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Title: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: Phmode on May 05, 2015, 05:42:35 pm
In an attempt to get you all to admit to your 'bling', here is a selection of the stuff I have added to my bike to 'improve' it  ::)

First up is the headlamp protector, you don't wanna know how much a new headlamp is!

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a598/phmode/4D9B3BF8-4F0C-4EED-A376-48286C78AFD8_zpsmlgb8uul.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/phmode/media/4D9B3BF8-4F0C-4EED-A376-48286C78AFD8_zpsmlgb8uul.jpg.html)


Next up is the tasty blue MRA screen, lots of function and a fair amount of bling too, oh and the blue screen bolts are just pure bling....

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a598/phmode/F6FF86FE-30FF-48AC-92DF-AAC758B5AF7F_zpswhin1tes.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/phmode/media/F6FF86FE-30FF-48AC-92DF-AAC758B5AF7F_zpswhin1tes.jpg.html)


There is a whole lot of 'stuff' in this shot; the Grip Puppies foam grips, the Wunderlich 'cruise control' throttle lock, the Wunderlich indicator cancel assist, the Optimate charging/power out lead dangling out of the front of the fairing and at the top is the mount for the Ghost Drift HD camera. Also in this shot, but not obvious, the Helibars.

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a598/phmode/2F89839E-C620-49C5-A4A9-B4AC20FFD35F_zps0zwwty90.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/phmode/media/2F89839E-C620-49C5-A4A9-B4AC20FFD35F_zps0zwwty90.jpg.html)


The R&G front wheel carrier protector bung....

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a598/phmode/7C550764-5159-44FD-870C-06841E8C9359_zpsxf53c4wn.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/phmode/media/7C550764-5159-44FD-870C-06841E8C9359_zpsxf53c4wn.jpg.html)


....and the side crash bungs....

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a598/phmode/3CE0F88D-A502-4B66-86C8-C40F6FA269DB_zpsayjmzmyz.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/phmode/media/3CE0F88D-A502-4B66-86C8-C40F6FA269DB_zpsayjmzmyz.jpg.html)


Next up is the R&G clutch protector plate, you should see Costas's after his tarmac slalom....

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a598/phmode/6BC80C8E-2B0B-4350-8B97-674DC04FBFFC_zps1xicvjfb.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/phmode/media/6BC80C8E-2B0B-4350-8B97-674DC04FBFFC_zps1xicvjfb.jpg.html)


...and the water pump protector on the left....

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a598/phmode/30906119-1A5D-4354-9BC1-C4527C3B74A6_zpszzgqoytd.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/phmode/media/30906119-1A5D-4354-9BC1-C4527C3B74A6_zpszzgqoytd.jpg.html)


...and finally on the R&G front, the rear drive hub protector..

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a598/phmode/BC7D87D9-D8F7-4BB1-9BFF-E7DC8E45C0B5_zpsiycdop3w.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/phmode/media/BC7D87D9-D8F7-4BB1-9BFF-E7DC8E45C0B5_zpsiycdop3w.jpg.html)


The Sargent Pillion Pod, great little time but made of coctalotium! Also in this shot is the SW-Motech Alurack complete with the extended buttons to allow the fitment of the original Sport Cases as well as the Givi boxes on their plates, not shown.

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a598/phmode/CCF1603B-262B-49E2-8680-B94169E1C56A_zpsfk2wnrxs.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/phmode/media/CCF1603B-262B-49E2-8680-B94169E1C56A_zpsfk2wnrxs.jpg.html)


Here is the extra height I get from my home-made MV-Verholen seat raising kit, 15mm...


(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a598/phmode/E7607662-CBEB-4FD4-8852-73A10BFB4146_zpsmjws60pk.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/phmode/media/E7607662-CBEB-4FD4-8852-73A10BFB4146_zpsmjws60pk.jpg.html)


This is the TyrePal TPMS head unit....

