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For Sale / Wanted / Re: Wanted K1200S tyre pressure sensor
« on: March 19, 2015, 02:04:22 pm »
So Tom, is that finger trouble or a lack of clarity on the part of the guys at Hex?

If the latter, I am sure they would welcome some feedback, they have always been very up-front with me about stuff!

Brian (who is glad he doesn't have too many sets of wheels, his bike is loaded down enough with spare exhausts etc.)

Who's Who? / Re: Evening all
« on: March 19, 2015, 01:58:35 pm »
We are two different sites with different demographics (I didn't even know we had a demographic till I looked in the basement) so there should be no conflict.

Bruce originally said that he would point folks bsck here as he saw no conflict of interests. He'll find us eventually, unless the camouflage paint I have on order arrives first.

Brian (who is gonna ban any EuroKClub members he finds on i-BMW)

For Sale / Wanted / Re: Wanted: K1200S Header pipes!
« on: March 19, 2015, 01:52:04 pm »
A good welder should be able to make a good as new repair.

You will will have to slow down for those speed humps in the future. ::)

Unfortunately Tom, the set I took off my bike are in rather poor condition, worse than the set I bought from Germany. That set had an almost insignificant weep from the front of the collector box, but with MoT testers being picky, I decided to get it welded, and I am sure he will do a great job.

The set I took off, which have a much greater 'leak' between the pipes at the collector box joint, shown here,

also have leaks (worse than the German set) at both 2 -> 1 joints.

For Sale / Wanted / Re: Wanted K1200S tyre pressure sensor
« on: March 19, 2015, 01:06:00 am »
A good rant is better than an ulcer or a cardiac arrest  8)

All the things I have used mine for it has done exactly as it says on the non-existent tin.

Brian (what (little) he knows about coded wi-fi, radio, Bluetooth whatever, is that it really isn't as straightforward as the makers think it is)

For Sale / Wanted / Re: Wanted K1200S tyre pressure sensor
« on: March 18, 2015, 11:43:30 pm »
I seem to recall others saying it hadn't worked for them Tom.

The folks at Hex certainly say on their site that you may need the wake-up tool and they even give the names of some makes they say may work.

I didn't think you were buying the 911 just for the TPMS stuff, surely it would have been cheaper to take it to the dealer.

Brian (who could be missing the point here)

1) Create a Photobucket account
2) Upload your photo you want to post
3) View the photo you want to upload
4) Click the Info button
5) From the menu that appears, click on the IMG link, (this copies the link)
6) Create your post and 'paste' the link into the correct point in the post
7) Preview your post and the photo will appear as if by magic


Brian (the simpleton)

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: The radiator problem
« on: March 18, 2015, 10:18:36 pm »
 :D :D ;D ;D

The question is what to do with the cut off legs!

Brian (who thinks it is a case of frequent applications of WD40, both front and back, and hang the cost and the smell)

For Sale / Wanted / Re: Wanted: K1200S Header pipes!
« on: March 18, 2015, 10:12:17 pm »
I did it with minimal stripping down Steve.

Belly-pan off, tank side panels off and tank out, assuming you are swapping the pipes as you need to get to the Oxy sensor plug. You don't need to remove the tank or tank panels if you are just changing e.g. the manifold gaskets.

Once you have gone that far it is straightforward to take off the manifold stud nuts (10mm 12 point or double hex nuts). Clearance behind the fan is interesting and next time I will take the fan off the back of the rad first as it is a great opportunity to clean out the radiator from both sides.

If you intend to take the fan off, the top right hand hex drive screw in the fan is a bugger as it is occluded by the block, but if you take off all the radiator mounting washers and clips and ease it forward, you can just about get the screw out with a pair of snipe-nosed pliers or grips. If you then file flats on the head of the screw, it is easy to get it out with a spaniard next time!

I took the manifold off with the fan in situ as I was in a hurry to beat the darkness last evening. However, with the fan out of the way, it is easier to get inside the recessed exhaust ports to clean the faces up prior to fitting new gaskets, which, if the layers separate like mine did, appear to be handed, but aren't. It would also be easier to get to the manifold nuts with the fan off.

There are loads of exhaust fabricators but their work is horrendously expensive for low volume work. They really need a jig (engine in frame is ideal) and the skill needed to get the head end flanges true and correctly oriented is not negligible. Also, the spherical end of the pipe to which the silencer connects is not a trivial piece of work.

However, having said all of that, if we can get a bunch made up somewhere that has low labour costs, then it might be affordable.

Brian (who thinks his existing headers may be beyond saving, time and Dave the welder will tell)

PS Note my modified statement (underlined above in para 5) about the gaskets.

Who's Who? / Re: Evening all
« on: March 18, 2015, 09:45:23 pm »
Yes, great to have you back Tony, even though you bring tales of woe with you!

Brian (who guesses the switchgear wasn't covered by the 're-call' that wasn't  ::) )

The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: HGV speed limit increases on 6 April 2015
« on: March 18, 2015, 05:50:09 pm »
How does that work then?

Brian (who has no idea what the European Speed Limiter Law says)

PS Anyone else really peeved by the planet-saving, loudly-proclaimed, self-imposed speed limits of anywhere from 48 to 50 mph on the latest fleets of supermarket trucks clogging up the roads with queues of 'normal' trucks behind them, or worse still, alongside them! That's really going to save the planet then  :o

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: The radiator problem
« on: March 18, 2015, 03:40:12 pm »

What a hero Costas' mechanic Costas is! A true hero of the EuroKClub republic.

Brian (say hi and a massive thanks to him for his time and advice Costas)

I'm considering the gyroscopic effect of the rotor. Does it force your head up when you look to the right and down when you look to the left?

See my post above on the effect of the life-saver!

Brian (be careful about disparaging what others wear, there are some in here who wear Sam Browne's)

Very good! Wonder what it was strapped to their knees?

Brian (who thinks the one with the cross-bar was at a distinct disadvantage  ;D )

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