it was plenty. And almost too much.  I've been pretty happy with them as it's more subtle and does not make the C14 look like a harley with ape hangers.  Any higher than murphs and IMO you are riding the wrong bike to start with.

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Re: New to the forum and have first question
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2017, 03:30:04 pm »
Everyone has their own preference... What works for one, doesn't for another.
I tried the wedges and riser, but didn't like the bar angle the wedges caused.

Recently I removed the wedges, and installed pullback risers.
  {In addition to raising the bars, they also move the bars back}
    Worked for my old back.

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Re: New to the forum and have first question
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2017, 01:34:06 am »
Where are you in the PNW?

I am in Vancouver, Canada.

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Re: New to the forum and have first question
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2017, 05:27:23 am »
Hi,
      You came to the right place for help.

These Boy's and Girl's will point you in the right direction.

Thanks for the info on the K1200GT!

I almost bought one before deciding on my 2012 C14! :lol_hitting:
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Re: New to the forum and have first question
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2017, 02:09:28 pm »
Murphs gives you a little more height without needing new control cables.  To me it was plenty. And almost too much.  I've been pretty happy with them as it's more subtle and does not make the C14 look like a harley with ape hangers.  Any higher than murphs and IMO you are riding the wrong bike to start with.

Me too, Murphs was the perfect fit for me, no changes to the lines, all bolted up like OEM. I like Murphs because he has tapped holes on the risers so you can add RAM pieces if you want. Murph sells a RAM mount that bolts right up to the pre-tapped holes.  :great:
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Re: New to the forum and have first question
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2017, 05:54:26 pm »
Murphs gives you a little more height without needing new control cables.  To me it was plenty. And almost too much.  I've been pretty happy with them as it's more subtle and does not make the C14 look like a harley with ape hangers.  Any higher than murphs and IMO you are riding the wrong bike to start with.

Me too, Murphs was the perfect fit for me, no changes to the lines, all bolted up like OEM. I like Murphs because he has tapped holes on the risers so you can add RAM pieces if you want. Murph sells a RAM mount that bolts right up to the pre-tapped holes.  :great:

First thing I did to mine. I ordered them up  and Murph had 'em here waiting on my new bike. Never even rode it without them (tested another unit and mine was out of the crate), but I had them on the C-10 so I knew what I was getting.
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