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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 2007, 5:30 am Thread Starter
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Hi everybody!
I replaced my 1985 k100 with 1997 k1200rs, and I am more than satisfied with the bike!!!
And now I have questions:
I read about recall for engine stalling when rpm is reduced, it seems this has not been done with mine, what can I do? My idle is set to about 1100 rpm, when I reduce from higher rpm to idle it goes to 900 then back.
The gearbox is noisier than k100 when changing gears, I hear clonks, is that normal?
And the main question, or at least the silliest one...
I can't find the frame number.
Where is it???
I hope somebody can help me.
Thats it for now!
Regards from Croatia!!!
ps. main question is the frame number!!!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 2007, 10:01 am
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The VIN number is under the seat towards the back of the frame.
The gears will 'clonk' when engaging gear from neutral (usually) but if you preload the lever before pulling the clutch when changing up, you shouldn't get much clonk, but it's often clonky going down gears when you're going slowly.

Once you have the VIN number , you can ask any BMW dealer to check it against recalls. The ECU was changed on recall 130400 in July 1997

THe gears on mine work better with a drop of 'Greased Lightning' (PTFE lubricant) mixed with fully synthetic 75/90

The gears are less notchy when you wear shoes or well worn in boots with good ankle and toe movement (due to the geometry of the gear linkages)

Good Luck..
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 2007, 6:46 am
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This number is also found just below the right footrest, stamped into the frame. If you have lowered footrests, you may have to remove the footrest to see it.
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