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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 2015, 11:56 am Thread Starter
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2008 K1200R Idle Spudder

Hey Fellas,

I just bought a 2008 K1200R. Its got 14000 miles. The Owner before me just got the 12000 miles servife done.

First Time into the BMW Bikes so im not sure if this is just how they ride or idle. When I start the bike up it doesn't appear to have any spudder, But once warmed up and running. It has a Rub Rub Rub kinda of spudder from 900-1300 RPM. When Riding giving it gas and going doesn't seem to have any issues. It runs like a bat outta hell from 4000-11500. When you downshift and let off the throttle and lower rpms seems to do the same. Ill try and get a video on youtube to show u wat I mean.


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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Sep 5th, 2015, 11:25 pm
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I have a thread regarding a similar issue. It used to be that before the bike would shut off, it appears that yours does not. From what I have figured that sound your bike makes could be related to the alternator. Since the alternator spins with the engine, if at lower rpm the bearings are bad or too worn then it could prohibit your alternator from working properly and to thus giving you this sputter.

Where does the sound seem to originate from?

Other things I would recommend are that you put in a 1/4 can of SeaFoam cleaner into the fuel tank. Be sure that you use the same type of fuel from a consistent place(always 93 octane) and that you check the battery and alternator. I used to think it was the oil pump making that noise when cold but after I took the bike apart I discovered that the noise comes from my alternator which needs to be replaced.

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