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Old 08-21-2017, 07:02 AM
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Rear K1300GT rim alternatives

Hi All,

Got me one of these bikes the other day and decided to pimp it out slightly as there are a few design features I do not like.

My main issue obviously is the end can, but also the rear rim.
Would much more prefer to put a K1300S rear rim on there instead.

Seems there is a slight different in rim width if I am not mistaken.
K1300GT 5.50 x 17" with a 180/55 tire.
K1300S 6.00 x 17" with a 190/55 tire.

Would the rear rim get slightly off center then if a S-rim is mounted on the GT or is there some way of adapting the K1300S rim easily for the GT?
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Re: Rear K1300GT rim alternatives

The S rims do fit. Check BillGSA or Billg gallery for plenty of pics.

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The S rims do fit. Check BillGSA or Billg gallery for plenty of pics.

http://www.i-bmw.com/gallery/showpho...500/ppuser/325

Excellent, just need to find a cheap K1200/K1300 RIM then with RDC.
Not sure if the RDC sensor would fit in a rim that lacks the sensor.
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Re: Rear K1300GT rim alternatives

Someone here deleted the catalytic converted and welded the muff back together. Great welding, very nice looking and reportedly not too raucous. YMMV...
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Someone here deleted the catalytic converted and welded the muff back together. Great welding, very nice looking and reportedly not too raucous. YMMV...

Yeah, I am not going to start welding anything.

Thus far I have ordered:
1. Clear front indicators that have arrived but not mounted yet.

2. A rear K1200S 2006 rim that I am going to have recoated to black when it arrives.
Ordered a new TPMS sensor for that as well, need to figure out if it will fit or not.
Edit: Still looking for a cheap K12/300S/R front rim, black preferably - but I will respray them regardless.

3. Ordered three different end cans, we'll see which one I keep on the bike.

4. Black screen in the front to replace the clear one for a meaner look.

5. Have not ordered, but I am thinking of getting some better looking rear mirrors perhaps mounted on the handlebar.
Any inputs here on ideas would be appreciated if anyone else have done this. Need to design and build two plugs for the old mounting as well if I replace these.

Current state of the bike at 13500 miles, 2009. SE-variant with ESA, ABS, ASC, Cruise Control, heated grips and seats, TPMS.
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Looks pretty clean for its years, but I feel lucky to have gotten such a low mileage one cheap.

Only addition I have put on there now is the Garmin 660 that I found fairly cheap.
Looks like the bike was designed for it in mind.

Will update this thread with the "mods" later.
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Re: Rear K1300GT rim alternatives

K12 has a 5&1/2 inch rim (180-50 by 17) K13 has a 6 inch (190-55 by 17)

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Excellent, just need to find a cheap K1200/K1300
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K12 has a 5&1/2 inch rim (180-50 by 17) K13 has a 6 inch (190-55 by 17)

According to the microfiche, the K13GT:
01 36 31 7 706 553 SILVER REAR WHEEL - 5,50X17 RDC 12.08 1 $1235.05

Same part number for the K12GT as above.
The K12/13S and R have the 6" width. That is what I find.

Curious to know if the 0.5" inch extra width of the K12/13S rim makes any difference.
And if the extra width is on both sides of the rim or if it will be slightly off center.

Also, would a tire from a 5.50" rim fit a 6.00" rim?
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Re: Rear K1300GT rim alternatives

What are you trying to achieve here, with a change of rims?

IMO, 180 is a slightly easier tyre to find, when time to change, and a little cheaper to purchase.
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What are you trying to achieve here, with a change of rims?

IMO, 180 is a slightly easier tyre to find, when time to change, and a little cheaper to purchase.

Simply do not like the look and color of the original rims on the K13GT.
The K12/13S/R has the better looking ones, even the K16GT uses the same as the S and R.

The K16 looks much better with black rims in my opinion.
Just for cost savings, figured I would take my 180/55 currently on the 5.50/17" rim and put it on a repainted K1200S 06 rim (6.00/17"), if not - just buy a new tire.
Will move, or install a new TPMS on there as well if possible. Seems all these rims are ready for the sensor, have not found evidence suggesting the opposite.
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Simply do not like the look and color of the original rims on the K13GT.
The K12/13S/R has the better looking ones, even the K16GT uses the same as the S and R.


I like the looks of the S wheels on the GT.
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I like the looks of the S wheels on the GT.

I agree with you Lee, that is why I figured its worth the extra cash and effort.
Coming from a K1300S, the reason I went for the GT was a good deal, better sitting position and cruise control as part of the standard equipment. Pretty much necessary if you like doing long-haul as myself.

