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Now it all makes sense. Happy that the technician working on ma bike knows his onions and won't compromise on safety.  8)


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Okay reply from Nelson.

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Hi John
 
Thank you for your email.
 
I have spoken with [REDACTED] and the nuts do come separate from the ball joints and these parts are available however, it is the Scissor-type articulation to wheel carrier and steering adapter bolts* that we require which are back ordered. They are M8 x 30's and it has to be supplied by BMW for warranty purposes unfortunately.
 
With regards to your valve clearances the measurements are as follows;-
 
At 35 degrees C or below the exhaust specified value is 0.30-0.40mm and the inlet are 0.20-0.28mm.  When checked all are within tolerance and no adjustments were required.
 
Hope this is of help to you.
 
Regards.

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So there you go. It's as near to rocket science as motorcycle suspension gets. And the valve check was a needless precaution only done because they were in there replacing the plugs anyway. Typical rock solid BMW reliability, yet again.

* yer no gonnae find them on eBay....

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The cumulative knowledge on this forum is far more than any dealer has  ;D

Indeed it is. TomL was spot on. It's a 14x1.5mm nyloc nut. I probably have one the shed?

I've e-mailed the dealer.  ;D

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Seems the unobtanium bolt, as described by the lassie on the service desk, is not a bolt at all. It's a nut. Something she knows little about obviously...

Item 2 as shown below, I think?


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18k service done - unsure as to what adjustment/shims if any were required as yet? Bike given clean bill of health, but it needs front ball joint(s). These are secured with 'one time use' only bolts, these bolts are on back order from Zee Fatherland. It might be the New Year before they arrive? I've agreed to let them keep the bike partially stripped down until the speshul bolts arrive via the E.U. Mafia. You'd have thought the bolts would come as supplied with the ball joint?

I also asked them (BMW Motorrad Dundee, Clarks) to check the condition of the radiator while it was stripped down and this has also been given clean bill of health and they've been unable to replicated the clutch chatter. Not surprised as it's so cold just now and it only happened back last summer when it was roasting hot.

TB.
How strange. My ball joints were attached with nuts not bolts. They were standard M14x1.5 nyloc nuts and I quite happily reused mine.

Not according to Clarks o' Bonnie Dundee. Speshul disposable, one use only bolts, even though they seem to be made from, unobtainium. I think they just like having a 'decent bike' in the workshop rather than the ten-a-penny waterpumps GSes, so they're making excuses.

I'm not riding it during winter, so I'm not too bothered and consider it, storage included in the service cost.

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: I call my bike THE BEAST what do you call yours
« on: December 14, 2018, 01:39:38 pm »
Clusterburrach!

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: BMW Alarm on K1300S with RDC (TPMS)
« on: December 14, 2018, 01:38:37 pm »
Mine has the alarm and the RDC. Do I win a prize?  ::)

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18k service done - unsure as to what adjustment/shims if any were required as yet? Bike given clean bill of health, but it needs front ball joint(s). These are secured with 'one time use' only bolts, these bolts are on back order from Zee Fatherland. It might be the New Year before they arrive? I've agreed to let them keep the bike partially stripped down until the speshul bolts arrive via the E.U. Mafia. You'd have thought the bolts would come as supplied with the ball joint?

I also asked them (BMW Motorrad Dundee, Clarks) to check the condition of the radiator while it was stripped down and this has also been given clean bill of health and they've been unable to replicated the clutch chatter. Not surprised as it's so cold just now and it only happened back last summer when it was roasting hot.

TB.

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Okay so the bike is finally booked in for the 18k service next week. I'll also be asking them to check the clutch as it has a noticeable 'chatter' at the biting point when properly warm. It's better with more revs, but it's there. Will try and get a video of it chattering and share.

BTW. I asked a local independent mechanic if he could do the job? and answer was, sorry no, special BMW tools required.

TB.

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Brake pads
« on: June 23, 2018, 03:33:43 pm »
Front pads now replaced which is a very straightforward job indeed thanks to the caliper pistons sliding back easily with the use of the special tool that is my big fat thumbs. Pads had just over 2mm of friction material remaining. Perhaps they were not brand new when I bought the bike in May last year? Rear pads were though, but I have history here as I use the back brake, a lot.  ;D

Bit surprised that the BMW workshop manual makes no mention of reapplying thread locker to the brake caliper bolts, but then I only removed them as it makes the job easier and caliper cleaning more thorough.

Money spent on brakes & tyres is never money wasted.  :)

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Brake pads
« on: June 16, 2018, 02:12:22 pm »
I believe the general consensus it that OEM are best. Expensive but best. You will only get the wear sensors with OEM.

Fair play. Brembo pads are more easily sourced and with the OEM only returning some 4000 miles, WTF. I've gone with these Brembos in the hope they'll be as good and last that wee bit longer? I've also got another trip booked for the Western Isles, for mid-July, before the bike will go in for its first 18k service in early August. The front pads however need changing now.  I knew this before I bought it, but these bikes are not cheap to run, service, own.


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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Brake pads
« on: June 14, 2018, 05:55:21 pm »

Also had a split new pair of Michelin Road 5s fitted pre MOT as the OE Metzlers were shagged in just 4000 miles.


Wow. 4k. That's bad. You're not rubbing the brake pads on the tyres, or something weird, are you?  :o

Just in interest, what's your MPG?
So we can work out if you're a messiah with a dodgy bike. Or just a naughty boy.

To paraphrase Tom(?):
Anyone getting more than 52mpg is an idiot, anyone getting less than 46mpg is a maniac.

To be fair. The front had some life left, the rear was on the TWI. I always change them as pairs as this is no scooter.

Avg MPG is around 45, which I thought was good. Certainly better than the 27mpg my GTi returns.

I only ever used to get around 3k from a rear of the VFR and the Versys. Michelin Road 4 were much better on the Versys, I got around 6k on those. High hopes that the Road 5 will return a more reasonable 5k?

Cheers.


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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Brake pads
« on: June 14, 2018, 05:36:15 pm »
To my shame, I ran the rear pads down to beyond the friction material while on tour around Engerland & Welsh Wales last month. 1150 miles in 7 days. I could hear the rear pads making metal to metal contact (ouch) while on route to Fishguard. Our next stop was Chester, so booked the bike into Chester BMW for the next afternoon and had little option to continue using as little brakes as possible.....

Long & short of it was, new pads and disc fitted while I waited. £310. Problem solved but having to replace the disc at just 16k was a bit extravagent and no-ones fault but my own.  :-[



Bike was in for its second MOT last week at Cupar Motorcycles and passed with just one advisory for yes you guessed it. Front pads are worn. Keen for history not to repeat itself, I've ordered and received today a set of these bad boys. Will squeeze them in over the weekend.  8)

https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/403061

Also had a split new pair of Michelin Road 5s fitted pre MOT as the OE Metzlers were shagged in just 4000 miles. Man new tyres are things of joy, the bike rolls into bends like it used to rather than having to be urged to do so. Very early days with the Road 5s but they look and feel the business.

Cheers, TB. 

 

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