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    Just do it...

    You made the best choice. Once you set it up it is easier to service than the airhead. Enjoy those Mtn roads..
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    I have used this product with good results in all...

    I have used this product with good results in all my motors. $22 for 12 bottles + shipping. Great deal.

    http://www.berkebileoil.com/fuel-injector-cleaner.html

    Contains: Naphtha, Toulene,...
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    Nice post!

    You have to love those camheads....The best twin BMW (motor/FD/suspension/frame/brakes) they ever made. My seat did suck tho.:banghead
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    I purchased the shop-vac brand micro foam sleeve...

    I purchased the shop-vac brand micro foam sleeve size MM via Amazon. I slit one end which opens it up. Layed it into the oil cooler opening on my R1200 RT. It fit perfectly without any trimming. ...
  5. Thread: LH Switch Cluster

    by wvpc
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    Do you ride alot in the rain/park outside...

    Do you ride alot in the rain/park outside uncovered? 1500 miles is not much on a 2012 rt.
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    Here is my solution. A Migsel mount $180. ...

    Here is my solution. A Migsel mount $180. Garmin 2555LMT GPS $117. RAM Aqua Box and arm $75. Powerlet Battery Harness $55. TOTAL: $427


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    Thanks for sharing....

    Thanks for sharing your bikes history lbarbee but I sure hope my 2012 RT's history @ 50K miles will be better than yours. It appears that all four failures of your bike have been addressed with...
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    Drop the exhaust. It takes about an hour. It...

    Drop the exhaust. It takes about an hour. It also gives you a chance to clean and inspect everything. Another couple of fun filled airhead hours but well worth it.


    If you live in a cooler...
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    US 2 is a Nice Ride

    In 2012 I rode US-2 west from MI to Glacier N.P. before dipping down. Also from Washington State east for a way. I took a few side trips here and there and have done maybe 60% of the route. ...
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    Get the map.

    Butler Maps has an Ozark edition that is worth the $. The Pig Hwy (23) runs north and south from I-40 to Eureka Springs. It is a pretty nice day ride with some good twisty's near I-40 and then...
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    The stock "83 RT seat was killing me after 20...

    The stock "83 RT seat was killing me after 20 years or so. I could not ride more than two hours. I spent some $$$ and bought a Bill Mayer seat via the mail. Overall I am happy with it. It is more...
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    Michigan Roadways use caution!

    I will add another post warning of potholes or road irregularities after our harsh winter. I would be very careful traveling at night. I have seen some huge holes along the center lines and seams...
  13. Thread: Coming to Utah

    by wvpc
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    Possible extreme cold at higher elevations and...

    Possible extreme cold at higher elevations and heat in the lower areas. I would be ready for both. Carry water and those great Butler maps. Hit some of those National Parks and you won't be...
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    I have a 2012 RT bought new. The bike burned...

    I have a 2012 RT bought new. The bike burned approx 1 quart of oil from 17,800 to 24,700 (6900 miles) on my last trip. I cannot complain as the oil consumption is improving as the miles add up. I...
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    Driveshaft sevice procedure write-up???

    I wonder if a service procedure write-up exists to prevent this problem?
  16. Thread: Any Miata owners?

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    I have owned a 99 Miata since new. Not sure...

    I have owned a 99 Miata since new. Not sure where you are located but Miata's are not much fun in the winter. Sure they have great balance and with 4 snows will go anywhere there is ground...
  17. Thread: As ___ as ___

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    As dumb as a box of rocks.

    As dumb as a box of rocks.
  18. 2 guys passed me going down a dirt road in a...

    2 guys passed me going down a dirt road in a smaller car holding a canoe on their roof. The driver and passenger each having an arm out the window holding the canoe down. They passed me doing about...
  19. Thread: can bus

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    If you are keeping the bike for a few years then...

    If you are keeping the bike for a few years then ++1 on the PDM 60. Your future electrical additions will be easily addressed. As for heated gear, you may need to upgrade your wiring to 15 amp...
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    2014 Michigan State Police Testing info...

    Not sure if this years info has been posted yet. Just go to the 2014 testing link and enjoy. The cycles are at the end of the report. I saw a surprise top speed winner for cycles this year.

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  21. It is the reality.

    Removing the exhaust to change the filter IS pretty much the reality. The oil cooler is an over engineered German PITA. That is why some people in the cooler climates remove the oil cooler.
  22. Sweet!

    Beautiful machine you have their Natrab. It is an incredibly fun and competent machine to ride and own. Your smile says it all. I see you are on your tip toes in the picture. Which one of the...
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    1982 R100RT Piston and rings health 1982 R100RT,...

    1982 R100RT Piston and rings health
    1982 R100RT, 58,000 miles.

    Both exhaust valves on my 83 R100 RT were badly mushroomed at the same mileage you are at. Headwork was done by Randy Long in...
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    I have paid $60+ to $160+ along the coast in CA...

    I have paid $60+ to $160+ along the coast in CA while riding with my wife during the last two September's. The rooms were decent and clean but nothing special. If you want a NICE place along the...
  25. My experience is that good electric gloves are...

    My experience is that good electric gloves are dryer & warmer. They are also more cumbersome to operate the hand controls. A bit of a trade off.
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