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post #1 of 6 Old Oct 9th, 2006, 11:00 am Thread Starter
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Question Clutch & Brake Handgrip angle adjustment

RE: 2006 K 1200 LT
I've searched and can't find what screws and parts need to be removed in order to rotate the hand grips without me disassembling everything to find a simple screw or two will do!
Mine face downwards to far for my liking.

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There are a couple of screws that are on the underside of the right grip controls and one in the cut out for mirror mount hole(as in RS Mirrors). Once you get those out the control unit comes off and you will see a single allen screw that clamps the master cylinder. You don't have much adjustment unless you also trim the handle bar plastic. The same goes for the clutch side. But it is a bit more of a puzzle to get all the controls out of the way.

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There are a couple of screws that are on the underside of the right grip controls and one in the cut out for mirror mount hole(as in RS Mirrors). Once you get those out the control unit comes off and you will see a single allen screw that clamps the master cylinder. You don't have much adjustment unless you also trim the handle bar plastic. The same goes for the clutch side. But it is a bit more of a puzzle to get all the controls out of the way.
Thanks, by 'Controls' do you mean the electrical switches? I only need about 3/16" upward rotation and I have taken the screws you described out but was hesitant to disassemble it because they were somewhat binding and I did not want a mess not knowing what lay beneath!

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Thanks, by 'Controls' do you mean the electrical switches?
Yup!

I am sorry I could not be more specific on the procedure. There are two screws in the bottom of the right side - then a cover can come off. Then that screw in the back side by the "mirror" hole. May have to remove the top of the handle bar plastic as well to get access to a screw but I can't remember. Then the electrical unit will come off. The other side was a bit more difficult as the radio controls were harder to find the hidden screws in. next time I do it I'll write down a step by step.

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A&S BMW offers an online Parts Fiche. You can browse through exploded views of the whole bike, including the handlebar controls. That and a good service manual (either BMW or Clymer) are invaluable if you're going to do any work on the bike.

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A&S BMW offers an online Parts Fiche. You can browse through exploded views of the whole bike, including the handlebar controls. That and a good service manual (either BMW or Clymer) are invaluable if you're going to do any work on the bike.
Thanks Ken
I've waiting for the 2006 manual to be published...may just get the 05.
Already pulled the parts firch but was looking for a 'short cut'!

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