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For Sale / Wanted / Re: 2014 K1300R dynamic for sale
« on: August 20, 2021, 02:51:13 pm »
Wowee! That looks nice matey, sorry you didn't manage to get some proper miles on it, but it's going to make someone very happy... I am tempted to think of it as a slightly ridiculous track bike :D
Thanks. I went from commuting 120 miles a day on various different bikes to not needing to commute in 2008, at the time i had a 1000cc Vstrom which i didn't really like so i sold it. I hit 50 in 2014 and bought the bike thinking we would do all these trips, but it just didn't happen.. Maybe because i went from a ride in all weathers commuter to a if there's a remote chance of rain the bike stays in.
Also as 4 wheeled method of getting around (This is getting me banned from the forum) I drive an EV now and i have never been so relaxed in my life driving it. I still drive a works Transit van for work though, which makes me appreciate the car even more.

For Sale / Wanted / Re: 2014 K1300R dynamic for sale
« on: August 20, 2021, 12:50:19 pm »
Well that's a lovely looking bike.
Not bad for a 2nd time around of editing although i need to add a bit more to my original post

For Sale / Wanted / Re: 2014 K1300R dynamic for sale
« on: August 20, 2021, 12:27:25 pm »
I knew you'd tell me off  ;D
I've edited it. hopefully it will work

For Sale / Wanted / 2014 K1300R dynamic for sale
« on: August 20, 2021, 12:15:08 pm »
So the time has come to get real and sell my K. I've had it from new and basically i've hardly ridden it, at present it has 2811 miles on it. It has the factory fitted alarm system (hardly used) and the usual handbook, 2 keys etc.
It has had a new battery this year as my float charger got turned off by accident in 2019 and the bike didn't come out of the shed due to work commitments and some sort of pandemic until I had its MOT'd April this year which it passed..
It has also had a new rear tyre after it ingested a 2" wheel weight, I think i put pictures in here somewhere.

So the bad news is it only had the first service after running in by BMW, after that I did an annual engine oil change 2016-2019. It has not had anything done to it since, so final drive, brake fluid, clutch fluid is the same, but at less than 3000 miles except for the hydroscopic nature of brake fluid the fluids haven't really been stressed. Oh the bar ends have chips on them.
I did a 120 odd mile trip on it end of July and everything feels like new.

I have no real reference of what price to put it up for, there's about 5 on Autotrader, but i would like at least £6500

Here is a link to it today after it came out of the shed.. Assuming the link works.

Just wanted to say thanks to a great forum, even though it disappeared and re-emerged under a different URL. But despite them trying to evade me i found it posted a few times then I vanished for nearly 2 years.
Thanks for the help in previous years and i hope to try and pop in now and then to see whats new.
I'm down in East Sussex

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Bike damage following drop
« on: October 28, 2019, 07:06:57 am »
 ;D ;D ;D

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Bike damage following drop
« on: October 25, 2019, 05:46:36 am »
I had mine roll off the stand, fortunately it fell onto my leg...

Love it. A sacrificial leg. If you hadn't, BMW would come for your arm too.
;D ;D
I dropped a GPz900 on its right hand side once, as i picked it up thinking the side stand was down (it wasn't) it then fell on its left side. Luckily on my garden path so no witnesses but still very embarrassing.

For Sale / Wanted / Re: Decisions decisions...
« on: August 18, 2019, 04:54:56 pm »
First thing we'd need to know would be what is your budget for this dream bike and what kg your comfortable with then it's just a matter of whittling it down.  ;)

True enough... probably up to £5k : weight wise a 13S is as heavy as I would want... i did drop my last one once for no particularly good reason I can remember (think I was over cautious pulling away with the good lady on board... that’s not happening again... 😬)

Would prefer the R but their prices seem to be going up! (Could always nip over and nick Blobby’s I s’pose - he never rides his!)

Nice try  ;)
I just got back from me holidays and aim for another trip to London next weekend minus another new tyre bill of course, so that'll be the 3rd time this year..

Ooo I better calm down, I don't wanna be known as a hardened all year biker.. I did that for 30 years commuting to East London in all weathers, them days are very much over.
I was going to take it out today but looking at the sky there's a cloud floating over Ireland that could be threatening to head East  :D

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Heat and the Klunk
« on: July 24, 2019, 06:50:16 am »
As a clutch drag test.
Pull up to a dead stop pulling the clutch in as normal, put it in neutral but keep the clutch pulled in, then select 1st.
Is the clunk as loud as if you let the clutch off in neutral then pulled it back in to select 1st?

Just been out and bought 57 tittery lockets...OH!, and four hundred assorted wheel weights...
With my luck I'll soon have that many wheel weights, but still no lottery win

Sounds like a lose or failing spark plug..
The noise coincides with one cylinder to me

It's a wheel weight from a steel car wheel rim, they sort of clip on.. With a hammer.

It makes sense to me now as the incident happened at a set of width restrictions with raised concrete sides, some car wheel must have hit the side quite hard and dislodged it and of course only bikes wouldn't be on the side riding through (except Reliant Robins).

Going by the weight of it I bet they were thinking they were driving an out of balance washing machine when they picked up speed.

Can you imagine if the tyre was repairable on the roadside what it would do to the bike.. I assume it's 80g as there is 80 stamped on it

So I got around taking the wheel in for a new tyre. When carrying it to the shop you could hear that something was in there, first thoughts were the tyre pressure sensor but no it turned out to be this. I should done the lottery what are the chances of it being in the perfect position to go inside.. ??? :o ??? About the same odds of winning the lottery, no it appears, I'm still poor..

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: My poorly engine
« on: July 11, 2019, 08:46:17 pm »
There certainly appears to be vertical score marks. I would be taking the pistons out to check the side of them for scoring too. Looks like possible oil starving on the cylinders. Remember to make a note of the big end bearing caps of which con rod they came off.

... I'll wrap it all back up again until next summer, bloody bikes not worth the hassle ;D

Bad boy. Get back out there immediately. Use it or lose it.

Looks like a quick stringy-thingy or two would have had you mobile in moments...still might  :o

Oooo, I'm not so sure. That's a BIG slice.
No wonder it went down fast, it's length is 2 or 3 times the width of the rain grooves.

It did go bang big time and the fact i could fit the metal blade of the ignition key in the hole easily would mean a tow rope instead of string would be needed to repair it

I used to be with the AA but got fed up of having a similar experience.

Me: Hello AA. I've got a puncture. I'm on a motorcycle.
AA Control:  Someone will be with you within the hour.

90 mins later AA patrolman in little van turns up.

AA Patrolman: Oh! It's a motorcycle.  I can't touch one of those! I'll call a recovery truck.

99 minutes later I call AA Control

Me: Where's the recovery truck?
AA Control: Someone was with you 90 minutes ago!
Me: Yes, and they said they couldn't touch a motorcycle and were calling a recovery truck.
AA Control: Oh! It's a motorcycle.  You'll need a recovery truck for that.  I'll arrange one.

90 minutes later non-AA recovery truck turns.  He was local and had only been called by the AA 20 minutes ago!!!! 

I use Britannia Rescue now!  Much quicker,  cheaper and more efficient! 

When i was in the CSMA that used local companies which were extremely fast with their response
It was funny going along the M25 seeing broken down car owners looking as this big truck went by with just a motorbike strapped into the middle

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