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Old 09-02-2017, 11:52 AM
Bengarzy Bengarzy is offline
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K Vibrations

If anyone is interested I have spent a couple of years eliminating the nasty vibes some of these bikes have, it's not cheap or easy but it is permanent and professionaly engineered.
It was a process of elimination and I know for a fact the BMW have no idea what the cause or elimination of this problem is.
Contact me on bengarzy2@hotmail.com if your interested as I will have to get at least 50 sets of parts made/purchased to make it viable.
I would need the primary gear and clutch hub complete, anyone not keen on taking this out I can do ride in ride out service at the factory in Mildenhall.
Or phone for more info on 01638 429339
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:21 AM
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Re: K Vibrations

Having sat down and had a chat with Ben I am convinced that he has found the real source of the vibrations which we so dislike on the K1300's. Yes the idle shaft washer mod help reduce the effects, but the vibrations are still there.

I've volunteered to be a guinea pig for this fix when Ben has the first run of parts prepared, and I'd encourage everyone who has been driven nuts by the viby feeling of the K1300 to consider contacting Ben to indicate if you would be willing to pay for a real fix.
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Old 03-05-2019, 10:01 PM
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Re: K Vibrations

Did anything come of this? I'm local and would be interested to hear what options are available.
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Old 03-06-2019, 05:58 AM
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Re: K Vibrations

Sorry to say I only got 3 riders interested, all super happy now.
My 1300 went this time last year so have little interest in them now.
Great bike, shitty company making it.
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Old 03-07-2019, 01:39 AM
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Re: K Vibrations

Any chance of you clueing in the remainder of us still owning K1300s’s on the cause(s) of the problem and the fix?
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Old 03-07-2019, 01:07 PM
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Re: K Vibrations

I expect the fix to include the washer mod as detailed in this post: http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=29160 and a re-tension of the oil pump chain (slack of approx 8mm) - This is what I'm going to do in the very near future and have contacted a precision engineering shop regarding getting the washer made.

Further to this a APE timing chain mechanical tensioner could be installed, plus a jump guard (not sure if either of these would have any direct contribution to the vibration though, likely just better parts/safety reasons)

There are potentially other items that could be replaced but I feel this is where it gets expensive and i'm unsure of the gains.
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Old 03-08-2019, 10:03 AM
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Re: K Vibrations

The alternative and less expensive solution is grip cushions, gloves, and the core strength to keep weight off the bars. For long distance riding, Throttle Meisters will enable you to periodically rest the throttle hand.

I have owned a 2011, 2013, and now have a 2015. Each has been a better cycle than the previous one. I have no explanation for that. I just ride them for what they are.
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Re: K Vibrations

There is a chance that over time BMW improved the tolerances that cause the dreaded vibrations or you simply got luckier each iteration.

I have recently purchased a 2009 one and from about 6k revs it vibrates 'uncomfortably' through both my hands and feet, and when the throttle is knocked off I can hear/feel what I believe is the loose chain rubbing, adding to the mix. Thanks for your input, unfortunately the steps you have suggested will not be sufficient to offer me solace or comfortable riding.

I am skilled, confident and driven enough to spend £10 on having some washers precision engineered and do the work myself. Personally, I see it as a small price to pay.
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Old 03-10-2019, 06:03 AM
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Re: K Vibrations

Get rid of the stock fuel map it will transform the bike and how it runs,still remember the quote from a friend when I took my newly acquired K round to his house ‘I didn’t know BMW made cement mixers’
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