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    Chairman of the hoard wmubrown's Avatar
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    Maybe I have the one good K1300S?? I've only had three experiences with it stalling out and have over 3,000 miles on the odo. I run mid-grade 89 octane gas, maybe that makes a difference (manual says I can). The three stalls occurred as I was coming to a stop, so I figured it might be my personal riding habits (having slugged along on K1100's until now). I noted I was doing a lot of engine braking and only pulling the clutch lever in fully as I was near a full stop and now I pull it in fully much sooner, reducing the amount of engine braking and applying more real brake. I have the recall sitting on my desk but not so sure I want to bring it in given a) it doesn't seem to fix all the reported problems and b) it could affect my low oil light.
    John A. Brown - Kalamazoo MI
    '09 K1300S 'Zoot' (Wicked, bad, naughty, evil, Zoot!)
    '94 K1100LT 'Desert' (the horse with no name)

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    Chairman of the hoard wmubrown's Avatar
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    From the FWIW section: Last weekend I had two recalls done: the software update and the front master cylinder. The handlebar switches for that recall are on order as mine failed the test (?!?? works fine AFAIK).

    I'm not sure I like the software "solution". They reduced the engine braking to prevent the stalling. I noticed this as I was heading into one of my regular tight right curves, throttling off to lose some speed as I entered the curve, and I wasn't losing my usual amount of speed and entering the turn a little hot. I'm not sure I like this solution... but now that I'm aware of it, I'll just have to adjust. I tested this further by leaving the bike in 2nd gear as I came to a stop. I can get down to about 5 MPH before the engine starts to noticeably struggle and I have to pull the clutch in.
    John A. Brown - Kalamazoo MI
    '09 K1300S 'Zoot' (Wicked, bad, naughty, evil, Zoot!)
    '94 K1100LT 'Desert' (the horse with no name)

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    I noticed the same change in the RPM, but that is at a pretty low range, by the time it gets to 1300 rpm, I am no longer in the engine braking mode, so I don't see or feel any effect on that. I guess I have always pulled the clutch in sooner and so I do notice that the revs stay around 1300 for a tad before settling down, I notice no effect on decel on my bike. But then, I went three months without riding it, got the remap done and am jumping on it as if it were new to me. Maybe that helps me adjust? I only have 600 miles since the remap, but I LOVE the way it runs.
    Jim Douglas '00 K1200RS >135,000 miles my primary bike again,
    Gone: '09 K1300S sold @ 22k mi, '93 K1100RS traded @ 78k mi, '85 K100RS sold @ 44k mi
    '06 Kaw 650R track bike sold
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