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    I do my own routine maintenance and don't want to...

    I do my own routine maintenance and don't want to buy a GS911.

    I've noticed that when I'm looking at the road ahead of me that I don't even see the message. :D
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    Fortunately it's not very hard or complicated to...

    Fortunately it's not very hard or complicated to check and adjust the valves on our RTs. Just look at some threads on this forum and dive in … the water is fine. You'll be proud of yourself for...
  3. Wow, that seems like a high threshold. ...

    Wow, that seems like a high threshold. Washington State and especially Oregon don't give that kind of leeway.

    I ride/drive about 3 to 5 over and I keep that speed through radar checks or with...
  4. I'm thankful my daughter never wanted to ride. I...

    I'm thankful my daughter never wanted to ride. I have never nor would I EVER encourage anyone to take up m/cycle riding. I tried to talk my wife OUT of riding but she insisted so here's her...
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    HD used to make 125 cc and 165 cc 2-stroke bikes...

    HD used to make 125 cc and 165 cc 2-stroke bikes back in the '50s and '60s. I think they were made by some other company and branded H-D.

    My older brother had a 165 cc when I was about 10 years...
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    When really hot outside I get up at 3 AM and ride...

    When really hot outside I get up at 3 AM and ride in the cool of the AM. When temps hit 90 I get a motel w a swimming pool ... works better than any hydration vest! ;)
  7. The OP started this thread to ask about...

    The OP started this thread to ask about maintenance costs for motorcycles vs automobiles. My post was in line with what the OP asked about and I compared my BMW RT maintenance schedule to my lowly...
  8. I have a 2007 Corvette Z06 and I also have a 2012...

    I have a 2007 Corvette Z06 and I also have a 2012 BMW 1200 RT. The Chevy is a higher performance machine than the BMW capable of a top speed of 198 mph with the factory stock 505 hp engine. I find...
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    And wouldn't it be nice if owners could access a...

    And wouldn't it be nice if owners could access a similar website with such information? Why do we need to spend the time and money to make the trip to a dealer and ask for it?
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    I suppose A&S (who is a BMW dealer) might not...

    I suppose A&S (who is a BMW dealer) might not post up a mid-year update to a maintenance schedule. And I'm guessing that Haynes Manuals can't notify people of up a mid-year update to a maintenance...
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    Yeah, I'd agree with that. DIY work needs to be...

    Yeah, I'd agree with that. DIY work needs to be done well.
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    I can understand your reasoning ... but I wonder...

    I can understand your reasoning ... but I wonder if that really happens?

    Maybe someone on this forum could speak up and confirm that they have gone through just what you've described ... anyone? ...
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    Regretfully, BMW does not make it easy to find...

    Regretfully, BMW does not make it easy to find the maintenance schedules.

    This is a good source:

    http://www.ascycles.com/bmw_motorcycle_service_and_maintenance_schedules.aspx#RDOHC
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    7000 miles on a trip between oil changes is no...

    7000 miles on a trip between oil changes is no problem. Like someone said, highway riding is very easy on oil.

    Beginning in 2010 BMW quietly removed their old prohibition against using...
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    That's a nice link, but it's for models 0307...

    That's a nice link, but it's for models 0307 (hexheads non-USA for MY 2004 - 2009) and 0317 (hexheads USA for MY 2004 - 2009).

    I think the biggest difference between the hexhead and camhead...
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    I've been doing routine maintenance on cars and...

    I've been doing routine maintenance on cars and m/cycles for 45 years. At first I did it because I was a poor college kid who couldn't afford to take my VW bug to a dealer.

    But, now I can...
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    I've thought about getting a GS911 ... but I...

    I've thought about getting a GS911 ... but I THINK the chances of my bike sending trouble codes are very small, so I'm not going to bother spending the $$.

    And I just ignore the SERVICE message...
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    No problem, mate! :thumb It is difficult to...

    No problem, mate! :thumb

    It is difficult to find maintenance schedules for our bikes ... and it should NOT be that way!

    Norm
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    In post #19 there are 3 different sources of info...

    In post #19 there are 3 different sources of info on the camheads and none of them mention anything about heads needing to be torqued.

    Also, you can check this site and there is no such thing as...
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    That's a well kept secret that you, as an owner,...

    That's a well kept secret that you, as an owner, are not supposed to know. You're just supposed to watch for the SERVICE light on your dash and then take it to a dealer. :laugh It's a shame that...
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    I use these: http://hyperlites.com/3way.html ...

    I use these:

    http://hyperlites.com/3way.html

    They have a specific one that works for our CanBus RTs.
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    No, I haven't ridden a CanAm but I've owned a...

    No, I haven't ridden a CanAm but I've owned a Ural for 2 years and 18,000 km. I agree that 3 wheels is nothing like 2 wheels ... but they're still fun in their own, VERY unique way.

    You know,...
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    FWIW, my 2012 RT has 12,000 miles and it was...

    FWIW, my 2012 RT has 12,000 miles and it was broken in (after the initial 600 mile oil change) on synthetics and synthetic blends. I switched to dino around 9,000 miles and will continue using dino...
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    Track days or sustained high speed autobahn =...

    Track days or sustained high speed autobahn = synthetic oil

    All other days = dino oil
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    I'm 66. Bought my RT a year ago and I was...

    I'm 66. Bought my RT a year ago and I was largely influenced by the light weight when compared to other sport/luxury tourers.

    But when I can't be trusted to hold my RT up any longer, I'll look at...
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