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Old 06-11-2017, 09:20 PM
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Brand new K13S what mods bugs things need doing first

Hiya Guys as the title suggests ... Brand new K13S Ms with Factory Akro rearsets lighter wheels and tinted screen
A what bugs , Factory recalls do I need to get checked /fixed
B what accessories do I need to be looking into

This is my first new from Dealer bike I am looking at crash/sliders
Ventura Rack
Pazzo shorties
Tank grip pads

I want your advise on brands where to shop and what works and don't work .. I have read a few threads about things like throttle slack and 31 mm plates to make the bike turn in better they are all old threads and I think mostly the older bikes remembering These stopped production in Jan 2016 ... I am no Valentino but I still hold my own On my bird with the young bucks

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Re: Brand new K13S what mods bugs things need doing first

Have a talk to Aussie K13{Randall} he has the riser plates in his R,I think, his got a motorsport too, he knows them inside out so does PaulMogs
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Re: Brand new K13S what mods bugs things need doing first

Add these to the bike for a nice hard case tail storage.

Max BMW
07 46 63 7 711 090 HANDLE REAR RIGHT 0.86 1 $146.11
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Hepco and Becker Part Number:650.659 01 01
Hepco and Becker Orbit Topcase 54
This integrates the BMW grab rails with the Hepco and Becker top case.

Can also use the Hepco and Becker attachment instead of the BMW grab rails.
Part Number:650.639 01 01. Saves some $$$, looks good. BUT not as good as BMW. IMO
BMW's tail bag has a lot of room for storage but is a soft bag.

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Re: Brand new K13S what mods bugs things need doing first

Tech spec tank pads. Randall (Aussie K13) has they look good. Check out his threads, I'm sure he's got some photos up
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Re: Brand new K13S what mods bugs things need doing first

Brake levers and tank grip pads are a must have from the list.

I had Pazzo levers on my K12S and really liked them. Shortie brake is perfect. I decided to go the a-symmetric route on my R12GS and used shortie brake and standard length for the clutch lever. This would have worked well on the KS because the clutch pull is so heavy.

There are many brands of levers out there. Pazzo are top notch but you pay for the privilege.

After you install the clutch lever, make sure you confirm the clutch is really disengages when the lever is pulled in. Do this by putting bike on center stand and idling engine with bike in first gear. Pull in clutch and confirm rear wheel stops or has only slight drag.

Tank grip pads really help you connect to the bike when hanging off at track days.
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Re: Brand new K13S what mods bugs things need doing first

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First thing No centre stand on a 16 MS

I Have pmd Randal will see what he has to say

I'm looking at Pazzo and Tech spec from Pashnit
Ventura Rack (prolly local dealer)
Factory Luggage (maybe)
Crash/sliders ( no idea from who yet)
Pussy Grips
daylight running bar

That's it so far

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Add these to the bike for a nice hard case tail storage.

Max BMW
07 46 63 7 711 090 HANDLE REAR RIGHT 0.86 1 $146.11
08 46 63 7 711 089 HANDLE REAR LEFT 0.84 1 $146.11

Hepco and Becker
Hepco and Becker Part Number:650.659 01 01
Hepco and Becker Orbit Topcase 54
This integrates the BMW grab rails with the Hepco and Becker top case.

Can also use the Hepco and Becker attachment instead of the BMW grab rails.
Part Number:650.639 01 01. Saves some $$$, looks good. BUT not as good as BMW. IMO
BMW's tail bag has a lot of room for storage but is a soft bag.

No connection to Max or H&B, just another 1300S MS owner.
Help can you post link to ones your talking about I tried copy paste search didn't have much success.. Cheers
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Re: Brand new K13S what mods bugs things need doing first

I added these the other day to my stock grips. I was at the BMW dealership and for $13 US I took a chance. Took off the end weights and slipped them on with a little effort. No idea as to durability, weather impact, heated grips and so forth, but nice fit. "Grab On Grips Grip Cover - Fits From 1.25in. to 1.45in. OD - 5in.L, Color: Black MC402"
Very happy with end result as far as fit, feel and improved throttle control.

