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    This may not be the same thing, but I had an...

    This may not be the same thing, but I had an issue with my 05 RT idling a little rough and it appeared out of the blue. It even cut out twice while coasting in traffic as I blipped the throttle. On...
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    Sticky: Poll: '05 R12RT No Failure

    '05 R1200RT with 30k, no failure yet.
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    Moonshiner 28

    28 from Wahalla SC to the Dragon is great. Wahalla would be out of the way from Atlanta, but 28 is a fantastic road. Agree with the recommendation of Cherohala Skyway as well.
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    Are there chaps with asses? Wouldn't they just...

    Are there chaps with asses? Wouldn't they just be pants?
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    I, too, have the small Touratech tank ban on my...

    I, too, have the small Touratech tank ban on my RT. I use it for small odds & ins and on long trips, I throw a hydration bag in there. I don't need or want a bigger one, so I'm pleased with it.
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  6. Primary reason is to get from A to B back to A,...

    Primary reason is to get from A to B back to A, but I'm looking for a good ride that will accomplish that (not just the most direct route). Thanks for your input!
  7. Route Help - Frederick MD to Lancaster PA

    Hi all,

    I'm heading to Lancaster PA with a friend, and I'm looking for a good route and wondering if there are any can't miss roads, covered bridges, etc. I'll be coming into Frederick on 15N. A...
  8. Thanks for the feedback, guys. Exactly what I...

    Thanks for the feedback, guys. Exactly what I was looking for. Didn't want my friend to blow off a great bike for the wrong reason.
  9. GS - Spoke vs. Non-spoke wheel & tubeless tires

    Got a buddy who is considering a used R1200GS. He's coming from a Vstar and says a tube tire and spoke wheels are a deal breaker for him. I understand that it's preferable to have a tubeless tire...
  10. Hey Tim Bo, I suggest doing a search on it so...

    Hey Tim Bo,
    I suggest doing a search on it so you see the variety of opinions on wind screens. I was not pleased with wind noise and buffeting, so after searching this site I got the cal sci medium...
  11. one size doesn't fit all

    You may not be able to hear your speakers over 40mph, but that doesn't mean itÔÇÖs true for everyone. Granted, I have an aftermarket radio and a cal sci windscreen, but my factory speakers are...
  12. Marine radio with wired remote

    There are quite a few options discussed on this forum and others. Here is what I did with my '05 RT with the radio prep (speakers, antennae, harness).

    I went with a marine radio and wired remote....
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    They're good

    I've seen a few of these rodeos in person, and these guys are good. No training wheels there. It just shows what one can do with coaching, practice and a bike that is not one's responibility to...
  14. Cal Sci

    I have the Cal Sci medium on my '05 RT and now I often ride with the visor open on my helmet at various speeds, while looking over the windshield. Like themayer, I couldn't do that with the stock...
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    Rte 10 from Hopewell VA to Suffolk area

    I'm riding to the OBX from Northern(ish) VA this coming weekend, and I'm looking to avoid 64/664. I have a route planned that pops me out on 95S below Richmond. From there I'm looking to pick up...
  16. I just put a CalSci medium on my '05 RT a couple...

    I just put a CalSci medium on my '05 RT a couple months ago. I absolutely love it. Much better pocket of air, and with the shield up just 1/3 of the way it's very clean and quiet. I wear an Arai...
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    Thanks

    Thanks
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    Tapping into lights for power R1200RT

    Hi all,

    I have an ÔÇÖ05 R1200RT that has a set of skene photon blasters (front fork marker lights for conspicuity). The skene controller module is tapped into the headlight connector wiring:...
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    I like to shift my body in the direction of the...

    I like to shift my body in the direction of the wind to reduce the lean angle required and keep more tread on the pavement. Once on gusty day on 81 just outside of Alexandria Bay, NY, I learned that...
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    Battley

    I just heard that Battleys BMW-HD in Rockville, MD will provide a BMW presence at the DC International Motorcycle Show. Supposedly they will have the complete line including the new 6 bangers. Anyone...
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    Your bike likely has the radio prep package,...

    Your bike likely has the radio prep package, which includes speakers, antenna and a wiring harness in the glove box, but no radio or controls. There are several options discussed on this forum if...
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    both. my indicator will come on while riding,...

    both. my indicator will come on while riding, and while i'm stopped at a light.
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    precisely why I was trying to figure out the date...

    precisely why I was trying to figure out the date it was made. to be safe i'm going to order up the odyssey.
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    how old is my battery (R12RT)

    I bought my '05 RT used last August. I pulled the battery today to hopefully get the manufacture date b/c I have no idea when/if it has been replaced. It is a BMW battery (Exide Technologies). ...
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    Thanks for your reply, marchyman. My battery...

    Thanks for your reply, marchyman. My battery appears to be ok. However, my only judge of that is that I've never had any weak starts. I typically keep it on a float charger when I expect it will...
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