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Hello ... again
« on: November 11, 2017, 03:37:58 pm »
Hello All,
I was previously a member of this forum under the name Ross but its been so long since I posted that I had forgotten the login details.

I still have my 2010 K1300R which, as of October, is finally mine. The only issue with it until now was a rear shock failure but we sourced one on ebay which is now installed and running perfectly - it cost less than £100 plus p&p which was pretty good for a second hand BMW shock with esa - there is always a risk with second hand shocks but this one proved sound.

I have another issue with overheating in traffic which I'll search for first and post if necessary.
Ross

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Re: Hello ... again
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 04:10:51 pm »
Hi Ross and welcome to the madhouse that is EuroKClub! Again!! I'm sure we have a feature that allows you to contact us to give you the account details....

Anyway, the overheating is, without a shadow of a doubt, a clogging/clogged radiator. This is a really useful feature of the K which gets you a new radiator every few years and it only costs about £450 a time.

The clogging is normally on the outside. The front, lower corners of the rad get full of shite because the front mudguard is rubbish for a sports tourer, more useful on a weekend warrior machine.

The solution is lots of soaking and gentle washing through from the back of the rad until you can see daylight through every pore in the matrix. Allow a whole day for getting it as clean as possible and hopefully the overheating will disappear.

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Re: Hello ... again
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2017, 05:30:47 pm »
Hi Brian,
I guess to are right. I will check it out on Monday then start cleaning.
Ross

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Re: Hello ... again
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 09:06:55 am »
And yet again!!!

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Re: Hello ... again
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 10:20:48 am »
Ain't tecnology wunnerfulll?

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Re: Hello ... again
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2017, 02:27:27 pm »
Hi Brian,
I guess to are right. I will check it out on Monday then start cleaning.
Ross

Or ... not enough coolant ...
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Re: Hello ... again
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2017, 06:33:34 pm »
Could be. Modern vehicles tend not to use it the way older ones used to. I have never had to top up either the K12 or the K13 in 7 or 8 years of ownership and the 1150GS used nary a drop either  8)

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Re: Hello ... again
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2017, 12:57:41 am »
My R1150GS doesn't use any coolant either. ;)
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2017, 12:42:37 pm »
and the 1150GS used nary a drop either  8)

Funnily enough my old GS was the same, I put 120k on the clock and never a drop of coolant... brilliant  ;D
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2017, 01:08:00 pm »
Marvellous the way BMW  have cracked all the cooling issues on their  air cooled engines, just wish their K12/13 systems were as reliable. ::)
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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2017, 02:13:54 pm »
Marvellous the way BMW  have cracked all the cooling issues on their  air cooled engines, just wish their K12/13 systems were as reliable. ::)
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Re: Hello ... again
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2017, 04:48:59 pm »
But I doubt it would work for an across the frame 4 Tom  8)

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Re: Hello ... again
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2017, 01:54:08 pm »
Right - problem solved.

The mechanic who solved the problem suggested that the people who did the last service replaced the coolant without using a vacuum pump. This resulted in an air lock which allowed coolant flow but there was too little coolant in the system. The coolant was replaced correctly and the bike is running correctly with no over heating.
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Re: Hello ... again
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2017, 02:36:19 pm »
That last service... independent or dealer...?
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