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Conversion complete

Postby big rob » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:28 pm

Aye, getting older and was finding BCR a little too cramped for my 6'2" frame.
Bought the ABM (German) superbike handlebar conversion kit and footpeg lowering kit from Motorworks. Finally got it all put together and went out for a 50-mile jaunt earlier, completely changed an already great bike into something quite special. Happy boy :D
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Postby Paul » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:49 pm

Nice job Rob :headbang:
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Re: Conversion complete

Postby Mitch1100 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:14 am

Ape hangers on a BCR ? :? ..nice bike :wink:
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Re: Conversion complete

Postby dave the german » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:54 am

That looks like it should have come out the factory that way. Any down side to it? Do you need a taller screen?
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Re: Conversion complete

Postby BoxerCup R » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:14 pm

Excellent stuff Rob, adjusting your bike to suit your requirements rather than selling a bike you enjoy and buying something else "square peg, round hole", Glad it now works for you Mate :thumbright:


Mitch1100 wrote:Ape hangers on a BCR ? :?

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Re: Conversion complete

Postby big rob » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:26 pm

dave the german wrote:That looks like it should have come out the factory that way. Any down side to it? Do you need a taller screen?


Hello Dave, have to admit I haven't had the opportunity to cover serious distances yet but on the maiden test run I found the MRA screen c/w flip-up thingy seemed to do the job, no head buffeting etc.
Only downside is the throttle cable may have to be replaced with longer version, I removed the hard-pipe brake plumbing from both front & rear & replaced with purpose made lines from those nice people at HEL.

Thanks to everyone else for your kind comments.

Cheers, Rob

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Re: Conversion complete

Postby GerryB » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:49 am

I think I posted on here a few years ago, Skidworx supplied me with a new screen , about 60mm longer than standard

This also has a slight kick up so help deflect air over the top .
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Re: Conversion complete

Postby nab 301 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:57 pm

big rob wrote:Aye, getting older and was finding BCR a little too cramped for my 6'2" frame.
Bought the ABM (German) superbike handlebar conversion kit and footpeg lowering kit from Motorworks


Do you have a link to the kit you used please and how do you find the tank, knee , footpeg interface with the new setup? I have used Rapid dog barbacks in the past but currently just have lowered pegs and original clip ons . I think I'd have to do seat mods and peg relocation to be happier with higher bars.
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Re: Conversion complete

Postby big rob » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:47 am

https://www.bikermart.co.uk/products/AB ... w%20r1100s

Hi Nigel,
These nice people have the kit I used.
Got footpeg lowering kit from Motorworks.

My wife also rides an 1100S, her bike had the conversion a few years ago, I do find that the set-up on her bike not quite right for me, feels like I'm being pushed forward, the seat needs modifying. (The bike has Wilbers rear shock which is 20-25mm longer than original yellow shock).

The BCR is a taller bike, think I got lucky in that the new set-up feels just right for me.

Hope this helps,
Rob.

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Re: Conversion complete

Postby nab 301 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:16 pm

Thanks for the reply , just needs bars to suit me. I think also as you mention I would need to "level out " the seat .
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