There is also grip puppies and grip buddies. Grip buddies seem to be made for the long hall and I can attest to someone answering the phone (even at 10 PM). They also appear to add more diameter.
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Damm Forgot about grips.... I have pussy grips on my Bird ... Will have to add them to the must buy list... Thanks
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http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...6&rnd=12082016
http://www.motomachines.com/Rear-Alu...00S_p_665.html
http://www.motomachines.com/Orbit-To...54_p_5165.html
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http://www.motomachines.com/Rear-Alu...00S_p_626.html
These will save you $$ over the BMW grab rails. There is a Youtube video of a 1300s MS with a different Hepco and Becker tail bag. i wiil try and find the video.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaKKnymqi5Q
2015 BMW K1300S Motorsports package
This is a video with the Hepco and Becker tail bag set up.
Little less than $500 US.
Can also use BMW tail bag grab rails with
http://www.motomachines.com/Rear-Alu...00S_p_665.html
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http://www.accessoryinternational.com/
These guys also sell Hepco and Becker. In my internet search I came up with these two guys in the US. Be aware that there are other companies that sell luggage for the MC. One that seems to pop up a lot is Givi. IMO H&B integrate the tail better than the others and hard luggage is better than the soft luggage by BMW. Why BMW sells only a soft tail bag for the K1300S I do not know (sport touring/image/function ?). The previous generation (K1200RS) had both a soft and hard tail bag available.
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Interesting that the MS in that video has a centre stand and a "powered by BMW Motorsport" plate on it.... The 16 I have a deposit on has neither of those ......
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Re: Brand new K13S what mods bugs things need doing first

Hey Steve, i have seen lots of guys get around corners real quick on their K1300S bikes.
Not saying don't mod the bike, but take some time to get to know the bike, it gets better to ride every time you go for a spin.
Some guys give up on the K1300 saying its too heavy, or not nimble enough...etc etc. They never stuck it out to get intimate with the bike, or have so many bikes it didnt get ridden enough.
Anyway, awesome looking bike mate, looks pretty decked out already!!... enjoy!
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Gday Steve
Centrestand isnt a big deal for me....others reckon it is imperative
TechSpec grips are great & there is a specific set for K13S
Get the 1K service done then buy the tools and do servicing yourself....youll have to fix it after it goes to the dealer anyway
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Re: Brand new K13S what mods bugs things need doing first

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Hiya Guys as the title suggests ... Brand new K13S Ms with Factory Akro rearsets lighter wheels and tinted screen
A what bugs , Factory recalls do I need to get checked /fixed
B what accessories do I need to be looking into

This is my first new from Dealer bike I am looking at crash/sliders
Ventura Rack
Pazzo shorties
Tank grip pads

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Steve

Steve,

There can be some throttle slack but you can adjust it out.

IMO you don't need riser plates unless you are a 300b lard a**e.

I'm on my second K13 and as a 200 lb'er I find the bike turns in fine anyway even on the tight stuff. Just get the preload to the right setting for you.

Tank pads are a good idea. I use the Techspec Snake Skin pads.

There are no recalls to worry about.
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I would expect to see some comments from Sensei Paulmogs as well as Mr Smog (Kman).....experts in K bikes both
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Hey Steve, i have seen lots of guys get around corners real quick on their K1300S bikes.
Not saying don't mod the bike, but take some time to get to know the bike, it gets better to ride every time you go for a spin.
Some guys give up on the K1300 saying its too heavy, or not nimble enough...etc etc. They never stuck it out to get intimate with the bike, or have so many bikes it didnt get ridden enough.
Anyway, awesome looking bike mate, looks pretty decked out already!!... enjoy!
KiwiMat just to clarify I ride a big heavy fast bike now Honda Blackbird Modded with 160hp at tyre and until they fucked up my exhaust I didn't have chicken strips on the Diablo C1's, but that's another long story. I am not they type of person that can say if a bike or car handles or not I just ride it the way it is that's why asking if it needs to be done I rode the Bird for 7 years without doing a single mod to it ,then 5 years ago decided to "Improve" her a bit haha so all advise is welcome and taken on board
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IMO you don't need riser plates unless you are a 300b lard a**e.

