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Who's Who? / Re: Glutton for hardship
« on: July 02, 2019, 11:14:13 am »
Hi Gene and welcome to the madhouse that is EuroKClub!

Wow! The luck of the Irish as we say...not one bad K but two.

Anyway, we're glad you found us as the original EuroKClub suffered a similar fate to i-BMW a few years back so we know how you guys feel.

Ride Out Reports / Re: Another Sewell Jaunt
« on: June 30, 2019, 06:56:06 pm »
Weston-under-Mud has been in dire need of investment since I was last there in the mid-'60's.

It was supposed to be our local stomping ground when I were an apprentice at RAF Locking but every time we went into town it was closed...

Other (K) Bikes or anything else! / Re: Didn't take long .......
« on: June 30, 2019, 10:27:31 am »
One of it's less attractive design features methinks Ron...

However, good to be reminded that once upon a time, BMW designers knew how to make a sidestand prong that you could find with your clumpy boot, in the dark and wearing a full-face helmet without having to get off and search for it  8)

Who's Who? / Re: Greetings from Adelaide, South Australia
« on: June 28, 2019, 10:13:39 am »
...and what's all this about putting a 'car' in a 'garage'?

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Heat and the Klunk
« on: June 28, 2019, 10:12:46 am »
Terry. Oooh! Not at all sure that reducing oil flow to the clutch is a good idea. The klunk, whilst annoying and embarrassing at the lights, is a small price to pay to have the clutch lubed.

And if you hold the lever in at the lights the klunk is barely there.

Richard. Remind me never to buy an second hand bike from you... 8)

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: k13S Tyres - Any good deals online?
« on: June 27, 2019, 10:38:38 am »
Yeah, that ain't skill, that's technology and knowledge  8)

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Heat and the Klunk
« on: June 27, 2019, 10:34:00 am »
This in one of those cases where 'they all do that sir' is actually true for unmodified bikes.

On both my K12 and the K13, giving it a few more seconds with the clutch disengaged before snicking it into first smoothes out the jolt amd the noise can only be hear in the next town, not the next county  8)

And remember, at lights, holding the clutch lever in is beneficial to the clutch lubing system.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: That same old overheating problem!!!
« on: June 25, 2019, 03:56:26 pm »
Hmmm? Blowing the hot air from the engine into the radiator may not be the solution...

Ride Out Reports / Re: Another Sewell Jaunt
« on: June 25, 2019, 03:54:41 pm »
Nice...but weren't you meant to be saluting? Or was there a policeman down the road?

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: That same old overheating problem!!!
« on: June 25, 2019, 02:37:12 pm »
One more consideration Mick. When I was thinking about changing the fan arrangement on my K12S, I thought of using stainless rod, 4mm dia. or so, to fabricate the fan mounting, much like the white frame outline in your mock up.

Easy enough to bend to shape and fashion the eyelets for the bolts, almost zero chance of stress cracks forming and almost zero wind resistance. It doesn't need to have the health and safety shroud cos no one in their right mind is going to go sticking their fingers in there...

And, we already have a precedent in the form of the radiator bottom mounting rod  8)

Of course, being a machinist that simple approach would be anathema to you  :D

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: That same old overheating problem!!!
« on: June 25, 2019, 01:10:04 pm »
Good points all.

One other thing to consider is that the OE fan mount is solid to either side of the fan aperture.

This means restricted airflow when the fan is not running (i.e. most of the time) and I'm tempted to get my drill out and attack the flat portions between the reinforcing webs. If the air that does flow through the rad in the fan mount area has to 'spill' around the fan mount then that air is less effective than it would be with a holey mount.

For Sale / Wanted / Re: For Sale: K1200S Givi Top Box Frame / Plate.
« on: June 24, 2019, 07:14:27 pm »
Go to the top menu page, scroll down to How To/Technical and there is a sticky with all the info. in it.

Matt, your critical post above, bullet 1.

If you look at my screen, it is closer to the Kwack than the stock screen on yours. It's effectively a double-bubble and ot either works for you or it doesn't.

However, since I don't spend any time staring at my bikes and dribbling uncontrollably anymore (and I didn't spot spit on the fromt of your Halvarssons on the Wrinklies, so maybe you too have stopped) then what the screen 'looks' like is less important than its function.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: ball joints K1200R
« on: June 23, 2019, 06:13:13 pm »
...or a 1/2” to 3/4 adapter - Halfords.

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