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    lowflyer: Are you talking about the stock...

    lowflyer:

    Are you talking about the stock mirrors, which are on the fairing or added on mirrors on the handlebars?

    In my experience, handlebar mirrors will vibrate but the fairing mirrors...
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    BJ: Not sure what "other bike" that the...

    BJ:

    Not sure what "other bike" that the Sargent didn't suit your taste, but I've had my Sargent for about 50K now on my '05 RT. I love their foam. When I got it, it was to replace a Bill...
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    Guys: As it turns out, I was able to get a...

    Guys:

    As it turns out, I was able to get a test ride on a friend's new RT with standard seat (and ALL the goodies) on Sunday. It definitely felt lower than my '05. I think the seat was set on...
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    rmp: This is good info! Thanks!

    rmp:
    This is good info! Thanks!
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    Here's the thing about that. What you're...

    Here's the thing about that. What you're adjusting with the "one-helmet/two-helmet" settings is the spring pre-load. That is the same as turning the adjuster knob on the manually suspended bikes. ...
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    Chris: Seriously? You think that little cord...

    Chris:

    Seriously? You think that little cord will break you neck? My guess, worse case, is that it will scratch your ear before the wire pulls out of the ear plug/bud.

    I have not been...
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    FWIW: I tried the peg lowering kit and removed...

    FWIW: I tried the peg lowering kit and removed it after one expedition. Yes, you scrape pegs a little more often, but what got me was the feel of my bike (05 1200RT). Just wasn't right. I...
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    dg: I think that sounds about perfect. You...

    dg:

    I think that sounds about perfect. You get any lower and your legs will get cramped from being too close to the pegs. I have 30" inseam and a standard seat (well, now it's a Sargent, which...
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    All: I would add to this that putting the bike...

    All:

    I would add to this that putting the bike away with CLEAN oil that's run for a short while in the bike is best for storing. You don't need to change again when you take it out of storage. ...
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    foy... I've found that real BMW brand full...

    foy...

    I've found that real BMW brand full synthetic multi-weight gear oil works better in these transmissions. It's the only BMW brand fluid that I will not substitute with anything else. ...
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    Wyman: You're issue is that you can't...

    Wyman:

    You're issue is that you can't downshift to first gear when you come to a stop in neutral with clutch pulled in for a while and then push down on the gearshift pedal.

    If the gear you...
  12. JT and All: Seriously, just try the PR2 or PR3...

    JT and All:

    Seriously, just try the PR2 or PR3 or the combination (3 on the front, 2 on the back) next time. 3 sets I've used have each given me terrific wear. They feel good about until they...
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    :bow:bow:bow OK. Now that we've covered...

    :bow:bow:bow

    OK. Now that we've covered that...

    I attended several tech sessions put on by BMWRT.COM about 1999 or 2000 by some very experienced and well versed, iron butt riding guys who...
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    ...dan: In my head, I was seeing the piston...

    ...dan:

    In my head, I was seeing the piston pushing outward farther as the clutch wears. You are correct.

    Doh!

    :drink
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    [QUOTE=martyhill;891599] Marty: If you're...

    Marty:

    If you're flogging them with the break-in oil in, that might explain the success in sealing the engines. I've been following BMW guidelines for the first several thousand miles. I don't...
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    ...dan: If you're thinking Porsche, you're...

    ...dan:

    If you're thinking Porsche, you're thinking wrong. They haven't been air cooled for years. Before when they were air cooled, they had break in requirements. I have an '06 Cayman S and...
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    Wyman: Don't feel bad. BMWs are not...

    Wyman:

    Don't feel bad. BMWs are not completely intuitive, especially when new. It takes a while to know if something is "wrong" or if it's "OK". Even checking oil can be challenging. I...
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    natrab: I went to a tech session about these...

    natrab:

    I went to a tech session about these transmissions when i first got my '05 R12RT. They say there is a drag device or something to slow the gears faster so you can upshift faster than...
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    Motodan: I would seriously NOT use synthetic...

    Motodan:

    I would seriously NOT use synthetic at the first oil change. Assuming you have a hex-head and not one of the new water-cooled boxers. Use 20/50 dino oil until at least 20,000 miles. ...
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    I have an '05 RT with 78K miles. It's my 3rd RT....

    I have an '05 RT with 78K miles. It's my 3rd RT. I bought it new. I had an 1100 that I traded after putting 62K on and an 1150 that had about 30K on when I got this one. I will run the wheels...
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    Manx: Since I've already replaced the...

    Manx:

    Since I've already replaced the carriage, I'm not anticipating any problems with the install. Just doing it to avoid future problems with the windscreen anyway. My suspicion is that there...
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    D: Since you asked... I was on my way to...

    D:

    Since you asked... I was on my way to Falling Leaf Rally from the west suburbs of Chicago. Was leading the ride. A couple guys had stopped at my house that morning. It was cold, about...
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    Bob and all: This is way after the fact, but I...

    Bob and all:

    This is way after the fact, but I thought maybe someone might read it and benefit from my experiences with rear brakes... I do car track weekends as well as motorcycle stuff. I've...
  24. Spencer and all: Until I tried the new Pilot...

    Spencer and all:

    Until I tried the new Pilot Road tires, I thought all tires were just different flavors of the same thing with the possible exception of a just-out, miracle Dunlop tire that...
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    Warning on lower bolt torque!

    Deilenberger is correct about all this but do NOT over-torque that lower bolt. If it's too tight and certain other conditions exist, the entire swing-arm casting can break. (Ask me how I know! ...
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