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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Akrapovic baffle ... in or out survey.
« on: August 02, 2020, 09:21:21 pm »
Mine stays in. Can't stand noisy bikes.

I have removed the cable from the exhaust flap which does make it slightly noisier at lower revs (this keeps the flap fully open all the time). It doesn't put a fault code up on the dash but registers as a fault code on the GS911.

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Who's Who? / Re: New guy from Wisconsin
« on: July 28, 2020, 06:54:22 pm »
Hi Rahb Gee. Welcome to the forum.

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: K1300GT exhaust
« on: July 28, 2020, 06:51:53 pm »
The stock pipes and the ones Tom showed are both 1&4, 2&3.

Chris's Akra is 1&2, 3&4.

The tuned length of each stub is more important than the combinations, but the Akra looks to have equal lengths which is odd considering the firing order.
I thought that they had to be 1&4, 2&3 for the 1342 firing order.

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: K1300GT exhaust
« on: July 27, 2020, 01:17:43 pm »
I think they were doing it on the cheap and should have gone for something more like this.

Would have made it even more powerful.

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Is the bike on a centre stand? Because I haven't got one.
No it's on an Abba workstand. Kind of like a centre stand.

I did my friends bike useing the centre stand.

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Go on give us a laugh.

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This linkage sits in an area forward of the rear wheel and collects all the road dirt thrown off the rear wheel. The four sets of needle roller bearings should be cleaned out regularely and packed with clean grease. The first time that I took a set apart there was hardly any grease in there and what was there was very dirty.

A piece of timber with another block inserted at the rear can be positioned to take the load off the bearings as the through spindle bolts are removed.

The needle rollers are then cleaned out and packed with fresh high melting point grease. Be careful the first time this is done because of the lack of grease in there you are likely to have lots of loose rollers falling out. Best to place a tray underneath to catch any bits. Once packed properly with grease this will not be a problem in the future. It's a little finger job.

All cleaned and lubed ready for another years service.

So far as I know this procedure is not included in the BMW maintenance schedule.


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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: K1300GT exhaust
« on: July 26, 2020, 04:15:02 pm »





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The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: Breakdown
« on: July 25, 2020, 10:27:44 pm »
A friend broke down (in his modern car) around 60 miles from home last week on a busy dual carriageway. He made it to the nearest service area and called his breakdown service (one of the major nationals) who attended fairly promptly, declared the car undriveable and said that they would call a transporter to move the car to my friend's home. he then went on to say that no - one could travel in the recovery vehicle due to Coronavirus restrictions, so my friend would need to make his own way home.

This is a problem that I, certainly had not thought of. My friend had received no warning from his service provider of this change to their operations, however I assume that it is likely to apply to all recovery services and if so, is quite a concern for those of us that venture far from home?
That is crazy. The recovery service must include the vehicle and driver. If the transporter is unable to take the driver then the recovery service should provide a vehicle for the driver.

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For Sale / Wanted / Re: Wanted - k1300s throttle lock/cruise control
« on: July 25, 2020, 12:58:33 pm »
Thanks for the tips. Has anyone had any experience of the atlas throttle locks?

https://www.atlasthrottlelock.com/products/bmw-motorcycles-atlas-throttle-lock

I like the idea of it being inside the bars rather than on the end and the way it's a button to lock/unlock appeals to me too but I've not seen anyone mention them here before
That looks like an abomination of a contraption.

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: K1300GT exhaust
« on: July 19, 2020, 05:26:55 pm »
The original service schedules used to mention lubrication of the ball joint.

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TomL, have you got a link to that definitive statement, I did google and found nothing conclusive.

Thanks everyone for responding.

:)
Google K1300R emissions and on every site that I checked it showed something like  "Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3"

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Does anyone know what the emissions are for a K1200R, I've just checked my V5, which is largely blank, trying to work out whether the bike is Euro 2 or Euro 3 for the French Crit Air Application.

Thanks in advance

Badmash
Euro 3. Google is your friend.

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: K1300GT exhaust
« on: July 14, 2020, 05:34:03 pm »
If you do decide to get them repaired be aware that they are prone to extreme distortion when welding. I would suggest that the headers should be bolted to a cylinder head when the welding takes place. Either that or a jig which is equivalent to a cylinder head.

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Help Needed
« on: July 08, 2020, 10:26:59 pm »
No photos of bins please.

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