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    Thanks! I searched before posting using a variety...

    Thanks! I searched before posting using a variety of terms, but 'fuel strip' wasn't one of them. Guess it's time to make a trip to the dealer.

    peter
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    K1200S fuel gauge

    Hello All,

    Yesterday the fuel gauge on my K1200S ('05 bike, 06 instrument cluster) stopped indicating the fuel level. The 'low fuel' warning light came on, but the gauge showed zero fuel....
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    ditto. In Michigan, 2X the posted speed, but...

    ditto.

    In Michigan, 2X the posted speed, but never cross the yellow.
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    Sticky: pic of K12S

    Nice day in Michigan....
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    I'm leaving SE Michigan tomorrow for this route...

    I'm leaving SE Michigan tomorrow for this route and a couple days tooling around Leelanau county. If you take M22 from Northport to Manistee, be sure to stop at the Lake Michigan senic overlook at...
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    Yes, BMW of Grand Rapids and of SE Michigan...

    Yes, BMW of Grand Rapids and of SE Michigan sponsored a track day on 15 June. ~70 riders attended, and it was a blast.

    Here is the group pic, along with Nate Kern and the S1000RR.
  7. N8!

    I attended a recent track day sponsored by BMW of Grand Rapids and BMW of SE Michigan, and Nate was there with the S1000. I was having as much fun watching him ride the bike as he was having riding...
  8. Thread: K12S screen

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    I have an MRA windscreen on my KS. I find it MUCH...

    I have an MRA windscreen on my KS. I find it MUCH better than the stock screen. My arms and shoulders are protected, and my head is in (relatively) clean air.

    In contrast, with the stock screen,...
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    vintage hondas

    Have you tried http://www.vintagehondas.com/?
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    Here's a video by OTT that details each of the 12...

    Here's a video by OTT that details each of the 12 turns at Grattan courtesy a trackday regular and WERA racer: http://www.onthethrottle.tv/

    Scroll down the list of videos and look for 'Grattan...
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    Grattan doesn't post their schedule until late...

    Grattan doesn't post their schedule until late winter/early spring, and the track doesn't open until late March.

    In the mean time, enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wed_YomN0T4 (random Grattan...
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    Too bad BMW is not attending the MC show. Last...

    Too bad BMW is not attending the MC show. Last year at the Novi show, most of the BMW reps on the floor were from the local BMW dealerships. Being a no-show hurts the national brand AND the local...
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    Clunky transmission is a common complaint/comment...

    Clunky transmission is a common complaint/comment about the K1200S. Hold the clutch in for a second, then put the bike in gear - it clunks less. Also, as everyone has noted, pre-load the shifter when...
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    Ditto.... At the next bike show you attend, or...

    Ditto.... At the next bike show you attend, or the next BMW rally, buy a set of molded ear plugs. It will make a huge difference in noise levels and riding comfort. Molded plugs fit the same every...
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    Rattling from the right side can also be the cam...

    Rattling from the right side can also be the cam chain. Is the rattle worse when you first start the engine? The cam chain on my 05 rattles on start up, but then goes quiet after a few seconds.
    ...
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    Is there more wear on the left-hand side of...

    Is there more wear on the left-hand side of center than on the right-hand side? The explanation given to me is that left-hand corners are longer than right-hand corners. All things being equal, you...
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    peg lowering kit

    The peg-lowering kit I have is the DL5 K1200R/S from Suburban Machinery (www.suburban-machinery.com/K1200S.html). It is easy to install and remove. Realize this won't turn the K12S into an LT, but it...
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    I moved from an 1150RT to a K12S last summer, and...

    I moved from an 1150RT to a K12S last summer, and put 12,000 mi on the bike w/ a few multi-day trips and lots of 1-day trips. I am 6'1" and 195lbs.

    To enjoy the sportier ergos, you will need to...
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    The value of riding on a track is the ability to...

    The value of riding on a track is the ability to push your bike and yourself to their respective limits (recognizing that among the BMW crowd, most bikes will out perform their riders). I believe...
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    [QUOTE=chasman;300032]Tell your insurance company...

    [QUOTE=chasman;300032]Tell your insurance company (if you need them as a result of this activity) that you were participating in a rider training class on a closed rider training range. Don't mention...
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    BMW MOA insurance

    Hello All,

    My local BMW dealer is sponsoring a track day this spring with control riders, debriefing after each session, etc. However, my current insurance company, State Farm, excludes...
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    Buy a flip-out tourist map. Then... ride the...

    Buy a flip-out tourist map. Then...
    ride the London Eye, visit the National Gallery, walk Liechester square, visit a few pubs (the George comes to mind), attend a service at St. Paul's Cathedral,...
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    Jay, I own a 05 k12s, so I can give you some...

    Jay,

    I own a 05 k12s, so I can give you some insights.

    1) Oil changes are easy, so do your own to save a few bucks.
    2) Unless you are an experienced mechanic, not much else on the engine and...
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    I went from a boxer to a K12S. You will want to...

    I went from a boxer to a K12S. You will want to scan the K12 web sites and do a comparison between the 05 and 06 models. Some argue that the 05 models were beta tested in the market place and the...
  25. Thread: 2007 K1200s

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    Here are my favorite K12S sites:...

    Here are my favorite K12S sites: http://www.k-bikes.com/forums/ and http://www.i-bmw.com/index.php?. Also, you should know about Pirates Lair, which is a great place for aftermarket stuff. See:...
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