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Re: Loose gear lever on K1300GT
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2019, 10:24:55 am »
Mine has two stop disks. I reckon if the inner one is misssing, the lever inner edge will bind on the bracket.

There is no nut on the standard setup - the bolt screws through the lever into the bracket which has a threaded hole. The two stop disks transfer the pressure via the bearing centre so the lever is free to move up and down.

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Re: Loose gear lever on K1300GT
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2019, 01:23:15 pm »
And, if that doesn't fix it, I would be heading for a decent bolt supplier to get a shouldered bolt with a plain shank for the whole of the lever assembly to sit on. I'm amazed that it (appears from the diagram to) use a fully threaded bolt.

I hate things rotating on a threaded shank, just not a decent engineering solution.

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Re: Loose gear lever on K1300GT
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2019, 03:30:47 pm »
I visited my local dealer again today this time with Rae's exploded diagram. Again he took my registration number then searched his computer with my chassis number. Strangely, this time his exploded diagram of the gearshift linkage showed two stop  discs! He commented that I may have a USA version. I now have the second one on order and hope to collect it next Saturday. Hopefully problem solved.

Out of interest my repROM shows only one washer (stop disc) for both K1200GT and K1300GT, both "normal" and USA versions, so well done Rae for finding the correct exploded diagram.

By the way, Andysdad has hit the nail on the head.

On my way home from the dealers I called into ASDA for some petrol. Although I have had hot start problems in the past (usually on cold winter days such as this) I have always managed to restart the engine after a couple of stabs at the button. Today not a peep! In the end, after the engine had been stopped for over half an hour, I called the RAC then went into ASDA's cafe for a cup of tea. Having finished my tea and an hour and a quarter after the engine had stopped I returned to my bike and the engine started with no problem at all. Eight reliable years then 2 problems in a fortnight. Is Old Faithful suggesting I P/X her for a shiny new K1600GT?? Should I buy now before Trump and Brexit empty my pension fund?
 

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Re: Loose gear lever on K1300GT
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2019, 04:07:06 pm »
The hot start issue is an easy fix. Extra wiring loom fitted by the dealer (used to be for free) or an Odyssey PC 680 or both if you are a belt and braces guy like me.

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Re: Loose gear lever on K1300GT
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2019, 04:08:06 pm »
Don't you just love the dealers...

How old is your battery? I've had the hot start issue on any number of occasions but after fitting a new non-BMW battery a year ago it has never happened since.

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Re: Loose gear lever on K1300GT
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2019, 04:42:21 pm »
The battery is original so 8 years old now. Is the Odyssey PC 680 a battery?0

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Re: Loose gear lever on K1300GT
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2019, 04:50:36 pm »
I see from Google that the Odyssey PC 680 is a battery. Is it the correct size to just slot in? I recall from earlier (much earlier!) posts that it was well thought of

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Re: Loose gear lever on K1300GT
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2019, 04:57:15 pm »
It fits the 12 and 13 GT but not the 12 and 13 S or R

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Re: Loose gear lever on K1300GT
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2019, 05:20:47 pm »
Thanks Rae. I shall give the matter some thoughto

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Re: Loose gear lever on K1300GT
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2019, 04:28:03 pm »
To let you all know I have picked up the new stop disc, shouldered washer or whatever it is called. The gearshift lever is now correctly torqued down, moves freely though the gear box and no longer flops around so problem solved.

I have also had a look at my battery. The negative terminal was covered in dandruff so I disconnected both terminals, cleaned and greased them up and (so far) there is no longer any problem firing the bike up. Hopefully I will get another couple of years out of it.

Thank you all for your help.
Tony, who is again riding with confidence


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Re: Loose gear lever on K1300GT
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2019, 04:41:47 pm »
Glad you got it sorted and that I was of assistance to you  ;D