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#999739 - 10/27/17 12:01 PM MV Risers on 2007 R1200ST  
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I'm looking to install a set of MV Motorrad bar risers on my 2007 R1200ST. Unfortunately their web site states that their kit only fits 2005 and 2006 models with iABS Generation 1 (servo-assisted ABS). My 2007 model has iABS Generation 2. I suspect the limitation is simply due to the fact that MV didn't test fit their risers on a 2007 model, since the plumbing from the handlebars is virtually identical with earlier bikes. Has anyone on this forum fitted these risers to a 2007 model? If so, were their any fitment issues?


Karl
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#999740 - 10/27/17 12:29 PM Re: MV Risers on 2007 R1200ST [Re: TestPilot]  
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I had the MV risers on my '05 ST and they were worth it. I can't imagine that they would not fit an '07, but I don't know that for sure. With the extremely limited production run of the ST I don't see where BMW would do a substantial enough update to preclude the fitting of those risers.

Frank


2017 R1200RS, 2 mo. 7000 mi.
2016 R1200RS, 18 mo. 28,322 mi. (gone)
1985 K100/1100RS, 32 yrs. 325,000 mi.
2005 R1200ST 8 yrs.(The Deerslayer)3rd deer killed it
2011 R1200RT 2 yrs. (gone)
#999749 - 10/27/17 02:09 PM Re: MV Risers on 2007 R1200ST [Re: TestPilot]  
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Frank,

I agree they should fit. I went through the parts fiche on Max's web site to check the differences. The front brake lines have the same part number for all production years of the ST. The master cylinders are different between Gen 1 and Gen 2 ABS, but the differences are very minor and shouldn't affect installation on my bike. I'm waiting for confirmation from Creative Cycle Concepts before I buy. I wish someone locally had an '05 or '06 ST so I could compare, but as you say, production was extremely limited. Only 28 '07 models were sold in the US.


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#999806 - 10/28/17 05:23 AM Re: MV Risers on 2007 R1200ST [Re: TestPilot]  
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I'd be glad to take any pictures you think might be helpful.

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#999813 - 10/28/17 12:08 PM Re: MV Risers on 2007 R1200ST [Re: TestPilot]  
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Dennis,

Pictures would be great. I sent you a PM with my Email address.


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#999827 - 10/28/17 06:27 PM Re: MV Risers on 2007 R1200ST [Re: Dennis Andress]  
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Dennis,
I had installed the MV riser kit on my 06' ST as well, but still hardly effective in shortening the reach to the bars. The resultant position was a bit higher, but still a long reach for me. So what I'm saying is you might not be satisfied with the results of the MV kit anyway.

Over time I also wrestled with seat comfort with many seat mods. In the end I'm fairly sure now the reach to the bars had me always favoring the front of the seat causing most of the problem. Finally I installed a ABM Superbike Handlebar Kit ABM kit and I'm pleased with the results. The kit was a bit of an undertaking to accomplish though and not for one with limited mechanical abilities IMHO. I know Frank tried the other brand kit (AC Schnitzer I believe) and had some handling issues. Mine has done very well, handling better than stock with the added leverage at the bars a plus in my view.

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#999831 - 10/28/17 07:56 PM Re: MV Risers on 2007 R1200ST [Re: TestPilot]  
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George,

Thanks for the input. Reach is not my problem. I just want the bars a bit higher, which is why I'm looking at the MV kit.


Karl
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#999835 - 10/28/17 10:59 PM Re: MV Risers on 2007 R1200ST [Re: TestPilot]  
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Happy to help Karl. The ST is such a great bike once fitted to the owner. Remember the factory adjustable bars from the K1200GT?? They would have been great on the ST as well as on many bikes of the BMW line. K1200GT bars


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George Martin
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#999866 - 10/29/17 01:55 PM Re: MV Risers on 2007 R1200ST [Re: sardineone]  
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Originally Posted by sardineone
Remember the factory adjustable bars from the K1200GT?? They would have been great on the ST as well as on many bikes of the BMW line. [/url]
Actually, the ST DID have adjustable handlebars. Problem was the bikes were delivered with the bars in the "high" position. There was a medium low and low position.
And yes, I did install an AC Schnitzer handlebar kit. The steering was "tight" like the bearings were in a bind. Kit off, steering returned to normal. I was never able to get a reply out of Schnitzer. Odd thing, when I drilled the last deer (third one for this bike) the steering went to the tight end of the spectrum, just like the Schnitzer kit did. Rode the bike to the dealer and left it with them (totaled).

Frank


2017 R1200RS, 2 mo. 7000 mi.
2016 R1200RS, 18 mo. 28,322 mi. (gone)
1985 K100/1100RS, 32 yrs. 325,000 mi.
2005 R1200ST 8 yrs.(The Deerslayer)3rd deer killed it
2011 R1200RT 2 yrs. (gone)
#999872 - 10/29/17 03:53 PM Re: MV Risers on 2007 R1200ST [Re: duckbubbles]  
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Hi Frank, Same as the MV kit, the ST stock bar adjustments raised or lowered the bars without bringing the bars back significantly to the rider. Unfortunately in my case the last thing I needed was to lower the bars further! The stock bars were ok for my son that is 6' 3" with longer arms than I (I'm 5'10"). What I admire about the GT bars is they move back towards the rider as they rise higher...........SMART! thumbsup


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George Martin
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