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Old 03-11-2018, 11:56 AM
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Hi,

Introducing myself to the forum. Recently moved from a r1200rs to a k1300s. Both great bikes but I like the extra oomph of the K. By the way although I am in Texas I am really a Jock.

Took the bike out for first ride and the thing broke down. Misfire causing unburnt fuel to get into cat lighting it up to a cherry red glow. After a lot of tear down and misleading information (everyone convinced it was a stick coil issue) found that the injectors were gummed up. An hour in the ultrasonic bath and all was good.

Anyone that has worked on these bikes will know that it is not a quick and simple job.

Anyway all seems good now so off to try it out again later today.l

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Old 03-11-2018, 12:11 PM
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Re: New K1300s Motorsport owner

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Welcome to the site. Post a picture of your bike when you get a chance.
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Old 03-11-2018, 12:40 PM
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welcome!

sorry your first ride ended in a bunch of work.

how long had the bike been sitting? gummed injectors on a young bike is odd.
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Re: New K1300s Motorsport owner

The bike is a 2015 but only 6000 miles. I guess it may have sat through hurricane Harvey and the fuel absorbed moisture or something. here is a picture of my bike
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Re: New K1300s Motorsport owner

Welcome, yes, the injector removal/re-install is a handful. I'd say more difficult than a valve check, but you have been 3/4 way to the valves just messing with the coils. Hopefully the bike was not submerged. , Texas and that K13s will be fun. There is a spring rally in your neck of the woods that is listed on the site.
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Re: New K1300s Motorsport owner

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Congrats on the bike and bad luck at the weekend in the 6 Nations but well done for thrashing the bloody English when it mattered.
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The luck of the Irish. Bad day yesterday.

Even worse day today. Just about to take the bike on a test ride and thought I would check brake fluid levels but could not see the level through the plastic. Hmm that is strange, removed the top and found this.

I now believe this thing was submerged. Unbelievable that a BMW dealer let this through their processes. To make it worse I did have a little go at seeing how fast the bike was when I first got it, imagine how that could have ended.

When I buy used bikes for the track everything gets stripped checked and fluids replaced before I even think about riding. With a 3 yr old BMW with 6000 miles from an authorized dealer I assumed that was not necessary. I am in shock right now.

Any recommendations on how to approach this with the BMW dealership appreciated.

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Re: New K1300s Motorsport owner

Hey Brian You are on the best forum on the planet with the best bike. Sad to hear your experience with this particular one. I'm not sure how your fluid is in the picture but mainly what your looking at there is a sponge insert that BMW placed in the master cylinder to stop foaming of the fluid which led to air in the system. I doubt that if the bike was submerged that water would get into the system as it is obviously sealed.
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That does look like the sponge. It makes it hard to read fluid level from outside. Pull it out and then look at what the fluids looks like.
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Re: New K1300s Motorsport owner

Well you guys just stopped me jumping off the roof of my bungalow. Yes it is a frikin sponge. Never seen this in a brake mc before. Really did look like orange marmalade

Thanks and I guess I will not be setting fire to my BMW after all.

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Re: New K1300s Motorsport owner

Well you guys just stopped me jumping off the roof of my bungalow. Yes it is a frikin sponge. Never seen this in a brake mc before. Really did look like orange marmalade

Thanks and I guess I will not be setting fire to my BMW after all.

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Re: New K1300s Motorsport owner

I thought it was odd when that recall was first instituted, but I’m not that bright, so what do I know?

As far as being in a flood, in my state, that would have to be on the title.

Regarding the injectors...can’t we just assume the bike was put up without any fuel preservative and the gunk is just the result of ethanol fuel?

You’ve got your hands on a wonderful bike, enjoy!
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Well you guys just stopped me jumping off the roof of my bungalow. Yes it is a frikin sponge. Never seen this in a brake mc before. Really did look like orange marmalade

Thanks and I guess I will not be setting fire to my BMW after all.

Brian

burning it would probably violate some EPA regulation....just send it to me instead i will deal with it for you...
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Re: New K1300s Motorsport owner

It's good to have a laugh about it now but I was freaked out. You are right that the injectors were probably due to good old Merican ethanol. You know that once you find one thing wrong your suspicions can go into overdrive.

Still don't forgive Fritz for making the coils, plugs and injectors so difficult to access but hopefully will not have to go in there too often.

One last thing I noticed was a 50 profile rear instead of the 55 that is specified. I remember having a kwakasaki like this and the difference in turnin response was huge once I replaced it. Not sure how much that is on the K. Handles nicely as is so can only get better I suppose.

Thanks so much for the forum.

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Brian, turn in should be better with the 55, also check out Beech’s Riser Plates in our classifieds. Many of us have them and they work very well. You might appreciate them more, having experience with track bikes.
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Re: New K1300s Motorsport owner

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One last thing I noticed was a 50 profile rear instead of the 55 that is specified. I remember having a kwakasaki like this and the difference in turnin response was huge once I replaced it. Not sure how much that is on the K. Handles nicely as is so can only get better I suppose.

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Brian

The K12 had a 50 profile rear as standard and that bike was difficult to turn when things got slow and tight e.g. alpine hairpin.

For the K13 BMW slightly altered the front geometry to sharpen the steering head angle and specified a 55 section rear tyre. As a result the K13 handles well even in the tight stuff.
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The k1200s had a 55 profile tyre and the k1200r had a 50 profile tyre as standard.
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The k1200s had a 55 profile tyre and the k1200r had a 50 profile tyre as standard.

Oooops my mistake. The k1200s had a 190 x 50 tyre and the k1200r had a 180 x 50 tyre. I bow to your greater knowledge Welshman😬
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It's good to have a laugh about it now but I was freaked out. You are right that the injectors were probably due to good old Merican ethanol. You know that once you find one thing wrong your suspicions can go into overdrive.

Still don't forgive Fritz for making the coils, plugs and injectors so difficult to access but hopefully will not have to go in there too often.

One last thing I noticed was a 50 profile rear instead of the 55 that is specified. I remember having a kwakasaki like this and the difference in turnin response was huge once I replaced it. Not sure how much that is on the K. Handles nicely as is so can only get better I suppose.

Thanks so much for the forum.

Brian

Welcome to iBMW Brian!

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Welcome aboard Brian & good luck getting the K bike sorted out... love the Motorsport version.

If you can get away on short notice, join us in Bandera on 4/9-4/13 for the i-BMW Texas Hill Country Rally. It's a good time & our first year in Bandera.

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Wish I could but am going to be busy that week. I love that area, stayed in Vanderpool last year and rode the 335, 336, 337 and the 16. Great roads.

Took the bike out tonight for a blast and all seems well. The only thing I need to get used to is perfecting downshifts on this bike. I got really spoiled with the auto blipper on the R1200rs.

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Brian, turn in should be better with the 55, also check out Beech’s Riser Plates in our classifieds. Many of us have them and they work very well. You might appreciate them more, having experience with track bikes.

Brian/Anyone Interested:
Not intended to undercut Beech, but I have a set of 31 mm riser plates (new/never installed), that I will sell for $50 shipped anywhere in the CONUS.
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No problems, I'm tired of looking at my pile of 25's and 31's. The bike is not popular any longer and like the problems Pirate has with out of production bikes, the market is slow for aftermarket parts for them. The K1200S benefits the most from from this mod. Those bikes are dogs on the used market, a crap shoot to get a good one.
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My guess is the cat is corroded and blocked causing back pressure, I had the same issue with a turbo diesel Mazda ute miss fires, and all, remove the exhaust and have a look. All the best
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