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Re: 2013 K1300s Sport -New Owner Revive/Enhance/Protect Project
« Reply #150 on: February 10, 2024, 10:06:29 pm »
Thanks. Its the powerbronze version I have. I did wonder about the bolts. The instructions do say to use the original bolts though

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« Reply #151 on: February 11, 2024, 01:15:23 am »
Mine have both been Ilmberger so no idea about the fitment of the Powerbronze but if it is going on the same place on the rear flange then I would not want to fit it with the original bolts without removing the fairly thick washers otherwise there may not be sufficient thread engagement. And thread lock of course, just not the Araldite-like OEM stuff.

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« Reply #152 on: February 16, 2024, 02:19:50 pm »
Hi, Been an eventful week! hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend!

Would anyone know why I might have 4 random ball bearings on the floor near the rear end of the bike. The garage floor was fully swept before working on the bike so Im really stumped to as where they could have come from.

The only things I have taken off in the days before noticing them was-

Exhaust and clips
Rear wheel
Rear suspension links

Ive just gone out to service the final drive but this is obvs making me nervous. Theres nothing obvious to me looking at the bike, but there's ball bearings inside the final drive bearing right?

The ballbearings themselves were all clean and dry

Is there anything I should/could do to check?

SOLVED- It was the ball bearing out of wheels on my stool .. lol
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« Reply #153 on: February 16, 2024, 04:16:18 pm »


Nice to know this is finally sorted after the new nuts n bolts arrived. Everything all torqued up etc, however the ressesed nut and bolt nearest the front of the bike are turning together even though torqued correctly.

Is this normal?

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« Reply #154 on: February 16, 2024, 06:29:46 pm »
SOLVED- It was the ball bearing out of wheels on my stool .. lol

Thank goodness! You had me worried there.

Stool rebuilds are so much simpler. I can recommend wood-based ones for minimal stress.  ::)

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Re: 2013 K1300s Sport -New Owner Revive/Enhance/Protect Project
« Reply #155 on: February 16, 2024, 06:35:33 pm »
FINAL DRIVE SERVICE

Got the oil out and it seemed pretty good. no bits inside and a nice color. Maybe it has been serviced recently after all!




Then released the rear bevel. Was a bit of a pain to get the splines to release from the shaft, but keeping in turning the rotor and fiddling with it seemed to do the trick eventually.  Removing the rubber boot was also a little nerve racking as I didn't want to damage it and have to replace it.

I think it looks ok inside. There looks like a bit of dirt on the outside/top of the shaft itself but the splines look nice and clean and in tact but very dry.

Inside the boot/around shaft, the grease felt a little runny in places, or even a bit watery, like a bit of water might have got in there.











So I'm going to give it all a good clean out, lube up the splines and shaft with Liqui Moly LM47
Any advice on how much to use would be much appreciated!

I don't have any of the white grease thats around the rubber seal, if anyone can recommend what to use? I saw someone recommending White tap grease?










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« Reply #156 on: February 16, 2024, 06:37:54 pm »
Thank goodness! You had me worried there.

Stool rebuilds are so much simpler. I can recommend wood-based ones for minimal stress.  ::)
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Haha, yes they are, This ones pretty fun to scoot around on though. it also goes up and down which is very handy!


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« Reply #157 on: February 16, 2024, 09:23:22 pm »
Hi, Been an eventful week! hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend!

Would anyone know why I might have 4 random ball bearings on the floor near the rear end of the bike. The garage floor was fully swept before working on the bike so Im really stumped to as where they could have come from.

The only things I have taken off in the days before noticing them was-

Exhaust and clips
Rear wheel
Rear suspension links

Ive just gone out to service the final drive but this is obvs making me nervous. Theres nothing obvious to me looking at the bike, but there's ball bearings inside the final drive bearing right?

The ballbearings themselves were all clean and dry

Is there anything I should/could do to check?

