Hello all-a little introduction first. I've been lurking since last summer, soaking up good vibes from fellow bike owners. I have a 2007 K1200GT I picked up last May which was in near perfect condition with 5,000.
Since then, I've doubled the mileage and had a couple of mishaps. First was my foot sliding out in a gravel parking lot-rock damage on the right side. Second was dropping in a parking lot where the tail came out from underneath me. I was fine, but the insurance company wrote the damage up for $7400!!! Part of that was a damaged speedometer display which was cracked during the fall. Nuts
I'm laying down paint right today/tomorrow-Infinity pearl white. I bought a set of Besteem carbon fiber side case covers and can't get the OEM cover separated from the inner shell. Can anyone advise?
I have spent about 2hours working on the OEM covers trying to fix them-but I'm not that great at mudwork and having trouble getting the lines just right....knowing that imperfections will be magnified under the pearl/clear and it WILL haunt me everytime I look at it.
Otherwise, the K1200GT is the balls
I will be installing the Boosterplug while putting the bike back together-hope to get ride of the occasional nasty shut down problem where I would be riding at speed, pull to a stoplight and completely lose the ability to idle. Then it would exhibit a 'hot shutdown'. Don't know what else to call this-she would be very difficult to crank, had to wait 5-10 minutes sometimes in order to start it-then she would start right up. After getting a replacement battery, this didn't happen-kind of odd, no other cold start issues w/ crank speed.
I'll share my other goodies soon including the windscreen order debacle, new topcase with fancy lights and pictures of the paint-after completion. Next on the to do list is figure out how to get lower to the ground-30" inseam contributes to making for a challenge touching the ground.