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by BigBikeMad
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Optimate Battery Monitor
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Optimate Battery Monitor

Latest Optimate Gadget Tested.

Is compatible with Optimate Chargers... :grin:

https://youtu.be/y0ZZuk2JPaY


Dave
by BigBikeMad
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Brake Caliper overhaul
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Brake Caliper overhaul

As part of its overhaul I decided to completely strip and re-build the front brakes - pistons, seals, pads.

It was quite a job but the result was worth it. Much better brakes and nice looking clean calipers. O:)

https://youtu.be/feYX5GOf9mQ

Dave
by BigBikeMad
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Optimate Battery and Bike Tester
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: Optimate Battery and Bike Tester

I gathered you were impressed... :smile: UInfortunately, I would still say that it is overpriced and tells you nothing that you can't see from a simple DVM which you can pick up just about anywhere for a tenner. The DVM will also give you a whole host of other functions involving vehicle electrics,...
by BigBikeMad
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K1300 GT Final Drive Oil Change
Replies: 0
Views: 265

K1300 GT Final Drive Oil Change

Had a go at the final oil change. Easy if a bit fiddly. :shock:

Dave

https://youtu.be/Q-TdhSQ8yMA
by BigBikeMad
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Optimate Battery and Bike Tester
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: Optimate Battery and Bike Tester

I love it!

I also posted the wrong version of the video which did not include the testing of the charging system.

Here is the correct version :cheers:

https://youtu.be/PlaOewU0g_U
by BigBikeMad
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Optimate Battery and Bike Tester
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Optimate Battery and Bike Tester

I found this little gadget... what I liked about it is that is tests the alternator as well as the battery...

I have the Optimate 3 on my K1300GT and this just clips onto the same lead - so no need to even disturb the battery when checking. =D>

https://youtu.be/PlaOewU0g_U



Dave
by BigBikeMad
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Lidl offers
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Lidl offers

SOCKS!

I know, very exciting. Not.

But they do some great full length socks just right for motorcycle boots. £6.99.


BigBikeMad
by BigBikeMad
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Replacement Exhausts
Replies: 0
Views: 249

Replacement Exhausts

I love my K1300GT, but it had a huge, heavy exhaust and not much character in terms of exhaust sound. Akro. do an end can which saves a lot of weight and sounds great, but I wont spend over a grand on something that is just 'nice to have'. So I fitted one of these and it's fab. Much lighter and grea...
by BigBikeMad
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Ireland
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Hello from Ireland

Thanks Brian. What bike do you have?
by BigBikeMad
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Stainless fasners
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Re: Stainless fasners

I found a company that were able to supply caliper and other bolts for my K1300GT. They seemed willing to help.

They have a website and are on E Bay.

Shaw Stainless (UK based).

I have no connection with them but product and service were good. :grin:


BigBikeMad
by BigBikeMad
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Spark Plus and Coolant Change
Replies: 0
Views: 246

Spark Plus and Coolant Change

Just did a spark plug and coolant change on my 2010 K1300GT.

Much to my relief it went very well. I just took it very s-l-o-w-l-y.

Having to buy a vacuum tool was a bit of a drag, but it worked fine.

I videoed the job and hope this may help someone 8-[ :

https://youtu.be/i1x2HOXq5MM

BigBikeMad
by BigBikeMad
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Ireland
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Hello from Ireland

Hi

Greetings from Ireland, where I have been busy recently restoring an old K1300GT - now a fabulous beast.

Can't go out so Motorworks and others have been benefitting from that....

Hope everyone is staying safe in all this madness... [-o<

BigBikeMad

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