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Several weeks back a long-time moto mate pointed out to me a Craigslist ad for a K1200R. I've had two of these, a K1200S, and my current K1300GT. Not a traditional Brick, for certain, but the venerable K40 series have, in my eyes and experience, earnt their rightful place as K models. I had to have a look.
Sad Sack K1200R Followed Me Home 20220813
Three weeks ago I hopped onto my S1000XR and headed east about 530kms/330 miles to near the Idaho border with Washington state. Some of you will know this beautiful area as the Palouse, Washington's wheat growing region. Whitman county makes claim to be America's most productive wheat region. Apples & other tree fruit are equally as bountiful just a coupla counties west near the Columbia & Snake rivers.
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Agreeing to meet, the owner, a widow whose husband had passed of a heart attack during covid, showed the bike to me in a large, agricultural building housing combine harvesters and tractors. It sat partially covered, spread amongst tools and coated in wheat chaff and barnyard dust.

I rolled it out into the bright, Palouse sunlight.
It is definitely a ten-footer. Three turn indicators are hanging, having been glued on at some stage. The bare plastic has faded to grey. A roundel has baked itself off. The front brake lever tip has been ground off in a tipover somewhere back in time. The brake fluid is the colour of amber Canadian maple syrup. The LCD instrument panel is weak and a very rapidly flashing brake warning appears. But the seat, exhaust can and coloured panels are in good nick for a 17 year old motorbike. 

The battery is new and the engine oil and coolant clean and full. It started and clattered for a few secs - as they do, the simple, oil pressure timing chain tensioner not up to the task. I have a tried and true remedy. No smoke emanated from the pipe, and it settled into a typical K40, thrumbling idle, much like an implement used for harvesting, but with a slightly less benign intention. I scanned for codes with her permission. Yep, bad Servo pump, front section. Not worth her US$3800 asking price. 

She had written a firm "no test rides, bring cash" warning in her ad. I fluttered my eyelashes. She suggested I knew what I was doing, not like the others who had come to view the bike. She fluttered hers back at me. I threw a leg over and rode off to find the Idaho border on some of the finest, freshly paved two lane, over rolling fields of gold, I've seen in a fair while. The rear brakes worked but the fronts were frightening. The tires are from 2014 and the bike steered like a tank. I rolled back into the dusty yard and told her the cost of the failed components are quite expensive and that I didn't wish to "lowball" an offer to her, but I'd think about it. We parted.

Late last week she texted asking "if I was still interested, there was one more coming to look at it, none seemed to know what they were looking at, she's moving away soon, everything must go, the bike needs a home with someone who can take care of it, etc." Of course, all of this was simply a version of her eye fluttering overcoming mine. She's a great lady, earnest and genuine. She accepted my offer, as lowball as they get, and I drove out in the Ranger yesterday @ 1:30 in the AM darkness, six hours away.
Sad Sack K1200R Followed Me Home 20220815
Instead of stopping to rest after 8 hours of driving and loading up a bike, I turned right round and headed home over the Cascade mountains to the west side. Anyone who's gone west over Snoqualmie Pass on I-90 on a Sunday arvo knows, don't. Traffic was banked up for miles due to pranged caravans and gawkers, poor drivers and prolonged roadworks. I made it home by 3:00PM anyway. 13-1/2 hours later a weary K12R is nestled in amongst the other 7 bikes.
Sad Sack K1200R Followed Me Home 20220816
Do I need another, nuh, not really, but it's better and cheaper than drugs for the high and the health. Time to update the bike list.


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1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, #1 '06 K1200R, #2 '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT, '13 R1200RT-P & 2022 S1000XR

"Do you ever read any of the books you burn?" "That's against the law!" "Oh, of course."
~Ray Bradbury, science-fiction writer (22 August 1920 - 2012)
    

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bad boy

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TWB, congrats, well done. Cool
There is no such a thing as having too many bikes. Period. Very Happy

It is the lack of space that bothers me Crying or Very sad


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Sad Sack K1200R Followed Me Home 9438-010

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1997 Peraves Super Ecomobile: a Kevlar reinforced monocoque with outrigger wheels, seating two.
K100 fork, monolever, headlight, indicators, K1100RS gearbox and K1200RS 589 engine, rear wheel
    

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Dai

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bad boy wrote:It is the lack of space that bothers me Crying or Very sad
Don't I know it!


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Some people just blink an eye, and a bike follows them home Razz


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I needed another fix.
  Twisted Evil


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1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, #1 '06 K1200R, #2 '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT, '13 R1200RT-P & 2022 S1000XR

"Do you ever read any of the books you burn?" "That's against the law!" "Oh, of course."
~Ray Bradbury, science-fiction writer (22 August 1920 - 2012)
    

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I have the same problem , i often ask myself do i need 6 bikes , and the answer is alway nah , but i can so i will , lol! .Tried to sell one a while back , had lots of interest and potential buyer coming to look , he was going to travel 300km,s with a trailer so he must have been serious , until i took the bike for what i thought would be one last ride . Came home and immediately took the advert offline Very Happy ,  couldnt bear to part with it cheers .


