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    Thanks to Hebert BMW

    I had a disagreement with an SUV in Mandeville, LA Monday March 12th. I had the bike taken to Hebert BMW in Baton Rouge Tuesday morning. They immediately went to work on my bike making temporary...
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    Had a very similar problem. The battery cable...

    Had a very similar problem. The battery cable connection at the solenoid was not tight. If you decide to tighten that be safe and disconnect the battery first.
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    I am not going to think about this and I don't think you should either.
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    Summer of 2010, my wife and I decided that we...

    Summer of 2010, my wife and I decided that we wanted a smaller bike for touring than our GL1800. The bike had to be comfortable for 4-500 mile days 2 up and 1000 mile days solo. It had to have more...
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    When I had my 06 RT bags touched up the body shop...

    When I had my 06 RT bags touched up the body shop took a bag to the paint store and they mixed up a pint of paint using their computer to determine what mixture would match the original paint. The...
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    R1200RT Low Corbin Advice

    Yes, maybe this should be in the Gear section but I am only interested in feedback from R1200RT riders and really don't care how a Corbin seat worked on an R60/5 or other models.

    Has anyone tried...
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    A comparison test of 7 different BMW brake pads...

    A comparison test of 7 different BMW brake pads was done. Several criteria were used in the evaluation. You can read about the test at...
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    HID lights & other vehicles

    I have 1OffMotorsports on my 2006 RT. After installation I went to a parking lot and adjusted my lights so that they shined below a typical car rear window. I also am careful to adjust my preload...
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    A Nuvi 765, 775, 785 has Bluetooth that will...

    A Nuvi 765, 775, 785 has Bluetooth that will connect to a Bluetooth helmet headset. Most if not all of the later Nuvi's Bluetooth only connects to a phone. The 765 will also accept preplanned routes...
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    What was your previous bike? I had the same...

    What was your previous bike? I had the same feeling with the RT when I first bought it and it had new tires at that time. I was not used to a 17" wheel and the shorter wheelbase after 100 Kmiles on a...
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    I just replaced mine in my 2006 as a preventative...

    I just replaced mine in my 2006 as a preventative measure for this winter although I don't see your low temps in Albuquerque. I did not want a BMW battery after what I have read on this forum. I did...
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    Yes, 1st gear is taller than you are probably...

    Yes, 1st gear is taller than you are probably used to and the low end torque is also probably less as well. Yes you will have to adapt but it can be done. However that does not mean that the bike...
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    Thanks for all the help. I might pay the price...

    Thanks for all the help. I might pay the price for the harnesses but not for the switch. We have heated jackets and gloves. I thought if it was cheap I would wire up the seats and I may still do that...
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    Not yet. I want to find out costs before I decide...

    Not yet. I want to find out costs before I decide if I want to connect everything. I am not sure if heated seats are worth the expense even though I do ride all year.

    Could you repost the cable...
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    06RT Heated seat wiring

    I have acquired heated seats for my RT. I can find one connector on the bike that appears to match the connector and wire colors on the seat but it will not reach either seat. I cannot find a second...
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    F800GS Questions

    I am considering selling my 650 VStrom and getting an F800GS and have a couple of concerns/questions. I like to explore the back country of New Mexico and the VStrom's ground clearance and handling,...
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    06RT PIAA 910 mounting location

    I am thinking of installing PIAA 910 lights on my 06 RT. Has anybody done this? What specific location did you use? Photos?
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    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=53466

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=53466
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    My 06 RT oil check will not turn on until warm,...

    My 06 RT oil check will not turn on until warm, stopped and in neutral and then stays on even in motion. Very strange logic, if the check mark is not on I don't know if I have a potential problem or...
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    I am curious as to how the front suspension will...

    I am curious as to how the front suspension will be compressed using the BMW method as they state it should be in the article.
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    06 RT Headlight Connector

    I have arrived! I have removed and installed the right headlight bulb. My hands should heal in the next week or so. The bulb was not bad but it was not seated correctly. Naturally as I had heard...
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    There is a radio prep option that puts an antenna...

    There is a radio prep option that puts an antenna and speakers on the bike but no radio. My bike has it. Kind of senseless IMHO. But I too think that the best solution is a Bluetooth headset such as...
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    Because this is a family forum I am not allowed...

    Because this is a family forum I am not allowed to say what I think about a charge that large for job that small.
  24. I too recently thought I was the only one with...

    I too recently thought I was the only one with this issue my first BMW in over 30 years, a used 2006RT. I had to open the throttle slightly for it to start and I had to hold it on a fast idle to...
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    I, like Steve, live in new Mexico and your...

    I, like Steve, live in new Mexico and your statement raises a question in my and probably Steve's mind. And that is What's a tailwind?? :laugh
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