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    Well, their legal advisors seem to saying to...

    Well, their legal advisors seem to saying to them: "deny a few rather than pay for all". To them, this is purely a financial matter, no question about it.
    IF a recall of 100,000 RT FDs were to be...
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    I was forced to replace the FD on my '06 R1200RT...

    I was forced to replace the FD on my '06 R1200RT at around 30K miles, after the sealed bearing failed and scored the shaft portion of the ring gear to the point it would no longer accept a new...
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    Even with bags and tank full I've never had any...

    Even with bags and tank full I've never had any problem getting my bike up on the centerstand ... two tries, max. A coordinated lifting/rocking/foot pressure action is all that's required, not great...
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    Remove the mirror assembly adjacent to the bulb...

    Remove the mirror assembly adjacent to the bulb you wish to replace by striking it (on its outermost edge) in a rearward motion; it may not be tethered--be careful not to knock it on the ground....
  7. I've never felt heat from the cylinders on my...

    I've never felt heat from the cylinders on my R1200RT, even at crawling speed.
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    Wow, I never thought about that! Could be the...

    Wow, I never thought about that! Could be the CURE IS WORSE THAN THE DISEASE! :sick

    Hey, like I said, GOOGLE for yourself and see what people are saying ... the sensor and treatment discussion...
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    Sticky: View from Sodus Point, NY looking out across Lake...

    View from Sodus Point, NY looking out across Lake Ontario, about 65 miles north of the Finger Lakes BMW Club Rally in Watkins Glen, NY--Labor Day Weekend, 2011.
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    OH YEAH-- My bike has had a total of two (2)...

    OH YEAH--
    My bike has had a total of two (2) fuel sensor strips, including the one from the BMW factory. Bob's BMW installed my current sensor strip while the bike was still under its factory...
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    This weekend (on my way to the Finger Lakes BMW...

    This weekend (on my way to the Finger Lakes BMW Rally--GREAT EVENT!) I rode my '06 R1200RT until -zero- miles of fuel remained (according to the onboard computer) and it took 6.7 gallons to fill up;...
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    I have logged ~25K miles on the 2006 1200RT that...

    I have logged ~25K miles on the 2006 1200RT that I bought two years ago from original owner with <10K on the clock. I have many factory goodies and plenty of cool farkles. I rode from D.C. to the...
  13. For me, my R1200RT's stock seat was so bad I had...

    For me, my R1200RT's stock seat was so bad I had to stop every hour for relief. A bead rider helped some, but then I bought a used Corbin and the improvement was dramatic...last year I rode nearly...
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    I met a former Canadian motorcycle ice racing...

    I met a former Canadian motorcycle ice racing champion on the highway crossing the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia after the MOA rally this past summer. I couldn't figure out how this guy (on a...
  15. After using it for ~20K (mostly highway) miles on...

    After using it for ~20K (mostly highway) miles on mein 1200RT, I gotta tell you that I wouldn't enjoy riding as much on any bike without it. It's -very- nice to be able to free up your right hand,...
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    Don-thanks for pointing the wear bars out. My...

    Don-thanks for pointing the wear bars out. My guess is I musta burned through them without noticing. I'll put my "readers" on and have a look at the new tire when the bike gets back from the shop.
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    I think I got my money's worth from this PR-2...

    Had this PR2 installed (together with a new one up front) in late June. Four months and 12K (mostly highway) miles later was way past time for another one! The front tire was replaced when I...
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    Sticky: My '06 R1200RT (piled high...like a GS!)

    I took this pic (edit: just east of Hope, Montana) on my way back from the national rally. I covered 6,997 miles over the course of my 2+ week adventure, including my first Iron Butt Association...
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    Replacing headlight bulbs is a routine service...

    Replacing headlight bulbs is a routine service requirement that -ought- to be a simple task, and IMHO, such simplicity -ought- to be designed in at the factory.
    Or, does BMW design cars that are...
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    I installed PR2s right before I left for the...

    I installed PR2s right before I left for the Redmond Rally and then logged 7500 miles (mostly superslab) but with a nice run through the twisties of the Canadian Rockies to mix it up a bit. Upon...
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