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  1. Trouble getting into 6th gear

    I occasionally have a similar problem on my 2009 RT, sometimes into 3rd, sometimes into 6th, usually on a bumpy road ( we have a lot of them in Atlantic Canada). One thing that is common is that the...
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    Thanks for the comments, guys. Now I think I'll...

    Thanks for the comments, guys. Now I think I'll go and wear those things in!
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    Rear brake pads

    Just replaced my rear pads at 46k km, no rings showing on the wear indicator. There was a LOT of pad left; I could have left the job a lot longer.
    I used Galfer green pads: they were really tight,...
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    dark pipes

    I have the stainless pipes on my 2009RT (why would anyone want chrome? Chrome peels off things) and I kind of like the dark brown colour they've gone. Cleaning doesn't make any difference, so one job...
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    Sargent seat

    I'm very happy with the comfort of my Sargent on my R1200RT - but there is a drawback. It's too wide and dished at the rear to let you easily hang off in a turn. If you slide right forward (which is...
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    Go!

    It's many years since I rode in the TT (Production TT, 70, 71 and 73) but I still get itchy in early June every year. The TT isn't just about the racing, it's an unbelievable celebration of...
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    Been there

    My wife rode her own BSA Bantam (!) to work for years, rode with me for years, but a few years ago she bought a Vespa, fell off at no speed a couple of times and now doesn't want to know. She says...
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    I did!

    I bought a 2009RT in 2010: it was a demo, I got a good price, full warranty etc., no problems. Go for it!
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    I hope you've been unlucky with reliability. Mi

    I hope you've been unlucky with reliability. Mi
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    My '09 did this

    First start this year - same thing. Then I remembered I'd added wiring for a top case. Sure enough, when I tightened up the battery connections everything was fine. Tighten 'em good!
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    In the immortal words of World Champion Bob...

    In the immortal words of World Champion Bob McIntyre: "Make haste slowly, laddie":)
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    New member from Atlantic Canada

    Hi, I'm Jim from Prince Edward Island, home of the best lobsters in the world! I ride a R1200RT - just out today for a hack on the first hot day of the year (but I've been riding since March):)
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