Oh my, so harsh criticism for those of us who have the Riser Plates. Well, count me among those that really, really like the Riser Plates...even though I weigh 73% of a "300b lard a**e".

Unless I'm mistaken, the PowerCup Racers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EltBJl74fNk), that used these Riser Plates on their K1200R Racers to good effect, were not "300b lard a**e".
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaKKnymqi5Q
2015 BMW K1300S Motorsports package
This is a video with the Hepco and Becker tail bag set up.
Little less than $500 US.
Can also use BMW tail bag grab rails with
http://www.motomachines.com/Rear-Alu...00S_p_665.html
but more $$$$
http://www.hepco-and-becker-luggage....6506590101.pdf
This is the install instructions with BMW grab rails.

http://www.hepco-and-becker-luggage....6506390101.pdf
Hepco and Becker rear rack - no need for BMW grab rails
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I see from the thread "Last one in Australia" that you already have the BMW tail rack. Best of luck.
Some people have raised the front of the seat by adding washers. This helps to prevent sliding into the tank. This is available on ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/112377983101...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Techmount mounts for GPS is available in the classified. It only fits on the right side of the 1300 due to the screw size. Could add to the left side but would need to enlarge the holes in the techmount and buy longer screws

http://www.i-bmw.com/classifieds/sho...ol-mount&cat=6
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Oh my, so harsh criticism for those of us who have the Riser Plates. Well, count me among those that really, really like the Riser Plates...even though I weigh 73% of a "300b lard a**e".

Unless I'm mistaken, the PowerCup Racers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EltBJl74fNk), that used these Riser Plates on their K1200R Racers to good effect, were not "300b lard a**e".

Well firstly, congrats on not being a 300 lb lard a**e!

For the life of me I can't see why at your weight you need riser plates. I didn't have them on my K12 and I rode Alpine passes studded with tight hair pin bends on that bike. With the K13 BMW slightly sharpened the steering head angle and specced the 55 section rear rather than the 50 section rear of the K12, and that to me properly dealt with the slightly slow turn in of the K12.

What the racers do has little or no relevance IMO to what you need to do on the road, and most of them are built like whippets anyway.
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If you opt for the Techspec tank pads, call and ask for the K1300S pattern. A member here went to a lot of effort to get them to offer this. It is profiled to the tank, looks great and covers a bit more of the tank side. Since it actually follows the contours of the tank, it is a bit more fidgetty to install but worth it.

I installed caliper mounted Motolights just to keep the cagers looking and from ebay installed a brake light flasher module and 3M reflective panels on the back of the panniers to keep them from running me over from behind. R&G available through Pirate makes an assortment of sliders. Throttle Meister makes the closest thing to a cruise control you will find. Invest in a side stand foot to give the side stand a better base. There are cheap copies on ebay (3 screws). I chose the more expensive version (4 screws). When you install it get slightly longer hex head screws at the local hardware store and put 3M two sided tape between the side stand foot and the pad. I installed a Fenda Extenda to keep some crap out of the radiator and a Power Bronze hugger to keep the same stuff out of the rear suspension. BMW makes what they call a Mud Guard that widens the rear fender either side of the tail light. BMW also offers a wiring harness that wires the battery directly to the accessory outlet. This increases current capacity, removes the outlet from the canbus system and allows normal charging of the battery through the accessory outlet.

