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post #1 of 6 Old Jul 30th, 2013, 9:41 pm Thread Starter
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Driving A 09 K1300gt

Picked up the GT at the end of 09 and it currently has just over 10k on it , have other bikes , went for ride tonight and felt something odd and not sure if this the nature of the beast or a sign of more problems to come.

I usually just shift and drive pretty smooth, even when accelerating , noticed tonight that if I am in gear, pretty much any gear , and hit the gas quick the bike will almost feel as if I shifted a gear.

There is a perceived lock up almost like driveshaft lash being taken up before it takes off, very subjective I realize but it will lock up hard then go , almost like I shifted into a another gear, or old school, almost like I did not use a clutch to shift.

Have other owners felt this , not sure if I am just looking for problems at this point on this bike because it being a 09 K1300GT it has spent most of its young life in the shop getting recalls and warranty work done. Of course now that it out of warr I get to pay BMW prices for the crappy replacement parts that do not last, like the switch clusters I just paid 700 dollars for.

It has been so long since I have a chance to drive it I am not sure if this is a new feeling or not.

Any thoughts will be appreciated.
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post #2 of 6 Old Jul 30th, 2013, 10:37 pm
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Re: Driving A 09 K1300gt

I've ridden nothing but boxers with dry clutch since 1978 but think I've read something called "slipper clutch" may be associated with your bike.

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Re: Driving A 09 K1300gt

I have a 2010 K1300GT with under 6K miles and I get this feeling during hard
acceleration like the clutch slips momentarily and then locks up and away we go!! Not a
straight linear pull once you are on the gas - occur mostly in 3rd and 4th gear at the higher
torques. Bothered me at first. But I am concentrating on riding this bike smoothly and it is
a bit of a challenge and I am getting less and less of it - except when I hammer it getting
on the highway to merge under hard acceleration.

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Re: Driving A 09 K1300gt

I Hammer my 09 every day at just over 16 thousand miles, no problem no hesitation, Just little blurring of the vision and puckering at the other end. What a great bike.

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Re: Driving A 09 K1300gt

FYI -
May apply to you or may not - but - I learned that our K bike do not much like to accelerate or "kick in" when below 3k rpm. If you are engaging gears at or below 3k you will get a delayed response or as we used to refer to it in the 60s "a bau-wahhhhh" effect.

The other is if it sat around a while before you bought it. You might try some injector cleaner with next fill up. I used Lucas product and it cured mine after I bought it.

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Re: Driving A 09 K1300gt

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FYI -
May apply to you or may not - but - I learned that our K bike do not much like to accelerate or "kick in" when below 3k rpm. If you are engaging gears at or below 3k you will get a delayed response or as we used to refer to it in the 60s "a bau-wahhhhh" effect.

The other is if it sat around a while before you bought it. You might try some injector cleaner with next fill up. I used Lucas product and it cured mine after I bought it.

Best of luck
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