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    Thanks to all for the replies. I am about 1000...

    Thanks to all for the replies. I am about 1000 miles from home at this point, and 90% of the time it's running fine. I made a two-hour trip in heavy rain today, and it ran flawlessly. It'll be due...
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    2008 R1200RT - Intermittent Rough Running

    I took my RT to the Rally and along the way (in Cheektowaga, NY) filled up with Sunoco 93 octane fuel. I noticed that the engine started to seem to struggle some and ran slightly rough. It also had a...
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    Thank you for the replies Lynn, Marchyman and...

    Thank you for the replies Lynn, Marchyman and JayJay. As with many electronic mysteries, the various configurations seem to make a difference. FWIW, whenever I'm more than 15' from the bike, the...
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    GPS Plug/USB adapter - 2008 R1200RT

    Can any reader advise the length of time following ignition shutoff that the power to the GPS plug remains on? When I had a Garmin Streetpilot running through the repair plug, it seemed to stay on...
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    LTJG (A loooong time ago)

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    Got The Burnsmoto FPC By-Pass

    I got that before venturing very far from MA. Every few months I go through the rehearsal for using it.
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    Fuel System Recall Results - 2008 R1200RT

    I took my RT in to the dealer last week for the techs to look at the conditions of the fuel pump, clamps, etc. Answer was, fuel pump needed replacement. I brought it back today, and 80 minutes later...
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    Thanks for the comprehensive writeup. I also have...

    Thanks for the comprehensive writeup. I also have a 2008 RT, but have not had a failure that left me stranded beside the road. My final-drive failure was discovered during maintenance by a master...
  9. Ready for Some Fun & Good Times!

    I'm looking forward to this in a big way. Great venue, great crowd, great event!
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    Oh well, I guess that's not going to work. Looks...

    Oh well, I guess that's not going to work. Looks like Burns Moto is going to have the answer, but it's not what I really wanted. Thanks for all your help.:thumb

    JG
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    Don - Thanks for your fast reply. I think I found...

    Don - Thanks for your fast reply. I think I found the answer to one part of my question...the USB pins 1 and 4 in the connector are fed by or feed (as the case may be) a red and black wire...
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    2008 R1200RT - GPS Outlet power output?

    I have been using the GPS power point near the back of the headlights on my R1200RT to power a Garmin StreetPilot. I'm now using my iPhone w/Waze for GPS navigation, and would like to power it from...
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    Auditory Nerve Issues = Tinnitus

    I got the analysis from the Doc at the Mass. Eye & Ear Infirmary two days ago. My tinnitus is not the result of all the FBI-related gunfire to which I was subject, it's due to some sort of...
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    +1 on On-board computer.:thumb Technically in...

    +1 on On-board computer.:thumb Technically in German it's "Bord Computer" and repeatedly pressing the BC button brings you through each of the available readouts. Once you get to one which is...
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    R1200RT - 13,000 MI on Front Michelin PR3

    While on a MA/CA/MA trip a year ago, I had some maintenance work done at San Jose BWM in CA. Willie Hodgson did the work and said that 42# front and 42# back (Michelin PR3s - "B" Model rear BTW) was...
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    Michelin just started selling the next...

    Michelin just started selling the next generation: Pilot Road 4. I haven't figured out the differences yet, but they come in three versions (maybe like the "B" version for the rear tire in the PR3...
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    It didn't seem like you'd gotten an answer. FWIW,...

    It didn't seem like you'd gotten an answer. FWIW, I have two "Optimate4" battery maintainers...one which is on my 2008 RT whenever it's in my garage, and another which goes on Mrs. ExGMan's BMW...
  18. Eye to GPS Distance?

    Maybe this is too late to mention this, but I found that when I mounted my admittedly small-screen Garmin 2820 above the speedo on a shelf on my RT, I could not see it. My vision is corrected to...
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    Wunderlich Vario Risers

    I've had these (http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/R1200RT/8160411-414.html) on my 2008 RT for three years. They come in two colors and two models (2005-2009, 2010 & later). They bring the...
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    Optimate 4 - SAE Pigtail to Odyssey battery

    I keep the bike/battery connected to the Optimate 4 all the time except when riding or on a trip. Never any problems with it.

    I use a second Optimate 4 on Mrs. ExGMan's 4-wheel BMW 530xi when it...
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    NHTSA Suzuki Recall over Brake Problems

    From the NYTimes 10/27/2013 -

    The Suzuki recall covers 2004-13 GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 models, as well as 2005-13 GSX-R1000s, according to a report from Suzuki. The motorcycle manufacturer says...
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    Rear-Brake Lockup At BMW Performance School

    A couple of years ago (2011) I took a one-day on-road course at the BMW Performance Center in which we used (mostly) R1200GS and GS(A) bikes supplied by BMW. One of the exercises in the school was...
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    FWIW, I paid about the same for the 24K service...

    FWIW, I paid about the same for the 24K service at San Jose BMW (again while on a trip). At that service, they also replaced the alternator belt. Mine was more because I have Wunderlich covers over...
  24. Extended Warrantee Companies?

    Hogwide - I have only had experience (this one claim) with National Auto Care. I don't have any knowledge of other companies. I hope that National Auto Care would provide the same (excellent) degree...
  25. Scot, et al - OP here. The BMW Tech who...

    Scot, et al - OP here. The BMW Tech who discovered my FD failure told me that it was a bearing failure, based on symptoms (sounds, feel and the like) but not based on disassembly. BMW advised the...
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