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previous XL100 , Suzuki SP370 , GPZ550 , 81 GSX1100SD Katana , 98 Ninja 900
    

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1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, #1 '06 K1200R, #2 '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT, '13 R1200RT-P & 2022 S1000XR

"Do you ever read any of the books you burn?" "That's against the law!" "Oh, of course."
~Ray Bradbury, science-fiction writer (22 August 1920 - 2012)
    

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Two Wheels Better wrote:Sad Sack K1200R Followed Me Home 20860311
I know how he feels I have sold 3 recently 2 X K75 RTs and my much loved Z1300 Kawasaki.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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bad boy

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Two Wheels Better wrote:Sad Sack K1200R Followed Me Home 20860311

I do love this one!

Cool Very Happy Cool


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Sad Sack K1200R Followed Me Home 9438-010

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1997 Peraves Super Ecomobile: a Kevlar reinforced monocoque with outrigger wheels, seating two.
K100 fork, monolever, headlight, indicators, K1100RS gearbox and K1200RS 589 engine, rear wheel
    

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crikey !!!


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

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After a coupla weeks of fluid changes, fiddling, catalogue poring over, searching and chasing spares, multiple turn indicator swaps, tire/wheel/brake disc changes, general tidying, and riding to and from work daily, the old 2006 model year K (actually built 4/2005) is really beginning to shine - not literally, as I rode in the first real rain of the summer, yesterdee. 

The brake fluid was chunky and crystallised in both the front and the rear master cylinders, but the front part of the dreaded, failure-prone Servo ABS pump is still giving a code. Tho' the front brakes are now at about 80% of normal function, the rear works at 100%. I placed a bit of leccie tape over the flashing dash warning LED until I can source a replacement pump or swap to non-ABS. I'd rather keep the anti-lock brakes as this is gunna be my 'winter beater' for commuting and the roads can grow slick and mossy during the 'Pacific North Wet' wintertime...
Sad Sack K1200R Followed Me Home 20220911
I've swapped a dual air cleaner K1200S airbox assembly (without snorkels) into it while the panels were off. The intake roar is seductive when giving it some cane out on the road. Seat of the pants dyno tells me it's likely more noise than speed gained, but is surely is a sweet sound, slightly snarly and more eager. I chucked the black 'sport' wheels from my K13GT onto it because the front discs are in better nick and the Conti Road Attack 2 GT tyres on those wheels are closer to new. The original Michie PR4 GT tyres are from 2014, squared off and cracking from exposure to excess sunlight. The C/F Remus exhaust, with homemade 'quiet core', that was on the 13GT has found a new home on the R.

I found a set of tubular mounts for the OEM expando pannier set that came with the bike, panniers rough but completely usable and with functioning lock and key. The roll-up waterproof liners for the panniers had to come from BMW and are pleasantly cheap enough. The normally blue mineral oil for the clutch hydraulics had obviously never been changed since there was no bleed nipple fitted to the clutch slave cylinder and the (low) fluid resembled something oozing from the La Brea tar pits. Some inexpensive engine/frame sliders replaced the flat and somewhat ineffective plastic OEM sliders. I got 'em for less than $30 online. They fit as intended, with the correct length aluminium spacer tubes, and are cheap to replace if damaged in a tipover.

I also pulled off the clutch cover, right side of the engine, to inspect the plates and check out whether it still had the old-style, short clutch pushrod and very restrictive aluminium plug in the main oil passage. Yep, confirmed, so I centre drilled the plug, threaded it with a thread tap, and carefully slide hammered it out. When attempting to insert the new, longer clutch pushrod, which has two grooves for better oiling of the wet clutch, I could see that just inside the shaft, which feeds fresh oil directly from the oil pump, there was a machined step about 15mm in, eliminating any chance of fitting the new, longer style pushrod because they are case hardened and difficult to chuck up into a lathe. 
Sad Sack K1200R Followed Me Home 20220912
What to do? My machinist mate Dan took the now battered oil restrictor plug, copied its size and gave it a 5mm centre hole for excellent clutch action, while still using the old, short style clutch pushrod. He even fabbed up a stepped insert tool for ease of hammering in the drilled centre oil plug. It is a very simple, and wonderful mod for the very early K40 engines. I have inserted the new style longer clutch pushrod into all of the bikes I've done clutches on (7 or 8 by now) and this is the first time I've seen the machined step in the oil pump shaft. It was obviously eliminated in later production engines. The clutch action is now light and progressive with zero freeplay at the hand lever, as intended. The foot brake lever end was curled up and difficult to use properly, so I sourced a secondhand lever on eBay (once, again) for $26 dollars. It came and was installed within ten minutes of arriving home from work one day last week. 

