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    Handlebars XR / GS difference?
    on: January 20, 2021, 10:27:42 pm
    January 20, 2021, 10:27:42 pm
    Hi all, tried searching 'tinternet but to no avail . . . . . . . .

    Any one know, or any one who has both can measure, the difference between XR and late model 1200/1250 GS handlebars?
    I'm interested in ONLY the handlebar differences - height, rake, sweep width etc. I am NOT interested in any info or suggestions of other bars or differences in the bikes etc, I just want to know the difference between XR and GS bars.
    Thanks

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    Re: Handlebars XR / GS difference?
    Reply #1 on: January 20, 2021, 10:54:24 pm
    January 20, 2021, 10:54:24 pm
    I have not measured them, but if I hold my XR handlebar next to my wife's 1250gs they look identical(I have other bars on my XR so my OEM handlebar is floating)

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    Re: Handlebars XR / GS difference?
    Reply #2 on: January 21, 2021, 12:42:26 am
    January 21, 2021, 12:42:26 am
    I don't know what the differences are, but they have different part numbers.

    So you would have to assume that there are differences. :027:

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    Re: Handlebars XR / GS difference?
    Reply #3 on: January 21, 2021, 07:01:49 am
    January 21, 2021, 07:01:49 am
    I don’t own either bikes but I’ve looked for the same answer and as far as I can tell the XR gen 2 bars are not as thick and also narrower than the GS (they are 1.18” shorter than the outgoing XR model) but not sure by how much.

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    Re: Handlebars XR / GS difference?
    Reply #4 on: January 21, 2021, 08:34:39 am
    January 21, 2021, 08:34:39 am
    *Originally Posted by seezur [+]
    I don’t own either bikes but I’ve looked for the same answer and as far as I can tell the XR gen 2 bars are not as thick and also narrower than the GS (they are 1.18” shorter than the outgoing XR model) but not sure by how much.

    I know, and that's why I'm asking

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    Re: Handlebars XR / GS difference?
    Reply #5 on: January 21, 2021, 08:36:56 am
    January 21, 2021, 08:36:56 am
    *Originally Posted by seezur [+]
    I don’t own either bikes but I’ve looked for the same answer and as far as I can tell the XR gen 2 bars are not as thick and also narrower than the GS (they are 1.18” shorter than the outgoing XR model) but not sure by how much.

    Yes, Gen 2 XR have smaller dia. at mounting point, but my bike is gen 1 so same as GS1200/1250 '13 to present

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    Re: Handlebars XR / GS difference?
    Reply #6 on: January 21, 2021, 08:39:41 am
    January 21, 2021, 08:39:41 am
    *Originally Posted by SimonUK [+]
    I have not measured them, but if I hold my XR handlebar next to my wife's 1250gs they look identical(I have other bars on my XR so my OEM handlebar is floating)

    Thanks Simon, does the sweep look the same too? can pick up GS bars much cheaper than XR ones so if the same . . . . . . . . . .

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    Re: Handlebars XR / GS difference?
    Reply #7 on: January 21, 2021, 12:58:45 pm
    January 21, 2021, 12:58:45 pm
    *Originally Posted by RyanGTXR [+]
    Thanks Simon, does the sweep look the same too? can pick up GS bars much cheaper than XR ones so if the same . . . . . . . . . .

    looks identical to my eye

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    Re: Handlebars XR / GS difference?
    Reply #8 on: January 21, 2021, 01:44:44 pm
    January 21, 2021, 01:44:44 pm
    *Originally Posted by SimonUK [+]
    looks identical to my eye

     :062: . . . . . . . . Just ordered some off e**y so should be here in a few days  :005:

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    Re: Handlebars XR / GS difference?
    Reply #9 on: January 22, 2021, 08:13:05 pm
    January 22, 2021, 08:13:05 pm
    *Originally Posted by SimonUK [+]
    I have not measured them, but if I hold my XR handlebar next to my wife's 1250gs they look identical(I have other bars on my XR so my OEM handlebar is floating)

     :005: I think an eye test is required there Simon  :008:  :431:

    Bike with painted std bars . . . . . . . .


    Bars together, GS bars are about same height, same witdh but more sweep (about 1 - 1 1/2 inch I recon) and bends are not as sharpe


    GS bars on the XR (photo is dark so not great to see sorry


    When the weather picks up I'll see how it feels, but seems ok for now . . . . . . . .

     



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