R1100S Handlebars....low and high standards?

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R1100S Handlebars....low and high standards?

Postby jeznewsome » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:30 am

So I picked up another R1100S (to replace my ride to work VFR750) last night.

When looking around the bike I noticed that the bars were above the top yoke and thought 'simple job for tomorrow' was to put then back under the yoke where they should be, as I had done with my last one....but.... on closer inspection it would appear that these are a different standard of bar.

The old ones had a location hole that bolted underneath the yoke. These have a tab the sits into a slot in the front of the top yoke?

So are there two different standards of bar for the 1100S?

If so has anyone a spare 'original' under the bar version, either for sale or swap with the over the bar version?

Or might I just have to get used to a higher bar position as the over the bar version doesn't seem to have the necessary clearance when under the bar......8u993r!
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'10 HP2S
'17 1290 GT

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Re: R1100S Handlebars....low and high standards?

Postby nab 301 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:51 pm

Sounds like you have Bmw comfort bars , I've the same , I tend to swop between above and below the yoke , haven't had problems so far .... since '04
Photo in this thread shows the location peg for when they're above the top yoke

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=22685&hilit=yoke


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Re: R1100S Handlebars....low and high standards?

Postby jeznewsome » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:55 pm

Yup appears I have the comfort option, they are exactly as per your photos. Ta

I have found a pair of under yoke bars on eBay. Just a matter of being bothered to fit then, as the bike has heated grips.

Perhaps I'll see how comfortable they are for a while :D
'85 1100 Katana
'98 Buell S1W
''02 R1100S
'10 HP2S
'17 1290 GT

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Re: R1100S Handlebars....low and high standards?

Postby Neil178 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:47 am

Jez, the comfort bars are angled upwards as opposed to being straight as you might’ve spotted.
I got a pair a while ago on eBay because to buy new is over £300. Gulp!

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Re: R1100S Handlebars....low and high standards?

Postby johnyp » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:09 pm

Hi
I am possibly looking for comfort bars for my 2001 r1100s
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Re: R1100S Handlebars....low and high standards?

Postby GerryB » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:59 pm

jeznewsome wrote:So I picked up another R1100S (to replace my ride to work VFR750) last night.



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Addictive bikes aren't they Jez ....

Since I've done a few mods , and fitted new boots, seems the (ex) N9JOB is staying for a while ....
Old man ... now .
Ex Off Road & Enduro Rider...

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Re: R1100S Handlebars....low and high standards?

Postby jeznewsome » Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:32 am

GerryB wrote:........seems the (ex) N9JOB is staying for a while ....


Good stuff :D
'85 1100 Katana
'98 Buell S1W
''02 R1100S
'10 HP2S
'17 1290 GT


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