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Handlebars hit bodywork

The right side switch cluster hits the bodywork before the forks hit the stop. Not much of a hit (maybe 2-3mm) but a hit nonetheless. The left side is good with about 4-5mm clearance.

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Not me, maybe a small adjustment of the cluster or handlebar will eliminate it.

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Probably. Will go and annoy the dealer first. They're only about 8 miles away and Tuesday's weather looks good enough to go for a ride (raining and cold at the moment).
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The right side switch cluster hits the bodywork before the forks hit the stop. Not much of a hit (maybe 2-3mm) but a hit nonetheless. The left side is good with about 4-5mm clearance.

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Just roll the bars forward a touch, the switch clusters, both sides, are pinned in position with a plastic pin that fits in a 5mm hole in the underside of the bars
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The right side switch cluster hits the bodywork before the forks hit the stop. Not much of a hit (maybe 2-3mm) but a hit nonetheless. The left side is good with about 4-5mm clearance.

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It probably just needs slight adjustment to the handlebars. The switches etc should NOT touch the bodywork at all when the bars are turned left to right. If it still does it after you adjust the bars, then you have a large problem - for example, it would be illegal in the UK and would fail the UK Ministry of Transport yearly test. If you have not adjusted the handlebars, I would suggest that you find yourself a better dealer anyway as they should have checked the bike over before handing it over to you.
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The right side switch cluster hits the bodywork before the forks hit the stop. Not much of a hit (maybe 2-3mm) but a hit nonetheless. The left side is good with about 4-5mm clearance.

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Mine did the same from the dealership. I had them adjusted but it was still super close to hitting.

When I got my GS it was leaking rad fluid. Apparently the rad hose was sliced from the factory. I had the bike picked up by BMW roadside assistance and they actually wrenched the bike down so hard they bent my bars. Ordered Renthal high 7/8” replacement bars and so much better for clearance and so much more comfortable.
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...and they actually wrenched the bike down so hard they bent my bars.
That's not good!

Any issues with cable length with the Renthals?

I've been looking at a set of risers, but if the stock bars are that weak...

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...and they actually wrenched the bike down so hard they bent my bars.
That's not good![IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif[/IMG]

Any issues with cable length with the Renthals?

I've been looking at a set of risers, but if the stock bars are that weak...
No issues at all....tons of cable and they actually fit way better with taller bars.
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Mine did the same from the dealership. I had them adjusted but it was still super close to hitting.

When I got my GS it was leaking rad fluid. Apparently the rad hose was sliced from the factory. I had the bike picked up by BMW roadside assistance and they actually wrenched the bike down so hard they bent my bars. Ordered Renthal high 7/8 replacement bars and so much better for clearance and so much more comfortable.
So was the roadside assistance mishap covered under warranty?
BMW's contractor to haul your bike, damaged it.
I wouldn't expect to pay for new bars.
If they are bent, then the structural integrity is now compromised.

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Mine did the same from the dealership. I had them adjusted but it was still super close to hitting.

When I got my GS it was leaking rad fluid. Apparently the rad hose was sliced from the factory. I had the bike picked up by BMW roadside assistance and they actually wrenched the bike down so hard they bent my bars. Ordered Renthal high 7/8 replacement bars and so much better for clearance and so much more comfortable.
you used the renthal bar without any modification (fat bar clamps or risers) right?
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