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    +1 I had the exact same issue on my '04...

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    I had the exact same issue on my '04 R1150RT. When I got the high beam out, the bulb looked okay- but I replaced it anyway. The more likely problem was clamp or grounding strap used to secure...
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    AFAIK, the only difference between the RT and...

    AFAIK, the only difference between the RT and RTP-P transmissions is gearing.... Hope this helps.

    - Randy
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    Got it done. Had to remove the second battery...

    Got it done. Had to remove the second battery (RT-P) on the right side. I loosened the exhaust and that helped tremendously! I didn't realize that you guys were calling the "shark fin" until I was...
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    Confirmed. One horribly shredded alternator belt....

    Confirmed. One horribly shredded alternator belt.

    Now, if I can just figure out how to get the $#%^&$ alternator cover assembly out from behind the exhaust!

    - Randy
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    Plan on this being a full day!! Trail Ridge Road...

    Plan on this being a full day!! Trail Ridge Road (US 34) through RMNP is notoriusly s-l-o-w! The potential for a great deal of traffic is high. If anything do it on a weekday. It would be worth it...
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    Thanks Kurt, and thanks Happy Wanderer! - Randy

    Thanks Kurt, and thanks Happy Wanderer!

    - Randy
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    Well, don't I feel like a dunce. Yes, indeed it...

    Well, don't I feel like a dunce. Yes, indeed it is the alternator light! However, my issue is on-going as I've not had a chance to look at the bike.

    I intend to pull the alternator cover to check...
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    Battery Warning Light

    Hello All,
    I was riding my '04 R1150RT-P to work yesterday, and the battery warning light illuminated on my dash. Fearing a dying battery, I took it home and put it on the charger. The battery...
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    Solution!!

    Through some creative internet searching, I was able to find the following two part numbers from MAX BMW:
    Look at the parts for a 2004 K1200LT.... for whatever reason. It would be nice if the fiche...
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    R1150RT-P Headlight Problem

    Hello All,
    A few weeks back I lost the high beam on my '04 R1150RT-P. The high beam switch activated the indicator light, but not the actual bulb itself. I finally got around to chasing it down...
  11. All good points. The maintenance records show...

    All good points. The maintenance records show they had the 12,000 mile service completed in September. Tires are new-ish and are in good shape. I agree though, better safe then sorry. Thanks for the...
  12. Great info, and precisely what I was looking for....

    Great info, and precisely what I was looking for. Thanks Happy Wanderer!

    As a side note, yes I do have the service records for this bike. Your point about the fuel system is a concern of mine. As...
  13. Newbie- Wants to be Informed 2004 R1150RTP

    Hello everyone,
    I'm a newbie to the world of BMW motorcycles. My last bike was a 2000 KLR650. I recently picked up a 100% dealer maintained 2004 R1150RTP, with 8700 miles (yep, you read that right)....
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    Beautiful country down there!

    Beautiful country down there!
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    That's correct, 8700 miles. They other bike they...

    That's correct, 8700 miles. They other bike they had, only showed 11k miles. Pretty crazy. Since they never rode them, the sheriff decided to get ride of them. If I told you deal I got, you'd be even...
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    Thanks! I am, a gen-u-wine transplant. Grew up...

    Thanks!

    I am, a gen-u-wine transplant. Grew up in OKC, lived in SoCal for a bit and have settled in Colorado. Where in CO, do you come to hunt?

    - Randy
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    I'd second Steamboat Springs. Great town and not...

    I'd second Steamboat Springs. Great town and not nearly as uber-tourist as Vail (near me). My hometown of Eagle would be a similar good spot to basecamp out of. As would Glenwood Springs. Hit up...
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    New Member- Eagle, CO

    Hello All,
    I'm Randy and I'm writing you from the west slope Colorado town of Eagle! I just recently purchased my long awaited (and overdue!), first BMW motorcycle. My local sheriffs office decided...
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