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a598/phmode/7F782A7A-16F4-426C-A665-7281DC0576E7_zpsd2ipqfwr.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/phmode/media/7F782A7A-16F4-426C-A665-7281DC0576E7_zpsd2ipqfwr.jpg.html)


....and the rear sensor unit on the alloy valve stem as the original rubber one bent under the centrifugal force of the sensor....

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a598/phmode/374C544E-26A6-4315-A20C-DF447A0DDD89_zpsns5tpkpw.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/phmode/media/374C544E-26A6-4315-A20C-DF447A0DDD89_zpsns5tpkpw.jpg.html)


The clear front indicator lens, cheap from China via eBay, needed some fettling but overall really good if you hate the amber originals.

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a598/phmode/21C0F590-27B4-4527-9863-06E9F875032A_zpsqev50q8h.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/phmode/media/21C0F590-27B4-4527-9863-06E9F875032A_zpsqev50q8h.jpg.html)


A general shot showing the BMW supplied Laser Deeptone silencer etc.

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a598/phmode/DC6F0AF2-DDA6-4F6F-A179-10FE3C9B0DED_zpsisdhi2zp.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/phmode/media/DC6F0AF2-DDA6-4F6F-A179-10FE3C9B0DED_zpsisdhi2zp.jpg.html)


A general cockpit shot sowing the Garmin mounted in the field of 'glance'.

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a598/phmode/4E95DF55-DC81-4769-838A-A78A58E4B8A5_zpsuonnjrnt.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/phmode/media/4E95DF55-DC81-4769-838A-A78A58E4B8A5_zpsuonnjrnt.jpg.html)


Awkward shot of the Garmin mount.

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a598/phmode/D6CE4AF4-F120-4B87-9D37-A28B279E59F0_zpsv8qu9um3.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/phmode/media/D6CE4AF4-F120-4B87-9D37-A28B279E59F0_zpsv8qu9um3.jpg.html)


And finally, a disastrous shot of the Ilmberger hugger which neither use nor ornament as it doesn't keep the shite off the bike and can't be seen with the Sport Cases on.

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a598/phmode/CF8F539A-1670-4B29-9708-1EEC0AD088B5_zpsymvequqe.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/phmode/media/CF8F539A-1670-4B29-9708-1EEC0AD088B5_zpsymvequqe.jpg.html)


And that is about it, apart from the bits I forgot...

Brian (who doesn't really do 'bling'  ;D )

PS Apologies for some of the shots, I shall re-do them at some point after the tide goes out here in sunny Newbury, not!
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: bobtail on May 07, 2015, 11:05:36 am
I haven't got any 'bling' on the K12 at all and I'm now feeling extremely ashamed that I haven't! Not just ashamed but now rather depressed. Now I'm going to have to go and lie down in a darkened room for quite a while until I come to my senses. :'(

Bobnobling :-[
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: Phmode on May 07, 2015, 11:19:59 am
...on the other hand Bobbob, every time I see a 'naked' S I do wonder why I bother.

Brian (who wonders what Bob would make of his push bike if he thinks his motorcycle has bling  ::) )
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: Elite Evil on May 07, 2015, 03:52:54 pm
Next up is the tasty blue MRA screen, lots of function and a fair amount of bling too, oh and the blue screen bolts are just pure bling....

I bought some black bolts, 2 for 4 I think and they were terrible. Chewed themselves to bits and didn't hold the screen in so I went over to homebase and got some geniune roofing bolts. Plus if they ever do corrode I have about 50 more.

(http://s16.postimg.org/daf24bhwl/IMG_20150507_153647.jpg)


Quote
A general cockpit shot sowing the Garmin mounted in the field of 'glance'.

(http://s16.postimg.org/80a3d0xnp/IMG_20150507_153734.jpg)

Here is Jane on her mount.

Quote
Awkward shot of the Garmin mount.

Never going to make a dynamic picture.

(http://s15.postimg.org/932nej9zv/IMG_20150507_153744.jpg)

Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: raesewell on May 07, 2015, 04:25:38 pm
Luke, that Garmin is a Tomtom  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: Phmode on May 07, 2015, 04:33:09 pm
Come on Rae, time for your tablets.

