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Re: Overheating.
« Reply #75 on: April 29, 2018, 10:04:13 am »
I notice that Ilmberger make a carbon front mudguard for the K1300S. Shame that they don't make a long one which would be the same as a standard front mudguard with the Fenda Extenda fitted.

Having recently acquired one it is a different 'style' to the stock, not a copy. I intend to fit a carbon extender to it as it 'should' flex less than the stock one and doesn't have thise dreaded acute angles in the design where the cracks appear.

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Re: Overheating.
« Reply #76 on: April 29, 2018, 10:31:40 am »
I look forward to see how you get on.
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Re: Overheating.
« Reply #77 on: April 29, 2018, 10:37:31 am »

Having recently acquired one it is a different 'style' to the stock, not a copy.


Ilberger or other, Brian?

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Re: Overheating.
« Reply #78 on: April 29, 2018, 01:43:32 pm »

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Re: Overheating.
« Reply #79 on: April 29, 2018, 01:57:39 pm »
Rarely. Hence the rubbish speling.
Imberger, it is.

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Re: Overheating.
« Reply #80 on: April 29, 2018, 04:18:49 pm »
Well, actually it is Ilmberger, but close enough among friends 😇

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Re: Overheating.
« Reply #81 on: April 29, 2018, 04:38:11 pm »
Has the OP fixed his problem while I've been away?

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Re: Overheating.
« Reply #82 on: April 29, 2018, 04:51:32 pm »
We ad an op? We had a problem?

http://eurokclub.bike/index.php?topic=3019.msg36405#msg36405

Sad to see you weren't following this thread with every fibre of your being while you were sur le continong...
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Re: Overheating.
« Reply #83 on: April 29, 2018, 04:53:38 pm »
Right, thank you Brian, no doubt it will resurface in the future  :-\

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Re: Overheating.
« Reply #84 on: April 29, 2018, 08:26:03 pm »
It ran fine today,but today was quite cold. Let's see how it behaves in warmer weather.
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Re: Overheating.
« Reply #85 on: April 29, 2018, 09:42:52 pm »
It ran fine today,but today was quite cold. Let's see how it behaves in warmer weather.
Once the radiator starts to get blocked you can stave it off for quite a while by cleaning, depending on the mileage you do, but not forever.

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Re: Overheating.
« Reply #86 on: April 30, 2018, 08:46:12 am »
One thing's for sure, crud loves to stick to crud!

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Re: Overheating.
« Reply #87 on: July 11, 2018, 07:01:19 pm »
No one makes a replacement rad. I found a place oop north who would copy my alloy and plastic rad in steel and copper but the cost was as high a new one and although it would last a lifetime it would weigh as much as the rest of the bike.

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Could I have the link/address for this place please as I think I need to use this service , had a look at the rear of my rad and it's turning to dust !!!

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Re: Overheating.
« Reply #88 on: July 12, 2018, 11:21:47 am »
Another weird one , 28 degrees in the Pyrenees 3 weeks ago my K 1300s was overheating , 28 degrees in North Wales no sign of any problem , answers on a post card ???

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Re: Overheating.
« Reply #89 on: July 12, 2018, 12:00:35 pm »
This was a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away when I owned my K12S.

As such, I never kept the details. To be honest, his price was virtually the same as the BMW rad, his work was uknown to me, the finished rad may well have been too heavy for the relatively flimsy BM mountings and I would still have needed to buy a thermostat.

A google search will reveal any number of guys advertising bike rads and I just ploughed throuh them on the phone.

In the end I bought new. I had some discount from a neighbour who worked for BM but would still have bought new in the circumstances. You know it fits, you get a new thermostat and you get two years warranty. The guy oop north won't give you any of that.

My advice, along with all the other tight gits in here who have thought long and hard about 'wasting' their hard-earned dosh on an overpriced, badly designed and manufactured BMW item, is...

...get a new one. We all did, even though it hurt like hell.

As for the intermittent overheating. Possibly a failing thermostat but I've never heard of one. Don't bother asking either, it is specific to BMW and costs appropriately.

As an aside, and because you haven't introduced yourself so I don't know the history, does the bike have a full BMW service history? If someone other than BM have been at the plugs, coils or valve shims and not done a proper vacuum re-fill of the cooling system then you could be storing up more than a dead rad. You could have air pockets in the head which will lead to all manner of broken and cracked bits of expensive ironmongery.

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