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    Welcome to BMW and the MOA! That is a fine...

    Welcome to BMW and the MOA! That is a fine machine of which you will enjoy many miles and create many memories on. I bought my first BMW back in 2012 and couldn't be happier.

    Aloha.

    Scot
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    FWIW, I didn't replace e-clips when adjusting my...

    FWIW, I didn't replace e-clips when adjusting my valves at 12k. I had two near the loose end of the range so I decided to bring all as close to center as possible. No issues at all.

    Perhaps the...
  3. Do you have a pic of how you insulated them?

    Do you have a pic of how you insulated them?
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    If you have not yet seen this...

    This should help.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dxeKRVaAJE
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    IMO I think he could have won the last race as...

    IMO I think he could have won the last race as well, he is amazing.

    I suspect he was under team orders to take it easy. I read a response on FB during his Q&A with fans, one had asked if he...
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    Hey wyman! No, I don't have TPMS. I believe...

    Hey wyman!

    No, I don't have TPMS. I believe the shop installed via the valve stem (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi7VLRqX-Sk).

    I would check with a BMW shop that you trust to see what they...
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    Looking for an easy way to ensure balance...

    Use Ride-on (http://www.ride-on.com/motorcycle-formula-mot.html). Not only balances but also can seal a puncture as well. The shop used this when they installed my PR3's almost 4k miles ago, bike...
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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...
    ...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  13. Thread: Keys

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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.
  14. 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...
  18. 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
  20. 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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