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    For what it's worth: a couple of posters...

    For what it's worth: a couple of posters mentioned you do it by feel, and they're right. I found it easiest to stand in front of the bike facing the headlight and reach around. Seems it's easier to...
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    That is some ludicrous posture. The bike isn't...

    That is some ludicrous posture. The bike isn't even leaning over yet. Hanging off makes sense when you're going fast, touching a knee (or an elbow) when you're racing, but this looks silly. From...
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    Riding the Cote-Nord

    Just took a trip from Prince Edward Island via Quebec City up to Havre St. Pierre on the Cote-Nord of the Saint Lawrence (Quebec) on my 2009 R1200RT. I was heading for Natashquan - the end of the...
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    Pr4gt on 2009RT

    Just put a new pr4gt on the back of my 2009 rt ( still got a pr3 on the front). As soon as I left the dealer's the heavens opened in a deluge of biblical proportions. Nary a squirm or a skitter -...
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    Longlife H7 bulbs

    Take a look at this: http://www.powerbulbs.com/ca/product/philips-eco-vision-h7-car-headlight-bulbs
    I got some - too soon to tell, but the price and delivery are good and they have all the other...
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    Stop at the tourist information place at the...

    Stop at the tourist information place at the bridge or up from the ferry and get the latest on what's going on. Take the tourist routes around the Island -- they are the curviest and most of them are...
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    Seems I ride solo for most of the reasons posted...

    Seems I ride solo for most of the reasons posted above: no local riders interested, like riding alone, enjoy the people I meet. Also I have a prostate problem and have to pee so frequently it would...
  8. Clutch lever adjustment

    My 2009 RT has 4 adjustment positions on the levers. Maybe this is finer adjustment or maybe it's MORE adjustment. If the latter, maybe you just need new levers.
    I'm interested in the grub screw...
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    First rear pad change

    I'm happy to say that after 100 miles (and a lot of brake dust) my tight pads are now free. I can spin the wheel one turn easily. So keep calm and carry on...:blah
  10. Trouble getting into 6th gear

    I occasionally have a similar problem on my 2009 RT, sometimes into 3rd, sometimes into 6th, usually on a bumpy road ( we have a lot of them in Atlantic Canada). One thing that is common is that the...
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    Thanks for the comments, guys. Now I think I'll...

    Thanks for the comments, guys. Now I think I'll go and wear those things in!
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    Rear brake pads

    Just replaced my rear pads at 46k km, no rings showing on the wear indicator. There was a LOT of pad left; I could have left the job a lot longer.
    I used Galfer green pads: they were really tight,...
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    dark pipes

    I have the stainless pipes on my 2009RT (why would anyone want chrome? Chrome peels off things) and I kind of like the dark brown colour they've gone. Cleaning doesn't make any difference, so one job...
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    Sargent seat

    I'm very happy with the comfort of my Sargent on my R1200RT - but there is a drawback. It's too wide and dished at the rear to let you easily hang off in a turn. If you slide right forward (which is...
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    Go!

    It's many years since I rode in the TT (Production TT, 70, 71 and 73) but I still get itchy in early June every year. The TT isn't just about the racing, it's an unbelievable celebration of...
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    Been there

    My wife rode her own BSA Bantam (!) to work for years, rode with me for years, but a few years ago she bought a Vespa, fell off at no speed a couple of times and now doesn't want to know. She says...
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    I did!

    I bought a 2009RT in 2010: it was a demo, I got a good price, full warranty etc., no problems. Go for it!
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    I hope you've been unlucky with reliability. Mi

    I hope you've been unlucky with reliability. Mi
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    My '09 did this

    First start this year - same thing. Then I remembered I'd added wiring for a top case. Sure enough, when I tightened up the battery connections everything was fine. Tighten 'em good!
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    In the immortal words of World Champion Bob...

    In the immortal words of World Champion Bob McIntyre: "Make haste slowly, laddie":)
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    New member from Atlantic Canada

    Hi, I'm Jim from Prince Edward Island, home of the best lobsters in the world! I ride a R1200RT - just out today for a hack on the first hot day of the year (but I've been riding since March):)
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