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K1200S
« on: June 21, 2016, 06:37:25 pm »
This is what it looked like when I got it, out for a bimble on the B3306




Then I did the Akrapovic thing



They have given me the following fatsos while its been in for servicing but I have not been atall tempted





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Re: K1200S
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2017, 07:13:59 pm »
Hopefully this is a more acceptable location for bikelife events with my K12. Promise to copy tech posts and similar to other boards if requested.... :-[

Managed to christen the lefthand footpeg today. No idea why, a corner on the A39 I have been around a few times in the last few months, suddenly it was there scraping away. Wasn't even trying to go quick or posing. Not off the edge of the tyre either, so maybe these angel gts are a different shape.

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2017, 07:43:10 pm »
Good man, it makes sense to have good content where people can find it.
I have a post in the Tech section about photo hosting as the photos are not showing, Photobucket have wreaked havoc with internet forums  >:(

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2017, 07:26:18 pm »
This one crept up on me yesterday while I was busy in traffic and I only noticed in the evening.
I am not a number...well 3 will do it as that's what I missed by - 64003



Bike was flying last night, fastest I've ever been and without any apparent effort. Remarkable

So what happens on a wet day in Somerset? The boys can't use their big toys




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Re: K1200S
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2017, 01:45:02 pm »
I think that's the end of the bmw oversuit. Wet midriff again and leaking over the shoulders and down the back. Faced with 2 days and maybe 600 miles in the rain  coming up, went to bridgwater (riders) and bought an alpine stars one piece as it was all they had. Also the ixs gloves I bought earlier this year have been sponges for a couple off months, only surviving due to relatively dry weather, so I bought a pair of merlin gloves. Will report back

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2017, 06:51:03 pm »
I will be interested to see what you think of Merlin as a brand.

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2017, 09:36:18 pm »
I think that's the end of the bmw oversuit. Wet midriff again and leaking over the shoulders and down the back. Faced with 2 days and maybe 600 miles in the rain  coming up, went to bridgwater (riders) and bought an alpine stars one piece as it was all they had. Also the ixs gloves I bought earlier this year have been sponges for a couple off months, only surviving due to relatively dry weather, so I bought a pair of merlin gloves. Will report back

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2017, 11:38:52 pm »
So a couple of times in the last few weeks my fuel cap was airlocked. Then I noticed the range to zero was dropping off. Then I noticed I was getting less fuel in when I stopped. So tonight I figured that the fuel gauge was having an off day so cruised past zero range. 4.3 miles later I was pushing it to the petrol station where I managed to get 19.8 litres in. So why is my tank 1 litre smaller than it was?

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2017, 11:24:59 am »
Never mind your magically shrinking fuel tank, I want to know how the hell you manage to push the K to a fuel station 💪

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2017, 11:30:48 am »
Bridgewater is very flat, and it was only 0.4 miles. Definitely something weird going on, fuel economy is about 10% worse too.

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2017, 11:53:32 am »
If the bike is made after 3/2008 should have the new floating sensor , but if it's older then the strip line sensor inside the tank creates issues and might need replacement.
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Re: K1200S
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2017, 11:59:59 am »
January 2008 manufactured
Had the fuel strip replaced just after I bought the bike. After last night I think the fuel gauge is pretty accurate ie only 4 miles after it said zero I ran out. Its the missing litre I'm interested in. Another service next week, will ask them to investigate

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2017, 01:06:48 pm »
Well the missing litre might be easily explained by the way you handle throttle. As I personally found . Not to mention the quick throttle gadget ones installed was the cause of missing couple of litres.
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Re: K1200S
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2017, 04:44:17 pm »
The bike clocked up 66000miles last night . Fortunately I was passing a BMW Motorrad dealer at the time



so I popped in this morning. Hopefully they have fixed the fuel problem (possibly a kinked pipe) and swapped me bent wheel over so I'm going two-tone for a bit not to mention the new front discs and pads.

I also restarted my Merlin glove test today after the liners in the first pair came out of the glove with my hands on Tuesday. Instantly replaced by Riders of Bridgwater, although they had none in they got their Bristol store to post me a replacement set, ta very much as its going to piss down on Monday morning.

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2017, 09:04:47 pm »
I'll be thinking of you as I snuggle under the duvet with the blinds tightly closed to keep out the moonlight! Not!