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    Welcome

    Welcome to this wonderful resource and congratulations on the new bike! When I was looking for a bike back in 2012 it was between the GSA and RT, ended up with the RT but I honestly think I would...
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    Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the...

    Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the new, to you, bike! I was extremely close to choosing that color, it's really nice. My wife preferred the fluid grey.

    A happy wife, happy...
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  3. No adjustment needed at 6k. At 12k two of the...

    No adjustment needed at 6k. At 12k two of the eight were on the loose end of the range but still in spec. Rather then leave them I decided I would adjust all to bring them as close as possible to...
  4. Thread: Tips at shop?

    by liv2ride
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    +1 I have brought dim sum or donuts and had...

    +1

    I have brought dim sum or donuts and had the service manager socialize with the parts and sales team. I don't always do this since I service my own bike; however, when I do bring it in for...
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    FWIW, the valve design on the cam head is great. ...

    FWIW, the valve design on the cam head is great. Changing the shims is as easy can be with a valve train that requires shims. At my 12k service all valves where in spec, though I had two at the...
  6. Thread: Keys

    by liv2ride
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    My '12 RT came with two metal and one plastic key...

    My '12 RT came with two metal and one plastic key as well.
  7. Here is what I do.

    I have been recycling old tshirts, with no print on them. I cut them up to ensure there are no seams or anything else that will be abrasive to the screen. I take one of these rags and fish it...
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    John, Yes, that sounds like me. Hope you...

    John,

    Yes, that sounds like me.

    Hope you have been well and I am glad you finally found your way to the forum.

    Aloha.

    Scot
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    Welcome to the community John! Aloha. Scot

    Welcome to the community John!

    Aloha.

    Scot
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    Welcome to the BMW MOA community. Sounds like...

    Welcome to the BMW MOA community. Sounds like you are really getting a good start on bonding with the new bike.

    When you get a chance, upload a pic or two of your new acquisition. If you have...
  11. Fwiw the oil consumption on my bike, '12 RT, is...

    Fwiw the oil consumption on my bike, '12 RT, is getting better now that my bike has 14k miles. Since the 12k mile service the bike has consumed less than half a liter.

    From everything I have...
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    When I was insurance shopping back in 2012...

    When I was insurance shopping back in 2012 Progressive was the best deal I could find, most comprehensive as well. I pay around $600/yr.

    Scot
  13. BeadRider

    I highly recommend before investing in an aftermarket seat you pick up a BeadRider and give it a go. This has substantially improved my riding experience and introduced circulation down their,...
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    Hi Ed, welcome to the forum. You will soon...

    Hi Ed, welcome to the forum.

    You will soon find this place has many great members and is an incredible resource. Although I frequent several forums this is by far the one I wouldn't want to do...
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    I have used twice through BMW Motorcycles of Las...

    I have used twice through BMW Motorcycles of Las Vegas, once in 2012 then again in 2013. I had no issues.

    Not sure if all locations are co-located with a dealer but this one had a good assortment...
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    Great info, thanks for sharing.

    Great info, thanks for sharing.
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    Curious

    It appears the "speculated" price of the RT at the provided link was out of bounds. Looking at the site now you have to call for pricing. If I recall correctly the $23k price was indicated to be...
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    A few days after my previous post I decided to...

    A few days after my previous post I decided to purchase the Nelson Rigg Deluxe All Season Cover (XL): http://www.revzilla.com/product/nelson-rigg-deluxe-all-season-cover

    This cover is better...
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  20. Wow, what a find. How did you come across that?...

    Wow, what a find. How did you come across that?

    That is an unfortunate event and incredible coincidence.
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    Looking for a replacement cover. Currently have...

    Looking for a replacement cover. Currently have a Nelson Rigg UV2000 which works well but is developing small holes near the edge of the cover after less then two years of daily use. Looking...
  22. Congratulations on scoring a great deal on that...

    Congratulations on scoring a great deal on that beautiful machine!

    As has been said numerous times in regard to the RT, it only gets better with miles. You have yet to experience the machine at...
  23. Thread: 42%

    by liv2ride
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    Good, interesting info. Thanks for sharing.

    Good, interesting info. Thanks for sharing.
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    Congratulations on the new, to you, bike and...

    Congratulations on the new, to you, bike and welcome to the best forum on the web! Okay, I may be a little bias. :dunno

    As one first time BMW Motorrad rider to another, I hope you enjoy your...
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    Thanks for the feedback. No, I am not aware of a...

    Thanks for the feedback. No, I am not aware of a "custom" shim spreadsheet; you can e-mail it to me if it cannot be attached to the forum. I'll send my email address via PM.

    My plan is to...
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