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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: K13GT Front Caliper Seals
« on: October 20, 2021, 10:26:57 pm »
I’ve made several sets for different bikes and never had any probs, my mates FJ12 was the worst, regularly needed a rebuild till we fitted St St pistons, all good after, also check the piston sizes, a lot are standard sizes, and will fit other makes and I know Suzuki are a lot cheaper than a lot of others.

But,,,, if you’re not fully competent don’t mess with brakes !!!!!!!!!!!


Regards.  Mick

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: K13GT Front Caliper Seals
« on: October 19, 2021, 02:47:28 pm »
I use Autoglym Clean Wheels to clean my calipers works ok.
On  one of my Honda bikes I made some pistons from Stainless steel never had a problem with those corroding up.

Regards   Mick

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Bike Stolen
« on: September 19, 2021, 02:04:12 pm »
Motorcycle Mart have an Orange 10 plate S, with 43K mls for £5650. Saw it yesterday.

Regards Mick

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: 2009 K1300R Cold Starting Issue
« on: September 13, 2021, 03:53:50 pm »
Chris, you were right, I picked it up from the local Halfords and the guy had to open the box to make sure there was something inside.
I fitted it with the spacing blocks underneath but I might remove them to let the battery sit lower and extend the battery leads  to create a storage space above the battery.
impressed with it though.

Best regards   Mick

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: 2009 K1300R Cold Starting Issue
« on: September 08, 2021, 01:08:03 pm »
 :thumbsup:

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: 2009 K1300R Cold Starting Issue
« on: September 08, 2021, 11:28:16 am »
New battery ordered, Shido Lithium, £81, and an Optimate Duo1 charger £36...Happy days .

 Regards  Mick

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: 2009 K1300R Cold Starting Issue
« on: September 07, 2021, 06:37:48 pm »
Cheers Chris.

Mick

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: 2009 K1300R Cold Starting Issue
« on: September 07, 2021, 04:21:00 pm »
Chris, I'm going lithium, which one are you running ?

Regards  Mick

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: K1300 differences
« on: September 07, 2021, 02:22:21 pm »
I have the "R" and like most on here wont be selling it any time soon, I've had it four years and it's been brilliant, easy to do 400+ miles in a day and not on motorways, thanks to this forum the rad gets lots of attention and is still like new, although I don't have to ride in bad weather, I had the mapping  looked at by BSD and it runs smooth and pulls like a train, took the OE screen off and fitted a smaller carbon fibre one, purely for looks but I haven't noticed any more wind blast ( i am a short arse though). I've removed the stone guard/crud catcher from the rad with no adverse effects in fact we went on the Rolling Thunder protest ride a couple of weeks ago and the engine spent quite a bit of time on the limiter as we crawled through London to parliament square, and the weather was quite warm.
We've only seen one other on the road and that was in France.
It's a pity BMW didn't keep it going, I'd have a new one tomorrow.

Best regards   Mick

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: 2009 K1300R Cold Starting Issue
« on: September 07, 2021, 01:52:44 pm »
That's a knackered battery !

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Dead K13S
« on: June 28, 2021, 06:57:26 pm »
I have a very cheap plastic hand pump, the kind you just squeeze and release, it has a long suction tube and it shifts quite a bit. Might save stripping down the injection system.
Good luck.

Regards. Mick

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Summer is coming The K is getting hot!!
« on: May 17, 2021, 09:59:34 pm »
I tend not to ride mine in the wet but when I do I wash it as soon as I can. I use a snow foam on the Karcher, it penetrates really well, then hose it out, you can see by the colour of the rinse water it’s moving the shit.
I’ve removed the crud catcher and find it cools better. When I serviced it I noticed the my compressor didn’t drive enough vacuum in the system to reach the BMW recommended level even though it was showing green on the gauge.
I made up a vacuum pump from a garden sprayer that generated more than enough vacuum, it filled in no time.
I also altered the valve set up  from the fill tank to stop any air getting sucked in when filling.
Regards.  Mick

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: K1200 Gearbox
« on: April 29, 2021, 08:48:50 pm »
Read this with interest, in 1989 I was sold a Honda VF750 Californian import , I knew they had a cam problem and the seller, (Birmingham motorcycles) told me it didn’t affect U S bikes and promised to refund me if the cam failed.
Well the cam was ok, but the gearbox wasn’t, it would jump out of second under hard acceleration, the cause was crap selector forks so I made some beefed up ones. It was as good as gold after that, they even gave me what I paid for it when I traded it in 18 months later.

Hope you get it sorted.

Best regards. Mick

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Mapping options for full Akro
« on: February 25, 2021, 06:12:58 pm »
Cheers guys, I never even knew the system was there , it’s at the head end of the flexible, I’ve had no problems with oil leaks due to pressure.

Regards. Mick

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Mapping options for full Akro
« on: February 25, 2021, 03:34:27 pm »
Hello guys, not sure if this is relevant or has nothing to do with tune ups, I've just done the 18k service (late) and noticed that the SAS flexible pipe has been plugged. Not sure whether it was done when I had it set up at BSD or before. It was plugged at the end that fits to the manifold pipe into the exhaust ports.

Regards  Mick

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