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  1. There are lots of factors. Even the type of...

    There are lots of factors. Even the type of helmet you wear makes a difference. I had a 2011 GS and had an RT before that. On the GS, I tried the Givi and the full Aeroflow. No matter which...
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    40764 :) (anonymous web art, not mine)

    40764

    :)
    (anonymous web art, not mine)
  3. Had one on my 08 RT. Lot's of Pro's. Never...

    Had one on my 08 RT. Lot's of Pro's. Never leaked. Ton's of space. Easy on, easy off. Best of the 4 or so tank bags I've had on different bikes.

    Con's. Expensive. I negotiated the price when I...
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    Don't camheads and hexheads have 4 plugs? Each...

    Don't camheads and hexheads have 4 plugs? Each cylinder on my 08 R12RT had a primary plug on the side and a secondary plug on the bottom? Pretty sure my camhead is the same.
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    Back to the OP's question about size. People (at...

    Back to the OP's question about size. People (at least in the U.S.) are bigger than ever. I suspect as people got bigger, so did bikes. In the 50's and early 60's the average adult male was probably...
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    2008 or later

    On the 2008's and later, they moved the FD drain to the bottom of the FD assembly. If you're going to be changing FD fluid every 12K miles, it makes it much easier to not have to drop the FD...
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    Tried, but for whatever reason, my "guess and...

    Tried, but for whatever reason, my "guess and shoot" camera isn't able to focus on the spring to get a clear photo. IIRC, 2008 and later use a flat head bolt. Then there is a washer. Then the spring...
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    No clue if a tech bulletin issued in 2008 would...

    No clue if a tech bulletin issued in 2008 would also apply to 2010 models, but if the dealer doesn't want to check it, you can visually inspect to see if any of the springs are broken/missing on your...
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    Ditto

    Same thing happened on my 2008 RT (now gone). It was back in 2008 and under warranty, but IIRC, the mechanic said there was a tech bulletin about the springs breaking causing pulsing/grabbing. They...
  10. Thread: 2011 1200gs

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    A mixed bag for me...

    I traded my 2008 RT for a 2011 GS. No problems with the GS. I have mixed feelings about the RT vs GS. I've had the GS for 1-1/2 years now (got it in Nov 2010).

    I liked the "front end" of the RT...
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    Two shims at 6,000 miles. Second check wom't be...

    Two shims at 6,000 miles. Second check wom't be until a little latter this summer.
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    Good points. Your totally right, the correct term...

    Good points. Your totally right, the correct term is "center of mass". Polarbear had asked for a simple explanation using layman's terms.

    I guess I'd have a some more questions from your...
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    How does this sound... 1) The beads only work...

    How does this sound...

    1) The beads only work on a suspended wheel/tire where the axle is free to move up and down.

    2) On a wheel/tire that is in perfect balance, the center of the wheel/tire...
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    It seems to me that's where these discussions...

    It seems to me that's where these discussions (dynabeads, synth vs dino, custom seats, etc.) run off the rails.

    If you look back at the past threads, of the people that have actually used...
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    another option for searching bmwmoa forums is to...

    another option for searching bmwmoa forums is to use Google.

    In the Google search text box, if you type ...

    dynabeads site:bmwmoa.org

    It will return the threads from this site related to...
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    The R1200RT reprom says to use Optimoly TA on the...

    The R1200RT reprom says to use Optimoly TA on the surfaces of the axle (not the threads). Optimoly TA is either not available any longer or really hard to get in the US. When I looked for...
  17. If your technique is good and you're on solid...

    If your technique is good and you're on solid ground, the bike comes right up. If your technique isn't so good (because you don't do it often) or the surface is slippery (like standing on pea gravel...
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    http://alzyck.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Beemer-Trip-...

    http://alzyck.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Beemer-Trip-to-the/20080606-05/312580805_h6fWK-L.jpg
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    I'd be surprised if there was any impact. IIRC, I...

    I'd be surprised if there was any impact. IIRC, I read on a past thread here that only U.S. bikes come with the charcoal canister and that was to meet California clean air requirements. Again, IIRC,...
  20. Thread: MPG's and BMW?

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    Don't know if you would consider this difference...

    Don't know if you would consider this difference minor or not, but my GS averages 38 to 42 mpg. When I had my RT, it would average 47 to 50 mpg. In a really heavy headwind the RT would drop to 38 and...
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    If you want a little more scenic route, grab US...

    If you want a little more scenic route, grab US 20 West at Sioux City. It will take you through the heart of the Sand Hills. If you haven't seen the Sand Hills before, it's a unique kind of beauty.
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  22. Thread: GS to RT ?

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    I also went the other way (RT to GS). I liked...

    I also went the other way (RT to GS).

    I liked the cruise control and electric windshield on the RT. All that RT tupperware comes in handy when the temps drop or it's raining. I got better gas...
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    I've had an RT and a GL1800. A couple things to...

    I've had an RT and a GL1800. A couple things to consider.

    1) Just because it's a Honda dealer doesn't mean they have experienced Gold Wing mechanics. You can order a Gold Wing at any Honda...
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    First "accessory" - Two thousand miles. Not...

    First "accessory" - Two thousand miles.

    Not being sarcastic. One person's "must have" accessory is another's "so what". Make a couple short trips, put a couple a couple thousand miles on the...
  25. When I had my 2008 RT, I started changing my own...

    When I had my 2008 RT, I started changing my own tires. It had the stiffer version of BT-20's on the rear. Front was easy. I was struggling getting the rear tire mounted.

    Someone on this board...
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