24k service/banjo bolt installed - K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 2006, 10:54 am Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
MadMax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Riverside County, CA, USA
Posts: 144
24k service/banjo bolt installed

I had my 24k service done last week and they did the valve inspection/adjustment and updated software routine for counting the valve adjustment intervals. $700 USD, OUCH!
Better start saving up for your valve inspection, if you are close to doing it.

My bike is running much better, just like new!

I had the engine mgmt. software updates in April, so I do not attribute the better performance to that software program.

I also had the recall banjo bolt install done. Many folks have complained about the weak sister rear brake. Well, wait until you have this recall done. You really have to mash down on the back brake pedal at slow speeds to get anything out of it with the banjo bolt installed.

Keep a high visual horizon,
Bob

Last edited by MadMax; Jun 26th, 2006 at 2:35 pm.
MadMax is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 2006, 12:23 pm
Addict
 
Kneedragger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Temecula, CA, USA
Posts: 504
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by MadMax
I also had the recall banjo bolt install done. Many folks have complained about the weak sister rear brake. Well, wait until you have this recall done. You really have to mash down on the back brake lever at slow speeds to get anything out of it with the banjo bolt installed.
What's a back brake lever?

It's not the speed that kills, it's the rate at which the speed diminishes...
Kneedragger is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 2006, 2:39 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
MadMax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Riverside County, CA, USA
Posts: 144
pedal or lever...

O.K. pedal, so I'm getting old and didn't use the preview post feature... mi malo.

Keep a high visual horizon,
Bob
MadMax is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 2006, 10:19 pm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Oakland , CA, USA
Posts: 120
back brake lever

Call it a lever or a pedal, I can't ever recall feeling it doing anything. No idea how the front/rear is applied using the handbrake but I rely on it 99% of the time. Am I missing something?
logoguy is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2006, 10:26 pm
Just saying hey
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: , ,
Posts: 1
Rear brake strenght?

Hi.

Just got a new yellow/black ks. Love it. Love it.

One of the things I quickly noticed is how the rear brake pedal indeed barely produces any breaking. I asked the mechanic and he says that this is the way it is. "No one uses the pedal" he even adds. It's simply a device to apply low resistance.

Ok fine. but I used it on my K75s to rest my right hand while in a slope. With this one, I really, I mean really have to press hard. I have to make a concious effort to press as opposed to simply smoothly activating the brake.

Can some of you describe the weakness of the rear brake pedal on the k1200s?

I will get used to it, but I just want to make sure I'm not missing something.

Ride on,

Frank
powernachos is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 2006, 12:55 pm
Just saying hey
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Fresno, CA, USA
Posts: 11
My back brake is pretty weak, but I still get alot of use out of it. I use it during slow speed turns and the like to give me a bit of stabillity with the bike. I also use it when starting on inclines, and yes I do have to apply some pressure but it holds the bike still on every incline I have ever been on. I also use it when parked at traffic lights for long periods of time.
Machine is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Evoluzione foot peg relocators installed raffyk K12/1300R/R-Sport 11 Jun 30th, 2006 6:10 pm
Anyone Installed the TomTom Rider on K1200GT? Flash1034 K12/1300GT (Next Gen) 1 Jun 23rd, 2006 6:02 am
Evoluzione Race Filters installed - Can't stop grinning! TheJoker K12/1300R/R-Sport 43 May 6th, 2006 2:03 pm
Handguards installed raffyk K12/1300R/R-Sport 34 Feb 21st, 2006 3:49 pm
Radar detector installed raffyk K12/1300R/R-Sport 2 Feb 15th, 2006 11:07 am

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome