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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Battery and charging weirdness
« on: June 29, 2022, 10:43:34 am »
I have had 2 K1300S's, the last one exhibited a similar problem after using the accessory socket for the battery maintainer, the previous one didn't have a problem with this.

When the charger connects through the accessory socket it activates the ZFE module which the socket it electrically routed through.
I found that the ZFE module used about 0.15 Amps from the battery.
With the charger connected that isn't a problem, but if I disconnected the charger the ZFE module remained drawing 0.15 A & so drained the battery in a matter of a couple of days.
Disconnecting the battery for a few moments then re-connecting cleared the battery drain only to return if I charged via the accessory socket again.
This didn't happen with the previous K1300S.

After discovering that, I connected the charger direct to the battery & had no further problems.

For Sale / Wanted / Re: K1300S Bars
« on: April 23, 2022, 09:52:52 am »
They usually get damaged when the bike gets dropped.

So usually just one side is needed.

For Sale / Wanted / K1300S OEM Clear Screen
« on: April 22, 2022, 06:14:12 pm »
Good condition £20 plus postage, or collection from Crewe Cheshire.

Photo's available if you PM me an email address.

For Sale / Wanted / K1300S Dog Bone plus Side Plates & Bearings.
« on: April 22, 2022, 06:12:17 pm »
£40 plus postage, or collection from Crewe Cheshire.

Photo's available if you PM me an email address.

For Sale / Wanted / K1300S NON ESA Rear Shock
« on: April 22, 2022, 06:10:17 pm »
Came off a bike that had done 20k miles. £100 plus postage, or can be collected from Crewe Cheshire.

Manual pre-load adjuster.

Photo's available if you PM me an email address.

For Sale / Wanted / K1300S Bars
« on: April 22, 2022, 06:07:55 pm »
Good condition, £40 each plus postage, or can be collected from Crewe Cheshire.

Photo's available if you PM me an email address.

For Sale / Wanted / K1300S Steering Yoke
« on: April 22, 2022, 06:05:59 pm »
In good condition £125 plus postage, or can be collected from Crewe Cheshire.

Photo's available if you PM me an email address.

The Panniers have the odd scratch/ scrape as per normal.

Come with BMW inner bags & one key.

One lock is missing the outer chrome bezel but works as normal.

£300 plus postage or can be collected from Crewe Cheshire.

Photo's available if you PM me an email address.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Clutch problem
« on: March 04, 2022, 10:32:31 am »
I can't see that being anything to do with the change of oil.

Sounds more likely to be a coil intermittently breaking down & engine running on 3 cylinders, then intermittently back to 4 giving surges.

fjtwelve's Bikes / Re: K1200S
« on: February 07, 2022, 11:01:22 am »
If you had wanted to remove those bolts as I have in the past, at least one of them would have been seized.

The captive nut inside the box section frame would then have spun & it would have had to be drilled out.

Suggest anyone wanting to remove those bolts lends their bike to Martin for a few hours before attempting removal. ;D

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Access
« on: November 23, 2021, 09:36:25 am »
Both grips are wired back to separate outputs from the ZFE controller.

If one grip works, both should work & are switched on by the ZFE.

One grip goes to A47 on the ZFE with a Black/ Yellow wire & the other goes to A55 with a Black/ White wire.

The Brown wire on both grips is the Earth return.

Hope this helps.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Tyres - yet again
« on: November 13, 2021, 02:06:02 pm »
" Like I said, no idea about the glue, never used it. "

I found that using the glue ( which just seems to be bicycle puncture repair rubber solution ), the sticky string slides through the hole in the tyre easier & less chance of it breaking.

Then after a few minutes it starts to solidify, which can only help keep the string in place.

Have to say the sticky string has always done it for me, up to now, which of course will mean on my next journey, the tyre will be totally shredded by something which no puncture repair kit on the planet will fix ;D.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Bike Stolen
« on: September 16, 2021, 02:37:21 pm »
An update to this story.
Exactly 1 month after my bike was stolen, MCE have come good & the money is now in my bank. :thumbsup:

Although I had a high excess, a total of £1150, I have ended up with getting £300 less than I paid for it 18 months ago.
I did buy it with the cam cover gasket leaking & poor running engine which probably de-valued the bike some.
I had to clean out the engine breather pipes & refit the original cover gasket, which cured the oil leak £0.
TomK1300S very kindly attached his GS911 & instantly diagnosed the exhaust valve sticking closed, which when wired permanently open, cured the poor running issue.

I've since bought an oldish 2007 R1200GS that is in excellent condition.

I'll see how I get on with it & may upgrade to the 1250 or may find I can't do without another K1300 fix. ;D
Love the riding position of the GS, but miss the smooth almost infinite power of the K.

Have to say I can only recommend MCE insurance after my dealings with them.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Bike Stolen
« on: August 19, 2021, 10:33:11 am »
Still havn't heard from the Police, other than the crime No, which is probably pretty par for the course.

I just had the steering lock on, but the fairly new VFR next to me had a chain around the rear wheel.

The chain had already been broken & was probably the next bike to be taken, when the scum was disturbed.

Other bikes had disc locks which I had always thought to be fairly easy to break, but may have been more of a deterrent than I thought.

Regarding the value of the bike, MCE make it clear in their policy document that they give you market value from something like Glasses Guide.

We parked the bikes towards the rear of the Hotel car park where they were shielded from view by other cars.
There was a 4' wall topped with 4' railings surrounding the Hotel, but of course an open entrance. 
We also think hotel staff may well have been in on it & tipped off the thieves that there was a valuable haul to be had. ( Only because there was a number of young workers there probably on below minimum wages )

The bikes were taken out via a delivery entrance 8' metal gate at the rear that was supposed to have been locked, but no sign of any broken lock laying nearby.

MCE insurance have been asking loads of the same questions in different ways like " is it used for work ", " is it used for deliveries ", " do I deliver Pizzas " etc, when I insured it SDP. They even asked for a picture of where it is normally parked at home in the garage WTF.
MCE have even scheduled a 30 minute telephone conversation with one of their claim staff for 2 weeks time to discuss the claim.
I expect they are hoping I will have forgotten some of the lies they think I've told them by then, but as it's all the truth i've nothing to worry about.

I'll update further as things progress.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Bike Stolen
« on: August 17, 2021, 05:49:41 pm »
Went on a weekend jaunt across North York Moors last weekend with 6 other friends.
We booked into a Hotel in Middlesbrough Saturday night.
At about 01:00 some scroat stole my K1300S together with a friends Kawa 1000 & was just coming back into the car park to collect a brand new VFR ( which he had already broken the lock to ). :'(

A noise woke my friend who's Kawa had already gone & saw my bike being wheeled across the car park.
She woke her partner who quickly donned his keks etc & ran around to the car park.
Said scroats took to their heels & just made it onto a waiting scooter before he could get hold of them.

Police didn't even attend & I only managed to get an incident No from them after chasing them this morning.

Don't know if I'll get another K or not.

I'm very tempted with a 1250GS, we'll see.

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