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    early adopter

    I bought the first 2014 R1200RT that arrived in southern Arizona. After 274 miles, I got the no-ride warning. It has been in my garage ever since (see photo).

    I an not happy with the no-ride...
  2. for 2015 --blue at last!

    http://bmwdean.com/2014-r1200rt.htm

    http://bmwdean.com/2015-rt.jpg

    BMW USA press release:

    BMW R 1200 RT

    As of model year 2015, the R 1200 RT will be supplied in a new two-colour paint...
  3. Thread: '14 RT heat?

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    I live in Tucson, AZ. It is 102 outside right...

    I live in Tucson, AZ. It is 102 outside right now.

    I rode my '14 over 2,000 miles before parking it.

    The engine heat control on all my RT models from 1995 through 2014 has been excellent. ...
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    The mirror and windshield are awful. But the...

    The mirror and windshield are awful. But the worst thing is the yellow color. WHY?

    Personally, I would not be interested in it at all because of the color.

    Getting it painted correctly would...
  5. $2,500

    I will take the $2,500 and be glad I still have my 2007 R1200RT

    http://bmwdean.com/0714rt.jpg
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    Does not lock. I bet some after market mfr....

    Does not lock.

    I bet some after market mfr. with come up with a gizmo to lock it sooner or later.

    In the mean time, I keep it locked in the saddle bag in its nice little case when not needed.
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    Sticky: http://bmwdean.com/2014-r1200rt.jpg

    http://bmwdean.com/2014-r1200rt.jpg
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    Good choice

    The '14 RT is fabulous. You will never regret your decision. I have had mine since Feb. 6.

    Of coures, "ebony metallic" is the fastest color.

    http://bmwdean.com/2014-rt-verde.jpg
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    2014 RT vibrating mirror solutions?

    I have both an '07 RT and a '14 RT. I do not have this problem with either of them.

    http://bmwdean.com/0714rt.jpg
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    2007 gas smell

    My 2007 R1200RT had the gas smell. It is the subject of a recall now on 50,000 BMW motorcycles.

    Mine has been fixed and no longer smells.

    Contact your BMW dealer.
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    2013 top case on 2014

    Here is proof:

    http://bmwdean.com/rt14-topcase.jpg

    I bought a new pre-2014 top case for my 2014 because it costs half as much as a 2014 top case.

    It is lighter but does not have the...
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    Sticky: poc of rt

    http://bmwdean.com/0714rt.jpg
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    top case

    http://bmwdean.com/rt14-topcase.jpg

    I used a 2013 top case on my '14 RT. Why? MSRP=$832. MSRP on 2014 top case = $1,600 with electric lock, and it is heavier.
  14. Ebony metallic top case

    http://bmwdean.com/rt14-topcase.jpg

    I used a 2013 top case on my '14 RT. Why? MSRP=$832. MSRP on 2014 top case = $1,600 with electric lock, and it is heavier.
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    Yup. It is a 1955 R67/3. Don't have a pic yet...

    Yup. It is a 1955 R67/3. Don't have a pic yet with RT aboard.
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    Trailer to rally

    I plan to trailer my R1200RT from Tucson to the rally on my Kendon trailer. Why? Because my wife is not interested in the rally, but would like to see family in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Therefore, I...
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    BMR brackcets

    I mounted lights on my R1200RT with BMR brackets:

    http://bmwdean.com/bmr-brackets.jpg

    http://www.bmrproducts.com/proddetail.php?prod=020_DLM_R12&cat=42

    Wired directly to the battery with a...
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    I do this for all my /2s. Albert mirrors from...

    I do this for all my /2s. Albert mirrors from Vech, not Bumm

    http://bmwdean.com/mirror-left.jpg http://bmwdean.com/mirror-right.jpg

    http://bmwdean.com/slash2.htm
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    Pebble Beach concours vintage BMW winners

    http://vintagebmw.org/v7/news
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    +1 Support Vech and Bench Mark Works! Help...

    +1

    Support Vech and Bench Mark Works! Help them stay in business. Without them we would be in serious trouble keeping our old BMWs running.
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    Sticky: Dean of BMW websites

    http://bmwdean.com/index.html

    http://bmwdean.com/bmwtypes.htm

    http://bmwdean.com/slash2.htm

    http://bmwdean.com/r100gs.htm

    http://bmwdean.com/photos.htm
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    Depending where you live, you may be able to find...

    Depending where you live, you may be able to find ethanol-free gas. It is widely available in So. Wisconsin, less so in Arizona:

    http://pure-gas.org/index.jsp
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    EMPI carb synch tools

    These may be helpful sooner or later:

    http://www.vintagebmw.org/v7/node/5973
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    If you still have the original races and balls,...

    If you still have the original races and balls, get tapered steering head bearings from Vech and replace the races and balls with these.

    Then it is a question of adjusting the pressure on the...
  25. Sticky: New mufflers are good change. Way to go! Now,...

    New mufflers are good change. Way to go!

    Now, what about the pinstripes on the fenders and tank?
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