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Old 09-24-2018, 11:41 AM
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rainy week ahead

Hope to get some stuff done this week on the K1300s as the forecast is for rain all week. Get LED lights installed, get center stand installed, pull bodywork and find what's underneath, change oil & filter, mod the solenoid that limits power in 1st & 2nd gear, get A-XIED unit installed. Should be a interesting week.
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Old 09-24-2018, 01:18 PM
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Re: rainy week ahead

Sun hear all week .
I took the centre stand off my K1300S as soon as I got it and fitted a new belly pan as I didn't like the look of the cut belly pan .
Unless you are going Drag racing they are already stupidly quick in 1st /2nd and mine with a pipe and air filter was as quick or quicker than just about any standard road bike I went up against at the run what ya brung (Santa Pod drag strip).Its the clutch you need to worry about
Have fun with you mods and lets hope the sun comes out for you soon .
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Old 09-24-2018, 06:10 PM
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Re: rainy week ahead

Stormbringer did you try the Barnett 306-17-2011 clutch? New steel plates and carbon fiber friction plates.

Sure it is quick enough but I just hate performance limiters on anything I own. Last bike I sold was a 2013 Honda VFR 1200F that was performance limited in 1st & 2nd gears and to 156MPH on top end. When I got the limiters off and freed up the intake & exhaust restrictions it ran a 10.22 quarter at 138 MPH. Not to shabby for a old man on a heavy shaft drive bike. My drag racing days ended two years ago but I still love to tinker.
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:25 AM
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Nice ,I wondering if it will get in to the Nines ?.
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Old 09-25-2018, 09:49 AM
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Don't know and unfortunately I personally will not find out. Two years ago I had to finally admit my physical limitations caused by age (reaction times, etc.), put and end to my competitive drag racing on motorcycles. These days I just like to take a bike and modify it to my personal tastes for street use. I am still doing track days in my ZO6 Corvette though. Racing a fast bike is a whole different story from fast cars in my experience.
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Re: rainy week ahead

same band of rain hitting here....doing K13S projects.

final drive oil change and spline lube.


sw-motec rack install.


spouse wants a backrest. building one from scratch based on an ebay corbin backrest.






more to do...
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Nice .

Are you doing the lube on both ends of the shaft ?
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Have you found a spacer washer on the the drive shaft gearbox end ?
I am going to fit the 1300 shaft on my 1200 some say there is a spacer washer .
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Re: rainy week ahead

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Sun hear all week .
Unless you are going Drag racing they are already stupidly quick in 1st /2nd and mine with a pipe and air filter was as quick or quicker than just about any standard road bike I went up against

What pipe & filter did you run (full system or a slip on)?? I have all the Tupperware off my 1300 and the stock 4-2-1 header section is pretty cleanly designed, certainly better than most stock systems I have seen with the exception of pure sport bikes.
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I have a Scorpion s/s red power end can stock headers .
K and N air filters.
I run with the baffle in .
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Having removed all the fairing panels to get a good look as well as do the work I planned I have some thoughts about the design.

1. The engineering design is clever but very dense with everything closely packed together. Of the fifty plus motorcycles I have owned and worked on this bike has by far the most fasteners holding on the plastic bits of any of them. At least BMW used a common fastener requiring only one size tool take it apart.

2. At first I wondered why BMW mounted the heavy battery so high until I got it apart and realized there was no room for it anywhere else. A new lithium ion battery is on order.

3. Before pulling the plastic bits off I installed the LED headlight kits (or at least I got the two high beams installed). While installing the low beam LED I dropped a plastic sleeve which disappeared into the nether parts of the bike (read densely packed reference above). No problem I thought when I get the Tupperware removed I will find it. Wrong I never found it and it will be easier to order another one than pull the radiator and god knows what else looking for it.

4. Oil & filter change is easy if you use a pump to remove the oil. I like the dry sump design. Much faster & easier than gravity draining the system as shown in owners manual.

5. valve clearance check & adjustment will be a job especially for a old guy with big hands.

6. Final drive maintenance looks to be fairly easy and I have decided I might as well do it now. I found that all three of my FJR's had virtually no grease on the drive splines, front or rear, so I will pull the shaft and service everything.

7. Shimming the control that limits throttle plate opening on the throttle housing was relatively easy once I removed the six hoses that were in the way. I shimmed it out .2" which required longer metric fasteners.

8. Installing the AF-XIED adjustable mixture control was easy but the gas tank must be removed to get to the connector. This is not my idea of a sophisticated way to tune out one of the power limiters but it was easy and will have to do until next winter when I will get a Bren ECU tune. I will report back how well it works.

That's about it for now. It will be another week before the Li-On battery comes in and I get the bike back together. Thanks to all for advice and help.
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Re: rainy week ahead

When you remove the drive, mark the splines so that when you reinsert the shaft, you maintain ‘that it’s in phase’.

There are other references to this on the site.
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Re: rainy week ahead

Installing the LI ION battery required a spacer under the battery to raise it enough for the battery strap to fit properly across the back of the battery. I decided to go directly to a Bren tune because of all the additional ECU parameters it modifies so I un-installed the AF-XIED tuner before even starting the bike. Will probably put it up for sale in the classified section. I am now waiting on Sprint air filters to arrive as well as the Bren tuner. The Sprint filters are interesting in that they are a flat filter instead of the cone design of the BMW or K&N filter. The Sprint filters appear to have less filter area but a close examination of the intake made it apparent why they used a flat filter instead of a cone shaped filter for performance. If you look at the free area of the intake with the cone shaped filter installed you see that the area for air flow around the cone is considerably less than the area of the intakes with flat filters installed. No wonder Bren said their testing produced better HP & TQ with Sprint filters than either the stock or K&N filters. This data was supported by Brock Davidson (Brock's performance) a friend who owns a very successful high performance business here in the US.

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