Brian (who is sure the Garmin reference was my words in quotes  ::) )
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: Elite Evil on May 07, 2015, 05:05:47 pm
Yeah I deleted the comparison photos, they took up more space than it was worth but kept the texxt.  :P
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: Phmode on May 07, 2015, 05:10:11 pm
I have to say, I think we need a new board for rat-bikes  ;D

Brian (who cringes every time he thinks about roofing bolts on a fairing)
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: raesewell on May 07, 2015, 05:28:39 pm
Come on Rae, time for your tablets.

Brian (who is sure the Garmin reference was my words in quotes  ::) )
I knew that  ???
Ah that's better, those tablets work a treat  ;D
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: Pmorritt on May 07, 2015, 07:35:43 pm
Brian, two,things.  One, please take a class in photography
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: raesewell on May 07, 2015, 07:44:15 pm
A risky strategy Phil he'll ban yer  ;D
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: richtea on May 07, 2015, 08:07:50 pm
Brian, two,things.  One, please take a class in photography

And two, learn to count?

Or was that one of these:
"There are two types of people in this world: 1) Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data"
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: richtea on May 07, 2015, 08:17:06 pm
I don't really do bling, but the last owner did. He had to take quite a bit off before handing it over (can, black indicators, screen, bag mount thingummmie on the petrol cap)
I quite like the Ilmberger hugger he left on though - understated, and seems to work.
Not so keen on the carbon covers here and there. Pointless, but easier to leave them in place.

And I've added:
- front fender extender - who knows if it works. I'll have to go for a filthy ride with another K1300S owner to find out
- rear mudguard extension. Yet to be confirmed as useful (i.e. I haven't looked at it since Monday's heavy rain - it was v late)
- Touratech sidestand pad to increase its area. Works nicely, ratles but nothing some superglue / goo couldn't shut up.

Oh, and the best bit - a side stand. Why aren't they standard? Wouldn't be without it.
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: Elite Evil on May 07, 2015, 10:15:46 pm
I have to say, I think we need a new board for rat-bikes  ;D

Brian (who cringes every time he thinks about roofing bolts on a fairing)


Bolts are great! Any redesign is disappointing. I built my PC and got an aftermarket CPU cooler which came with special "clever" bolts. They are now in the vacuum cleaner and my CPU cooler is held on with old school nuts and bolts.
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: Phmode on May 08, 2015, 12:46:25 am
Oh, and the best bit - a side stand. Why aren't they standard? Wouldn't be without it.

Your bike didn't come with a side-stand?

Brian (whose bike did, but he fitted a centre-stand and can't understand why they don't come with one of those
 8) )
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: Phmode on May 08, 2015, 12:47:48 am
A risky strategy Phil he'll ban yer  ;D

He's not already banned? Someone is slipping around here!

Brian (who would have taken better pics but found it difficult hanging off to the get the ones he did)
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: richtea on May 08, 2015, 07:45:16 pm
Oh, and the best bit - a side stand. Why aren't they standard? Wouldn't be without it.

Your bike didn't come with a side-stand?

Brian (whose bike did, but he fitted a centre-stand and can't understand why they don't come with one of those
 8) )

Doh. Centre-stand :-)
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: Costas on May 08, 2015, 08:46:33 pm
I know why, BMW just came up with one more idea of ripping us off.
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: Phmode on May 09, 2015, 10:41:18 am
 ;D
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: WOK13EE on May 09, 2015, 03:20:19 pm
Come on Rae, time for your tablets.

Brian (who is sure the Garmin reference was my words in quotes  ::) )

Could Rae be persuaded to offer a pre-posting poof reading service?

Oh there I go again; dropping my "R"s  ;)
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: raesewell on May 09, 2015, 03:45:25 pm
He could for the right amount of "Bank of England drinking Vouchers"
But it's nothing you couldn't do for yourself and save a fortune  :-[
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: WOK13EE on May 09, 2015, 03:49:33 pm
He could for the right amount of "Bank of England drinking Vouchers"
But it's nothing you couldn't do for yourself and save a fortune  :-[

Good advice; I could really do with saving a fortune just.
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: Phmode on May 09, 2015, 06:35:28 pm
Glad to hear that you have a fortune to save!

