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  1. I left the fold and bought a 2014 Triumph Trophy...

    I left the fold and bought a 2014 Triumph Trophy SE. Over 8000 trouble free miles so far and no one has told me to leave it in the garage. I really liked my 04 RT and was about to spring for a 2014,...
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    What if your new bike fell over and was damaged,...

    What if your new bike fell over and was damaged, did damage to another persons property or worse caused an injury to another because of a factory defect. You would think a recall was in order then I...
  3. I like my Cee Baileys shield very well. I have...

    I like my Cee Baileys shield very well. I have the four inch over stock height with the Eurocut edge. I can raise it about an inch and put the air over my helmet quite nicely and I can see over it...
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    2004 1150RT. Oil and filter every 4000 miles with...

    2004 1150RT. Oil and filter every 4000 miles with Castrol 20/50. Transmission and final drive oil change when ever I do a tire change which can be anywhere from 7000 to 10,000 miles. I use whatever...
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    My 04 RT now has 64,000 miles and I have never...

    My 04 RT now has 64,000 miles and I have never done anything more than change the rear drive oil when I install a new rear tire. I install a tire on average at 9000 miles, I change the oil at this...
  6. Thread: Windshields

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    6"1" with a 2004 RT and have CeeBailey's with...

    6"1" with a 2004 RT and have CeeBailey's with Euro cut and four inches over stock. Works great in the down position gives me a nice flow of air when it is hot, raise it one inch and puts me and my...
  7. 6"1" with a 2004 RT and have CeeBailey's with...

    6"1" with a 2004 RT and have CeeBailey's with Euro cut and four inches over stock. Works great in the down position and raise it one inch and puts me and my passenger in a very nice calm air zone.
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    Only used my 04 RT's ABS twice, but glad it was...

    Only used my 04 RT's ABS twice, but glad it was there both times.
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    I installed a set of GS mirrors on my 1150RT. I...

    I installed a set of GS mirrors on my 1150RT. I have an aftermarket windshield and handlebar risers on my bike. If I turn the bars as far as they will go they just touch the shield. Found the mirrors...
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    As was stated here already, get rid of the stock...

    As was stated here already, get rid of the stock original brake lines. The rubber may look fine, but the inner hose breaks down and collapses causing wheel lockup. It isn't a bad job changing to the...
  11. Thread: Starting Woes

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    I just bought a new aftermarket starter for my 04...

    I just bought a new aftermarket starter for my 04 RT. From what I understand the Valeo is rebuildable and the cheaper one isn't. I installed the new one and I am having the original rebuilt. There is...
  12. Thread: Veterans day

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    If you are a Veteran and have never been issued a...

    If you are a Veteran and have never been issued a heartfelt thank you face to face then you have never met me or my wife. I always have a handshake and a thank you for a Veteran. My wife, well let's...
  13. Thread: Veterans day

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    My son has twelve years in the "military" and...

    My son has twelve years in the "military" and plans on staying in. He has been through four trips to the Middle East, both Iraq and Afghanistan. He has a wife and two boys that he goes for long...
  14. Thread: Veterans day

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    Veterans day

    A huge THANK YOU from our house to all who served. Have a nice Veterans Day.
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    I have a HJC Symax helmet which I really like,...

    I have a HJC Symax helmet which I really like, but I too was having neck pain on longer rides. I bought an HJC CL16 full face helmet this summer because it is a few ounces lighter and thought it may...
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    I like the different ways that folks use to make...

    I like the different ways that folks use to make their motorcycles their own. A farkle here or a bit of paint there. Interesting. :thumb My 04RT with some Mariner Blue highlights. By the way, a great...
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    Looks like a missing spacer. My 04RT has spacers...

    Looks like a missing spacer. My 04RT has spacers in that location. Basically a hollow tube for the bolt to go through and tighten against. My spacers don't have an angle to match the fork. They just...
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    I like my Odyssey battery. Got it from Amazon for...

    I like my Odyssey battery. Got it from Amazon for $89 last spring. The tabs to make it fit my 04RT were in the box with the battery.
  19. GS mirrors on my 04RT also. Got em on ebay.

    GS mirrors on my 04RT also. Got em on ebay.
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    Haven't done that with my 04RT, but I did do it...

    Haven't done that with my 04RT, but I did do it with a Honda Valkyrie Interstate I had. Worked fine, never had a problem. Used good quaility components and soldered all the connections. Looks good.
  21. Pretty nice honor for our son and his ship.

    The U.S.S. Philippine Sea was chosen for Neil ArmstrongÔÇÖs burial at sea ceremony. Our son is a Petty Officer First Class aboard the ship. Unfortunately he didn't get to witness the event; I...
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    Mid to low 30's. THAT'S RIDING WEATHER :bliss...

    Mid to low 30's. THAT'S RIDING WEATHER :bliss Toss in the snow flurries and we have a ride.
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    My 04 RT speedo reads 70mph at 3500 rpm in sixth...

    My 04 RT speedo reads 70mph at 3500 rpm in sixth gear. 80mph at 4000 rpm.
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    Only thing lit on my 04 RT is the four way...

    Only thing lit on my 04 RT is the four way flasher button on the left side.
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    PAS, Your 03 RT has a different braking system....

    PAS, Your 03 RT has a different braking system. BMW went to the servo braking system in 2002 I believe. Linked braking system with the servo assist. My 04 RT has this system and there is no...
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