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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...
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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...
  10. '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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  17. 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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    Update

    My project is progressing, but like a lot of these types of things, it's veered off into uncharted territory. Fortunately, I'm learning new things, and maybe somebody else will improve on my...
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    Wiring List from RT to Sony

    Here's the wires I'm going to solder together. If you spot something funky, please let me know!...
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    Wiring Diagrams

    Here's the info I'll be using to connect wires from the Sony wiring harness to the BMW one. Enjoy!
    ...
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    Harness

    I read that if you look REAL CLOSE at the wiring harness you can see the #'s of the wires. Using the Macro mode on my camera, I took a picture, and sure enough...they're there....
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