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#994439 - 08/12/17 12:47 AM Re: Engine shut off twice on my way home from work! [Re: beemerman2k]
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Lol! OK, so you been there done that.

This bike is SICK! OK, so I ride it like it's an RT not a GT, but I just did about 1 100 mile ride. 4th gear and at about 7K RPM I'm doing about an indicated 110mph and the engine is pumped! Pleanty of power on tap. This bike is insane! I rolled back the throttle as I'm not interested in spending the weekend in jail. You can't do speeds like that in New England. Too much traffic. That was fun while it lasted, though.

This bike is insane.

I don't see myself hitting the rev limiter on this bike. Were I in the south or the southwest, probably. Up here? Not likely.


Edited by beemerman2k (08/12/17 12:49 AM)
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#994478 - 08/12/17 03:46 PM Re: Engine shut off twice on my way home from work! [Re: beemerman2k]
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There's a dummy sitting in the seat of that car. The car, and dummy, get parked in various places around Loa, Utah. It's very effective at getting people to slow down. Or, stop for pictures. I never got a ticket on the S. I did once embarrass an over enthusiastic park ranger by out braking him and catching an off ramp as he flew by.

The K13S came into its power band at 7K. (Not that there wasn't power everywhere else.) At that RPM, the engine would start to vibrate and feel like it was time to shift, which I would do. It took some effort to learn not to do that. The S red lined at 11K, but peak horsepower was around 9,300, which kind of made red line meaningless.

Enjoy the ride, and ride good. Keep in mind that a K Bike's forte is moving two dots on a map closer together. I hope the day comes when you get to experience that.

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#994486 - 08/12/17 07:08 PM Re: Engine shut off twice on my way home from work! [Re: Dennis Andress]
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Originally Posted By: Dennis Andress
There's a dummy sitting in the seat of that car. The car, and dummy, get parked in various places around Loa, Utah.


Colloquially know as Officer Do-little. I've seen him many times.
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#994499 - 08/12/17 09:18 PM Re: Engine shut off twice on my way home from work! [Re: beemerman2k]
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I can't fathom the idea that my bike has the "detuned" K1300 engine, that the K1300S has 175hp vs my 160hp! I think my bike is a missile as it is, what's the K1300S like?!

My bike literally wakes up at 7K RPM, at 110mph, the engine is eager to pounce! At my age, my brain cannot even process information fast enough to handle such speeds. Maybe when I was younger, but now my brain is just too slow.

Probably should have opted for the K310GT grin
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#994509 - 08/13/17 01:39 AM Re: Engine shut off twice on my way home from work! [Re: beemerman2k]
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The S was the kind of bike that made the rider feel forever a student. It's hard to imagine a more competent bike. I don't recall even one "Oh Shit" moment, but there were lots of "I got this." Your GT is of the same mold. Give it time, and miles.

You've been bikeless a long time. You would probably benefit from some track time and a class. Check around for any local groups who sponsor track days and provide training.

Dennis

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#994530 - 08/13/17 05:22 PM Re: Engine shut off twice on my way home from work! [Re: Bill_Walker]
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Originally Posted By: Bill_Walker
Originally Posted By: Dennis Andress
There's a dummy sitting in the seat of that car. The car, and dummy, get parked in various places around Loa, Utah.

Colloquially know as Officer Do-little. I've seen him many times.

Last time I was in Torrey ... Surprise !! ... it was a real cop sitting there. First time in over 10 years of going. And he definitely was giving a real hard look at anything that went by.
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#994575 - 08/14/17 01:27 PM Re: Engine shut off twice on my way home from work! [Re: beemerman2k]
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Engine shut off again this morning during my commute to work. Ok, time for me to take this matter seriously as it's clearly a problem with this bike.
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#994579 - 08/14/17 01:58 PM Re: Engine shut off twice on my way home from work! [Re: beemerman2k]
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As a temp fix, try holding the throttle open a bit as you downshift. Adjusting the throttle cables to remove almost all slack makes this easier.

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#994603 - 08/14/17 07:43 PM Re: Engine shut off twice on my way home from work! [Re: tallman]
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Originally Posted By: tallman
Originally Posted By: Dennis Andress
How often do you hit redline? It's a K Bike hitting redline every now and then is important...


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doesn't hurt a boxer either.


Especially the oilheads. My R1100RT feels downright constipated until you take it out and bounce it off red-line.... all afternoon. smile

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#994615 - 08/14/17 09:33 PM Re: Engine shut off twice on my way home from work! [Re: Lone_RT_rider]
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Originally Posted By: Lone_RT_rider
Originally Posted By: tallman
Originally Posted By: Dennis Andress
How often do you hit redline? It's a K Bike hitting redline every now and then is important...


clap clap
cool
grin
thumbsup thumbsup

doesn't hurt a boxer either.


Especially the oilheads. My R1100RT feels downright constipated until you take it out and bounce it off red-line.... all afternoon. smile


We call that "dustin' off the plugs", down South.
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