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Coils were my first punt in Dunc's first post.

However, the idle on initial start-up is very high. It should be 11-1200.

Check the simple items first Dunc. Althouh the ICV is a wee bit of a pig to get at (tank panels off, tank out), it is straightforward and it is then a reasonable job to drop the ICV and give it a thorough check over. Also at that point you will know whether you have the original box and ICV or the newer, updated one.

The plugs and coils are a slightly more complex job and quite costly if it is the coils.

That's ma boy  :D :D

Who's Who? / Re: Fit Like from Aberdeen...shire
« on: Today at 10:20:55 am »
If you pop along to the How To section you will find a wonderful 'sticky' topic all about performing effective searches. Armed with that info you can search to your heart's content on ICV, Airbox, Poor Idling etc. etc.

Who's Who? / Re: Fit Like from Aberdeen...shire
« on: Yesterday at 10:33:55 pm »
Although you could have failing coils, the dreadful fuelling and poor idle on early K12's is well known.

It can be as simple as the Idle Control Valve needing re-calibrating or stripping and cleaning. It could also be that your bike still has the early and original ICV and airbox and the later ICV and airbox (£400 at the last count but probably available 2nd hand from the likes of Motorworks and James Sherlock) do a much better job of the fuelling and idling.

 :D :D :D :D

That might need a little explanation for some of our non-British cousins Steve  :D

fjtwelve's Bikes / Re: K1200S
« on: Yesterday at 10:12:28 pm »
I wouldn't give me a licence...I fall asleep at anything approachimg a reasonable speed.

Having changed the big A6 diesel quattro for a much smaller and almost frighteningly rapid S3 quattro I am now reliving my youth on four wheels as well as two.

I'll probably die of a heart attack from the frustration of having the entire population of Herefordshire driving around at 35 mph in national speed limit areas and while this bothers me not a jot on the BM it results in kamikaze overtakes in the car, which accelerates almost as rapidly as the bike but is slightly more difficult to 'land'  :o

My 'relaxation' motoring is now aboard the little Honda which will overtake. With enough advance warning   ::)

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: The end is in sight!
« on: Yesterday at 06:50:48 pm »
I have to say that while I like the spec and the performance, it looks like a total bitch to clean; way more than a quick swipe over the front and the side panels with a damp chamois... :D

fjtwelve's Bikes / Re: K1200S
« on: Yesterday at 06:41:28 pm »
So, where did he come from Martin?

I never venture outside my local 'comfort zone' without the reassurance of my Garmin yelping at me about speed camera sites. The £20 a year and the user sourced weekly updates have saved me time and time again.

I'm fairly religious about 20, 30 and 40 limits, at least during the day, treat 50's with the contempt they deserve and ignore the rest just as religeously.

However, the number of high-end, top-of-the-range cars from the obvious marques with one or two smart occupants are far outnumbered by the run-of-the-mill stuff and I treat all of the former with suspicion until my hackles calm down. So far, so good.

Of course, I could stay within the limits!

Nah, be reasonable... ::)

fjtwelve's Bikes / Re: K1200S
« on: Yesterday at 12:11:51 pm »
You need some Barkbuster Storms my friend.. :D

Who's Who? / Re: Fit Like from Aberdeen...shire
« on: Yesterday at 12:10:06 pm »
Hi Dunc and welcome to the madhouse that is EuroKClub!

Hm! I'm glad you put the question marks after the comment about the price.

It seems as though 'your' K12 has spent its life in the shadows and away from the bright lights and free coffee and biscuits of the BMW dealer network. Let's all hope that your 'wrinkles' are merely that... :D

Who's Who? / Re: Hi all
« on: November 11, 2018, 03:57:32 pm »
I should have kept my 'unique' K12S, it was a 2004... :D
I think yours must have been a prototype Brian  ;D

All K1200's were prototypes! Mine was either a press bike or a BMW staff bike (but was 'owned' by BMW as the first keeper) and was registered in Oct 2004. Bearing in mind that the original launch was scheduled for September 2004, right up to the point when Kevin Ash tested it in July, told BMW and the rest of the world exactly what he thought about it (unlike most of the other rags and journos) and they quietly cancelled the release date and smuggled all the press bikes back to Germany for a massive rethink. All except mine which never left this country and wasn't fettled until I did it in 2011.

For those who haven't been there, you can read Kev's 'appraisal' hear...

Nothing more was heard till March 2005 when the 'fettled' bikes appeared in dealers and were released to the paying punters. The rest, as they say, is history!

The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: Optimate 4 on Offer!
« on: November 11, 2018, 03:36:03 pm »
Better than buying it yourself and putting it under the tree with ner name on it... :D

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Clutch cover bolts
« on: November 11, 2018, 11:57:03 am »
Yes, it is the differential metals and UK climate which won't sit well together. The torque for the ally bolts includes some 'twist' to stretch them which is why they recommend new ones every time. A 'decent' engineer would know the correct torque setting but I've no idea where you would find one these days... :)

Who's Who? / Re: Hi all
« on: November 11, 2018, 11:54:05 am »
I should have kept my 'unique' K12S, it was a 2004... :D

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Clutch cover bolts
« on: November 10, 2018, 07:51:40 pm »
What material are they going into?

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