You will find, as I have, that the battery terminals and battery area will become quite crowded. There are several remote circuit protective remote terminals, either programmable electronic or conventional fuses, that can be used to relocate the clutter. I haven't done this yet, but will soon.

Just a few things to consider for safety and maintenance. Enjoy your BMW.
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I guess radar clairvoyance is a moot point in Oz... I don't leave home without...

For the GPS, RAM Mount on the steering stem (screwed into the area under the Roundel)
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Re: Brand new K13S what mods bugs things need doing first

Lot of relevant points have already been made. Personalising a bike...IMO, is a personal thing.

Welshman makes a good point for the riser bars. I don't have them. IMO, for every positive, there is a negative. Risers could well lead to a "slight" lack of high speed stability....not that I would know anything about that.

Ilmburger make a nice rear carbon hugger.

If you are going to keep the K13 long term, age will have a fuel fitting failure (plastic) link for replacement.

http://www.beemerboneyard.com/cpcqkdisconk12s.html

As Mat has suggested, get some miles on it, & a feel for what it is, the front suspension does not give you the same degree of "feed back" that conventional forks do. Have faith, and trust them, you can brake deeper into corners with this set up.

BTW, have a carbon front guard on mine, with fender extender, to help protect radiator.

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Us law abiding citizen don't really need that piece of equipment ...

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As Mat has suggested, get some miles on it, & a feel for what it is, the front suspension does not give you the same degree of "feed back" that conventional forks do. Have faith, and trust them, you can brake deeper into corners with this set up.

I will say that the K12 definitely had a slightly disconnected feel at the front end but you soon learned to trust it. In the wet I found that putting the ESA in Sport mode gave you more front end feedback.

The K13 benefits from the fact that the lower half of the wishbone is aluminium rather than steel which saves 2 Kg in unsprung weight, and I find the front end feedback is now very good, maybe not quite as good as a conventionally sprung bike, but more than good enough.
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.... front end feedback is now very good, maybe not quite as good as a conventionally sprung bike, but more than good enough.
I was asked once to explain the difference between handling on our Ducati vs the K1200RS. If you enter a corner hard on the Ducati and encounter a small rock the Ducati will tell you that the front tire just ran over a small rock approximately 3/8" x 7/8" having 5 sides. You struck the second largest side of the rock which was ejected to the left as the tire went over it.

Same type corner, same type stone, same trajectory, the RS says "What rock?"

The feedback on the BMW is different but one definitely gets used to it. Also, perhaps not optimal for all out sport riding but I added Helibars and love them. Just enough lift to give the shoulders and wrists some relaxation and hardly noticeable on the bike. BTW, no one has mentioned radar detector. Illegal there?
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I was asked once to explain the difference between handling on our Ducati vs the K1200RS. If you enter a corner hard on the Ducati and encounter a small rock the Ducati will tell you that the front tire just ran over a small rock approximately 3/8" x 7/8" having 5 sides. You struck the second largest side of the rock which was ejected to the left as the tire went over it.

Same type corner, same type stone, same trajectory, the RS says "What rock?"

The feedback on the BMW is different but one definitely gets used to it. Also, perhaps not optimal for all out sport riding but I added Helibars and love them. Just enough lift to give the shoulders and wrists some relaxation and hardly noticeable on the bike. BTW, no one has mentioned radar detector. Illegal there?

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I was asked once to explain the difference between handling on our Ducati vs the K1200RS. If you enter a corner hard on the Ducati and encounter a small rock the Ducati will tell you that the front tire just ran over a small rock approximately 3/8" x 7/8" having 5 sides. You struck the second largest side of the rock which was ejected to the left as the tire went over it.

Same type corner, same type stone, same trajectory, the RS says "What rock?"

The feedback on the BMW is different but one definitely gets used to it. Also, perhaps not optimal for all out sport riding but I added Helibars and love them. Just enough lift to give the shoulders and wrists some relaxation and hardly noticeable on the bike. BTW, no one has mentioned radar detector. Illegal there?