Brian (who could save a few Bob, at a push, but who wants more Bobs?)
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: WOK13EE on May 09, 2015, 09:57:09 pm
[Brian (who could save a few Bob, at a push, but who wants more Bobs?)
[/quote]

Blackadder?
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: bobtail on May 10, 2015, 11:26:53 am
Hey any more of this slandering of my name and I shall resign and then you'll regret it >:(.............well maybe

Bob
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: Phmode on May 10, 2015, 11:29:07 am
Ooooops, sorry, my abject apologies.

Brian (who didn't realise he was still here  ;D )
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: bobtail on May 10, 2015, 11:32:50 am
I know you've only been having a go at me because I'm a Noblingbob.

Bobnoblingbob
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: WOK13EE on May 10, 2015, 05:25:17 pm
I know you've only been having a go at me because I'm a Noblingbob.

Bobnoblingbob
[/quote


Just as long as you are not a Bobgoblin.
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: drumwrecker on October 16, 2015, 09:12:41 pm
Quote from Brian's post - First up is the headlamp protector, you don't wanna know how much a new headlamp is!

Just seen a headlamp bird strike and found out how much a replacement is,

Where did you get your protector, what make is it and how much did it cost?

Seen them from 18 to 40+ but what is the best value?
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: Philip on October 17, 2015, 12:54:23 pm
" Just seen a headlamp bird strike and found out how much a replacement is "

Yes, thought that was a good idea too.
How much is a replacement headlamp ?

I had a pheasant hit the screen on my TL1000 at about 90 once.
It completely wrecked the screen & probably wouldn't have done me much good either, but luckily saw it coming & managed to get my head down onto the tank in time.
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: drumwrecker on October 17, 2015, 02:23:05 pm
400+ and a  s/h one was 200+.
One question though, the protector is stuck to the lamp so would a bird impact spread the load over all the fixing or concentrate the weight of the impact on the relative fixings and breaking the lens?
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: Phmode on October 17, 2015, 05:12:15 pm
I have no idea what make mine is as I was given it by the nice guy I bought the SW-Motech rack and side frames from. That and a couple of spare levers (another 'doh' thing that can leave you at the side of the road), so carry them at all times.

I have had headlamp protectors on all my bikes since they were first available. Mine fix with plastic 'velcro' thingies which have some give in them. Whichever make you buy, make sure it is polycarbonate. Mine has a few dings which might have cracked the headlight lens so I am counting myself lucky.

Brian (who knows they are cheap in local car parks but hasn't lost one yet)
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: Steve F on October 17, 2015, 05:22:32 pm
Perhaps not as robust as an acrylic shield in front of the headlamp glass/plastic, but I previously used the Ventureshield (aka industrial cling film) film on my K13GT headlight to great effect. I'm just contemplating buying the same for my R12RT. Very impressed with the films when used across the tupperware leading edges, tank panels and pannier tops on the GT. :)
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: Costas on October 18, 2015, 09:07:34 am
550 euros. Had the displeasure to change mine back in 2012 after a power slide.
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: Duc750 on October 19, 2015, 10:10:45 am
Brian,

I may have missed this but where did you get your (ram) ball from ?
Title: Re: Additions and mods rather than 'bling'!
Post by: Phmode on October 24, 2015, 05:47:46 pm
Brian,

I may have missed this but where did you get your (ram) ball from ?

Hornig in Chermany. They do a whole range of 'bits' for the inner ends of the bars; I could play all day in their parts bin. They do need the 'standard', hollow bars though. When I fitted my Helibars I had to get the local engineering shop to drill and tap the ends of the solid alloy bars and machine the taper off the Hornig bits. After that it was easy-peasy.

Brian (who apologises for the delay, been under 9 tons of wet black clay in his back garden)