Had modified the K1300S I had with the R-top yoke for a more comfortable position but it was not super comfortable compared to a GSA '08 that I had before it.
Got tired of the boxer as its useless on motorways in terms of vibration and comfortable high speed.

I am looking for a front rim from a K12/K13S or R if anyone has one for a fair price and decent shipping alternatives to or within the EU.

Got the rear already which is in the post.
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even the K16GT uses the same as the S and R.

FYI the K1600GT rear wheel is NOT the same as the K12/13S rear wheel, it has a different offset. I see you got one off a K12/13S but wanted to make sure anyone else reading this knew. Funny how BMW made a totally new wheel that looks almost identical to the K12/13S wheel, it has a side air fill and takes the K12/13S front wheel style TPMS. If you just want a little more growl and a cleaner look consider a K1300S exhaust, I'm not sure how they are in Ireland about removing the original exhaust but a K1300GT exhaust still has a converter and just may keep the officials happy.
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FYI the K1600GT rear wheel is NOT the same

Ah, thanks for the heads up. Also thanks for the tip regarding the K1300S end can. Was looking at that as well since I could get one of those for the price of a few pints - but I figured there would be some modification involved.

Wish there were a "dummy" blocks one could attach over the pannier mounts to even out the surface. If I had a 3D printer..
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I had my tail fairings paint matched, it should of come that way IMHO. The 1300 can fits fine the heat shield need to be modified, easy enough to do.
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If you just want a little more growl and a cleaner look consider a K1300S exhaust, I'm not sure how they are in Ireland about removing the original exhaust but a K1300GT exhaust still has a converter and just may keep the officials happy.

By the way, did you have to modify anything on the K1300S exhaust to make it fit?
Thinking about getting one anyway as finding a cheap after market end can seems difficult right now. Luckily they do not even inspect motorbikes in this country so one is pretty free on what we put on the bikes here.

EDIT: Nevermind, sorry missed your last comment on the K1300S end can. It does fit as per your last post saying so.
One concern might be though that the exhaust ends short halfway under the right pannier. Seen any problems with that?
Got my rims now, will probably mount them in a weeks time or so. The rear rim is from a K1200S 2006 and the front from a 2010 K1300S.
I suppose there should not be any issues moving over the tire pressure sensors to these rims? Cannot see any different part numbers for rims with or without the sensors.
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Re: Rear K1300GT rim alternatives

Hey that's my GT
I missed this thread, the S wheels do look great on the GT the 190 S tire is also a bit taller so the speedo is more accurate.
BTW: The short smoke windshield is available cheap
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Hey that's my GT
I missed this thread, the S wheels do look great on the GT the 190 S tire is also a bit taller so the speedo is more accurate.
BTW: The short smoke windshield is available cheap

Loved the look of the K1300R/S rims on it Bill!
Replaced the screen recently for a black one, clear indicators as well.
Got the rims from a K1300S but did not get around swapping because this happened yesterday. Waiting for the damage assessment to be done, hopefully no need to scrap her with only 14000 miles. Xenon headlight ruined, possibly ESA shock, likely the telelever and ball joins etc. Left and front plastics. That is a lot of expensive parts. She still runs and purrs after the accident.
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Glad your okay! Sorry to say but IMHO it's totalled.
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Glad your okay! Sorry to say but IMHO it's totalled.

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You may be right, the parts amount to many thousands of euros and possibly the value of the bike. Will know in a day or so.
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A guy I know had his 1200GT tip over. He couldn't pick it up, so he drug it out of the way of traffic. He scratched the fairing and a side case and the insurance company totaled it.
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A guy I know had his 1200GT tip over. He couldn't pick it up, so he drug it out of the way of traffic. He scratched the fairing and a side case and the insurance company totaled it.

That is a story from start to finish I refuse to believe.

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That is a story from start to finish I refuse to believe.
Believe it. I was at the dealer and saw the bike in the service department. I asked them why it was in for service and they told me that story. The insurance adjuster was there and wrote off the bike.
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Believe it. I was at the dealer and saw the bike in the service department. I asked them why it was in for service and they told me that story. The insurance adjuster was there and wrote off the bike.

Not going to argue if you say so, but fair enough. The K1200GTs are not expensive these days.
New fairing and box would be about 2000-2500 USD/EUR.
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Not going to argue if you say so, but fair enough. The K1200GTs are not expensive these days. New fairing and box would be about 2000-2500 USD/EUR.
It didn't look bad enough to total. Just some scratches.
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She is back on the road!

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The black rims look fantastic.

Did you have them powder coated or sprayed
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The black rims look fantastic.

Did you have them powder coated or sprayed

Got them powder coated, glossy black. Both were grey before. Found them cheap, front from a K1300S 2011 and rear from a K1200S 2006.

And I agree, makes the bike look fantastic!
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