Another quick mod is to remove the dual plastic bushings and metal sleeve in the gear change lever centre hole and replace the lot with four tiny, caged roller bearings, for zero wiggle at the shift lever and now very positive gear changes. Replacing the torn rubber boots of the shift adjustment rod Heim joint ends keeps dirt and water at bay, as well. The old joints had worn out a bit - I found most of this stuff on eBay (and my own garage collection of spares, long held onto) at quite reasonable prices. This is a budget build that I still have less than US$1800 into.

At the end of the day this is a terrifically fun bike to ride, nimble and very fast (rated @ 160 crank HP/117.5 kW & 93 ft/lbs/127Nm of torque) and brings back heaps of memories from the earlier two I had which I'd regretted selling off - at least they went to friends who care well for them to this day. With no traction control, a lumpetty lump idle, no ride modes, flat 'bars, high and slightly rear set 'pegs, and minimal wind protection, the R is a real beast, with gobs of urge in overtaking situations, smooth power delivery down low, which really takes off from 8,000 rpm to its 11,000 rpm redline. With a fully fueled, wet (kerb, or curb, for you Yanks) weight of 522 lbs/237 kgs., it is similar in spec to an early K-RS Brick, but with, shall we say, more urgent urge when requested at the loud handle.
Sad Sack K1200R Followed Me Home 20220910
Certainly not a Brick, and whether your feelings lie with the "it was beaten with an ugly stick" crowd, or the "fast over form" mob, it's a much-valued Beemer anyway. Here's to your riding choices, whatever they may be. Cheers!



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1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, #1 '06 K1200R, #2 '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT, '13 R1200RT-P & 2022 S1000XR

"Do you ever read any of the books you burn?" "That's against the law!" "Oh, of course."
~Ray Bradbury, science-fiction writer (22 August 1920 - 2012)
    

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Could not agree with you more, I have one of the last k1300R's and the torque is addictive, as is the acceleration it is seriously quick. I agree with the 8,000 rpm, as much as I try it won't make my arms longer so I don't need reading glasses!


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One small vanity offering for myself is that the Mightier K13R had slightly better-looking panels here and there. Its side profile is smoother, more refined. I discovered that the 13R's one-piece radiator side cowls are relatively inexpensive, or used to be, so I'd fitted them to the last two K12R I owned. They sweep back toward the engine and slightly cover the busy exhaust headers, as shown here, looking more like a 'belly pan' than the 12R's profile.
Sad Sack K1200R Followed Me Home 2010-b10
So, I've ordered a set from Germany. They (K13R) weren't ever sold by BMWNA in the US market and a lot of the pieces have to be brought in specially. They should be here by the 9th of September, according to BMW's DCSNet 'puter. They're basic enough that just two screws and a circlip hold them each on.
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Comparo profile.


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1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, #1 '06 K1200R, #2 '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT, '13 R1200RT-P & 2022 S1000XR

"Do you ever read any of the books you burn?" "That's against the law!" "Oh, of course."
~Ray Bradbury, science-fiction writer (22 August 1920 - 2012)
    

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There's a trick device that sends the back end skyward and 'loads' the front end for quicker steering. Back 12 or 15 years ago these bikes were used for demonstration racing in BMW's Power Cup series, after the Boxer Cup series ended. Trouble is, at near 500 lbs in racing trim, they're not exactly in svelte racing trim. 
Sad Sack K1200R Followed Me Home 20220913
The pair of black 'triangles' at the base of the shock where the dogbone attaches is 25mm more splayed out than the stock version. SchwabenMax in Germany sell them in 25mm to 31mm to 37mm rise heights. The 'taller' versions make the main stand about useless as the rear tire, if 190/55ZR17, touches the ground. Since I don't throw much moto-related stuff away I discovered these in the K40 series spares box on a shelf in my garage from the last K12R I owned and sold in 2019.
Sad Sack K1200R Followed Me Home 20220914
These are the stock triangles. A 16mm box end spanner and an T50 Torx head will get them in and out in ten minutes' time.

How do they go? I sit flatfooted on the bike in stock trim, with bended knee. These still allow for a flatfoot stance, stock seat height, but you can feel yer bum raised higher, and the bike steers into turns more quickly. It's definitely a weight-hiding device given the Duolever front end.
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"You don't need a hibachi to cook Japanese'.
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The next easy mod up is an aluminium K13 lower control arm that weighs nearer 3 lbs when the K12 version is closer to 5.4 lbs. Unsprung weight be gone!