SOLVED- It was the ball bearing out of wheels on my stool .. lol

I hope one is allowed to say, in the circumstances, you twat!

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« Reply #158 on: February 16, 2024, 09:47:19 pm »
Hi, Been an eventful week! hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend!

Would anyone know why I might have 4 random ball bearings on the floor near the rear end of the bike. The garage floor was fully swept before working on the bike so Im really stumped to as where they could have come from.

The only things I have taken off in the days before noticing them was-

Exhaust and clips
Rear wheel
Rear suspension links

Ive just gone out to service the final drive but this is obvs making me nervous. Theres nothing obvious to me looking at the bike, but there's ball bearings inside the final drive bearing right?

The ballbearings themselves were all clean and dry

Is there anything I should/could do to check?

SOLVED- It was the ball bearing out of wheels on my stool .. lol

I hope one is allowed to say, in the circumstances, you twat!

haha of course u can.. tbh, I was so relieved when I realised I forgot call it myself  :laugh:

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« Reply #159 on: February 16, 2024, 10:18:15 pm »
Many, many, many years ago, whilst rebuilding a Midget gearbox in my (filthy) garage, we were tempted to 'test' it before reinstalling it in the car.

Snicked it into 'some' gear.

BOING!

Ball bearings everywhere...

Collected them all, rebuilt the thing, tried it one more time, just to be sure...but this time lined the garage with polythene sheet, just to be sure...

BOING!

Ball bearings everywhere. But this time we found them all. Rebuilt gearbox. Tested it one more time. Just to be sure!

BOING!

Couldn't find them all despite the polythene sheet, so wandered off down the disused railway to a 'man who knew'. He gave us a handful of Midget gearbox ball bearings and a dire warning...'DO NOT TEST IT, JUST FIT IT!'

We did and no more BOING!

I was still sliding on unfound ball bearings the day I left the place 10 years later! But at least I knew where they came from...

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Re: 2013 K1300s Sport -New Owner Revive/Enhance/Protect Project
« Reply #160 on: February 20, 2024, 04:58:42 pm »
Did a big push over the weekend and glad to say the bike is back together and on the road!

Got the final drive and boot etc cleaned and all greased up-
I used Liqui Molly LM47 for the splines and Comma CV & Lith-Moly Grease for the rubber boot ( although are both pretty identical in color of viscosity)








After putting it all back together, I ran some water through hose over the top of the boot to check no water was getting through, opened it up again and all was good! Il re check it in a month or so.

Finally got the rear hugger and Mivv installed!


Took the front wheel off and cleaned up the pinch bolt, forks, front suspension, callipers, discs etc

before


during


after


Deep cleaned, polished the wheel and added  2 layers of high temp ceramic wheel wax which will make washing and keeping them clean much easier.


Didn't take much photos of the process because I was so focused on getting it finished.

Putting it back together wasn't fun as I snapped one of the belly pan plastic clips and had to epoxy it back in place.

Also, its quite nerve racking once its all done to be sure that you've properly torqued everything etc!

So here we are, mission accomplished! Bikes looking clean, its been serviced, and its good to know the bits that weren't so good have been addressed and wont get any worse, and now things have been coated/protected, that riding it daily wont be such an issue and keeping it clean will be a breeze.


Many thanks to those who have contributed. Having words of wisdom from those more experienced has really helped me along the way, as have the many many other threads in here. I know Im very late to the K party, but its all very new to me and Im enjoying the experience so far! I hope this thread also helps any other newer members/owners like me on their journey to get stuck in!
Ive started a write up of the products etc I use and will post this asap!

Now to start riding and enjoying it!















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« Reply #161 on: February 20, 2024, 08:44:09 pm »
Excellent write-up, good photos, nice bike, and some education (for us too) on the way.
What's not to like!

Well done Forcefield.

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« Reply #162 on: February 20, 2024, 10:46:24 pm »
Nice work Ritchie and good photo work to boot.