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Old 07-03-2014, 09:16 AM
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31mm Suspension Plates

Just installed some of Beech's 31mm suspension plates on my mate, Sprint and myself's K1300S's this evening. We completed the install on both bikes in under 11/2 hours. What a transformation in the handling department. A must have mod for all K1300 owners.
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Old 07-03-2014, 03:01 PM
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Re: 31mm Suspension Plates

FWIW I had the 31mm plates and swapped them for the 25mm,
this made the bike slightly less twitchy though now its a bit heavier in a turn.

But it still rides neutral, instead of stock where the bars had to be muscled to effect a turn and if pressure was reduced the bike would start to stand up.

Now with the 25MM the bike will stay where you put it in a turn.

IMHO they both should be tried as a heavier weighted rider may prefer the 31MM plates

I weight about 210 with my gear 71 inches tall
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Old 07-04-2014, 12:33 AM
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Re: 31mm Suspension Plates

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FWIW I had the 31mm plates and swapped them for the 25mm,
this made the bike slightly less twitchy though now its a bit heavier in a turn.
Twitchy?? Wow... what suspension, tires, pressures, etc. ??
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Re: 31mm Suspension Plates

I'm surprised to hear of twitchiness too. The 31mm plates have been rock solid for me.
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Re: 31mm Suspension Plates

well maybe twitchy is the wrong way to describe the feeling when leaned over or going fast with a crosswind..
So put another way with the 25mm plates the bike takes a bit more effort to change its course from the 31 plates but the bike will stay at whatever lean angle you place it in with the bars..

The stock plates would seem like if you reduced the pressure on the bar the bike would start to stand back up.
The slow speed pot hole avoidance is also just a bit more with the 25 VS 31. The stock plate was poof in this regard.

Tires were Metzler M4 then M5 front pressure set to 36 rear set to 42
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How do I order?
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Look here

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Re: 31mm Suspension Plates

I just went 150mph on my friend's K12S.

That bike has amazing acceleration, but it's so unwieldy.
It doesn't like to turn. You can't swerve graciously (like on a GS or a R12R).

My modified K12R, has almost the ergos of the R12R with the raised handlebars. What a difference that made.

I have Beech's 31MM plates installed on the K12R. I can't wait to see the effect.

I'd never own a K12S/R unmodified, not fun. It's a straight line machine. I like the twisties, and they are not the tools for that.

... I hope this weekend will be the weekend to put it together.
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... I hope this weekend will be the weekend to put it together.
I've been telling myself that for months now. Good luck, looking forward to the ride report!
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