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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Newbie GT owners questions....
« on: August 12, 2019, 10:18:28 am »
Drywall? as opposed to wetwall? or is that plasterboard?
call it what you will, it has a sodding great hole in it the height of a K1200GT rack  :P

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Newbie GT owners questions....
« on: August 11, 2019, 07:21:02 pm »
I have a K1200GT and unless they changed the position of the stand on the 13 I have no idea what the fuss is about? step on the stand and push back with the left handlebar and the LH grab rail, there should be no lifting involved.
PS the Pan is heavier  :P
However, getting it on the stand with full luggage and top box is a completely different kettle of fish. Use the side stand in this instance.
Nope, thats what I was talking about, I really can't see the problem ? mine is also stored in a very tight space in the garage (so tight that there is a hole in the drywall where I have misjudged it in the past, always on the centrestand as there isn't room to put it on the sidestand . )

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Newbie GT owners questions....
« on: August 08, 2019, 03:01:42 pm »
I have a K1200GT and unless they changed the position of the stand on the 13 I have no idea what the fuss is about? step on the stand and push back with the left handlebar and the LH grab rail, there should be no lifting involved.
PS the Pan is heavier  :P

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: The Wonderful Clutch.......l
« on: April 14, 2019, 09:28:20 pm »
wish I could help but on my old clutch it was the plates either end of the pack that were worn and I'm guessing the one you need is one of those? could you not have reassembled the clutch using the old end plate but new intermediates ? you could contact barnett or see if it is possible to get whatever shim that was fitted to the older clutch that didn't require the larger first plate ?
mine seemed to go in with no problems so presumably is a newr version? how old is yours? is there any chance you can return it as unfit for purpose? 

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: The Wonderful Clutch.......l
« on: April 14, 2019, 12:51:16 pm »
is it possible that you left one of the original steel plates in situ? the Barnett clutch should have exactly what you need no extras. count the old plates and tell us how many you have

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: The Wonderful Clutch.......l
« on: April 07, 2019, 07:29:24 pm »
I think an impact wrench might be in order  ???
Yes, but how much would that be? I don't have a pressurised air system, and I don't know if an electric impact wrench would work. I saw a few for sale, and they cost close to £200. I was hoping I could do this cheaper with some hand tools, like the Spanish guy in the videos...
run down to your local Lidl and see if they have any left or can order one https://trendtravel.info/travel-video/BgNnWQP0_hA/parkside-lidl-electric-impact-wrench-450-c3

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: The Wonderful Clutch.......l
« on: April 03, 2019, 09:12:31 pm »
A reasonable run through for anyone thinking of having a go, and bonus! its not in Spanish! although if required I can supply a link to one "en Espaniol"  :P

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The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: Digital vernier caliper...
« on: April 03, 2019, 09:01:16 pm »
I think going out in the dark is vastly under-rated. No eejits, no Sunday drivers (even on a Sunday) and you can ride without bothering to comb yer hair... 8)

Loads of deer though. The damn things are becoming a real nuisance.
I'm doing my best, but I can only shoot them so fast, and I'm not in your area  :P

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The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: Digital vernier caliper...
« on: March 31, 2019, 04:49:49 pm »
And, having only used it in earnest once, it transpired that it failed me big time....

More anon  >:(
do tell, I use mine primarily for reloading cartridges so the odd thousandths of an inch is relatively important   :P
fortunately its always come up trumps

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: The Wonderful Clutch.......l
« on: March 25, 2019, 08:28:03 pm »
picked up my bike from the mechanic tonight, the new Barnett clutch pack has transformed the bike ! no more RTesque "clunk" into first, no problem selecting neutral when stationary, and pull away so much smoother than before  :D
had a look at the old plates..... first and last were down to metal without any sign of friction material! everything else pretty much looked mint !
the Mechanic has kept the good plates for some lucky person who tweaks his charitable side and gets a "previously owned " bargain  8)

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The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: Digital vernier caliper...
« on: March 19, 2019, 06:07:59 pm »
mine is now 7 years old and still using the original battery!

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Don't forget to adjust your chain.
« on: March 19, 2019, 06:06:30 pm »
Ah I see sorry, got the wrong end of it  :-[ just one thought, do you really want to put any "grease" on a locking nut ? also unles I've got the wrong end again, the point where you would put copaslip (or equivelant) is the nut to bolt interface, so as long as you aren't splash happy with it the Alloy should never see the copper in any quantity/at all , usually copaslip is used in extremely small amounts as there is no need to slather it around.  :)

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Don't forget to adjust your chain.
« on: March 18, 2019, 08:31:08 pm »
Right-oh, since I'm changing my tyres this week I will repack the dogbone bearings - any idea of which type of grease? The factory manual does not say.

The factory manual does say to replace the nuts (single-use mechanical thread-lockers, BMW use them all over the place) part number 07 11 9905032 (4 required if fully disassembling).

They also say to lubricate the shorter bolt to the frame (NOT the ones on the triangular plate - why?) with Optimoly TA (aluminium paste) which is an "assembly grease" - looking online it is good up to 1100 degrees C but I'm sure my swinging arm does not get that hot..... I will use copperslip I think (EDIT - apparently copper and aluminium are not a good mix - so may have to get the TA stuff (expensive)).

All advice gladly received and sorry for the thread diversion.

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coppaslip is not a lubricating grease, its an antiseize grease, plain lithium grease will do the job, personally I like grease that has a tractor on the can, it means to me that its made to do the job  :P

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: The Wonderful Clutch.......l
« on: February 25, 2019, 05:38:12 pm »
Of all the faults that mine had and it had lots, the clutch was never one of them. I bought it at 18k and sold it at 42k and the clutch never squealed, slipped, rattled or juddered.

Mind you, it didn't get much use on up changes and after TomL 'discovered' that the oil feed only worked with the lever pulled in I did use to pull it in at lights. I guess mine was a Friday bike with a Monday clutch  8)
mine doesnt rattle,judder,squeal or slip... it just doesn't disengage properly anymore making neutral elusive to find, and considering I was told some years ago that it needed changing due to the colour of the oil, I figure I haven't done too badly out of it  ;D

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: The Wonderful Clutch.......l
« on: February 24, 2019, 08:58:35 pm »
I have just ordered a Barnett clutch pack for my 1200, 47K so not too bad for a bike with that sort of power

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