School Me on K1200R

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Rhino-1, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. bluzharp

    bluzharp Adventurer

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    I have owned my '06 since new and now have 37K on it. I bought the 7 year warranty. The 2 expensive and potentially problematic things on the bike are not covered by the contract. Clutch at around $1400 for parts and shocks at $4000 (ESA). The item worth the warranty is the ABS unit, although reported issues have been relatively few.

    My clutch was replaced under factory warranty at 11000 miles and a dragging front caliper and a heated grip are the only other warranty repairs. I have an Akrapovic full titanium Evo exhaust and Power Commander 3 with a custom tune. Other than BMW themselves, I have loved this bike. It's an awesome machine.
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  2. Rick Lee

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    My fuel economy SUCKS. WTF? How many miles should I be getting on a tank? I'm 240 lbs. in full gear, no luggage and ride it like I stole it every chance I get, have a Booster Plug, Leo Vince SBK can and removed the load actuator. Is 150 miles per tank good?
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  3. Anorak

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    I average in the low to mid 30's. I have a Remus can. I disconnected the actuator and wired the linkage to lock it up. I'm about 190 lbs in full gear. I tend to ride at about 80+ mph and use the throttle aggressively. I have a vague memory of a 200 mile tank of fuel once when I missed an exit and didn't know when I was going to see the next gas station.
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  4. Rick Lee

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    I'm at 130 miles and tank is pretty low now. Light isn't on yet, but will be very shortly. I have a 200-250 miles ride coming up in an hour. If this sucky mileage continues, I'm gonna have to consider enlisting a pro to take a look at the fueling/mapping.
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  5. bluzharp

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    Yep, that's about right. It's a 5 gallon tank and you might get 32-34 mpg. That's 170 miles, max, per tank. My light comes on around 130 miles. If it's any consolation, I can get 37-38 mpg on the open road if it's not windy and I'm going steady at about 75. (PC3 with custom map) I have the on-board computer and have found the "range" calculation to be pretty close. My riding around town/commuting mileage didn't change much after the dyno mapping session. Those 163 (181 on mine) horses are thirsty. I have never had a bike that I could go 200 miles on a tank of gas.
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  6. eric2

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    Having had an 05 k1200s your mileage depends on how much right wrist is involved. Had the low fuel light come on at 80 miles once, but it was at the track. I also got 200 miles once out of a tank when I discovered cords showing on my rear tire that far away.

    Speaking of which, if you ride it like you stole it you'll be lucky to get 4k out of the rear tire, and you don't want a hard tire back there.
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  7. Anorak

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    163 hp at the brochure or maybe the crank. Check out this link, factory pro true hp. I broke mine in on a Factory Pro dyno. It had 139 hp at the rear wheel after 75 miles.
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  8. bluzharp

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    Yep, 163 brochure (crank) hp. After tuning on the Dynojet, it said 164 rwhp. The operator added 10% to come up with estimated crank hp. I understand there are controversies over these results, but those are the only numbers I have to go by.
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  9. bluzharp

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    So, according to the chart you linked (good info, thanks) a mapped, K1200R with a slipon and the other air filter cut in, gave up 153 rwhp on the calibrated dyno. I guess my results are right in the (inflated dynojet) ball park. Akrapovich Evo full system, 2 stock air filters, mapped PC3.

    Regardless of splitting hairs, the K12R is a pretty strong beast of a machine and it is a blast to ride. Even after 37K miles, I still love twisting the grip on it!

    EDIT: Oh, I'm full of shit. I just found my dyno sheet and it was 157 rwhp, not 164. Anyways, plenty of guts for a bike.
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  10. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    One measurement is done at static rpm position across the operating range and the other is done in a single acceleration run. They're going to yield different numbers.
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