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    Redneck Oregonian radiofun1's Avatar
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    What's meant by "lubricate ball-joint clamp and ball"

    Service schedule for the k1300s says to service this. Is this the clamp between the header and the exhaust pipe?

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    Yes. The repair DVD calls for Optimoly TA, an anti-seize assembly paste which is a bit hard to find. Permatex #80078 aluminum anti-seize handles the heat just fine.
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    I suspect this requirement is due to the fact that the silencer must be moved out of the way in order to remove the back wheel. Hard to do if that joint is seized.

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    Not a K1300 owner, but - Isn't there another ball joint at the top of the front suspension? This would need an occasional greasing too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls1150 View Post
    Not a K1300 owner, but - Isn't there another ball joint at the top of the front suspension? This would need an occasional greasing too...
    Those are sealed and non-serviceable save for replacement.

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    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    I suspect this requirement is due to the fact that the silencer must be moved out of the way in order to remove the back wheel. Hard to do if that joint is seized.
    Yes that ball shape muffler clamp allows the muffler to be pivoted out of the way during a tire change.
    I never bothered to lube that clamp on our bikes.

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    Lee, how can you stand working in that cramped and crowded garage? And, correct me if I'm wrong, do you wheel the bikes through that double door in the winter? If yes....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    Lee, how can you stand working in that cramped and crowded garage? And, correct me if I'm wrong, do you wheel the bikes through that double door in the winter? If yes....
    Most of the time the bikes are parked in the addition through the sliding door.
    We can park both cars and the bikes inside.
    To get the bikes out I have to move one car.

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    Nice!

    Looking at this makes me think we should do a Rate My Garage series.

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