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by Pannier Down
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K75 Lights
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: K75 Lights

+1 on the Osram bulbs, K bike headlights are like waving a candle, the Osram improves it to reasonable level, but I add halogen spots to all of mine.
by Pannier Down
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: speedo
Replies: 14
Views: 1633

Re: speedo

The bit that's missing, don't worry about the engine screaming. All of mine sound like they were about to explode at 60, yet are smooth as silk at 80+. Just K bike trait.
by Pannier Down
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: speedo
Replies: 14
Views: 1633

Re: speedo

sorry for late reply, been in and out of hospital, however I did take it for a test ride, 4750 rpm or as near as damit gives me 70mph ( that's just to stay in front of the juggernauts we have on the roads now ), the engine sounds like its screaming but as it can go to 9k rpm I have been told that i...
by Pannier Down
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Foxes ate my wiring, bike won't start
Replies: 23
Views: 1678

Re: Foxes ate my wiring, bike won't start

K bikes don't like sitting around. The fox issue aside, you may need to take apart and clean a number of electrical connections (mainly under the tank) as well as cleaning up the switch gear. Sounds daunting but is not overly complex, they are like a meccano set really. Ced is the guru for chasing t...
by Pannier Down
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Hot Weather Riding Gear
Replies: 91
Views: 4702

Re: Hot Weather Riding Gear

Full kit every time for me, but I take the point about overheating, it Can get very uncomfortable which in itself can be less safe. I did buy a mesh jacket which was fully armoured to go with some motorcycle jeans, but I can't say if it's any good because my son has blagged it. He looks cooler than ...
by Pannier Down
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: Newbie

Welcome.
My tuppence worth, K1100. Will be familiar but will carry you, the Mrs and the kitchen sink across continents.
by Pannier Down
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 17
Views: 1186

Re: eBay madness

The trend for cafe racer K series is fantastic. I'm buying all the bits they take off for pennies. Spares galore.

God bless Ebay.
by Pannier Down
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Riding in groups
Replies: 78
Views: 5139

Re: Riding in groups

Several posts hit the nail, each to his own. Personally I like both riding alone, or with company. It depends on the circumstances. A few years back a mate and I did a 3200 mile tour over a couple of weeks. By the end, it was like formation flying we were so in tune. An evening across the North York...
by Pannier Down
Fri May 18, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?
Replies: 178
Views: 19383

Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

The big K developed the slight whine from the rear, and a check revealed very slight play when I rocked the wheel at 12 and 6. I'm off to the IOM TT with it next week, so guess what I'll be doing this weekend.....

Bugger!
by Pannier Down
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K1100LT - Cover to conceal battery
Replies: 4
Views: 496

Re: K1100LT - Cover to conceal battery

Nothing bespoke, but a stiff plastic sheet from a stationery shop, cut to size and fixed to the battery tray can look smart. I did similar on my white K, but don't bother now.
by Pannier Down
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Sin City
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Hello from Sin City

Welcome from Oxford.
Just about run in at that mileage.

Do let us know how the tyres (sorry, tires) go, I've just got an RS rear with a 160, with standard 110 front, but have yet to try it.
by Pannier Down
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Getting back in the saddle, hopefully!
Replies: 12
Views: 809

Re: Getting back in the saddle, hopefully!

I commute from Oxford the Heathrow area, K1100 is the best tool for the job. Cheap enough to run, easy to look after, comfortable, and we'll built. A good clean once a week, regular servicing, and it will run and run. You Will only need half your budget for a good one, spend the savings on a bit of ...
by Pannier Down
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: k 1200 rs "R" reg UK
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: k 1200 rs "R" reg UK

For puffs., read muffs. Bloody auto correct.....
by Pannier Down
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: k 1200 rs "R" reg UK
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: k 1200 rs "R" reg UK

The GT used the same fairing with extended sections at the front and sides, I have seen these fitted to the RS, but couldn't say how effective they are for your hands. On my FJR I fitted a set of fairly cheap universal hand guards from eBay, fixed at the bar end and with a home made bracket to the l...
by Pannier Down
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Bagster Easy harness
Replies: 0
Views: 433

Bagster Easy harness

m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bagster-Easy-Road-Universal-Motorcycle-Tank-Bag-Support/162672230273?epid=1161491134&hash=item25e0053f81:g:KdkAAOSwwa

Anyone used one of these on a K tank? I used to have one on my GS and it worked well.

I have my baglux tank bag, but a tank cover is 3 times the price.
Mike
by Pannier Down
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Poor head lights!
Replies: 20
Views: 1423

Re: Poor head lights!

+1 on the Osram option. On the K11, the tv set headlamp is woeful, the night racer brings it up to acceptable.

Definitely carry a spare though, and practice changing it in the dark.
by Pannier Down
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Tyre mileage
Replies: 20
Views: 1353

Re: Tyre mileage

That seems low on the Metzeler, especially a front. I have used them on the K1100LT and usually see about 7-8 1000 miles. I run at 40 42 though, it improves turn in feel for me. The lasertecs are getting harder to find though.

I didn't like the Avons personally.
by Pannier Down
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Cheshire
Replies: 9
Views: 722

Re: Hi from Cheshire

Welcome. No end of good advice on here, and the big K is a great machine.
by Pannier Down
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K75S cuts out
Replies: 8
Views: 845

Re: K75S cuts out

Same symptoms on K11 some time back, changed the HES and cured it. Tis the likely culprit. Let us know how it goes.
by Pannier Down
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Speedo and fuel gauge
Replies: 1
Views: 397

Re: Speedo and fuel gauge

Different wiring for each, check the connections first. The speedo is connected to the final drive sensor with a plug behind the right side panel. Fuel gauge connection is behind the guage on the left fairing on the LT, I assume similar on the RS.
by Pannier Down
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: Hello

Welcome from Oxfordshire. Great machine the K11, but takes some getting used to. Stick with it, you won't look back.
by Pannier Down
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member saying hi
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: New member saying hi

Beemers prefer use, especially k series.
I remember seeing the late Airhead bikes at the Motorcycle show years back, they looked classic then. 12k is low miles, lots of life in that machine. Welcome and enjoy.
by Pannier Down
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Why did you do that?
Replies: 19
Views: 1629

Re: Why did you do that?

Several good arguments for a camera there. Aggressive behaviour towards bikes seems like a growing trend.

As to the reason why, I can't think of a polite way to answer........
by Pannier Down
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Beware, muppet alert
Replies: 30
Views: 2482

Re: Beware, muppet alert

Has the smell of b****hit to me. Seems like it's written for maximum effect.

Of course if it is real, Muppet is the wrong description.
by Pannier Down
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Additional LED lamps
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Additional LED lamps

My brother bought a set of Chinese specials from Ebay. LED light with brackets and metal guards around them. They looked similar to those fitted to new Triumphs. He had to buy the switch and wiring separately but all in it stood him at less than £35.00

They were actually really good.

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