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  1. Clutch replacement: 2005 R1200RT at 40,000 miles

    Before starting on my issue I wanted to mention that I just read Paul Glave's Owners News May 2011 article about the forum and wanted to say thanks to him for all the feedback he offers in the...
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    The ambient temp on my '05 is not very accurate....

    The ambient temp on my '05 is not very accurate. '05 was the first year for the latest body style and the temp sensor was relocated as part of an early recall. It still give erroneous readings. I got...
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    I have a 2006 F650GS Dakar and really enjoy the...

    I have a 2006 F650GS Dakar and really enjoy the bike. Dittos on doing some research at the Chain Gang (f650.com). One thing you might want to learn more about is the change from a single plug to the...
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    You got air into the system. You are going to...

    You got air into the system. You are going to have to use a vacuum pump on the bleed screw of the rear calipers to draw brake fuid through the system. As you do this never let the level of fluid in...
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    I have not used them but www.tourbikes.com is the...

    I have not used them but www.tourbikes.com is the company with a link on the BMW of Denver site. I have seen some of their trade-ins on the floor at BMW of Denver. The trade in bikes have been in...
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    This is definitely a question that is subject to...

    This is definitely a question that is subject to personal opinion. I have an R12RT and an F650GS Dakar. The longest ride I put in on the Dakar was bringing in home to Denver from Portland, Oregon. I...
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    You may want to check out the Chain Gang at...

    You may want to check out the Chain Gang at F650.com. Great resource for 650 info. The Black Belt area of the site focuses on the CS.
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    I have not made the switch you are talking about...

    I have not made the switch you are talking about but I have an '05 RT. Sorry to hear about TourNut's problems. My bike has been trouble free at 30,000 miles. I have the RT and an F650GS Dakar. If I...
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    I helped a friend with the same problem on...

    I helped a friend with the same problem on another BMW model. The inside of every socket he could find had a chamfer at the top that reduced the surface area that grips the shallow drain plug. I...
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    You can see by my signature I own both bikes...

    You can see by my signature I own both bikes albeit the 650 is a Dakar. I ride them both a lot. Handling is a relative term. When I get on the RT after a few weekends on the Dakar the RT feels like a...
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    I have an '05 also. The sensor was moved from the...

    I have an '05 also. The sensor was moved from the original location to the left front faring as part of a factory recall on the early models. Mine has never been very accurate. Before or after the...
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    Check out F650.com. The Chain Gang is your best...

    Check out F650.com. The Chain Gang is your best bet for F650 help. I just took a quick look at electrical issues on the site. I didn't find anything but I am sure with a bit of searching and/or...
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    My dealer put the Ohlins on my '05 RT. I did not...

    My dealer put the Ohlins on my '05 RT. I did not have the bags on the bike when they did the work. When I got home and tried to install the bags I ran into the same problem. I simply turned the...
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    Changing brake fluid on '05 R1200RT

    There is a great write up in the tech area for '07 and newer R12RT's but nothing for the '05. I have the BMW service disk and intend on following the procedures there but I have a couple of questions...
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    I will be anxious ot find out if you can correct...

    I will be anxious ot find out if you can correct the erroneous indicator. I have an 05 and had all the factory software changes and device changes done while the bike was under warranty. It still...
  16. You will find all the informaton you need at...

    You will find all the informaton you need at F650.com. I gathered a lot of info here when I bought my '06 Dakar in 2007. I went for the fuel injected, dual spark version based on some things I read....
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    Check out the link below to a post at ADVRider....

    Check out the link below to a post at ADVRider. It may answer the question about upgrading the charging system.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=430505
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    I have had the windshield and fairing pieces off...

    I have had the windshield and fairing pieces off my '05 RT numerous times. I have lost two screws over the past few years but coincidentally only after just having service work done at the dealer. I...
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    Yeah, I have been pretty happy with the RT and...

    Yeah, I have been pretty happy with the RT and Dakar duo. Most of my riding is weekend trips and I have been riding the Dakar more than the RT since I bought it in fall '07. We never put our bikes...
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    I installed a Tourtech CANbus Helper on my '05...

    I installed a Tourtech CANbus Helper on my '05 RT. I tapped into the running lights for the switched power. It has come in handy. As you add farkles you will already have additional connection points...
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    Hey AKBeemer, thanks for the suggestion regarding...

    Hey AKBeemer, thanks for the suggestion regarding the Kisan Charge Guard. I will check it out. It is certainly a more measured approach to managing power rather than simply turning some things off. I...
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    +1 for checking out F650.com. There is a lot of...

    +1 for checking out F650.com. There is a lot of great info there.

    Last winter I was riding dirt roads that had spotty snow on my '06 Dakar in the foothills of Colorado. I was running my GPS,...
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    I have an '05 RT with the factory installed...

    I have an '05 RT with the factory installed radio. Just wanted to let you know the speakers built into the dash don't provide good sound above 40-50 mph. At highway speeds there useless. If you don't...
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    I had to remove my front wheel prior to buying...

    I had to remove my front wheel prior to buying one of the after market 22mm tools. I had an assortment of inexpensive sockets that are sold in the plumbing department of most hardware stores to work...
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    The hard work on this subject has been done by a...

    The hard work on this subject has been done by a felllow in Ireland. Check out the thread below.

    http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthreads/showthreaded.php/Cat/0/Number/557247/page//vc/1
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