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  1. Thread: 05 gs

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    05 gs

    OK, line up to call me crazy. I traded my 05 1200RT for an 05 1200GS. Went from 32k mi. to 22K. Cost was 2 grand for the switch. GS is a better match for how I ride now. Gonna take some getting...
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    Again, thank you everyone. The DVD sounds very...

    Again, thank you everyone. The DVD sounds very interesting. 25 dollars goes a long ways against the cost of dealership expenses and I'm sure would be a confidence builder. I'll be sharing these...
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    AK, thank you, thank you. I'm not too computer...

    AK, thank you, thank you. I'm not too computer savvy. I'm not surprised that the resource was here, I know you guys are that good! I'm also not surprised I did not know enough to access it!
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    Need help to save some bucks

    Money is almost non-existant so I could use some help. My '05 RT1200 is due for valve adjustment. I have always had this done at the dealer, but things are very tight right now. My son who has a...
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    I had the model that was rear wheel drive only,...

    I had the model that was rear wheel drive only, but had two friends with the two wheel drive. I would still love to get a new two wheel drive model, but there is no way I could justify the expense. ...
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    I put the Z-tech on a R1100RT. Not too loud, but...

    I put the Z-tech on a R1100RT. Not too loud, but gave the bike the sound of a little more authority. You pick up a good weight loss with the removal of the cat. I thought I noticed a slight boost...
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    Run your finger up the side of your jaw bone...

    Run your finger up the side of your jaw bone line. Feel that indent under your ear and just before the hinge. This is a real pressure point for me that often my helmet pushes on a little too hard. ...
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    I stopped into a diner in Johnstown, NY and...

    I stopped into a diner in Johnstown, NY and ordered a burger with macaroni salad. The waitress asked me if I wanted gravy (beef) on the salad or not. HUH??? It was their own specialty. I saw a...
  9. Thread: 05-09 RT Seats

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    I went for a Corbin. I know most Beemer guys...

    I went for a Corbin. I know most Beemer guys don't like them, But I guess I have Corbin shaped butt. I had one on my '96Rt and loved it. The second day on the Corbin with my 05RT I rode 750mi,...
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    My right one has needed changing for a couple...

    My right one has needed changing for a couple weeks now. I don't ride at night and I have Moto-lites for daytime visibility. I have never changed one of these without losing blood before I was...
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    It's ALL about pushing down with that right...

    It's ALL about pushing down with that right foot!!!
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    That sticky mess of a residue is why I use that...

    That sticky mess of a residue is why I use that blue painter's masking tape.
  13. Thread: R1200RT Steering.

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    I find this thread fascinating. I just put on a...

    I find this thread fascinating. I just put on a new Avon Storm on the rear, and I'm back in riding heaven. I tolerated a flattened off rear for about 1000 mi. longer than I should have. New...
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    I too have an '05 RT. I loved the youtube video...

    I too have an '05 RT. I loved the youtube video and actually learned from it. Did you notice how aggressive he was? He was not riding that bike, he was DRIVING it. At no point did the bike...
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    .22 was the fastest but screwed up the last try. ...

    .22 was the fastest but screwed up the last try. Killed the average. Laptop and clicked the button with left hand. Try preloading the mouse button like you would preload your shift lever for a...
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    Nothing like having a first gear ratio that is...

    Nothing like having a first gear ratio that is too high. Been there done that. It's a lot more fun two up with bags packed. Love the RT but it was designed for the Autobahn.
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    PITA is putting it mildly. I've had to change 3...

    PITA is putting it mildly. I've had to change 3 headlight bulbs in in 15,000 mi. The first time it took over a half hour and drew blood and cursing. Luckily when I discovered the second one I was...
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    Sounds like it could be the O2 sensor that failed...

    Sounds like it could be the O2 sensor that failed two times in my '96 R1100RT. Made it run very ratty. The first time it was very hard to diagnose. Max BMW ate a lot of their time trying to...
  19. Thread: Garage Tips

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    Starting fluid is a great pressurized de-greaser....

    Starting fluid is a great pressurized de-greaser. Cuts it and washes it away at the same time. Excellent for cleaning grease out of threads.
  20. Thread: Unstable RT

    by STAN
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    Probably ESA setting

    I have an '05. First trip down the turnpike I put the ESA on comfort. Thought that was what it was for. Nope. Unstable in cross winds and even following trucks. I've tried it several times. No...
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    I thank your son for his service. I also thank...

    I thank your son for his service. I also thank you. He could not and probably would not serve without the support of his family. God bless service men and their families.
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    Yup

    Tire plug kit and additional tool bag. Stock tool kit pretty worthless. For precautions, I "carefully" stuffed them in.
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    I have an 05rt. On my very first ride home from...

    I have an 05rt. On my very first ride home from the dealer, the temp started to drop while going over a mountain. My thermometer read 28f and it was misting rain out. I was scared to death the...
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    '55 T-Bird, removable hardtop like in American...

    '55 T-Bird, removable hardtop like in American Graffiti
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    Hyper-lites per instructions given and a Corbin,...

    Hyper-lites per instructions given and a Corbin, also moto-lites and lowered the foot pegs.
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