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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 2010, 12:49 pm Thread Starter
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Rear end heat - How much is normal?

I have noticed in my first 300 miles of riding, on what is a new-to-me 2001 K1200RS, that there is a significant amount of heat and slight odor around the rear wheel. This is my 3rd Kbike, having owned a í93 KLT and a í05 KLT. The pinging after riding during the cool down, sounds about the same as my previous two Ks.

I donít remember that much heat and thought I should ask about. I bought it from a well-known dealer and havenít checked the final drive and tranny fluid levels yet, assuming that that would have all been taken care of at the dealer before my purchase, but I am about ready to.

Any comments are appreciated.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 2010, 9:39 pm
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I'm thinking it's prolly the muffler. There is an extaordinary amount of heat that radiates from it which is likely conducted up from the cat. After even a short a ride my muffler is always hot enough to boil water instantly. It's done that since day one. Any rain water that gets thrown up by the tires boils off instantly and leave a water mark. You'll find keeping the chromed muffler outer canister clean will be a chore.
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Talking of cleaning the can, I find a slurry of WD40 (CRC) and autosol metal polish works a treat to remove the most stubborn road grime including tar. Lots of patience and a soft cloth has kept my can in showroom condition.

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Lots of heat comes out of the spout and can cause (melting) issues with the saddle bag that side if you have luggage fitted. As Yoda says, the ceramic CAT absorbs a lot of heat and takes a while to cool down after stopping.



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Hello I have an 02 K12RS and the FD is just worm after a nice ride but you can smell the heet from the can but all seems to be ok .

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2010, 4:14 pm Thread Starter
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Smile This sounds normal!

Thank you for sharing your experiences with the K1200RS. I won't worry too much about the heat "issue" as it appears to be normal as you've all noted.


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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2010, 7:06 pm
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That smell you smell...will change depending on what type animal guts you have ran over.... ..The heat you speak of could be checked by riding it in the dark to full temp and park it and look at your cat to see if it glows...if it doesn't your probly ok....cats can get plugged and over heat and turn red hot...Just a shade tree test
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