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    +1 on the GS mirrors and more...1100rt

    I added the GS mirrors to my RT and wish I'd done it years ago. two mirrors on each side means I can see the wicked drivers out to get me much earlier.

    When I changed my battery last, I added a...
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    +1 on owning and dropping

    I agree completely with the earlier comment. I have the replacement 1100rt turn signal/mirror housing to show for my "off the center stand, reverse walking it in a turn..then it starts to fall away...
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    BRAVO! 2000 r1100rt

    Your posts are superb...I was about to loctite bulb housing threads and GS mirrors that I added to my rt, the left of which, even with a lock washer, never stays in place. I shall use the silicone! ...
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    did you???

    My manual told me to remove the tank to replace my 2000 1100rt battery (about 4/5 years old). My Bob's service mgr said just remove the left side tupperware. I listened and did so, worked...
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    Resolution and thanks

    To all: Failed rubber brake line in rear was the culprit. Brake lines replaced with stainless from Bobs BMW in Jessup, MD (I"m not associated with them in any way other than satisfied customer). ...
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    the continuing saga

    trouble-shooting this morning was my first opportunity since the failure last weekend.
    1. pedal has not been adjusted but thanks for the idea to check it
    2. I thought the MC may have been...
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    I'm the locked rear brake 1100rt

    good to read all of these posts. will put the advice to work. Thanks.
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    thanks

    That was my thinking at the time as well, as the failure, then the lockup, then the release all happened within a fairly short time. Copy brake line renewal. Thank you!
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    thank you

    Appreciate the information / your advice. Will get to wrenching and see what develops. Many thanks. I appreciate the comments on brake line replacement as well. On to price lines on the web.
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    Safety suggestion

    IMHO, the rear view can be significantly improved on either bike you choose by adding the RS mirrors that will fit perfectly into the hole and thread on the handlebar control hardware. They are...
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    Rear brake failure on the road today..

    Background: Dealer serviced rear brake, bleeding line while installing brake pads one week ago.
    Fresh oil. R1100RT 2000, rides well. Rear brake fluid reservoir is full to max line.

    Today's...
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    odyssey 680 battery

    It appears from this thread that the Odyssey battery is one of choice. Any "alibis" or other recommendations? It's time to replace my 4 year old (estimate, on the bike when I bought her) battery. ...
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    many thanks...

    Have learned well from all your posts. Thank you. I'll compare costs and tread design, but I'm leaning toward the Michelin PRs.
    Safe riding...Virginia has cooled off and the rides are scenic and...
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    1100RT mirror crunch

    A zero speed fall over has crunched my right mirror assembly. Leaves, slope, gravel. Pride dented and recovering. Dealer will replace the unit at near $350. Mine's a 2000 in opal blue. I welcome...
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    safety wire the oil sight glass?

    I understand the clock positions mentioned, but are you drilling to insert a stud against which to run the wire, or ???
    A picture would be just great!

    R1100rt with 35K...no weeping or cloudy so...
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    don't use Dawn soap product on the grips/foam

    despite what the foam cover mfr suggested (Dawn), I found that the soap never leaves completely, and the first rain will foam up your grips. I like the hairspray idea and will use it. The foam...
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    thanks

    I'll check out Dennis Kirk while comparing prices on line. thanks. anyone used a non dealer in Northern Virginia you'd care to recommend for removal/mount/balance?
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    thank you all

    Been out riding and missed replying. Thank you all. Yes, I was aware of the large disparity in $$ between web orders for delivery + local or self mounting versus dealer doing it.
    I have dyna...
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    another 2 cents...

    1. you could order a custom saddle sized to you for your bike. My bike had such on it when I bought it and they resized it for short me - 29" inseam. That helped a lot in all situations since I can...
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    let's talk tires...

    considering new tires....your thoughts, ladies and gentlemen, on the Michelin Pilot Road 3 versus the 2. The dealer has wicked high prices for either and a set of 3s are quoted at easily 550 plus...
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    from a 2000 1100RT rider

    all things being equal (hah...), I'd opt for the 6 speed 1150. there are times when cruising when I truly would like another gear. the 1100 has enough power for me and I haven't approached its top...
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    thanks..

    appreciate learning from your work. I have your same bike, even to color. see separate post today on new tires - seeking recommendations.
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    high oil temp

    Last week I was stuck in Washington DC, 95 degree F, slow moving, if moving at all, traffic. Watched the oil temp go right to the top. Shut it down, and rolled along with feet, gravity, and brakes...
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    copy all

    sound idea. will do. I didn't like the idea of riding with the fairing loose at the front now that I've seen it unsecured. thanks.
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    spot on!

    You are both right. After examining it from the front, I did indeed note that the screw on the flange as seen beneath the headlamp is missing. That loss apparently allowed the tab you describe to...
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