BMW K1200, K1300, and K1600 Forum banner
1 - 20 of 45 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
151 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Since the R forum is almost the least active forum, I might as well try and post something to get some action in here. So here goes...

Can you guys post what accessories you have your K1200R and where (store/url) you got them from?

The idea is that this site can create an accessories page, or at a minimum, I can do it on my website.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
33 Posts
I was able to mount a set of R1200GS hand guards for winter use with a minimum amount of modification.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
629 Posts
I thought about this the day after I bought my R. Pictures would help. But more importantly, a description of the modification necessary to accomplish the installation.

Thanks,
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
33 Posts
If you buy the kit, you get new mirror mounts that have an extention where the inboard part of the guard is screwed down. The modification that must be done involves the aluminum ring that clamps the outer end of the guard. Because the bar end weights that the GS uses are completely different and use a large bolt with a tapered shoulder on it, the aluminum ring to fasten the guard there has a taper that fits into the end of the bar end weight. That taper needs to be ground off, so the plastic hand guard is sandwiched between the aluminum ring and the K12R bar end weight. The bolts for the weights will be too short, so they need replacing. You also need a washer to center the bolt in the taper on the outer edge of the aluminum ring. It may sound more complicated than it really was. With the kit in front of you it's pretty clear. I'll take some pictures, but it may be a while before I can get them onto this forum. The part number for the kit is 71 60 7 687 859.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
240 Posts
Odd Mods

Well, don't flame me alot for these two mods:

1) Mounted an R1150GS luggage rack to the grab rails- long screws and a small bit of drilling to the rack got all four holes lined up and solidly torqued. I can use it flat or put the BMW 35 liter Top Case on there. It is useful for camping trips on the go to and return trip. In between, while we are out sporting, the case serves as a really effective beer cooler with ready refreshment when we return.

2) Tried the R1150R Speedster Screen (blue tint, bigger than fly screen/smaller than sport screen) and again, lined up the four mounting holes with those on the screen. Had to purchase longer M5 bolts and spacers, but it works. Unfortunately, the buffeting around the side is worse than with the baby screen and the wind hits my chinbar rather than my neck. And I've been told it looks a little round peggish and square holish.

So functional and possible but not recommended.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
151 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·

·
Registered
Joined
·
629 Posts
I checked the pack-parts website. Added all the CF piece prices and came up with over 6000 Euro :(

BTW, I added a Throttlemeister today. Took about 20 minutes. Most of it was figuring out the minimum number of washers needed for the proper friction.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
121 Posts
Photos of Handguards

I hope to post the Hand guards PFLS has added to his R in the next day or two, stay tuned.
 

·
Rider Journeyman
Joined
·
502 Posts
Accessories.....

pdarke said:
Can you guys post what accessories you have your K1200R and where (store/url) you got them from?
Howdy Patrick,

Great idea!!

Wolfgang has the following:
- Increased breathing (open second air intake). You can get it HERE.
- Remus Carbon Fibre silencer. You can get it HERE.
- Radar detector, Escort 8500 X-50. You can get it HERE.
- BMW Nav II with BMW mount. You can get it HERE.
- BMW Tank and Tail bag. You can get them HERE and HERE, although they don't picture the tail bag.
-Throttlemeister. You can get it HERE. They don't show it for the K-R, but got me one at a good price.
-Weather proof Radar box. You can get it HERE.
-Visual Radar alert system, H.A.R.D.. You can get it HERE.

To be installed soon:
To support Gerbings and, possibly, a small comm system; Blue Sea 6 circuit fuse block. Info and dealer locator HERE.


.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
121 Posts
Some photo's of GS handguards on the KR

My local BMW mechanic (Paul) just put GS handguards on his KR (sorry for the low quality photos but hopefully your'll get the idea) they are almost a complete bolt on (with some minor grinding) and you'll need to find a longer bolt (I think he said a 8x50 mm)







I have more pics on my website if needed...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
629 Posts
Tonight I added a Baehr Verso XL intercom system. I did have to use a special cable that has a relay that shuts the unit down 30 seconds after the ignition is turned off. It gets power from the taillight. From the relay there are two wires going to the battery + and - and another two that connect to the Baehr unit. the relay is small and flat and I was able to mount it on the air box on the left side.

After trying to find a spot under the seat for the Verso XL and being unsuccessful, I ended up putting the unit in the tank bag. I have the cable connecting the intercom to the relay routed around the tank bag. I can remove the tank bag and the Baehr unit by disconnecting the power to the unit and tucking the excess cable. Eventually, I will use a Powerlet Powermate kit to electrify the tank bag and just do a simple plug in.

Tested the unit with a two-way radio and everything is working like it should.

BTW, this was the first time taking body panels off. I managed to put everything back together without breaking anything.

BTW 2, I did have to extend the lead from the relay to the taillight and also changed the female terminal on the factory taillight + wire by replacing it with a female to male piggy back terminal . Put an insulated female end on the lead from the relay.
 

·
Rider Journeyman
Joined
·
502 Posts
Comm system...

Howdy Raffy,

On Wolfgang, I pulled the charcoal emissions canister from behind the radiator reservoir. There is a good amount of space there now.

I was wondering what your thoughts were about mounting a comm unit, Baehr/Autocomm, and if it could be weather protected well enough?



.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
629 Posts
I'll have to look and see what can be done. The Verso XL is smaller than the Utima XL. That might work. It does not put out a whole lot of heat so maybe a weatherproof container to keep it in would do the trick. I believe the same applies to the Autocom. They just need to be protected from the elements.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
49 Posts
BillyOmaha said:
Howdy Patrick,

Great idea!!

Wolfgang has the following:
- Increased breathing (open second air intake). You can get it HERE.
............
.

Where???

I'm looking but I' don't see where explained (about second air intake).....

help me....

ciao
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
147 Posts
Bill,

I can't speak for the Baehr units, but I was able to mount an Autocom active-7 in the tray under the seat without any problems. There seems to be plenty of room for the unit and the excess wires. I've run the power down to the accessory outlet and have the helmet lead coming out of the frame behind my right knee and the radio/phone leads coming out of the back of the seat. I either drop the electronics into a saddlebag, if I'm riding with them, or into a small tailbag if not.
 
1 - 20 of 45 Posts
Top