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    Direx

    Those directions are incredibly complex. Too much removal of stuff. I video taped my install procedure in glorious HD, and will share on YouTube when I'm finished.
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    Go bad?

    I did this final drive oil change 2 years ago. Does the BMW branded 80W90 (I think that's what weight I used) go bad? I only used a small portion of the container, sealed it right back up.
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    Replacing the windshield bracket on an 06 RT

    My left bracket broke on my recent SS1000 trip to New Orleans. No big deal, just lower the windshield, then at the next gas stop sort of push the two halves of the bracket together. That held for...
  4. Everyone is offering helpful thoughts...

    ?which is what I was looking for. It would have been nice to have the engineer that designed our hexheads comment here, but in the absence of that pipe dream, people's opinions are what I find the...
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    Great advice

    I picked up a used set of Manic Salamander 8mm's for my RT. I went to the local hardware store & picked up 2 8x30mm socket head bolts, and using the crush washer provided, they fit perfectly. Using...
  6. Thanks for the replies

    I appreciate, as always, all of the interesting responses. I'm going on a trip next Monday, and will try it out for extended periods in 5th vs. 6th.
    44507

    -Scott
  7. Highway speed & proper gear selection '06 RT

    I spend a LOT of time on the highway. I've noticed several people comment here that we need to keep our boxers in the 4K-5K band when considering the proper gear.
    By default I've always kicked it...
  8. Fixed

    New switch. $530 P/L. New switch was $400, and the tank had to be removed to get at the plug. I've tried dis-assembling the thing to figure out where the fault was, and it's as easy to open as a...
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    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?52309-I...

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?52309-Installing-Hyper-Lites-on-a-2010-R1200RT

    Mit photos!
  10. While at Hermy's dropping it off, I discovered...

    While at Hermy's dropping it off, I discovered that PO had to replace the same switch?TWICE!
    Definitely not the brake pedal. That was my first thought when this problem first popped up 2 years ago.
  11. May have an answer to this soon. I called...

    May have an answer to this soon. I called Hermy's BMW in nearby Port Clinton PA, and they're going to check it out. Service person I spoke to thought it sounded like the switch, which of course BMW...
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    I pulled my OEM '06 battery out last year, but...

    I pulled my OEM '06 battery out last year, but keep it charged for inflating tires & basketballs. It's a good battery!
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    So now the question among those of us who ARE...

    So now the question among those of us who ARE going to get the recall work done is: should I get it done right away, and be one of the 1st that the mechanic has seen, or wait a few months, so he/she...
  14. '06RT Cruise Control shuts off during warm temps

    I took an IBA trip to Detroit & back a few weeks ago, and my CC worked fine at oh-dark-thirty when I left, but as the day warmed up, the SET light would light up, it would engage, and then quickly...
  15. RAM mounts

    I mount my SPOT over the brake fluid reservoir using a RAM mount. I got mine at dualsporttouring.com but other places sell the BMW part. It mounts on top of the existing metal cover, but you have...
  16. RT buzzy

    When I first switched over to my RT, after enjoying an ultra-smooth Honda Pacific Coast for several years, I couldn't believe the vibration. It was so noticeable to me.
    Several guys recommended the...
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    Hermys

    Go there.
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    Extra Bold!

    :bow
    I've often wondered what would happen if I just dumped some Rotella from WalMart into my RT. I'm kind of sick of the $50 do-it-myself oil changes!
    -Scott
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    Replaced brake pads 06 RT

    So just when I was thinking I'd followed every step to changing my own brake pads, I noticed a small puddle. Oh yeah, the brake fluid warnings after every set of instructions! D'oh.
    It appears...
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    Brake reservoir empty 06 RT

    Had the bike parked on the center stand, turned the handlebars both ways & I can't see anything in the brake fluid sight "glass" which is on the reservoir on the throttle side, I believe.
    A. Is it...
  21. Good info

    If nothing else, you've provided other RT owners with valuable clues on what goes wrong when a final drive is going bad. I didn't know about the brake smell/heat, and I wouldn't have thought to put...
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    link

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=35445
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    replace plugs

    I did mine a few weeks ago when I checked the valves. Semper Fi posted a great how-to for the valve cover and spark plug removal. Make sure you re-install everything with the proper torque.
    I...
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    Next Step

    I buttoned everything back up, put the Tupperware back on & took it for a ride. Here are a few observations. Nothing earth-shattering.
    1.) The speakers work darn well up until 50-55. Not sure why...
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    Continued

    I phoned 2 of the 3 BMW dealers that I live close to, including the one I bought the bike from, figuring they'd be a little more likely to give me free advice as to the function of the wires on the...
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