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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: unusual brake fault
« on: Yesterday at 06:32:50 pm »
Tossers, if it was meddling.

Now then, starter button/kill switch is a known failure requiring new switchgear on the right.

OR

Someone else has flicked his kill switch to off...you have checked I hope  8)

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For Sale / Wanted / Re: Decisions decisions...
« on: August 24, 2019, 07:31:30 pm »
I agree about the GS. Taking (badly ridden) sportsbikes on roundabouts was a guilty pleasure of mine and that on my 1150 tractor.

On the other hand Tom, you could probably do that pushing a wheelbarrow...

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Dropping into first without turning heads!
« on: August 23, 2019, 10:18:11 pm »
Bloody 'ooligan  :D

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Other (K) Bikes or anything else! / Re: A production Run ?
« on: August 20, 2019, 11:38:15 pm »
But, it has TWO sidestands!!! Or one two-pronged, two sided stand.yeah  8)

But what's with the bare feet?

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fjtwelve's Bikes / Re: K1200S
« on: August 19, 2019, 06:26:53 pm »
...and you what they say about things that look too good to be true  8)

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For Sale / Wanted / Re: Decisions decisions...
« on: August 19, 2019, 06:24:45 pm »
Dropping it is a matter of experience (or rather inexperience) rather than weight.

The K13 is one of only a few bikes I haven't dropped (shouldn't have said that)...

Every time I've dropped a bike it is because of stupidity rather than weight and in the same circumstances even a step-through would probably have gone down. Almost every drop has been at a standstill or walking pace at most and this is the time that the bike and gravity (i.e. the bike's 'weight') always conspire against you.

I can't shove the K around a) like I used to when I were younger and b) like a lot of other riders do.

Hell, I can't even shove the little Honda around that much. How the hell Phillipe pushed his dead and fully loaded K13 at a running pace (that I couldn't manage in just my gear) for almost 2 hundred yards on a pavement on the Wrinklies two years ago I will never fathom.

The difference between dropping a K and dropping something 20Kgs lighter is almost negligible (unless you are underneath it at the time) and amounts to no more than a tank of fuel, so a lighter bike with a full tank etc. etc.

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For Sale / Wanted / Re: Decisions decisions...
« on: August 19, 2019, 01:11:01 pm »
I wonder why there is so much emphasis on weight. Power to weight ratio I can understand, but raw weight?

I can't even lift my 155Kg Honda without a) getting a hernia or b) calling my breakdown service (on a dirt track...).

The very thought of even thinking about lifting the K brings beads of sweat to my trousers.

Your comments about the Gold Thing prove the point amply.

Logic rarely comes into bike-buying decisions (David being one among very few who did the logic job properly) and if it is a 'fun' bike rather than a 'fun-commute-holiday-scratch-shopping' bike then buy the funniest bike you can afford  8)

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Euro K Club Bling / Re: Third Party Tyre Pressure Monitors.
« on: August 18, 2019, 01:37:58 pm »
Yup, it isn't wear in the chain you are trying to prevent, it is knacke(O)ring your sprockets which are almost always softer than the rollers in the chain.

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The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: 2019 trip to Westfjords Iceland
« on: August 18, 2019, 01:34:10 pm »
Just stunning Tom.

With Acerbis guards, how did you break your brake lever?

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Headlamp masking
« on: August 18, 2019, 01:06:24 pm »
My car has LED headlamps and the dip still has a UK-style kick up on the nearside so in theory it will be blinding oncoming traffic if it ever goes into mainland Europe.

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The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: Portugal fuel shortages
« on: August 18, 2019, 01:04:00 pm »
How do you know what ads he will be getting from Google?

Or are you the one who actually reads them? I didn't even realise Google did adverts   8)

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For Sale / Wanted / Re: Decisions decisions...
« on: August 18, 2019, 01:01:59 pm »
Welcome (back) to the Madhouse that is EuroKClub!

Now then, your enforced absence has obviously addled your brain; how can the easy choice be a K13S (intercontinental ballistic cruise missile) and one of your options be a Moto Guzzi (barely refined agricultural vehicle of dubious purpose)?

That's like asking for advice about whether to eat an apple or murder your entire family... :-\

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: unusual brake fault
« on: August 18, 2019, 12:55:51 pm »
The solution may not have been found yet...

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: k1300GT exhaust header pipes - recommendations
« on: August 16, 2019, 03:29:45 pm »
The rot always, always, always gets into the S pipes, which mine were. My leak was at the joint between the last 2 into 1 weld. I doubt even the factory ones get right into the V of the joint.

From memory that was the lowest point on the system and with no drain hole... :o

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The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: trip weather
« on: August 16, 2019, 03:26:01 pm »
If only we knew an app developer that could write one...

 :D

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