R11S came with the "comfort bars" above the top tripleclamp. I never
really had a problem with them on day rides once I dumped OEM saddle and installed
a peg lowering kit.
Still, the bars where still about an inch or so too far
forward for my reach, (at least for my left arm...?).
My 50-something body
felt numerous pressure points after 100 miles or more. It made more than 2 hours
in the saddle just too much effort.
needed an answer, somehow...I didn't feel like gambling high dollars for products
out there that still didn't appear to bring the bars rearward, with
the exception of those really nice, really expensive machined tripleclamps
that allow you to use tubular bars. Besides, that set-up was too radical, akin
to supermoto ergos and not enough information was available about installation
I tried to research the KRS bars setup and couldn't find the right info
either. Then there was brand "V" kit,... way too much dinero for my
taste. " I just need a little back!"
I know, some S-riders are thinkin' "Why is he riding an S? If you want
a touring bike, get an RT!".
Hmm, well, I've ridden an airhead
S since 1981 and it suits my riding style. I love the modern S.
One thing I am proud of, is these barbacks don't spoil the looks of the R1100S,
you have to look real close to notice that there is a difference in comparison
to the comfort bars. Hey, it's a subtle mod!
It's all about how you're body
fits to the bike, and we are all different aren't we?...
That said, these
barbacks aren't for all of us S riders. But about 200 out of 200 people have tried
'em and love them!
This simple design has has given me resolve, and better ergos...
the bars +/- 1.5" back and about +/- .75" higher. They're adjustable
concentrically like the OEM bars and as a result, also in some width.
This is a turnkey item for those bikes that came with the high (comfort) bars.
No cables, wires, or hoses need to be replaced.
An allen wrench (look
in your toolkit) and maybe a pair of wire cutters is all you'll need.
stainless steel cap screws and installation instructions are included.
Click here for Low-bar Installation . Yep!
They'll work with your low bars too!
Note:Low bars without ABS require
a longer brake hose.
I'll soon be putting togather a FAQ section that answers
most of the brakeline questions.
Without the barbacks (above
pic) my wrists rest on the bars at nearly a 90 degree angle, with my hands, wrists,
and shoulders taking all the forward pressure...for me this sucked!