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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Cam Cover Leak
« on: Yesterday at 06:12:42 pm »
Thanks, every day is a school day round here.

I used a little black silicon sealant on the mating faces matey.

And yet another plug for Milliput ( or whatever it is called) black epoxy putty which I used to form the mounting on the bottom of the barbuttonbox to sit over the left switchgear mounting clamp and bolts which I covered with cling-film first so it set in the right shape but didn't stick to the bike.

Then I used a tie-wrap through a length of washer tubing moulded into the epoxy to hold it all in place. Pops off easily enough if I need to get the clamp bolts off (be the first time since fitting the HeliBars, but hey...).

I was a bit too keen to silence(?) the overly bright flashing led so fitted a switch to turn it off. Immediately after that Joost took our feedback on board and turned it off once it is connected  :winkthumbs:

Who's Who? / Re: New member , just got a k1200 rs 1997 model.
« on: February 23, 2024, 09:37:21 pm »
Hi Inga and welcome to the madhouse that is EuroKClub!

Winter here too but probably not as much winter as Norway. One or two hardy souls out still, risking their pride and joy with all the salt on the roads although not as much salt this year as most.

Stay warm and enjoy the maintenance. Brian

I would be careful with the pricing of the CRF300 Matt, assuming it is the L you are looking at. You need to allow for at least a suspension upgrade at both ends, different bars and a fairly rapid chain swap if the OEM chain is anything like the 250 Rally, even though it was a D.I.D.

From my experience with the Rally, I wouldn't recommend it as a great out of the box bike for off-road use.

Kit Reviews / Re: Grip Puppies alternatives
« on: February 21, 2024, 05:51:29 pm »
Don't forget, it's the seated height that matters, not the standing height.

I'm 5'10" in boots but with 33" inside leg I am short-arse when sitting and that makes the reach for the bars and the angle of dangle of the torso that much more uncomfortable.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Cam Cover Leak
« on: February 21, 2024, 05:43:04 pm »
I doubt the jump guard mod would affect the guide. It is only a plastic thingummy to keep the chain in contact with the teeth in the event that the tensioner loses it's oil when sat, especially on the side stand, for any length of time or somehow loses it's pressure with the engine running or at start up.

I'm very suspicious about that amount of protrusion on the guide and it certainly looks like it has been buggering the oil seal on the cover.

Kit Reviews / Re: Grip Puppies alternatives
« on: February 21, 2024, 09:52:12 am »
You can still use the inner bar ends with Helibars. I have the Hornig inner mounts for sat nag etc. I drilled and tapped the inner end of the Helibar to take the Hornig mounting bolt and cut the expanding portion of the Hornig off.

Been working perfectly for 13 years, man and boy.

Unlike the owner. Boom tish.

Ooo, which reminds me - I must invite myself to sit on your bike and try your Helibars before I waste my time piddling about fitting mine (knowing full well it will take me 3 times longer than a normal human bean to fit them).

Well, you could invite yourself over to help with the radiator problem on mine and we could fit your BellyHa's at the same time. And kill two intercoms with one stone.

Just got to get myself out from under my rotting ex-bathroom floor and get the shiny new shower system installed, week four approaching, civil engineering phase and first fixes almost completed and about many weeks still to go.

But days off for playing with bikes are allowed for in the project plan contingencies section and costed accordingly  :winkthumbs:

Kit Reviews / Re: Grip Puppies alternatives
« on: February 21, 2024, 09:41:52 am »
Yes, the HeliBars are a 'subtle' change, not a dramatic one.

There is a limit to how far you can lift and pivot backward before you start to stretch the cables and pipes.

Also, by the very nature of pivoting adjustments, the further back you move the bars, the lower your lift and the higher you go, the further from the seat they move. 'tis obvious if one bothers to study the geometry but, meh!

An alternative route followed by at least some(?) in here is to fit the bars and top yoke from an R which is more dramatic and doubtless more effective but I have no idea about the downsides.

Nice work Ritchie and good photo work to boot.

Kit Reviews / Re: Grip Puppies alternatives
« on: February 20, 2024, 10:42:39 pm »
You can still use the inner bar ends with Helibars. I have the Hornig inner mounts for sat nag etc. I drilled and tapped the inner end of the Helibar to take the Hornig mounting bolt and cut the expanding portion of the Hornig off.

Been working perfectly for 13 years, man and boy.

Nice write up matey. Sounds like way too much fun to be legal though.

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.


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...


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


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...

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!

The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: Honda plans Cross-Wind Assist...
« on: February 15, 2024, 02:48:40 pm »
I swear by my throttle lock cruise. Properly set it gives the right wrist a rest and means you can light your cigar with ease...

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: How to stop your rear shock spring going rusty
« on: February 15, 2024, 02:46:29 pm »
Ho ho ho! How true.

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