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    I'm another one with both an RT and GS in the...

    I'm another one with both an RT and GS in the garage, both 2005's. Here's my opinon.

    For trips the RT excels due to its superior wind/weather protection, cruise control, bigger side bags, heated...
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    Take another look at your windshield, it has...

    Take another look at your windshield, it has provisions for airflow up the back side as well as the front. Has to do with minimizing turbulence; thus bugs on both the front and back.

    The clutch...
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    Motolights, without a doubt. Just had both low...

    Motolights, without a doubt. Just had both low beams burn out within a day of each other, on a long trip, with some night riding. Motolights saved the day. Fortunately I was with other riders and...
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    Definitely be thinking '05 1200RT or later. ...

    Definitely be thinking '05 1200RT or later. There are numerous improvements between the 1150's and 1200's that make the 1200's a better bike. Better power and response, better shifting...
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    Some people just aren't equipped by nature to...

    Some people just aren't equipped by nature to deal with the complexities of ABS and servo assisted brakes. As Dirty Harry says: "A man has to know his limitations".
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    Those connectors are a "use once, screwed...

    Those connectors are a "use once, screwed forever" connector. You will have to damage them to remove them and start over. When I installed the same setup on my '05 RT I had to use a magnifying...
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    I've noticed the same thing. Above 5K RPM the RT...

    I've noticed the same thing. Above 5K RPM the RT seems to really jump into its torque curve and accelrates very rapidly. Once you get used to it, you'll find yourself downshifting and running about...
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    Just my two cents worth: Have you bought...

    Just my two cents worth:

    Have you bought anything lately that wasn't made in China??? I am astounded at the amount of consumer goods made in China. I fear that if we ever get into another...
  9. Thread: BMW RT Seats

    by Eureka
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    I changed my RT's seat out after about 8,000...

    I changed my RT's seat out after about 8,000 miles. The factory seat never did "break-in" and was a major source of discomfort after 2-3 hours in the saddle. I got a custom fitted Rich's of Seattle...
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    SFDOC's experience in getting a custom seat is...

    SFDOC's experience in getting a custom seat is exactly like mine, except I went to Rich's in Seattle.

    One day, in and out, custom fitting, then re-fitting after two test rides.
    The seat is...
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    Listen to "SFDOC". Go to any custom seat builder...

    Listen to "SFDOC". Go to any custom seat builder and have a seat built to fit you. Notice the word GO........

    Ordering a seat out of a catalog or by mail is insane. Your butt and your back...
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    1200RT is off 5 mph, shows faster than actual...

    1200RT is off 5 mph, shows faster than actual speed.
    1200GS is off 2 mph, shows faster than actual speed.

    Checked both against Garmin GPS. When doing a GPS check it is best to do it long enough...
  13. Thread: r12gs

    by Eureka
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    My used 2005 GS came with a Cee Bailey and it...

    My used 2005 GS came with a Cee Bailey and it just didn't get the job done. I'm 6'1". I read about an Aeroflow from a user on another board and his description of how he was getting battered and...
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    This is all just conjecture so be patient with me...

    This is all just conjecture so be patient with me while I explain.

    The photos look like the tire is wearing more on the left side than the right. Is this the case? 6K out of a tire just doesn't...
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    I had mine done by Rich's in Seattle. I added...

    I had mine done by Rich's in Seattle. I added the backrest option and don't regret the money at all. He advertises in the MOA magazine. One day service, in and out. Custom fit, left in the...
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    Thanks for the info. I've asked them for an...

    Thanks for the info. I've asked them for an estimate for my 12RT
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    Ceramic Coated Exhaust Pipes

    I would like to get some feedback from those of you who have had exhaust pipes/headers ceramic coated.

    Specifically:
    1) How well has the coating held up?
    2) What color did you go with? i.e.,...
  18. Thread: RT Tire Choice

    by Eureka
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    I would vote to replace any tire that is four...

    I would vote to replace any tire that is four years old, on a motorcycle regardless of mileage unless you live in a climate where temperatures never exceed 80 degrees.

    Also, you don't know how...
  19. Thread: R1200rt

    by Eureka
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    With the super-sensitive throttle response on the...

    With the super-sensitive throttle response on the RT it is hard to tell how much of the drive-train slack is normal or abnormal. I don't think mine has excessive slack although I do get some slack...
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    http://www.richscustomseats.com/ Rich's in...

    http://www.richscustomseats.com/

    Rich's in Seattle built a seat for my R1200RT and I am 100% satisfied with it. He will do a mail order exchange or go in for a one-day custom fit job.

    I did...
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    65 to 70 mph, gives about 50 mpg. 80 to 85 mph...

    65 to 70 mph, gives about 50 mpg. 80 to 85 mph gives about 45 mpg. Terrain and traffic conditions (passing slower vehicles) can effect these by about +/- 3 mpg.

    Considering the rush I get from...
  22. Thread: R1200rt

    by Eureka
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    I've heard what I think is tire whine, while...

    I've heard what I think is tire whine, while leaned over going through corners, both on my 1200RT with Bridgestones and with Michelins. I also heard the same thing on my 1150RT.

    Big clue to...
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    Last Photo

    This is the clamp and ball mount that comes with the initial set. I was amazed that the clamp will actually go around the handle bar up near the outer end, the self-locking nuts just barely go on...
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    Second Photo

    Here are all the pieces laid out. The snap-in bracket or holder, the attaching pad with ball, the short arm, and the ball mount all come as a set. The normal sized arm and the double ball are...
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    Garmin-RAM Mount Photos

    As promised.
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