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My list of add-on's to my 2015 K1300s Motorsports: I look mainly to make the bike a bit more touring compatible than race-like.
1. Booster plug. Really helped low-rpm throttle response and eliminated most of the annoying lag in acceleration around 5000 rpm.
2. Adjusted throttle slack. Before this, and the booster plug, I had a problem stalling the bike in traffic.
3. Centerstand. Used it surprisingly little
4. Grip puppies (or buddies - $12) I put them on to get a bit more diameter in the grips while keeping the (heated) grips, but they also reduce vibration.
5. Stebel horn. Went from 'meep' to 'bleat'
6. BMW luggage grid, tank bag and sport bags. Now I can carry more than my wallet. The tank bag carries a (hidden, wireless) radar detector, and a bunch of useful things to have along on a bike, including a tire patch kit with compressor.
7. Corbin heated seat, front and rear, with small backrest. Love the heat, but the seat is pretty hard. Stock one had to go though.
8. Kaoko throttle stop - don't use it much, and it's minimally useful to start with, but it wasn't expensive and any kind of cruise control is welcome.
9. Added switched powerlet outlets into the little fairing panels. One for radar detector, one for heated gear. Stock outlet used for passenger heated gear. The cord to the radar detector kept blowing out of the stock outlet at high speeds.

If you like tank bags like me you might find an interesting wind phenomenon against your chest. I put a small waist bag on the tank bag and rotate it to my belly to cut that wind. Works like a charm.
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if you plan on putting on a lot of electric farkles get a PDM-60 and mount under the right side rear plastic. I absolutely love that thing. I did do my own extended wiring on it so i could run the circuits every where on the bike.

everything else has been covered i have pazzo on my k12s and k13s. I run the shorties on the k13s and like them more (took getting used to almost ordered the longer ones but decided to give them some time, glad i did).

My k13 came with lowered pegs and helibars (i'm 6'6" coming off a k12rs and the k12s is very cramped for me) i took the helibars off the k13 but kept them on the k12 since the pegs are stock.

I can tell you from a comfort point the lowered pegs are a dream and don't really effect the "sport" aspects all that much. I will say stock pegs on the k12 are a bit easier to ride when on the track but there is no comparison for me on the street (again see my height).

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I found the PMD60 overly complicated for its application and overly expensive for what it did. Old fashion fuses will protect a circuit as well. Just my opinion.
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My post, #31, was referring to that indispensable tool. I figured they were probably illegal there - that ain't right...
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My post, #31, was referring to that indispensable tool. I figured they were probably illegal there - that ain't right...

Down here they confiscate them and fine you and you get demerit points ..... you can still get emm but you take the risk and they need to be shielded or they can be detected .... Have a guess how I know all this
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Here's a great "mod". 4kg straight off the top of the "tank"
Standard issue battery is 4.9kg
Lithium battery below is 0.9kg
I have had mine for nearly 3 years, no problems at all!
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Here's a great "mod". 4kg straight off the top of the "tank"
Standard issue battery is 4.9kg
Lithium battery below is 0.9kg
I have had mine for nearly 3 years, no problems at all!

Thanks Kiwimat...... But I am not into attaching unreliable explosive devices to a fuel tank and then sitting behind it .... I know all the Arguments for and against ,I just have seen too many that have let people down ... We are about to test one in my son's bike if this one is better than the others we have tested I may change my mind... If you have had 3 years with no issues you sir are a lucky man BTW I sell batteries inc Motorcycle for a living
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Thanks Kiwimat...... But I am not into attaching unreliable explosive devices to a fuel tank and then sitting behind it .... I know all the Arguments for and against ,I just have seen too many that have let people down ... We are about to test one in my son's bike if this one is better than the others we have tested I may change my mind... If you have had 3 years with no issues you sir are a lucky man BTW I sell batteries inc Motorcycle for a living

Thats cool, plenty of others here too scared to fit one, but a lot of us aussies here on this forum run this brand with zero problems.
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While I can see the merit in the loss of weight, Steve's bike is brand new, and won't require a battery until 2021-2022... there abouts.

