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    Yes, but....

    The Maximum Improbability Drive is left exposed. You really don't want to get THOSE splines rusty.
  2. As usual, Glaves is right

    You have had your bike HOW LONG and not lubed splines?

    I had a Honda ST1100 for about 10 years - overlapped with an R100RT I also had for about 10 years. Yes, even with the major home appliance...
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    Wet Head

    I forget which topic I posted under, but....the Water Boxer GS was at the ATL show which was number one show of the season. The US distributor guy that I talked to was a really nice guy but had...
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    Enough

    Way too much power has, for most of my riding years, been just barely enough. Now the I'm pushing 60, I find that my R12RT is most assuredly fast enough.

    Still a tasty new GS would be nice - and...
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    Nov Bike Show in ATL

    Had one new wethead on display. Looked nice. No brochures, but I was there at opening time on Friday. The BMW rep was nice and fun to chat with but did not have any info about the bike - I think I...
  6. Thread: Fuel strip poll

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    Sticky: Poll: Just one so far

    07 RT. Strip failed one year out of warranty. Waited until Sept of this year to replace. Cost was about $350.

    While we are at it, my ESA pre-load feature has frozen up for the third time. The...
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    Griots

    Griot's Garage Wheel Cleaner is the best stuff I've tried. Like all Griot's stuff, pretty pricey.

    We also have a Mini Cooper S. Griots wheel cleaner makes keeping those wheels clean a lot...
  8. Thread: Tire Wear

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    80K on a car tire??????

    Really?

    25+ years of 40,000 + miles per year - 75% highway. Always used top rated tires and yes I know the tire rating system. One Chev Caprice - last of the "Square Birds", 4 Ford Taurus' (one...
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    Easier than you think

    My Tender came with an attachment that converts the SAE type plug in to battery terminal clamps. Just pop the seats, prop 'em up if heated variety and clamp to the battery terminals.

    I believe...
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    The Strip

    mine has been out for about a year now and have not had it fixed - though I did get a price from BMW/ATL.

    As I have mentioned here before, the only problem I really have with the dead fuel strip...
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    Here I go again

    Paul Glaves' comments early on about the frequency which dealer techs see this problem exactly matches what I was told by the Service Manager at BMW/ATL. Failures happen but not as common as appears...
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    Duh!

    Ya think?:nyah
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    my std way

    30 sec top to warm up. I do take it easy until I have a couple of bars on the temp gauge. Ditto my SV1000S.

    My old R100RT - now that was a very different story!
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    $3-$400 bucks? Going price here is more like...

    $3-$400 bucks? Going price here is more like $450. Maybe I just pay extra to avoid the excessive AZ heat! :brad
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    Yes

    Yes again. You are mostly likely just fine. Three years ago, I let my 07RT fall pretty hard on an off camber approach to our vacation place's ramp to our covered bike parking.

    I tipped to the...
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    Fuel Strippers

    At least that could be a happy thought...

    Mine died about 2 wks ago on an 07 R12RT. About half my fill ups are with non- ethanol gas thanks to a great little independent gas station near our mt...
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    Hmmmm

    If I use the Fed DOL website's "cost of living" index and compare bike prices, tires, repair (naturally using my somewhat faulty middle years memory) normally I end up correcting myself and sending...
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    Uhhhhh

    While I do get it....fancy pants tires are expensive and don't last like...uhhh, car tires....uhhhh, stick with recommended tires for your RT.

    Or get a Harley.
  19. Alert The Media!!!!

    Jeff Dean is channeling Jan Hofman - Oh, the humanity!:dance:dance:dance
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    i have one

    Bought it the day I picked up my 07 R12RT back in May 07. Also installed a Fenda Extenda on the ft.

    Our place in the Mts is about a mile o' crush & run from pavement.

    Best cheap accessories I...
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    almost zero

    My 07 RT has been almost trouble free - the ESA hung up on one setting which was fixed under warranty and caused no inconvenience. Which is about as trouble free as one could reasonably expect.
    ...
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    maybe I just don't get it

    Maybe...

    When my R12RT was new - as in first 2000 miles - low speed throttle response was very "fluffy". (well, thats what I call it. You can call it whatever you want). Combine that with a...
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    nada

    no trouble with cruise. Bought in May 07. Only problem I have had was ESA hanging up which was quickly fixed under warranty.
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    lets see if I can remember

    07 R1200 RT & 07 Suzi SV1000S - both current
    98 Honda ST1100
    93 R100RT
    88 Guzzi Le Mans
    81 Kawasaki GPZ 1100
    79 Kawasaki KZ1300
    76 Maico 250 WR
    75 Kawasaki Z1-B
    71 Yamaha DT-1
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    Yes, But...

    ...As James Grant is wont to say....but I digress.

    Hope BMW's hydro fuel cell runs a tad cooler than the Bloom Box which if (IF!) I recall cruises somewhat north of 1000 degrees.

    I DO recall...
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