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Old 04-18-2013, 10:22 AM   #8521
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The math certainly would seem so. Except for the spark plugs which are half. Go figure.
Guys, we need more people to verify this.
If the intervals are indeed double, this is major for GS.
Everybody was saying that the intervals where the same.

Anybody has the service check lists for K50?
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:27 AM   #8522
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Dealer and I did the same joke. Replace them twice as often but there are half as many to buy so its the same cost in the end.


Sparks plugs for those not following...
I wonder though, will they really need replacing every 12K? The Hexhead and Camhead can go double the recommended interval usually.

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Old 04-18-2013, 10:28 AM   #8523
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Guys, we need more people to verify this.
If the intervals are indeed double, this is major for GS.
Everybody was saying that the intervals where the same.

Anybody has the service check lists for K50?
Everything I saw prior to today was nothing more than hearsay. Today though, the service manager showed me his computer. Its the interface with BMW. He puts in my vin and mileage and it tells him what needs to be done and has a little indicator what the interval is in km. We tried to print it out but when its printed the fine print with the intervals disappears.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:29 AM   #8524
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I wonder though, will they really need replacing every 12K? The Hexhead and Camhead can go double the recommended interval usually.

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Im assuming they are iridium plugs like everything else now. If so this seems like a very short time. Maybe they arent though which is why? If they are not, a swap to them would certainly provide more life.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:33 AM   #8525
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I wonder though, will they really need replacing every 12K? The Hexhead and Camhead can go double the recommended interval usually.

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Some bikes I've had asked for a plug inspection (clean as needed) in short intervals.

I wonder if that's the case here.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:36 AM   #8526
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Some bikes I've had asked for a plug inspection (clean as needed) in short intervals.

I wonder if that's the case here.
I check and regap the Hexheads and Camheads usually. They go longer if you make sure the gap is right.

As for cleaning, not many do that these days. It used to be common in the old days.

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Old 04-18-2013, 10:42 AM   #8527
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I check and regap the Hexheads and Camheads usually. They go longer if you make sure the gap is right.

As for cleaning, not many do that these days. It used to be common in the old days.

Jim
Check the gap and look it over every 6K sounds about right.
We'll eventually see what the factory actually says.

I'm an older fart and I still have one of these:


I don't have to use it because everything these day runs lead free and lean.
(And my 2 strokes are long gone)
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:50 AM   #8528
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The math certainly would seem so. Except for the spark plugs which are half. Go figure.
camhead has 12k spark plug intervals.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:13 AM   #8529
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Sad to learn that the water cooled 1200s are being held at port to correct a faulty fork issue. I was so excited to order my new bike and now I'm wishing I'd waited for next year's model. Hope this isn't the beginning of a lemon.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:14 AM   #8530
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Add ~$500USD for the spoke wheels.
And I wish LED headlights was an option without having to go to a package that removes the chrome pipes*.

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* Perhaps it's my harley background speaking but IMO chrome looks way better in the long term than the alternative.

PS This is NOT my bike.
Chromed pipes can be added as a single option. Just like the wired rims.

Chromed pipes were 80 euro's or so.

All options can be combined (I know it cause I did).
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:18 AM   #8531
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Sad to learn that the water cooled 1200s are being held at port to correct a faulty fork issue. I was so excited to order my new bike and now I'm wishing I'd waited for next year's model. Hope this isn't the beginning of a lemon.
Old news...but welcome to the forum!
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:19 AM   #8532
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Check the gap and look it over every 6K sounds about right.
We'll eventually see what the factory actually says.

I'm an older fart and I still have one of these:


I don't have to use it because everything these day runs lead free and lean.
(And my 2 strokes are long gone)
Sure, there you go and get all fancy! I use one of these:


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Old 04-18-2013, 11:20 AM   #8533
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Sad to learn that the water cooled 1200s are being held at port to correct a faulty fork issue. I was so excited to order my new bike and now I'm wishing I'd waited for next year's model. Hope this isn't the beginning of a lemon.
Don't worry. It is great once you've got it.

And on the engine site: it just flies to 125 mph. To much traffic to go faster safely. At 125 it went just over 7000 rpm. Sometimes you've just got to test it.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:26 AM   #8534
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Chromed pipes can be added as a single option. Just like the wired rims.

Chromed pipes were 80 euro's or so.

All options can be combined (I know it cause I did).
I tried to add LED headlights to a bike spec.-ed like that and was told they only come in a package I wasn't interested in (Comfort as I recall).

I'll make some phone calls.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:28 AM   #8535
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Sure, there you go and get all fancy! I use one of these:
*snip pic of wire brush.

Jim
You appear to be a bit older than I and you're just plain locked into your older-school ways.

PS Wire brushes are an important part of a mechanics tool box.
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