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1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, #1 '06 K1200R, #2 '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT, '13 R1200RT-P & 2022 S1000XR

"Do you ever read any of the books you burn?" "That's against the law!" "Oh, of course."
~Ray Bradbury, science-fiction writer (22 August 1920 - 2012)
    

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Another post from the darside.
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On yer left, the 2.4kg (5.35 lb) cast lower control arm from a K1200R or S, similar to K1200GT. On yer right, the same, but aluminium, weighing 1.6kg (3.5 lb) from a K1300R or S. Again, similar to a K1300GT.
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If reducing unsprung weight here and there is desired, use of the latter helps in attaining that goal. It takes an hour, and you need to obtain a K13 front lower shockie screw as well. The steering dimensions are the same so there's no other magic handling gain, but there is weight loss. It all adds up.
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For generally carrying stuff, commuting to work, or if out on a tear tour, these waterproof-linered, expando commando panniers are mighty convenient, and come off with a twist of the ignition key.


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1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, #1 '06 K1200R, #2 '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT, '13 R1200RT-P & 2022 S1000XR

"Do you ever read any of the books you burn?" "That's against the law!" "Oh, of course."
~Ray Bradbury, science-fiction writer (22 August 1920 - 2012)
    

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Dai

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Two Wheels Better wrote: these waterproof-linered, expando commando panniers are mighty convenient, and come off with a twist of the ignition key.
So... you turn the ignition off and the panniers fall off, yes? Shocked


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1983 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, 1987 K100RT
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1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
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Dai wrote:
Two Wheels Better wrote: these waterproof-linered, expando commando panniers are mighty convenient, and come off with a twist of the ignition key.
So... you turn the ignition off and the panniers fall off, yes? Shocked
So that's why the bloody things are scratched from the previous owner! 
cheers

Note to self: use occie straps like we did in the olden days on Airhead panniers.



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1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, #1 '06 K1200R, #2 '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT, '13 R1200RT-P & 2022 S1000XR

"Do you ever read any of the books you burn?" "That's against the law!" "Oh, of course."
~Ray Bradbury, science-fiction writer (22 August 1920 - 2012)
    

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bad boy

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@TWB

I had to look up 'occie straps':

elastic luggage straps (commonly known as ‘octopus straps’ or ‘occy straps’)
'As the Minister responsible for consumer affairs and product safety, Mr Michael McCormack said ...:

“Occy straps are a staple of many family holidays, luggage, sheds and workshops around Australia. From tying down tarps on the back of a trailer to baggage on a family holiday, I know many Aussies use occy straps as part of a trip or everyday business.

But there are safety hazards, including injuries to someone’s face or head, as well as permanent blindness.
In 2015 there were more than 28 serious eye injuries caused by an occy strap whipping back into the user’s face while being hooked or unhooked from item.”

Sad
please do be careful when using those


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Cheerz, David

Sad Sack K1200R Followed Me Home 9438-010

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1997 Peraves Super Ecomobile: a Kevlar reinforced monocoque with outrigger wheels, seating two.
K100 fork, monolever, headlight, indicators, K1100RS gearbox and K1200RS 589 engine, rear wheel
    

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My vanity panels have arrived.
Sad Sack K1200R Followed Me Home 20220918
No plastic was harmed in the attempted furthering of fragile egos.


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1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, #1 '06 K1200R, #2 '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT, '13 R1200RT-P & 2022 S1000XR

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indian036

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bad boy wrote:@TWB

I had to look up 'occie straps':

elastic luggage straps (commonly known as ‘octopus straps’ or ‘occy straps’)
'As the Minister responsible for consumer affairs and product safety, Mr Michael McCormack said ...:

“Occy straps are a staple of many family holidays, luggage, sheds and workshops around Australia. From tying down tarps on the back of a trailer to baggage on a family holiday, I know many Aussies use occy straps as part of a trip or everyday business.

But there are safety hazards, including injuries to someone’s face or head, as well as permanent blindness.
In 2015 there were more than 28 serious eye injuries caused by an occy strap whipping back into the user’s face while being hooked or unhooked from item.”

Sad
please do be careful when using those
Originally (long time ago) multiple 'straps' coming from a central ring. Hence octopus.
I'm careful to avoid using them. Whatever they are supposed to be holding moves as the elastic stretches on a road bump. Enough moves and they are no longer held by the occy strap. Goodbye luggage. Webbing straps don't stretch. Smile

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
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1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

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Two Wheels Better

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Truth be told I only ever use RokStraps these daze on the motos. Occies (generic usage), or bungies, are best used as tension between the grommets of the heavyweight tarpaulin over the five cords of firewood stored in the back garden for the incoming weather.


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