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How far can you ride a K1300 in a day?
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:30 PM
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Over a thousand kilometres in comfort, fully loaded
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i can do 500 a day but get sore all over cos the gd roads suck.
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400 miles from New York City to Buffalo NY. No problem other than having to stop and gas up.
Actually other problem was trying to obey speed limit, very easy to increase speed. Still can't understand why BMW would build the K1300S without cruise control.
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Re: Daily distance

A 400 mile day is easily doable depending on the types of roads you are riding. I rode from California to Florida in three days which was a chore, but I had to get home, about 3000 miles.
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Re: Daily distance

Around 700 miles was the limit for us. Unless slabbing it, we tried to keep the distance down to 500 miles.


Same thing on the R1200RS, we try to keep the max miles in the 500 to 600 mile range.
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400 miles from New York City to Buffalo NY. No problem other than having to stop and gas up.
Actually other problem was trying to obey speed limit, very easy to increase speed. Still can't understand why BMW would build the K1300S without cruise control.

Because itís designed to be run WFO just like the SR-71.
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So far the most I’ve done was 600, but that was only because I reached my destination in Nashville Tennessee, but I could’ve easily kept going if needed, and that was right after a hip replacement.
The most on my K1200RS was 800 and again only because I reached my destination in Alabama at the barber motorcycle Museum, I was about done when I got there tho, that was a long day.
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What kind of seat were all of you using?
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On the K1300, stock seat, but I was wearing the moto skiveez shorts highly recommended those.
The K1200 I had the stock seat redone from a company called HT-MOTO, I had them install gel in the seat before they recovered it, they did not change the stock foam.
I do plan on having my K1300 seat redone this winter by Seath Lamm, my good buddy had his done by him and not only does it look awesome its as comfortable as a lazy-boy
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gluteus maximus mostly.
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On the K1300, stock seat, but I was wearing the moto skiveez shorts highly recommended those.
The K1200 I had the stock seat redone from a company called HT-MOTO, I had them install gel in the seat before they recovered it, they did not change the stock foam.
I do plan on having my K1300 seat redone this winter by Seath Lamm, my good buddy had his done by him and not only does it look awesome its as comfortable as a lazy-boy
got pics of this? Actually I find the stock seat very confortable. I get sore cos im a crippled up old bastard.
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Try the Moto skiveez shorts, those may be just enough to get through some more miles.
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Re: Daily distance

..more than that.....piece of piss..

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Re: Daily distance

Depending on type of roads and traffic - 500 miles no problems - have done 1,000 miles twice both times I was really glad to be at my destination and really tired.

More than miles I typically can ride 8 hours without any problems after 8 hours really depends on my state of mind and road and traffic conditions.

And if I'm riding with Jargon disregard what I stated above - all depends on how many times Jargon stops and for how long - so a 10 hour day about 250 miles.
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Because itís designed to be run WFO just like the SR-71.
https://dmv.ny.gov/tickets/about-nys...r-point-system.
What speed do they take you away in cuffs and the 1300S goes on the flatbed?
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Sargent seats.
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Low seat with the front raised. This was available on ebay to raise the seat: /www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-K1200S-K-1200-S-sitzbankerh%C3%B6hung-Bench-Seat-15mm-high/112377983101?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353. m1438.l2649
Price was a little high so I made my own washer and longer bolts by a 1/2 inch, did not add rubber spacers under the seat as per the ebay product (no problems that I know of so far). I did add rubber "cushions" on the tank rubber to keep the seat from rubbing on the tank. I found myself sliding into the tank. Have a 2003 RS and did not like the seating transition.
Happy with the "improved" seat position but still prefer the 2003 K1200RS.
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Re: Daily distance

I've done 800+ and a few 700+, but those were slab miles. I no longer have the desire to do more than about 400 slab miles, and much prefer to ride 300 twisty, scenic miles...
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I think 650 off motorway. It was a long day but no great hardship.
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I've done 800+ and a few 700+, but those were slab miles. I no longer have the desire to do more than about 400 slab miles, and much prefer to ride 300 twisty, scenic miles...

You know it! Why take a beating on the Slab when you can have much more fun on swerving tarmac?

To help the comfort level of my K1300S I have a Corbin Saddle Seat and Grip Puppies. I also wear Ear Plugs inside my comfy Arai Pro Cruiser Helmet.
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Re: Daily distance

+++ for the Corbin seat, go there and have it fitted to your butt, take a whole day. Educate your butt before you go because you need to identify pressure points. Most of the people i take there don't think about how to fit a seat until they arrive. This lengthens the process.

Be sure to get the 1/4" or 1/2" soft padding, you have to ask for it.

250 - 300 miles on the stock seat made the insides of my legs hurt, seat too wide. The Corbin is good for 500 miles and 750 miles if I have to.
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