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  1. Thread: 2015 Models

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    Amusing rant here. Most reliable bike I've ever...

    Amusing rant here. Most reliable bike I've ever owned was a 198x Suzuki GS1100GK tourer. Simple, reliable and easy to work on.
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    me 3

    My 06RT is still on the original strip.
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    My '06RT factory battery died this last January. ...

    My '06RT factory battery died this last January. I replaced it with an AGM battery from MC Superstore for less than fifty bucks. Battery fit fine and no hassles hooking it up either.
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    I changed my low beam bulbs once three years ago....

    I changed my low beam bulbs once three years ago. PITA to say the least. To avoid ever having to do that job again I installed HID low beams.
  5. A year or so ago I was frustrated by dropping my...

    A year or so ago I was frustrated by dropping my 06RT at low speed stops. Looked at the HDs and thought "wow! low seat I could reach the ground with BOTH FEET". So I bought an electra glide...
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    Ebc "hh" pads

    Put them on my 06RT two years ago. WOW! what a drastic improvement over OEM pads. Good fit and great function.
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    Look here

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?73058-Headlight-adjustment-knob-repair
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    BMW needs to learn the lesson GM just absorbed.

    GM just got hit with 35 million in fines for delays in acting on known issues.
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    Cable stretch.

    Cable stretch.
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    I bought mine (large copper plate w/ terminal...

    I bought mine (large copper plate w/ terminal points) from a boat yard. Try a marine supply outfit.
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    I try to use the highest gear available to...

    I try to use the highest gear available to minimize wear on the engine. Anything over 3000rpm suits me fine and if I want to "goose it" I'll drop down a gear or two.

    It would seem that cruising...
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    Sticky: Poll: http://consumeraffairs.us1.list-manage.com/track/c...

    http://consumeraffairs.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=48290de6249ef2cecba9fe5de&id=ed7cc64a14&e=94c41f078e
  13. Thread: Recall Letters

    by mpmarty
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    Got my second recall letter the other day. Also...

    Got my second recall letter the other day. Also got a phone call from my dealer asking me to bring the bike in for the recall. Appointment is for 0900hrs 5/21/14
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    I've switched to Shell Aero 15/50 synthetic. ...

    I've switched to Shell Aero 15/50 synthetic. Cheapest oil I could find. Five quarts for less than thirty bucks delivered to my door.
  15. In looking at the oil level in the sight glass it...

    In looking at the oil level in the sight glass it seems as though the oil level is below the bottom of the cylinder when on the side stand.
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    Nor on the hexhead side.

    Nor on the hexhead side.
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    Vas iss das vashing?

    Vas iss das vashing?
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    Also since water cooling (hate it) was added a...

    Also since water cooling (hate it) was added a sensor for high oil level would work to detect water intrusion into the oil.
  19. When my alternator died with no warning that it...

    When my alternator died with no warning that it wasn't charging as the battery drained the first "warning" that I was about to stop riding was when the cruise control would just shut off by itself. ...
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    My $42.00 Pirate battery arrived yesterday in the...

    My $42.00 Pirate battery arrived yesterday in the mail. Installed it and after some twisting and turning of cables got it hooked up.
    Fired the bike on the first try after less than one revolution...
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    Similar problem with my 04RT. Headlight assy...

    Similar problem with my 04RT. Headlight assy replaced not once but three times under warranty in first year of ownership (bought new in 04). The ground for the h/l system consisted of some flaky...
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    06RT battery funeral announcement

    Well the sun came out this afternoon. I put on my Gerbing jacket liner and my 3/4 length leather jacket which must weigh fifty pounds and went down to the shop where my ride sleeps. Unhooked the...
  23. Five years ago I bought and installed a 35 Watt...

    Five years ago I bought and installed a 35 Watt kit from China bought on Ebay. No problems whatsoever on my 06 RT. Except my info display shows headlight out errors on one or both lights on startup...
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    It's the female end that has been cracking where...

    It's the female end that has been cracking where it screws into the top of the pump flange.
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    That was my original plan and reason for ordering...

    That was my original plan and reason for ordering the QDs.
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