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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 28th, 2019, 7:27 am Thread Starter
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Newbie here - picking up my first BMW next week - 2006 K1200R

I'm always looking to do something to my bikes and I'm keen to change the tail unit for something sleeker. Has anyone tried to fit an S1000RR tail on a KR? Or know if it will fit?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 28th, 2019, 12:11 pm
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Haven't tried it but it sounds like a slick idea. Good luck and post pics!
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Ive now had a few decent rides on my new bike. I probably need another K-owner to compare mine, but thought I’d just ask here anyway. I’ve never ridden a shaft drive or anything without carbs. I’m noticing what I can only explain as a snatchy jolt when to engine is out under load and again if I roll off the throttle. Also, my clutch vibrates when in neutral (goes away if I pull lever). Lastly, I’m on Bridgestone tyres and the ride seems really harsh - does anyone else have these issues? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 2019, 8:30 pm
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I've had good luck with Michelin tires so far, better than the stock Pirelli's. As far as the jolt, it seems odd, the shaft drive should be as smooth or smoother than a chain/belt. Does it do it if you accelerate uniformly?
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Thanks for that, I might have a go with michelins next. The ‘clunk’ or ‘jolt’ is always there when the power is ‘on/off. Difficult to put into words. If it was a car I’d think the engine or gearbox mounts were shot
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My first suggestion would be to check with a local BMW dealer to determine if all the recalls have been completed. There may be something outstanding that has not been done. I have an '07 but do not have a problem like that.
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Iím noticing what I can only explain as a snatchy jolt when to engine is out under load and again if I roll off the throttle. The FI mapping is crap at commuter speeds. It hates having the throttle closed sharply but does better if maybe a gear higher, lower rpm and throttle on verses trailing. You'll get used to it after 12 months or so Alternatively get the ECU remapped if you can, or add a fuel controller of some kind. Also, my clutch vibrates when in neutral (goes away if I pull lever). Yep, feels rough on and off. Some mistake that for the camchain. Lastly, Iím on Bridgestone tyres and the ride seems really harsh - does anyone else have these issues? 36psi front, 42psi rear. What suspension setting do you use? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance
Has it had the recalls all done?
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Thanks for that - I can see this forum will be my saviour!
I have no idea if any recalls have been done - I assume I just call BMW?
I've not touched any settings yet.
And you're probably right - it could be my riding style!!!
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Thanks for that - I can see this forum will be my saviour!
I have no idea if any recalls have been done - I assume I just call BMW? Yes,they'll want the vin number.
I've not touched any settings yet.
And you're probably right - it could be my riding style!!!

A K1300 shaft fits straight in and improves the ride. Less jolting.
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