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    Thanks for the replies all! I was able to...

    Thanks for the replies all! I was able to download the manual and get the seat off (factory had torqued the retaining bolt too tight for the torx "key" to move it). Printed manual was indeed stowed...
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    2014 R nine T seat removal

    OK, hoping this will be a really dumb question! Just got my brand new R9T home from the dealer tonight and find that the book both dealer and I thought was the owner's manual is just warrantee info....
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    Had a 650 single that was torture for my knees...

    Had a 650 single that was torture for my knees after 100 mi. Moved to a 1200 GS that was good for about 300 (different seat to peg relationship), then added highway pegs to allow alternating leg...
  4. My understanding is that they tool up and start...

    My understanding is that they tool up and start producing the next year's model in September after the normal European August Holiday period. If that is correct and you haven't seen a production...
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    Given the back to basics marketing I doubt that...

    Given the back to basics marketing I doubt that tube tires will impact sales much. I'm just looking forward to something a bit more friendly for riding around town than the GSA. Same engine /...
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    Any RnineT riders?

    Anyone out there riding a RnineT yet? Been on the waiting list since January and currently hearing the bike may come in June some time. Figure that realisticly means July / August. While I wait I...
  7. I low speed dumped my '12 ADV and had a similar...

    I low speed dumped my '12 ADV and had a similar issue. The "box" of the pannier was sprung slightly out of square and held the new shape while the lid returned to factory shape. This resulted in a...
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    Main thing is to buy the bike best suited to how...

    Main thing is to buy the bike best suited to how you actually ride most of your miles rather than how you hope to ride someday - as stated earlier a rental is great for one off trips. I got back...
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    Been nagging my local dealer for any info without...

    Been nagging my local dealer for any info without success. Has anyone gotten a feel for the planned price point or availability?
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    Once stripped a 3/8 ratchet on bolts that should...

    Once stripped a 3/8 ratchet on bolts that should have been 60 Nm. Could have been over torqued or could have been a cheap ratchet or?? That's when I went to the 1/2 breaker bar for this job. I...
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    OK, slight hijack here: for those who want to be...

    OK, slight hijack here: for those who want to be prepared what do you carry to RR a rear wheel on the road? Just pulled mine in the garage and took a breaker bar with a 2' cheater pipe to remove...
  12. Thread: Spare keys

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    Varies by bike but look for a plastic trim panel...

    Varies by bike but look for a plastic trim panel that just pops on/off (no screws) and has a metal member behind it. I tie wrap the spare key to something behind the plastic with the thought that I...
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    Can't help you too much on the pride height as I...

    Can't help you too much on the pride height as I have a 35 inseam, but I did just recently move from an 08 GS to a 12 GSA. To me the GS always felt slightly top heavy at low speed compared to...
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    Thanks for the replies all! I'm getting one of...

    Thanks for the replies all! I'm getting one of the stick on pads for the top of the triple clamp. Afraid that keeping track of multiple/detachable key chains is likely too much for my feeble brain...
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    Seems to be some variation in listing equipment...

    Seems to be some variation in listing equipment on the "stickers". I noted some bikes that listed enduro transmission and other GSAs at the same dealership that did not. I pulled the trigger...
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    Key chain damage

    OK, so what are some things members are doing to keep the area around the ignition key from looking like it was shot peened after a few hundred miles? Obvious answer is a soft fob without any...
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    Adventure because I get tired of looking at the...

    Adventure because I get tired of looking at the Fuel light all the time - GS for the same reason I drive a 4X4 truck. Every time I've owned a 4X2 that was driven 98% on road I ended up getting into...
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    2012 GSA "Enduro" options

    Was window shopping the new GSAs and noted a few options I'm not familiar with. They all listed "enduro ESA" so that may not really be an option - just the Adventure set up ESA? About half listed...
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    Same bike as yours and using Touratech crash...

    Same bike as yours and using Touratech crash bars. They do need to come off for valve adjustments but the on/off is quite quick and painless. No complaints on material or workmanship and the...
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    08 1200 GS with the same condition. I installed...

    08 1200 GS with the same condition. I installed a Wonderlitch (sp?) magnetic plug at the fist oil change and noted the magnet made it visably longer than OEM. Some time later I stumbled on a post...
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    Check out Beemer Boneyard. They sell 3rd party...

    Check out Beemer Boneyard. They sell 3rd party paper filters for less than your dealer's parts counter. Same goes for oil filters, plugs, etc.

    Talmadge
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    FWIW: bulb OK, bulb socket & connectors OK,...

    FWIW: bulb OK, bulb socket & connectors OK, battery OK, no visible breaks in the wiring. Bike has no exotic/erotic aftermarket electrics. I'm guessing a fault in a switch or relay but rather than...
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    Lampf! 08 gs

    My OEM battery was getting tired after three years so got a new Westco, charged it and swaped it in. Bike starts fine and I'm off. After two miles I get a lamp fail alarm. Walk around shows LF...
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    My bad! I hear that due to the high water they...

    My bad! I hear that due to the high water they closed the ferry and opened the new bridge earlier than planned. Conditions sound pretty fluid in areas near the rivers.
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    Sunshine bridge is on LA 70 between...

    Sunshine bridge is on LA 70 between Donaldsonville and Gonzales. Sounds like you plan to cross North of there. Your route sounds safe but check the Morgan City area before hand - you may need to...
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