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    According to the Sargent site, their new seat for...

    According to the Sargent site, their new seat for the 2013/2014 GS also fits the 2014 GSA
  2. Thread: GSW tank bag

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    Before my 'official' BMW tank bag arrived last...

    Before my 'official' BMW tank bag arrived last summer, I used a Bags-Connection unit that I had on my GT. It has quick-release system that mounts to the gas cap. I got mine at PiratesLair.net. At...
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    Phil Went through a situation similar to yours....

    Phil
    Went through a situation similar to yours. I moved from an RT to a GSW in Aug. Now I needed panniers, but which ones? First on the list was the Zega Pro, then BMW Vario (but BMW had delivery...
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    Agree, but consider that all the gauges in a...

    Agree, but consider that all the gauges in a vehicle are analog (voltage) that are then converted to a digital representation. When it starts to go up and down and up and down like ours are, which is...
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    beecher You're not alone Took my 2013 GSW out...

    beecher
    You're not alone
    Took my 2013 GSW out for a run today. It has about 7200 miles. I noticed the Engine Temp fluctuating between 176 and 192 then back. Mostly between 180 and 188. Up and down....
  6. Thread: RT vs GS

    by rgmanley
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    hogwilde Maybe on your trip you can convince one...

    hogwilde
    Maybe on your trip you can convince one of your riding friends to let you ride his GS-LC for a tank. There just isn't a substitute for some good saddle time.

    I just made the switch from...
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    I put one on my 2010 RT when it was a couple days...

    I put one on my 2010 RT when it was a couple days old. The original seat is unrideable for any long distance work e.g. 50 miles or more.
    Now with 18,000 miles, this seat is a vast improvement over...
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    Actually, the sales/dealer only needs to read the...

    Actually, the sales/dealer only needs to read the BMW Product Information Bulletin (2010 BMW R 1200 RT).

    This information appears on Page 2 section 1.1
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    And don't forget that the '09 will have a new...

    And don't forget that the '09 will have a new bike warranty, 3yr/36,000. Also, the BMW towing service. So two additional pieces of rider comfort.

    Plus, I always like breaking in a new machine....
  10. Thread: Bmw Gps

    by rgmanley
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    If you are using the BMW Zumo or standard Zumo,...

    If you are using the BMW Zumo or standard Zumo, try this site for lots of useful information.

    www.zumoforums.com

    Ron
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    What format

    Visian brings up a good point regarding file types.

    There are many different mapping programs in use and each has its own preferred (native) format.
    Mapsource--.gdb
    Street Atlas--.saf
    Street &...
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    Polarbear As I recall, CA goes to a 'Winter...

    Polarbear

    As I recall, CA goes to a 'Winter blend' for gas. I think it has less gas and more blended stuff, like MTBE or alcohol. My mileage always declined in the winter months when I used to...
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    If all you want is intercom, Autocom currently...

    If all you want is intercom, Autocom currently has a sale on their Easi-7 system - $99. Can't beat that price.

    www.autocomamerica.com
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    Yep, makes no sense. Changing the altitude to...

    Yep, makes no sense.

    Changing the altitude to read in Meters, also changes the speed to kph. And I don't like to do the math, so I just leave it to read in mph and feet.

    Hopefully, Garmin will...
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    RTRandy Very cool. You must have been riding...

    RTRandy

    Very cool. You must have been riding the new K prototype with the V-10 motor?

    Use of any electronic device is totally at the pilots discretion, even if the airline's policy permits its...
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    Tires RT1200

    I am on my third set.
    It came with Pilot Roads and those easily made 10,000 miles. I considered experimenting with another brand, but stayed with another set of PR's. Pulled those off at 9,000, but...
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    Poll: My first real car. A new '64 bug with the 40hp...

    My first real car. A new '64 bug with the 40hp engine. Elephant Racing Grey. I think this was the first year they had the fuel gauge. Even put in a Porsche clutch and aftermarket exhaust. Quite the...
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    Congrats on the new RT. Bugs on the inside of...

    Congrats on the new RT.

    Bugs on the inside of the windscreen. This is caused because the windscreen sucks. Actually, it is an aerodynamic phenomena. Try running the screen all the way up at...
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    Name Tags

    Many of the Office Depot, Office Max, Staples outlets can also make name tags.
  20. Thread: Ape Hangers

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    Did you notice that he has added the aftermarket...

    Did you notice that he has added the aftermarket barbacks to help him achieve the 'more comfortable' riding position.
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    Emma

    Pat,

    Sorry to hear of the loss. I had to have my Bloodhound, Wally, put to sleep last April. It was overnight sudden, so no time to prepare. He was very close to me, had ridden across the country...
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    New RT for You?

    The current version of this venerable steed is the best ever.

    The 1200 engine is much smoother than previous generations-still not as smooth as a K, but very acceptable. Also seems to vibrate more...
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    R1200RT Tires

    +1 Pilot Roads
    Am on third set. Contemplate changing to another, but so satisfied with the Roads that I keep coming back.

    Ron
    '05 R1200RT
  24. Thread: pilot roads

    by rgmanley
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    Pilot Road Tread

    Generally, the Roads start out with about 6.5mm of depth. BMW used to recommend replacement when tread was at 3mm rear and 2mm front.
    Your type of riding, aggessive, serene, and load, two-up or solo...
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    Zumo 550

    The 550 is the neatest GPS I have owned. Santa brought this for me so I have some months of experience. Short trips and two 14 days treks.

    Check this site out: http://www.zumoforums.com
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