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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 2012, 8:28 pm Thread Starter
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Quick Disconnects / Need Louder pipe

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Was just trolling around Google for some BMW stuff and came across a red alert thread in another Motorrad forum. These guys were going on about changing the QD's pronto or I may have a potential Hindenburg on my hands. I havent really seen the alarm in this forum about this , so what gives ? I have a 2003 K1002RS. Are the QD's plastic ? Should I hop on this ASAP ?

Also, I mentioned farkleitis is setting in. Love my K but when I feel nasty I fire the Buell up just for torque and NOISE sake. Any aftermarket pipe for the K that you would recommend that would amp up the DB level significantly ?

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 2012, 9:28 pm
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Gents,

Was just trolling around Google for some BMW stuff and came across a red alert thread in another Motorrad forum. These guys were going on about changing the QD's pronto or I may have a potential Hindenburg on my hands. I havent really seen the alarm in this forum about this , so what gives ? I have a 2003 K1002RS. Are the QD's plastic ? Should I hop on this ASAP ?

Also, I mentioned farkleitis is setting in. Love my K but when I feel nasty I fire the Buell up just for torque and NOISE sake. Any aftermarket pipe for the K that you would recommend that would amp up the DB level significantly ?
Replacing the plastic QDs with metal ones is a good idea. Some have had leaks, but I have not heard of a fire or any drama other than stained clear coat. Sorry...cannot help with the pipe issue.
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Got my QD's from Beemer Boneyard. Took about 20 min. to change (after tupperware removed ).
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If you dig around for the QD threads you'll find them, trust me they are in here. Mine almost flamed up in rush hour traffic in downtown Hotlanta Georgia on our way to Barber Motorsport Park. It was about 92 degrees and man was I lucky. It's not IF they go bad but WHEN. YES they will go bad if they are plastic. You have been warned.

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Pipes

I like my Staintune pipes-mellow but not obnoxious sound. Kind of expensive but real good quality.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 2012, 2:56 am
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Mine gave up on the Highway, in the middle of nowhere, halfway between Venise and Milan... That's at least 600km's away from home. Wasn't a happy camper when I self diognosticated how f***ed i was!!

miraculously, i was able to McGiver a repair that got me back on the road and back home...

So yes, change those quick disconnects for the metal ones if you have the chance!!
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Plastic QD's are a known BMW issue, not just K's but R's as well. They will crack eventually....

Exhaust sounds are subjective....I have Remus Titanium on both my GS and K12RS......You can start a mild war over the stock sewing machine sound vs any aftermarket exhaust.....but IMHO, getting rid of the cat/stock exhaust gives the engine another opportunity to flow....gets rid of a bunch of heat....and sounds just lovely.....don't just add a slip-on pipe, get rid of that catalytic converter if not needed....again, IMHO.....
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Gents,

Ready to do the QD switch on the bike and wanted to clear up some info Ive read. Some say just replace the male , seems half assed to me , but if Im undressing all her tupperware Im thinking complete male and female switch.

Also, some debate about the Zinc vs. Chrome plated brass but from what Ive seen browsing it looks like the Beemer Boneyard set is the best deal / quality . What says the gallery ? Also want to confirm its a 5/16 line I have in my 03 RS ?

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Don't think - DO before it is too late!

8mm ID bore on the hose = 5/16. Important to get spare Viton O rings as well. Use a trace of silicone grease on the rings each time you mate the QD's. Use proper fuel line clips which I believe BB sells with the kit.



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I've used the RPW quick connects on multiple BMWs (they even send enough screw type clamps to do the switch). A fantastic product IMO


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