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K1200 / K1300 Forum / K1300GT Seat heating element
« on: July 01, 2020, 06:37:31 pm »
I wonder whether anyone on the forum can help.

My heated seat is now only lukewarm even when on two bars so time I think for a replacement. Does anyone know where I could lay my hands on a replacement heating element? Presumably it is a Bosch product. Does any one know the part number?

I look forward to hearing from you with interest. I don't want to replace the whole seat as it is nearly £350 which is a lot just to keep my pert little botty warm and snug during Winter's cold embrace ... 

K1200 / K1300 Forum / K1300GT - Battery
« on: October 28, 2019, 04:08:07 pm »
Good afternoon all, a little help from your collective wisdom is required. I am afraid that my battery has seen better days and will shortly need replacing.

Previous posts on this forum suggest that the Odyssey PC 680 is a straight replacement but looking at photos on the Net the terminals seem different. My OE battery has the usual terminals that stand proud and the wiring is attached by a standard nut and bolt whereas the Odyssey seems to have threaded terminals. Does anyone know if the Odyssey will accept the OE wiring without any fuss and will it sit snugly in its compartment?

I popped in to Halfords this morning and they can sell me a Yuasa YT19BL-BS which is a straight replacement for the OE battery. Again, has anyone had any experience of this battery and if so is it a straight replacement? Also, of late, when the engine is hot it sometimes takes a few stabs at the button to get it started. Will the Yuasa battery solve that problem? I understand that the Odyssey will.

The Odyssey is about £20 more than the Yuasa. Is it worth the extra money?

I look forward to your thoughts.

The Euro K Club Lounge / MCE Insurance
« on: June 03, 2019, 08:47:42 pm »
It's that time of year again and MCE seem incredibly cheap with extremely good benefits. So, has anyone used them and if so were they any good? Anyone had any experience of their claims department? In short, are they any good or are they a bunch of shysters? Will they tempt me in with a cheap year then whack their rates up on renewal? I ask this as my current insurers, Bennetts, will no longer accept me as a new policyholder. So, lots to consider and any advice you fine fellows can offer will be gratefully accepted.

Cheers all,

The Euro K Comms & Sat Nav Corner (including Trackers) / Garmin Zumo
« on: January 27, 2019, 03:54:05 pm »
I am thinking of buying a K1600GT Sport and want a suitable sat nav to fit into the hole in the dashboard. I understand that a Garmin 660 fits but is no longer available. Its replacement is the Garmin Zumo 395 LM. Does anyone know whether that will that fit into the dashboard? It's much cheaper than the Navigator and, to my mind, much easier to use.

Cheers all,

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Loose gear lever on K1300GT
« on: December 30, 2018, 08:53:30 pm »
When I took my K1300GT for its MOT earlier in the month the technician passed it with no advisories apart from stating that the gear lever was loose. He told me that he had tightened it for me but that resulted in a stiffened action so he slackened the bolt off again.

I got the bike home I took the lever off the bike and it is as described in the repROM which is a bolt, washer and bush. i reassembled it and the lever was tight however after a couple of rides it is loose again. I have discussed it with my dealer he says that there is nothing missing and no locking nut. In fairness I have had the bike from new and the lever has always been slack.

What do other GT owners make of this? Are their gearshift levers loose? Is there any sort of locking nut on the end of the bolt and if not are the threads at the end of the bolt still visible? More importantly has anyone had the bolt fall out?

I should have said earlier that the bolt passes through the washer, bush and lever and is screwed into the frame with the last few threads visible the other side of the frame bracket.

Your thoughts, gentlemen please! Do I need to worry or are my neuroses getting the better of me?!

May I be the first to wish you all a happy New Year,

K1200 / K1300 Forum / K1300GT LH pannier
« on: November 28, 2018, 08:04:59 pm »
Does anyone have or know someone that has a spare LH pannier for a K1300 GT or alternatively know anyone that can put the lower latch locking mechanism back together? Preferably silver grey cover for the Exclusive Edition but any colour will do. I think one off an RT would fit as well.

Both Coopers, my dealer, and Motorworks, say it is cheaper to replace the inner half of the pannier rather than pay a BMW technician to reassemble the lower latch mechanism. Both think it will take well in excess of 2 hours, which you might think is excessive for only 2 screws! So, anyone related to a gynaecologist??

Thanks for your time,

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Help needed replacing rear disc pads
« on: March 27, 2016, 12:52:45 pm »
I wonder if there is anyone out there who can help me.

I am trying to replace the rear disc pads on my K1300GT but cannot get the retaining pin to budge. The existing pads have done about 30,000 miles in all weathers so the retaining pin is probably rusted in.

So far I have pushed the pistons back, removed the spring retainer and am using an old drill bit as a drift to knock the retaining pin out. I am hammering the drift from the silencer side of the bike so that it comes out on the calliper side.

I have tried soaking a rag in boiling water then putting it over the casing to try to expand the metal but to no avail.

I have just squirted WD40 over the pin whilst shielding the disc. It has not worked so far so I shall leave it for a few hours then try again along with the boiling water trick.

Does anyone have any bright ideas? Has this happened to anyone else and if so how did they solve the problem?

Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

Cheers all,

Who's Who? / Evening all
« on: March 18, 2015, 09:00:07 pm »
Just found the new forum so thanks Winger and Teztec for pointing me in the right direction.

In case any of you remember my last post on the old forum you might be interested to hear I had to buy a new handlebar switch. Ouch!! Just what I needed after Christmas. Anyway, the powered screen now works a treat and as an added bonus I don't have to keep fiddling with the cruise control.

Cheers all and I shall now trawl through your posts to keep up with the wild and exciting world that is BMW ownership.


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