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    Hi Ron, There's only 3 maufacturers that...

    Hi Ron,

    There's only 3 maufacturers that provide the required/spec'd tire for an LT. Metzler, Bridgestone and Avon.

    HTH,
    Jer
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    Vastly different bikes

    After riding the LT (Light Truck), the RT reminds me of my mini-bike riding days. The LT is the smoothest (no vibration), most comfortable (plenty of leg room), best handling (very stready in the...
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    Not yet mentioned...

    With requirements of 2-up, more power, long distance, protection, loaded with camping gear, I'd say look at the K1200LT. Early models are a steal. It's a totally different bike than an R-bike, but I...
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    Seems simple to me

    See my .sig
    Two Bimmers and two Beemers. All purchased used for, what I thought, the best bang for the buck. I believe they're the ultimate driving machines, and since I have to drive ... why not...
  5. Thread: RS vs RT

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    Depends

    To medepends on your age. Sorry about the use of "Depends". :)
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    Drip tube?

    There's a drip tube that let's out overflow from the fuel filler and drains in that area. I've found that bees like to head into and get stuck at the start of the tube of the filler. If gas...
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    Thanks for the feedback. Maybe I'm barking up the...

    Thanks for the feedback. Maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree and just need to adjust the brake lever. With 40k on the bike, the indicator on the hub has moved to the outside mark. I thought that...
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    85 R80RT rear brake change

    Can anyone confirm that the brakes in this link are what I need for a brake change?

    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/5/82/10066/15626/PITEM/EBC-Brake-Shoes-1985-BMW-R80RT-Parts.aspx

    The...
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    As Chris pointed out, LT's only have three tire...

    As Chris pointed out, LT's only have three tire options as of now. The difference seems to be soft to hard. Avon = soft, Metz = hard, 'stones inbetween. There's better traction with soft, but less...
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    Exactly, thanks! Jer

    Exactly, thanks!

    Jer
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    Placed an order with them, a few minutes later I...

    Placed an order with them, a few minutes later I realized I made a mistake, called them and found out the order had already been sent out!!! I couldn't be more impressed. They sent out my correction...
  12. Thread: New member

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    CCR plug

    Hi Jon. Welcome! I've been riding an LT for 6 seasons and try to do all my own maintenance. Ask any questions you my have in the K-bike section. I'll be looking for them there!
    The LT riders have a...
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    You may even want to join www.bmwlt.com. Awesome...

    You may even want to join www.bmwlt.com. Awesome group there and a lot of what I've learned about the LT was from searching and asking questions from some very knowledgeable LT owners.
    Yes, the tank...
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    Spot on Mark! Removed the MC and found the piston...

    Spot on Mark! Removed the MC and found the piston had a lot of crud around it. Piston didn't move very freely. Cleaned it all up and works like a champ. Bled out both sides and tightened it all back...
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    Taking the system apart probably wouldn't hurt,...

    Taking the system apart probably wouldn't hurt, but which part first? Master cylinder or calipers?

    Thanks,
    Jer
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    Yeah, too much Knob Creek. Hic, Jer

    Yeah, too much Knob Creek.

    Hic,
    Jer
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    Awesome.

    Awesome.
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    Wow, rubbing after putting in new pads. Glad it...

    Wow, rubbing after putting in new pads. Glad it worked out for you. Mine aren't new, just started happening and I'm thinking clog in to master cylinder that's keeping the brake level from returning....
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    My 1985 R80RT speedo is FAR from accurate. I have...

    My 1985 R80RT speedo is FAR from accurate. I have both stock FD (37/11 teeth; 3.36:1 ratio) and a speedo that's labeled w=1.244. At almost any speed (haven't really checked it under 40mph with GPS),...
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    I usually run premium and get mid-30's. Maybe...

    I usually run premium and get mid-30's. Maybe 'cause my brakes are rubbing, but that's a different thread. Before they started rubbing is when I would get mid-30's.
    I think she's due for a carb...
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    +1 on Ztechnik. Very clean and no fogging. It's...

    +1 on Ztechnik. Very clean and no fogging. It's moulded to turn the airsteam more outward than up.

    HTH,
    Jer
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    Front brake rub

    1985 R80RT:
    I've searched the forum and learned that there's a small hole in the master cylinder that can become plugged, causing the brake pads to not release. That's if I understood the info...
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    One pizza and done

    I also have an '85 R80RT with original bags. When a crack started from under one
    of the latches, I drilled a small hole to end the cracking and took it to a friend that does auto body repair. He...
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    Next to the LT, the RT is my favorite BMW flavor....

    Next to the LT, the RT is my favorite BMW flavor. Hope you find a good one.

    Waiting for spring,
    Jer
  25. Feel your pain

    Hi Ryan,

    I know what you're going through. When I purchased my LT it was February and had to wait until April to ride it. Almost killed me since I hadn't owned a bike in 25 years and finally got...
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