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    2011 1200 GSA- died in driveway

    Think you are right! Optimate now says there is a problem with the battery. One year of service ouch! Off to the store!

    Thanks for your help!
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    The click is one I have heard before when the...

    The click is one I have heard before when the battery is low. But the bike just came off the charger and it runs a test on the battery when charging. I am using an Optimate4 charger.
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    Just pushed it back into the garage and turned...

    Just pushed it back into the garage and turned the key and the power came on for the test. When I pushed the starter it died again. It just goes dead, no attempt to start.
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    2011 1200 GSA- died in driveway

    Just finished a 8 day WNC ride of 1500 miles. did the Dragon, Cherahola, BRP then 4 days of back roads. Pulled out of the garage after unplugging the tender and the test cycle finished so I turned...
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    Have a great trip. We loved our visit to PEI...

    Have a great trip. We loved our visit to PEI last year!
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    My '73 1/2 R75/5, '96 R1100RT, and my '11...

    My '73 1/2 R75/5, '96 R1100RT, and my '11 R1200GSA all had the same clunk! I always wondered do the K bikes have the same German transmission? Is this forever gone with the new Wet Heads? I think I...
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    I use the Apple App....'Pure Gas'. There are more...

    I use the Apple App....'Pure Gas'. There are more stations around than I knew about. Also, it appears most marinas have ethanol-free, probably at premium prices😱
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    Knee Problems and Riding

    I met a fellow on the Cedar Point Ferry to Okracoke, NC, he was mid-70's and he was looking at my bike loaded with camping gear and said due to knee problems he had given up riding 3 years ago. He...
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    I had a similar right knee problem and after 1-2...

    I had a similar right knee problem and after 1-2 hrs of riding my 1996 1100 RT I would have sharp pains in my right knee. I sold the bike and bought a '96 Yamaha RoyalStar that solved the problem. ...
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    Yes, WNC is Western North Carolina.

    Yes, WNC is Western North Carolina.
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    Actually take the ferry on and bridge off. Fee...

    Actually take the ferry on and bridge off. Fee determined by mode of exit and the bridge is cheaper. I did a ride report last year from our trip around PEI and Nova Scotia on Advrider. Or go to...
  12. Thread: Fluid leak

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    You said this is a R1150RT? Minor point but it...

    You said this is a R1150RT? Minor point but it looks K like but I didn't follow that year.
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    Be aware the BRP has rock tunnels that plunge you...

    Be aware the BRP has rock tunnels that plunge you into total darkness, transition glasses won't adjust in time and dark sunglasses are a problem. You are also sharing this road with many bicycles on...
  14. Thread: Whoops

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    Moving my 1996 1100 rt from Nj to NC in a...

    Moving my 1996 1100 rt from Nj to NC in a trailer, I left the Delaware bridges going toward DC when I hit all of a pothole on I-95. I glanced in my rear view mirror to see my spotless RT floating...
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    Well, if BMW decides to offer an updated 75/? Or...

    Well, if BMW decides to offer an updated 75/? Or 90/? In the same vein as the Triumph Scrambler with updated controls, ignition, brakes and still an airhead with greatly simplified maintenance I will...
  16. I have read many oil threads and to me it is an...

    I have read many oil threads and to me it is an easier decision when I get Mobil 1 15w50 at Walmart for 24.95 for 5 Qts. At my age I won't out live this '11 1200 GSA but my son will be very happy...
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    Augusta 911 problem

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    If you need help you will probably get a quick response on www.advrider.com More help than you probably want but at least 30 will have opinions, 60 will tell you how to fix it,...
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    Great campground reference

    I have been using the AAA camping books for many years. This year they have consolidated all of North America into one book and are charging a very nominal fee for it. :wave. Great reference. Also...
  19. Thread: RT vs GS

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    RT vs GSA

    I had an RT for 14 years and loved it. Found my right knee gets sore on plus 2 hour rides and wanted to do some camping and fishing. I have had a GSA now for a year and I love it! Different beast...
  20. Headlight spring clip failed!

    Just popped the spring clip myself on my 2011 R1200 GSA this week. Managed to tighten the screw on the clip to hold it in place but I am getting a piece of copper to fold-over to make a better hinge...
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    Improved mileage

    I have been getting a rock solid 44 mpg with my GSA 1200 '11 for the last 3000 miles. I always thought gas additives didn't work but I ran a tank with carb/injector cleaner and now 48 mpg with 3000...
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    I have loved all my bikes!!!

    Maybe it's me but starting with a RD350 Yamaha, 3 BMW's , a Royal Star and a number of dirt bikes, I have never been stranded!! I love or loved them all! The BMW is special to me starting with the...
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    RT vs. GSA

    I agree with all the above. I rode an RT for 15 years and developed a knee problem due to age and I am 6' 3". I was told by many that the GSA would stretch out my legs. I thought it was a sales...
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    First BMW and love for life!

    The good thing about age is you have a lot more memories to talk about....hopefully! Following the Army in 1971 I bought a Yamaha RD350...Wow what a zippy bike. Well after two years I realized that...
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    Nova Scotia

    Meeting up with 5 others in Bangor late July. Picking up wives at Halifax airport then doing the Cabot Trail and sending the girls home via Halifax. Planning 12 days. I did this route in 1974 solo...
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