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Who's Who? / Re: Greetings from Hellas
« on: November 01, 2018, 10:18:33 pm »
With twenty five times your annual pension you could buy Greece... ;D

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Replacing grip rubber on heated bars
« on: November 01, 2018, 06:43:31 pm »
Seems straightforward as you say. Just go for it... ;D

For Sale / Wanted / Re: K1300S engine/gearbox/clutch for sale
« on: October 31, 2018, 05:26:42 pm »
I think you are confused. Or I am.

The engine you said you wanted to buy from Steve is being advertised and sold on eBay, not here.

I think you need to head over to eBay...

For Sale / Wanted / Re: K1300S engine/gearbox/clutch for sale
« on: October 31, 2018, 10:51:08 am »
I think you need to head over to eBay Doug...

How To - Tech & Forum support / Re: Engine k1200 work in a k1300?
« on: October 31, 2018, 10:48:37 am »
 ::) ;D ::)

The Euro K Club Lounge / Optimate 4 on Offer!
« on: October 30, 2018, 06:50:23 pm »

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Gritting
« on: October 30, 2018, 10:24:40 am »
Doh!   ::)

Many Ta's oh wise and wonderful one. Always check your links kiddies, a bit like never sending a text till you have spool-chucked it and made sure you are sending it to the right person. Nothing quite like sending a morning-after-a-hot-date text to your boss. Unless of course, the date was with your boss  :-[

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Gritting
« on: October 30, 2018, 12:13:54 am »
Hi Gino.

I searched 'GT fairings' and found your original query on this back in July, along with Richard's well researched reply...

How To - Tech & Forum support / Re: Engine k1200 work in a k1300?
« on: October 29, 2018, 02:36:14 pm »
You just gotta love a self-professed geek  ;D

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Puncture repair kit
« on: October 28, 2018, 07:03:52 pm »
Send the gas cylinders to me. They worked perfectly on mine.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: two newbie questions
« on: October 28, 2018, 07:02:51 pm »
The seat on the K12S is the same as the seat on the K13S. At least as far as fitment goes.

Be aware that there are two different heights of seat. The standard (high) seat has two grooves under each thigh whereas the low seat has only one groove each side.

Make sure you are at the top of the meny tree (EuroKClub) when you enter the search string in the box. I got 26 hits when I searched. Not all were for all words but the results are there

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Front stand
« on: October 28, 2018, 06:43:58 pm »
Been looking at forum and cant find anything on front paddock stand??
Any recommendations please or link to correct page please.

I did a search and found quite a bit.

Remember, when you search you need to go to the top of the menu tree and be at the EuroKClub page at the extreme right hand end of the menu bar at the top. This then searches the whole forum. If you are in, say, the 'EuroKClub Lounge' when you search it only searches that bit.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Puncture repair kit
« on: October 28, 2018, 06:31:41 pm »
From both my own, Tom's and Matt's experiences get yourself a string kit. Various ones are available but avoid the ones with obvious 'plugs'. The string kits have long, wiggly worm-like 'strings' that are pushed into the hole, doubled up through the eye of a very large 'needle'.

My kit plugged Tom's tyre a few year's ago on the Wrinklies trip (after a different kit failed to plug it). Ithe same kit did mine on this year's Wrinklies and the plug is still in there and will be till the tyre is worn out. Matt's was also plugged with a string kit (I think) on the same trip.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Front stand
« on: October 28, 2018, 03:32:51 pm »
They are a bit of a dog's breakfast to be honest. The BMW front end doesn't lend itself to what I would call a 'normal' one. Most folks use a trolley jack under the headers if they have a centre stand and that would work with a rear paddock stand too as long as you have no fear  :o

fjtwelve's Bikes / Re: K1200S
« on: October 28, 2018, 12:13:53 pm » may not!!

Went out to go to the gym straight after posting the previous comments about the Swiss watch reliability of the Honda...dead as a dodo.

When I got this I needed a sat nav mount and decided that I would investigate the TomTom route as well as the Garmin. So, with both a Garmin mount and a TomTom mount on the beast I started a not very scientific comparison of the two.

The K only has a Garmin mount and the 660 lives on it as a rule. The TomTom therefore lives on the Honda and this is where familiarity of one device breeds contempt for another. Although I turned the TomTom off the last time I 'used' the bike, I had turned the ignition on (by mistake) when I moved it in the garage. This wakes the TomTom up and because it is mounted straight across the battery, said battery is now dead.

No big deal I hear you say; you've got that power pack jump start thingy. And herein lies the tale.

To get to the battery on the K, two Torx screws and Bob's your wotsit.

To get to the battery on the Honda (which you will never need to do because they run like Swiss watches) you have to remove the side panel. Two bolts and pull it off, once the seat is removed.

To remove the seat, you first have to remove two seat monting bolts. No problem...except they are two of the four bolts securing my rear rack. So, off with the top box and unbolt the rack. Remove the seat. Remove the side panel.

By now I have forgotten why I was doing all this in the first place and anyway, how the hell would you manage all this on a dark wet night up a muddy lane?

So, the first thing is to buy an Optimate fly-lead so I don't need to do all of this to keep the battery topped up. Done!

Next, if I ever do need to jump the thing I'll need something more than an Optimate fly-lead so I opt for a 500mm Anderson SB175 170Amp fly-lead as well, together with a pair of Anderson genderless plug/sockets to adapt the Hilka Jump Starter for use with the croc clips for the K or the Anderson fly-lead for the Honda. Done!

At this point I get carried away and plump for another Optimate so I can keep both bikes topped up in the winter.  A new Optimate4 comes wih the fly-lead I've already bought so that's a waste of money but I find one cheap on eBay which only has the BMW CanBus charging lead. I make a cheeky offer and it is on its way. Job done!

For anyone who is following this and is remotely ( 8) ) interested, I'll post up the part numbers once I have tested it all.

So much for bland and Swiss-watch like  ;D

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