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  1. Wouldn't a bad CO2 sensor throw a code? The...

    Wouldn't a bad CO2 sensor throw a code? The vibration does seem to be more pronounced after the bike is warm and especially in very warm weather. Have not noticed any idle problems, maybe some...
  2. Harmonic vibration from metzler z8 tires on 07 RT

    I had new Z8's installed on my 07 RT. I noticed a vibration I could "sense" in the foot pegs at about 55-60 MPH, especially in fourth gear. The smoother the road the more noticeable it is. Had it...
  3. Sounds similar to mine. I had vibration that I...

    Sounds similar to mine. I had vibration that I thought was from worn tires. Vibration got worse after I had new tires put on. No play either at 6 or 12 o'clock.
    Turned out to be the crown...
  4. Seems strange that they can rebuild an '07 but...

    Seems strange that they can rebuild an '07 but not an '08 final drive. $1900 sounds about right fora new unit. It is about $600 to have it rebuilt. BMW won't pay for a new unit on my bike but...
  5. "Why is the dealer helping with the cost since...

    "Why is the dealer helping with the cost since your bike is well past the warranty period?"

    The service manager told me that because of the low miles BMW will pay for the parts and most of the...
  6. Another RT Final Drive Bites the Dust '07 R1200RT

    Just found out My 07 RT with 31000 miles needs the final drive rebuilt. After new tires, I noticed a vibration in the bike that was not there before, mostly feeling it in the foot pegs.
    I had...
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    07 RT Vibration

    Just had new tires (z8's) and front brake pads installed on my 07 RT by my dealer. It has now developed a vibration that I can feel in the handle bars and foot pegs that wasn't there before. The...
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    Thanks for the responses. This was my first pair...

    Thanks for the responses. This was my first pair of PR 2's having had Z-4's before. The Z-4's would show cords before you knew they were done. I actually did get caught in the rain on Saturday,...
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    Time for New Tires? '07 R1200RT

    Approaching 10,000 miles on current set of PR 2's on my "07 RT. I am planning a 800 mile trip in a couple of weeks. How many miles, if any, are left in the rear tire?
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    Ditto on What Kevin Posted

    I was an ASE certified truck technician for over twenty years. Shocks on heavy trucks only needed replacing if and when they started leaking oil. It was common to get over 100 K on a set of shocks...
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    My first two sets on my 1200 RT Metzler Z6's. I...

    My first two sets on my 1200 RT Metzler Z6's. I liked how the bike handled, but didn't like that cords started showing before I could really tell if they were worn. Got around 10, 000 miles on...
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    Got about 10,000 miles on each of my first 2 sets...

    Got about 10,000 miles on each of my first 2 sets of Z6's on my '07 RT. The third set is PR 2's, which at 7,000 miles, have developed an annoying vibration at low speeds, especially when leaning the...
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    My '07 RT with 27,000 also makes the same noise...

    My '07 RT with 27,000 also makes the same noise since new, as well as my formerly owned 97RT. Just another characteristic of the bike.
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    It happened to my RT

    Had the same thing happen to my '07 RT with about 9000 miles on it and less than a year old. The Brake Failure light had come on after jump starting the bike when my battery died unexpectedly. ...
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    I have an '07 RT and the Oil Check display has...

    I have an '07 RT and the Oil Check display has always only come on while the bike is stopped, and shows ambient air temp while the bike is moving. My temp display is accurate until the engine heats...
  16. I often find the same or lower price at the hotel...

    I often find the same or lower price at the hotel website than at the travel websites, and the hotel usually lets you cancel up to 5:00 PM the day of your reservation. Priceline and others has a...
  17. What is even more amazing is the people that post...

    What is even more amazing is the people that post support for the idiot truck driver!
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    jcote9ofd, I think you made a good choice...

    jcote9ofd,
    I think you made a good choice also. I have a '07 RT and had the opportunity to ride an '11 RT. To me, there was no noticeable difference in handling or performance between the two...
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    Stanchion Dust Caps on 07 RT

    Both of my dust caps are cracked. (part #31422330541) They sit on top of the front fork stanchion. Anyone else have this problem? They only cost a couple of bucks, but how easy (hard) is it to...
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    I had that problem with a '97 1100RT. It started...

    I had that problem with a '97 1100RT. It started after I ran the fuel almost down to empty. I took it to a dealer who said the fuel injectors could be bad because I might have sucked some water from...
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    Had the same noise on my '07 RT when I first...

    Had the same noise on my '07 RT when I first started it after it's winter hibernation. The noise was followed by a lot of smoke, and I thought something was horribly wrong. I gave it a little...
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    I remember reading an article about visibility...

    I remember reading an article about visibility on a motorcycle a few years ago. It was written by a guy who did his own informal study of clothing and helmet options. The bottom line was it did...
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    Went from Z-6 to PS II and I did notice more slip...

    Went from Z-6 to PS II and I did notice more slip on tar snakes with PS II's. I've played with the tire pressure and have been running then at 38 f and 42 r also.
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    Many think that '07 was the best production year...

    Many think that '07 was the best production year for that generation ('05-'09) of the RT.
  25. I have Foremost insurance for my bike and the...

    I have Foremost insurance for my bike and the premium includes roadside assistance plus delivery to the nearest BMW dealer no matter where you are.
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