Wanted R1100S bar risers

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Wanted R1100S bar risers

Postby sjrainsford » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:21 pm

As the subject says. I’m struggling with my hands, even with the bars above the triple clamp.
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Re: Wanted R1100S bar risers

Postby The Teutonic Tangerine » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:40 am

Buy an RT it cured my bad back and aching wrists :D
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Re: Wanted R1100S bar risers

Postby sjrainsford » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:51 pm

The Teutonic Tangerine wrote:Buy an RT it cured my bad back and aching wrists :D


Hah!
It’s a last ditch attempt to make it properly rideable for me.
I’ve recently altered the coding plug to take account of my cat bypass pipe and it’s made a considerable difference to how smooth it is now. So it’s much more agreeable now. Vibration was the biggest issue for my hands, it was making them numb rather quickly.

So now I feel the comfort would be finished off with slightly higher bars. Going to mess with the angle a little too to see how that helps. I’d rather not get rid as I had it off meerkat before he passed away so it has sentimental value. The only other Beemer I’d consider is an F800ST/ GT. Otherwise it’s a VStrom/ Versys/ Tracer type bike.
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Re: Wanted R1100S bar risers

Postby Al » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:34 pm

Grip puppies really help with the vibes from the bars.

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Re: Wanted R1100S bar risers

Postby bfisher » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:21 pm

This doesn’t sound right to me, vibration on the r1100s has never been that bad for me. Has bike had it’s throttles balanced? The best thing I have done re smoothing out the bike is putting one of John Gemi’s chips in it but it was never about vibrations for me. Brad

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Re: Wanted R1100S bar risers

Postby sjrainsford » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:20 pm

bfisher wrote:This doesn’t sound right to me, vibration on the r1100s has never been that bad for me. Has bike had it’s throttles balanced? The best thing I have done re smoothing out the bike is putting one of John Gemi’s chips in it but it was never about vibrations for me. Brad


Yeah I check/ adjust the throttle balance quite regularly. It got worse with a decat but changing the fueling has helped no end. It’s probably as good as it could ever be now.

The biggest issue for me personally is my hands. I’m getting the beginnings of arthritis so it easily sets my hands numb. It’s mostly down to position now. I’m going to experiment with clipon angle and see how that effects me.

Since I’ve had the bike I’ve had a bit of a love/ hate relationship with it.
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Re: Wanted R1100S bar risers

Postby Kevint » Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:41 am

Might be able to help you out. I'm sure I bought a pair of risers and bar some time ago but never fitted them as the triple clamp mod was sufficient for me. I'm just back from holiday today so I'll have a rummage in my shed and let you know if I can find them.

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Re: Wanted R1100S bar risers

Postby sjrainsford » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:52 pm

Thanks!

I’m half coming to the conclusion that I may have to swap for something else. It’s not really agreeing with me. :(
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Re: Wanted R1100S bar risers

Postby nab 301 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:03 pm

I'm in the same position as yourself but i found that bar risers can create other problems when using the oe seat and if i modified the seat then the pegs wouldn't be in the correct position , i've ended up back with the bars below the top yoke :? . Definitely worth a try though before exchanging bikes.
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Re: Wanted R1100S bar risers

Postby sjrainsford » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:47 pm

nab 301 wrote:I'm in the same position as yourself but i found that bar risers can create other problems when using the oe seat and if i modified the seat then the pegs wouldn't be in the correct position , i've ended up back with the bars below the top yoke :? . Definitely worth a try though before exchanging bikes.


I thought the same actually, the Seat isn’t really shaped for sitting upright. I rode to Wales over the weekend and did over 200 Miles. I came back not really in love with it at all. I want to like it but it doesn’t like me. My back and hands were in quite a bit of pain. I guess the triangle just doesn’t fit me. Shame really as I can do 200 miles no probs on the Vespa with just a little back ache due to sitting so upright. Should be the other way round.

Gutted as it has sentimental value. On the upside the engine is smooth as anything now.
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