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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Don't forget to adjust your chain.
« on: March 18, 2019, 10:35:43 pm »
Doesn't every garage have a can of this on the shelf?

Halfords should have plenty of this.

Are you coming on the Wrinklies trip Tom?
I might pop along and meet you at your lunch stop at Long Melford. Do you know where you are stopping for lunch?

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Don't forget to adjust your chain.
« on: March 16, 2019, 11:11:27 pm »
Dog bone link item 7

No! Dog-bone link is item 5! You know, the one that looks like a dog bone  ::)

I've never seen a dog gnawing on a tringular shaped bone, but then I don't have a dog  8)
Just testing ::) It is of course number 5.

Anyway when you crawl under there it makes more sense and there are three needle roller bearing which have to be cleaned out and packed with grease. Be careful because they tend to be dry when you take them apart the first time and you can end up with needle rollers all over the place.

Slow riders control the speed of the group and fast riders get to mark most of the corners.

The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: Best anti-fog solution?
« on: March 16, 2019, 12:16:03 pm »
The pins are eccentric.........

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Don't forget to adjust your chain.
« on: March 16, 2019, 12:08:08 pm »
Dog bone link item 7

The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: Speed Limit repeater signs
« on: March 15, 2019, 11:19:08 pm »
Part of the criteria for maintaining our roads is based on their status and a big factor in determining the road status is the speed limit. For instance a motorway will have to be examined every week and a lane every year.

Higher status roads require more frequent examination and maintenance therefore if the status of a road can be reduced just by reducing the speed limit then the cost of maintaining that road will be reduced. The council responsible will therefore save lots of money. In this way a county such as Oxfordshire saves loads of money by reducing all the NSL roads to 50mph.

So long as a council can prove that it has carried out it's road inspection, they have fulfilled their requirement to look after a road even if a pothole appears the day after the road was inspected. The responsibility then falls on us to report the pothole and only then will they bother to do anything about it because we have put the ball back in their court. Trouble is how many of us can be bothered to report potholes to the responsible council? Hence the state of our roads.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: The Wonderful Clutch.......l
« on: March 13, 2019, 04:34:41 pm »
Just done a quick google its actually called a slotting machine.... go figure. :-[

And a quick last thing someone mentioned about putting a 3mm pin in the gear that engages the basket gear is that right there is a hole there strangely.
Could also be a shaping machine.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Don't forget to adjust your chain.
« on: March 12, 2019, 11:59:35 am »
> dog bone needle rollers

You got me there. I followed the rest of it, though - good explanation, and photos, thanks.

The short bolt - eek!
Why not design it with short bolts all round, I wonder. Is the stress from the clutch that great? There are about 14 bolts to hold it in place...
When I service my bike I pack fresh grease in the needle rollers of the rear suspension dog links. Something else that will never get done on a dealer service.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Don't forget to adjust your chain.
« on: March 12, 2019, 10:20:33 am »
Is that the adjuster in the top picture?

Yes, loosen the torx bolt and gently ease the tensioner across to the right.
I set the chain up with about 3mm side play.

fjtwelve's Bikes / Re: K1200S
« on: March 11, 2019, 08:26:36 pm »
Today I left home at 5. Arrived at Bristol to be told flight cancelled as wind in wrong direction at Schiphol. Was sent in taxi to Cardiff. Flight was delayed. Currently on train into Amsterdam so will get to flat after about 14.5hours. And I binned easy jet cos of the delays.....
Surprised that the wind could be in the wrong direction at Schipol. Last time I flew into Schipol there were thirteen runways.

Who's Who? / Re: Joined to help in my quest for a K1300
« on: March 11, 2019, 08:21:22 pm »
The BMW extended warranty is limited. Check here

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Don't forget to adjust your chain.
« on: March 11, 2019, 05:08:06 pm »
Today I checked my oil pump drive chain and found that it was very loose. It can be seen on this photo below and behind the clutch assembly.

Not a good idea to run a loose chain. It will be noisy and will wear out much quicker than a correctly adjusted chain.

Remember the shorter cover bolt as seen here.

This is where the short cover bolt has to be fitted. New engine if you fit a long bolt in this hole and tighten it up.

Along with greasing the dog bone needle rollers, I have no doubt that this is another job that will not be done on a service at the dealers.

For Sale / Wanted / Re: W2 4 Dirt Adventure Boots for sale
« on: March 10, 2019, 02:30:38 pm »
Surplus to requirements Brian. I wear motocross boots now for off roading. Better ankle protection.

For Sale / Wanted / W2 4 Dirt Adventure Boots for sale
« on: March 09, 2019, 07:31:55 pm »
W2 4 Dirt Adventure Boots for sale can be seen here

Plenty of life left in them as can be seen from the photos.

£50 collected from Knebworth in Hertfordshire or £60 posted Hermes.

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