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Old 11-12-2017, 06:08 AM
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Hello there, new to this forum and hoping to be joining your gang!! I am looking at buying a K13R from a main dealer and would appreciate any info / opinions etc, both on things to look out for when buying and also how these ride, do's and do not's.

I a bit of a shorty (5'7'') and just hit the half century - been riding @ 14 years, on all sorts, from cruisers to super-sports. Currently have a Duc 749 and an SV1Ks. I have a much weakened left arm following a head on 8 years ago, and wondered how heavy you find the clutch - will likely get an Oberon slave fitted to lighten the load. Anyone done this and results?

Would also look to change the standard exhaust for something louder and deeper sounding - any advice in this respect much appreciated.
Don't think the bike needs much else - seems to be pretty fully loaded which is nice.

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Welcome Andrew to the best forum on the planet. We look forward to your participation. I don’t have a k13 but a k12 which is the best bike I’ve ever owned. 92000 trouble free km and the k13 should be no different. Plenty of info on the forum if you use the ‘search ‘ facility. No doubt other members with k13s will soon reply.
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Welcome to the site. I've owned 1 K1200S and 2 K1300S's I'm the same height as you - I did switch to a factory low seat but I did ride many many miles using the standard seat. I think you will be fine but if you don't feel comfortable you can always change the seat.

I don't know how much your injury will affect your ability to use the clutch lever but with the quick shifter you don't need to use the clutch lever on upshifts and downshifting usually only requires minimal lever pull to complete the shift.

The big challenge I would think is while stopped.

Good luck I hope you end up with one soon.
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:07 AM
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Welcome to the site. I've owned 1 K1200S and 2 K1300S's I'm the same height as you - I did switch to a factory low seat but I did ride many many miles using the standard seat. I think you will be fine but if you don't feel comfortable you can always change the seat.

I don't know how much your injury will affect your ability to use the clutch lever but with the quick shifter you don't need to use the clutch lever on upshifts and downshifting usually only requires minimal lever pull to complete the shift.

The big challenge I would think is while stopped.

Good luck I hope you end up with one soon.

Thanks for reply, appreciated. Low seat may be an option, hopefully common sense when stopped ie don't lean the thing over much lol and hopefully all is ok. I'm used to "lumpy" twins, so hopefully these are smoother to a degree - what's their slow speed manner? QS should resolve most probs as you say, downshifting no worries (fingers crossed). Do you clutch from 1st to 2nd or QS all the way and what's the QS like a mid throttle settings?
Any thoughts re exhaust end can replacement?
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Andrew, welcome aboard mate
Congratulations on hopefully securing probably the best bike out there!
QS can be used from 1st, all the way up, whether slow or fast, it's a beautiful feature. Regarding the replacement can, I would not bother with anything other than Akrapovič, it is what BMW supplies as a HP (high performance) option.
The sound and performance is sweet, as is the beautiful titanium quality.
Good luck and keep us posted!
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Andrew, welcome aboard mate
Congratulations on hopefully securing probably the best bike out there!
QS can be used from 1st, all the way up, whether slow or fast, it's a beautiful feature. Regarding the replacement can, I would not bother with anything other than Akrapovič, it is what BMW supplies as a HP (high performance) option.
The sound and performance is sweet, as is the beautiful titanium quality.
Good luck and keep us posted!

Thanks again for full and quick replies!!
One further question if poss! Bike I'm looking at has heated grips on it - do these work well (subjective question I realise!)? I have oxford heated grips on my SV an dthey do work superbly.
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Everything works well on these bikes, I've had 2 of them and simply love them!
Heated grips work like a treat, although I've only tested them down to about just below 0C, they have two stages, mild and very warm. Also highly recommend putting Grip Puppies on the grips, for more comfort and to stop wear and tear on them
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If you get the bike, PM me for advice on an aftermarket exhaust... we carry quite a few for that bike....

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Would also look to change the standard exhaust for something louder and deeper sounding - any advice in this respect much appreciated.

Hope ok and apols loads of questions in me first post!!
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In my opinion regardless the flaws (BMW productionteam smokin some mushrooms) its the best bike ever built for its purpose and you can do the remake you want.

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2 1200R

crashed nr 1 1300R on Autobahn : R.I.P

Currently nr 2 1300R : Ongoing transformation.

In my opinion regardless the flaws (BMW productionteam smokin some mushrooms) its the best bike ever built for its purpose and you can do the remake you want.

been runnin 3 exhausts : Two Brothers, MIVV, Accra

Cheers. Which you prefer and why (got any pics?)
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Thanks for reply, appreciated. Low seat may be an option, hopefully common sense when stopped ie don't lean the thing over much lol and hopefully all is ok. I'm used to "lumpy" twins, so hopefully these are smoother to a degree - what's their slow speed manner? QS should resolve most probs as you say, downshifting no worries (fingers crossed). Do you clutch from 1st to 2nd or QS all the way and what's the QS like a mid throttle settings?
Any thoughts re exhaust end can replacement?
Thanks again,
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You will be impreased at how smooth the engine ia when you get things sorted out. Naturally, it runs smooth but if you continue reading, you will find that the engine can be made unbelivably smooth. Booster plug, if needed. Oberon, Power Commander, new exhaust, good oil, slipper clutch and air filtres. You will notice, it may feel like air. I notice that anyways
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Hello,
You won't be disappointed if you get one of these. The clutch is not overly heavy and the QS works very well.
Only thing you need to look for is a good service history and the overall good condition showing it's been cared for.
The slip I use is an AC Snizter, basically a Remus Hexacone. I use without baffles and the sound is fantastic. Great quality and a sensible price compared to the Akra which is very large.

Let us know when you take the plunge, you won't regret it !!
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You won't be disappointed if you get one of these. The clutch is not overly heavy and the QS works very well.
Only thing you need to look for is a good service history and the overall good condition showing it's been cared for.
The slip I use is an AC Snizter, basically a Remus Hexacone. I use without baffles and the sound is fantastic. Great quality and a sensible price compared to the Akra which is very large.

Let us know when you take the plunge, you won't regret it !!
That's great many thanks. Remus looks and sounds nice but a bit pricey also. I'm liking the look and sound (online clips) of SC Project, Lazer and GPR. Problem is a lot of these are not uk based although it looks like they ship here. The bike i am looking at has only done @8k miles, has full bmw service history and the dealer has a good reputation, so fingers crossed. Bike last serviced in the summer. Assuming all well, i need to check warranty also.
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I see the AC guys are in my neck of the woods!! And make pillion seat cowls also!!
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That's great many thanks. Remus looks and sounds nice but a bit pricey also. I'm liking the look and sound (online clips) of SC Project, Lazer and GPR. Problem is a lot of these are not uk based although it looks like they ship here. The bike i am looking at has only done @8k miles, has full bmw service history and the dealer has a good reputation, so fingers crossed. Bike last serviced in the summer. Assuming all well, i need to check warranty also.
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Cool. V nice looking bike
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Hey Andrew. I transitioned from an SV1000 to a k1200r. The difference is stellar. The k12/13 outhandles out performs and outsmiles the sv1000. The only better thing about the sv was the beautiful gearbox but the quickshifter fixes that. You will have no regrets.
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Thanks for this - yep the SV has a good box (I have a QS on that also, which is sweet if you get it right, but very sensitive - only needs about 10mm move max for a shift).
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Found a picture. Canister comes in several finishes.

https://www.sc-project.com/bmw_k1300r_e.htm
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This is what the beast looks like with an Arrow Titanium slip on muffler. It sounds good too without the dB killer.
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