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i have a 2013 R1200R here in the U.S.
and my clutch sensor (dealers call it micro switch) finally broke.
they get quite dirty very easily and i had to clean it out, air it out with a small desktop compressor, and etc...
today, it wouldnt start in gear with my clutch pulled in, so i yanked the sensor out, pulled the switch off, i hot wired it by just sticking a single wire to both terminals, and now my bike will never have this same issue ever again.
i just have to be careful not to start in gear without the clutch now, i will take that chance.

fyi, this is the part that i need to replace:
 

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i just have to be careful not to start in gear without the clutch now, i will take that chance.
I would not take such a chance. It WILL happen sooner or later, by yourself, a friend that you show off your bike to, or at the workshop.
That same switch can be had for almost half here: BMW Satz Mikroschalter K21 K34 K50 K51 K52 K53 K54 32728537608

Besides it looks like any standard microswitch you can get at an electronics store, only not with the proprietary BMW connector attached.
With a solder iron you can save at least 80 bucks...

 
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I was thinking the same, @MotoCon, although the switch is smaller than those you will find in an electronics store.
Mine became flaky so I bought a generic one to understand the innards, then drilled a couple of strategically placed holes in the original so I could flush it with electronics cleaner/lube spray. I then sealed the holes with hot glue to prevent moisture/soil ingress (the press button has a bellows seal). Haven’t had an issue since.
 

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I’ve never used a throttle lock before (over 160k Kms) but my gogo hand has been complaining. So after reading a bunch of threads, and looking at the Atlas (too big, looks like it would get in the way), Kaoko (nice, but expensive), brake lever-clamps (no thanks), and other contraptions, I found and bought a set of used Throttlemeister bar ends on eBay.

Throttle side was a little road rashed…
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but after a little 3-step with the dremel, it looks pretty good.

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They didn't come with any spacers, thank goodness for drawers and bins of nuts and washers - I was able to properly space them (including lock washers) just right, so the throttle lock works perfectly.
Cost: $11 😁

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(went from the stock black bar ends to some shiny!)

To be fair, most Throttlemeisters on eBay are more like $50. These were just listed as "bar ends" so maybe they didn't know what they had.

First ride today with them, and my what a revelation. Just enough rest to keep the twistin' hand fresh. Funny thing though, my throttle side has plenty of muscle memory to easily handle one-handed steering while I rest my clutch hand. My clutch hand/arm is not quite so experienced! But even resting the hand on the bar without having to actively twist is still relieving.

Why did I not do this before???!!!
 

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Hey @RoadStar, The last picture struck me because hoeve the righthand lever A LOT more forward that the left hand lever.
Is that deliberately? It looks odd to me. Could be a reason for a tired wrist I suppose.
 
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Hey @RoadStar, The last picture struck me because hoeve the righthand lever A LOT more forward that the left hand lever.
Good spot, I hadn't noticed that. Just went an sat on her, sure enough the right side mirror clamp is a little rotated.

Leveled them out, and the brake lever still seems a little higher than the clutch. I adjusted the lever position a bit too. We'll see if that changes the ergonomics.

But the discomfort is probably less about the brake lever and more about the twisting (and probably mostly about age).
 

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We are talking very minor thing - I did say minor - as my dad would say “a place for everything and everything in its place” there’s now a place in my OEM top box for a cap, beanie and sunglasses.




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I think my dad also said “if it ain't broke don't fix it” But, as usual, I couldn't help myself. The first version was fine but just a fraction too compact so knocked up version 2.0.




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Ok, another very minor modification that addresses annoying issues. Since I installed the Winderlich wide low-foot pegs, I was finding it fiddly flicking down the sides stand. I installed a little tab on top of the Wunderlich side stand foot.








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those pegs I want...
 
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