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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Akra db killer removal
« on: October 12, 2018, 06:48:32 pm »
The pop from the Akra as one shifts up is just delightful and very addictive. I find myself timing the pop to coincide with being alongside some dawdling, day-dreaming half-wit in a Maestro!

fjtwelve's Bikes / Re: K1200S
« on: October 12, 2018, 06:45:31 pm »
It's the leaves you need to watch out for and all that yeuky emulsion they produce when pounded into the tarmac by trucks and cars...very, very slippery indeed with a little water thrown into the mix.

Who's Who? / Re: new member
« on: October 12, 2018, 06:42:36 pm »
Hi John and welcome to the madhouse that is EuroKClub  ;D

Well, you'll certainly get a different perspective, that's for sure and Tom's right, the thought of starting out on a T120 fills me with dread. I know the throttle works both ways but at 16 (in 1964, even older) my brain and my ego didn't. Luckily my BSA Sunbeam scooter didn't respond much to the throttle either way... ;D

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Akra db killer removal
« on: October 12, 2018, 02:02:55 pm »
I just find it tiring. Matt's Project SC is especially irritating without the baffle. I couldn’t understand why, on the Wrinklies trip, the exhaust note of Richard's bike was increasing long before he accelerated...

Eventually it dawned that it was not his bike I could hear but Matt's who was a couple of bikes in front!

Got them out with a spark plug socket that had a ball joint above the socket. Apparently the BMW spark plug socket is intended to be used only when the engine has been removed from the bike. :-|

...which the stealers probably do every time they change the plugs...

Ride Out Reports / Re: Sewells in France and Belgium 2018
« on: October 12, 2018, 12:19:10 pm »
You sure drew the short straw weather wise with having to re-book. Still, I know you love your waterproofs... ;D

The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: Beef or K?
« on: October 12, 2018, 12:17:31 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :D ;D :D ;D ;D

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Front end squeak!!
« on: October 12, 2018, 12:16:29 pm »
Fingers crossed something just needs freeing up or lubing!!!!
Isn't naivety a wonderful thing  :o

You're such a doom-monger young sir  ;D

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Launching my K1300s
« on: October 12, 2018, 12:15:38 pm »
As one who has never pulled a wheelie and hopefully never will, I doubt it can happen by accident on a fast getaway. Surely there has to be a huge fistful to get a bike as long as the K airborne...

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Passenger back rest?
« on: October 12, 2018, 12:13:00 pm »
I've never heard of such a thing apart from the Sargent version. Falling off the back is an irrational fear but for those so afflicted it is real although apart from the odd drunk I've never heard of it happening in real life. The old joke about the guy with a girlfriend called Ruth springs to mind...

Probably the most 'convenient' solution would be a new pillion passenger an Alu-Rack with a small top box complete with a cushioned backrest.

Without the topbox or adaptor plate fitted you wouldn't know the Alu-Rack was there. The HUGE downside is that the pillion grab handles are thin and difficult to use with gloves on.

You can fit a BM blade carrier and topbox but I'm not sure how small they go.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Launching my K1300s
« on: October 12, 2018, 12:00:20 pm »
The red light grand prix merchants will be along in a moment or two...

The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: Beef or K?
« on: October 11, 2018, 01:46:13 pm »
You make it sound as though our policies are to not go to war Rae.

I don't think Costas was suggesting that we should go to war simply that eventually a war is inevitable and that sorts us out for a while. Just simple history.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Front end squeak!!
« on: October 11, 2018, 10:39:49 am »
First thing to do is to eliminate brake squeak. Pull the front lever on and do your 'normal' bouncing, lifting stuff and see if it is still there. If it has gone you have the answer. If not...

The ball-joints are renowned for failing on the K but I have yet to hear one squeak.

So, to get a little more info, sit astride the bike and ease the front end up and down slowly with the front brake on. Squeaky?

Do it more vigorously. Ditto?

Wheel the bike slowly. Squeaky?

None of this is definitive but it will giive the gurus something to go on. Of course, having a glamourous assistant with a keen ear always helps in these diagnostics.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Akra db killer removal
« on: October 11, 2018, 10:29:59 am »
As far as I know the bolt should just come out with a little brute force to shear the weld but I've never taken mine out for one very good reason; TomL took his out and promptly went mad and deaf. He put it back in a couple of days later...

Richard (richtea) discovered his very noisy, new-to-him K13S had no dB killer fitted. Dealer supplied one and hey-ho, peace and relative quiet was restored to Abingdonshire, Newburyshire, Miltonkeynesshire etc. etc.

I understand your inquisitiveness but in your position I would leave well alone and give the neighbours some peace and quiet.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: laying bike up
« on: October 10, 2018, 11:41:25 pm »
...and it's all down to the Araldite qualities of BMW thread lock. Differential metals don't help mind!

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