Same final drive in K1300GT as older K1200GT. - K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 2009, 8:29 pm Thread Starter
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: , ,
Posts: 2,680
Same final drive in K1300GT as older K1200GT.

(Mostly for Meese since he's been looking for this stuff)

Today I was at the dealer ordering stuff and noted both the K1200GT and the new K1300GT are listed as K44 on their online part's fiche.

So then I found this online parts manual later today:
K1300GT online parts manual

What I specifically was interested in was this final drive info on the K1300GT to see if it had any hidden changes:
K1300GT final drive pinion parts setup.


...and then comparing it to the old K1200GT final drive numbers from MAX BMW's online fiche I see this:
Old K1200GT final drive pinion parts.


Looks to be the same final drive as far as parts numbers go, although the K1300GT has a different exterior housing color, "asphalt" or something.

Oh well....

Not much new here as I had hoped for. For both the 1200 and 1300 to be referred to as K44 is confusing as we found today - not to mention not that much has changed as I would have been led to believe in their ad hype (i.e. 84 updates stuff).


Mack
GMack is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 2009, 8:45 pm
Strafist
 
grifscoots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Outside New Braunfels, TX, USA
Posts: 2,544
The K44 is the engine designation. I reckon it beats using, original, newer and newest, or something like that.

I was calling the two dealers around us to see if they carried shim unders for the new GT. One parts guy said he'd never heard of BMW needing valve adjustment. Whew. That's all I have to say about that.

BTW, Ken, no one carries them. Lone Star thinks one of their mechanics has a stash. If we need them, we'll go begging.

-=grif=-
What was that middle thang?
grifscoots is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 2009, 9:39 pm
Veteran
 
Robert_W's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Troy, MT, USA
Posts: 1,658
Quote:
Originally Posted by grifscoots
......I was calling the two dealers around us to see if they carried shim unders for the new GT. One parts guy said he'd never heard of BMW needing valve adjustment. Whew. That's all I have to say about that. ......
I knew there was a good reason for using "Grif's Garage" rather than one of the dealers!

'07 GT Sold- 2012 GSA Triple Black - Farkles O'Plenty!

I think I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe....but I am NOT a Dental Floss Tycoon!
What's with this STUPID Cosmic Door?! ....Going Somewhere?!....Going Somewhere?!


Robert_W is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 2009, 10:37 pm Thread Starter
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: , ,
Posts: 2,680
Quote:
Originally Posted by grifscoots
The K44 is the engine designation. I reckon it beats using, original, newer and newest, or something like that.

I was calling the two dealers around us to see if they carried shim unders for the new GT. One parts guy said he'd never heard of BMW needing valve adjustment. Whew. That's all I have to say about that.

BTW, Ken, no one carries them. Lone Star thinks one of their mechanics has a stash. If we need them, we'll go begging.
I would think a 1200cc engine would be different enough over a 1300cc one than to share the same K44 designation. Just seems odd.

Fwiw, I spoke with Lily at Ozzie's BMW in Chico, CA yesterday. They have a box of them shimmy things but they've never needed to use them....yet. Cool.

I'm gonna lug mine in there in a month or so and see what's up since the GS-911 reported "Valve Attention Needed" in a few more hundred miles. She pulled another GT invoice and the whole shebang ran $550 incl. fluids on it. She said labor was 4.5 hours and they are out 2 weeks on service appointments now. Lot better than the $750 out of the Bay area and I got enough to make a vacation out of it too (sort of).

Hopefully, the Northern CA mountain pass roads will be open by then (esp. CA-108 or CA-120) and my final doesn't blow chunks of funny metal stuff along with some oily stuff all over the road in the process. Pounded and cussed some new Maxxis tires (never used them before) on it so I'm ready, 9,000 foot mountain passes willing.


Mack
GMack 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
Final Drive Oil Change 2006 K1200R Coastie Technical, Repair and Maintenance 24 Apr 6th, 2017 9:41 am
Absolutely the most detailed description of the K1200S I've come across... sinc K12/1300S 20 Jul 19th, 2014 10:04 am
Sullivan County, NY 10-30-05 kevinC Ride Tales 4 Apr 27th, 2008 8:52 pm
K1200GT Failed Final Drive at 6000 miles Dadicool59 K12/1300GT (Next Gen) 21 Apr 17th, 2008 9:06 pm
Final drive oil change - Not entirely successful GMack K12/1300GT (Next Gen) 10 Nov 28th, 2006 9:05 pm

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