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    I had occasion to remove the entire front fairing...

    I had occasion to remove the entire front fairing of my wife's R1200RT to get at some wiring. In an uncharacteristic moment of blazing clarity, with the dismembered fairing in pieces all over the...
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    Switching from an '04 GL1800 to an '07 R1200RT...

    Switching from an '04 GL1800 to an '07 R1200RT produced a exhilarating lightness of being in this humble rider. I felt liberated, younger and smarter all at once -- no small feat.

    Face it, as...
  3. Need Info on K1200RS -- model year differences

    I'm trying to help a friend who is considering buying a 1998-2004 K1200RS for extended touring out west.

    I've noticed slight variations among the model years. Can someone please help me unravel...
  4. Unless you are taking secondary roads, which your...

    Unless you are taking secondary roads, which your schedule doesn't seem to allow, I would just hook up with the AmTrak Northeast Auto Train: Lorton, Virginia to Sanford, Florida.
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    The CONTITECH ELAST belt (4 PK 592) is designed...

    The CONTITECH ELAST belt (4 PK 592) is designed to stretch and then contract into place to maintain proper belt tension.

    I believe heating rubber will cause it to contract, not expand -- a natural...
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    I'd like to thank the BMW DIY community and...

    I'd like to thank the BMW DIY community and JimVonBaden for leading me through the first successful alternator belt replacement on my '07 R1200RT. It was a breeze.

    I did pickup a couple of very...
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    I just replaced the original batteries in both my...

    I just replaced the original batteries in both my '07 R1200RT (+40K) and my wife's '05 R1200RT (+36K) with other than the BMW/Exide Gel battery.

    I'm sure the BMW/Exide replacement battery is an...
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    1991 k75

    I'm looking at a low-mileage (48k) 1991 K75, and would like to know if that model came with ABS standard.

    Any information on, or issues with, this particular model would be helpful.

    It's...
  9. The OEM BMW battery on the R1200RT is a quality...

    The OEM BMW battery on the R1200RT is a quality GEL CELL battery. BMW doesn't give you much in the way of specs on the battery other than it's 19AH.

    GEL CELL batteries have many good qualities;...
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    It's an ad for gosh sakes. I get the message...

    It's an ad for gosh sakes.

    I get the message -- "buy this bike; chicks dig it (and possibly you)!"

    Sell the sizzle; not the steak.

    If this were really a bad ad do you think we would be...
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    I have the same windscreen and experience a...

    I have the same windscreen and experience a slight whistle only just on/off the lowest possible setting and, even then, not at all speeds.
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    There are differences between AGM and Gel...

    There are differences between AGM and Gel batteries.

    At extremely low temperatures, Gel batteries do not perform as well as similar AGM batteries.

    Also, Gel batteries require a lower charging...
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    R1200RT Battery

    Is there a direct replacement for the BMW/Exide Gel Cell Battery, part number 61212346800, or is this a unique item available only through BMW dealers?
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    If I get eight to ten thousand miles out of a...

    If I get eight to ten thousand miles out of a low-beam bulb I consider myself lucky.

    I have yet to replace the high-beam bulb -- possibly because I rarely use my high-beams. I try to stay off the...
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    My wife and I both have R1200RTs and I have...

    My wife and I both have R1200RTs and I have changed a lot of bulbs. And, the right bulb is the worst.

    What I do that might be a little different is I use a Hemostat, if available, or a simple...
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    Well, I just had the exact same problem replacing...

    Well, I just had the exact same problem replacing the right-side low-beam headlamp bulb on my wife's '05 R1200RT.

    While installing a new bulb, the darn headlamp socket crumbled in my fingers --...
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    It may not make much sense to some people, but I...

    It may not make much sense to some people, but I have found that some battery tender/chargers can cause premature battery failure by overcharging a battery, warping the plates and causing a "short"....
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    oil dripping on the exhaust +1

    oil dripping on the exhaust

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    I have a leaking gear box on an '07 R1200RT, but...

    I have a leaking gear box on an '07 R1200RT, but I'm not sure of the exact location of the leak -- it could be one of several seals, the case vent, etc.

    My BMW dealer refuses to fix my gear box...
  20. I do my own maintenance on an '07 R1200RT, but...

    I do my own maintenance on an '07 R1200RT, but can't speak to the R1150RT.

    I find it very simple to remove the tupperware needed to perform routine valve, throttle-body, air-box, and transmission...
  21. 2008/2009 R1200RT Service Warning Light

    I have been told that the "newer" (2008/2009) R1200RT has an idiot light that comes on when the bike needs to be serviced.

    AND, this idiot light CAN ONLY BE RESET/TURNED-OFF by the servicing BMW...
  22. Excuse my ignorance, but which wheel could be the...

    Excuse my ignorance, but which wheel could be the problem: front or rear?

    I have had a problem with brake pulsation on my '07 R1200RT from the get go. I have attributed it to a warped rear rotor,...
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    Is there any way for the owner to know what...

    Is there any way for the owner to know what software version is currently installed without the use of the BMW service computer?
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    I have the same oil leak on my '07 R1200RT, and I...

    I have the same oil leak on my '07 R1200RT, and I fear my wife's '05 R1200RT is starting to exhibit the same leak as well.

    Unfortunately, my local BMW dealer has NOT been supportive at all. I was...
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    I just made a telephone inquiry to my local BMW...

    I just made a telephone inquiry to my local BMW dealership's service writer regarding the BMW EWS "campaign" and received, what I consider, an incomprehensible, or at least totally insensitive...
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