Steve, get the dealer to check the vin number for recalls/upgrades.
They may have missed the sponge in front brake reservoir.
Jump collar on crank shaft to stop cam chain loosing contact with drive sprocket.
Ring thing on fuel pump discharge.(these were splitting)
I would assume the upgraded drive flange is already been fitted to final drive.

Aaand...passport redline has stealth, and legal in WA.


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While I can see the merit in the loss of weight, Steve's bike is brand new, and won't require a battery until 2021-2022... there abouts.

Steve, get the dealer to check the vin number for recalls/upgrades.
They may have missed the sponge in front brake reservoir.
Jump collar on crank shaft to stop cam chain loosing contact with drive sprocket.
Ring thing on fuel pump discharge.(these were splitting)
I would assume the upgraded drive flange is already been fitted to final drive.

Aaand...passport redline has stealth, and legal in WA.

Send me some pics of yours pls... Last one I had they found the pickup/antenna in the bullbar cost me like $300 and lost my $600 detector it was shielded they just spotted it
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Aaand...passport redline has stealth, and legal in WA.

Yeah , but didn't you get a velocity award when we met , you Rob and me , in Jurien Bay ...

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Thought of something else for you - and it's free! Don't run the stock tire pressures without doing some experimenting first. I've found my bike handles much better (low speed cornering, steering precision, etc.) simply by putting 38psi in the front tire instead of the stock 36. I've tried 34-44 psi in the front, 40-50 in the rear. The steering precision - and low speed turn in - is quite changed with higher pressures, though those first couple of pounds in front make most of the difference. Read hasn't seem to feel much different so I leave it at 42.
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Thought of something else for you - and it's free! Don't run the stock tire pressures without doing some experimenting first. I've found my bike handles much better (low speed cornering, steering precision, etc.) simply by putting 38psi in the front tire instead of the stock 36. I've tried 34-44 psi in the front, 40-50 in the rear. The steering precision - and low speed turn in - is quite changed with higher pressures, though those first couple of pounds in front make most of the difference. Read hasn't seem to feel much different so I leave it at 42.

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Thought of something else for you - and it's free! Don't run the stock tire pressures without doing some experimenting first. I've found my bike handles much better (low speed cornering, steering precision, etc.) simply by putting 38psi in the front tire instead of the stock 36. I've tried 34-44 psi in the front, 40-50 in the rear. The steering precision - and low speed turn in - is quite changed with higher pressures, though those first couple of pounds in front make most of the difference. Read hasn't seem to feel much different so I leave it at 42.

Are those pressure readings from the cycle system or from a tire pressure gauge? I have a precision racing pressure gauge (accurate to 0.1 pound) and I have to inflate to about one pound above the book differential pressure to get the cycle's system to read correctly. The temperature compensating system could potentially drive you mad.
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Are those pressure readings from the cycle system or from a tire pressure gauge? I have a precision racing pressure gauge (accurate to 0.1 pound) and I have to inflate to about one pound above the book differential pressure to get the cycle's system to read correctly. The temperature compensating system could potentially drive you mad.

I have two dial gauges that read identically, plus a BMW electronic one that also matches.

The TPM readings are all over the place with temperature, though they try to compensate for that. I never trust them to be either accurate or consistent. (They are pretty consistent if the temperature doesn't change much from 72F.)
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Mines a year old next week 🎂 I've got schnitzer levers and rear hugger. The standard sportec M3 rubber is squaring off and thankfully will need changing , never got on with it. If your thinking of fitting a bracket for top box or bag be prepared for the bolt inserts to spin in the frame when taking off rear grips. Mine did and was a new subframe under warranty.
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