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  1. Thread: Newbie to Boxers

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    thanks Jay Jay

    thanks Jay Jay
  2. Thread: Newbie to Boxers

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    Newbie to Boxers

    Ladies and gentlemen,
    Please be gentle since I have been on K bikes for the last 10 years so this boxer thing is all new to me...:scratch

    Recently purchased a 2012 R1200RT and I believe I may be...
  3. My experience is that under inflation causes...

    My experience is that under inflation causes these handling problems. Under inflation causes a feeling of wandering, pushing wide on corners, sluggish response to steering inputs, etc. I have never...
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    The exhaust valves are located below the spark...

    The exhaust valves are located below the spark plugs so upon removal of the plugs there is a chance that carbon particles will be loosened and fall down into the valve seat area causing the...
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    yup, sure did and good catch on your part. ...

    yup, sure did and good catch on your part.

    thanks

    Roy
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    Dot 3 or 4 brake fluid will potentially do more...

    Dot 3 or 4 brake fluid will potentially do more than soften the seal material. Depending on what the seal material is it may actually make it dissolve into a puddle of goo.
    Whether or not a 1/2...
  7. Thread: Which way???

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    Motorman, Is that an optical illusion where...

    Motorman,
    Is that an optical illusion where there is a median we can't see or is that the same short stretch of road with the signs opposing each other?
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    Yes the lowering kit does make the shifter and...

    Yes the lowering kit does make the shifter and rear brake a little more challenging to use until you adjust them. On the shifter there is a link between the ball joints that a turn or two made all...
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    Make sure the bike is in neutral, grab the hand...

    Make sure the bike is in neutral, grab the hand grip located under the front of the passenger seat with your right hand. Press down on the center stand arm with your right foot while bringing the...
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    Only negative comment I have ever read about on...

    Only negative comment I have ever read about on the MOP is that they can damage the lower skirt on the bike when it tips over. They punch holes in the plastic but rarely if ever do any damage to hard...
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    Should be a standard item unless someone removed...

    Should be a standard item unless someone removed the stock seat and installed an aftermarket without the heating option. If like my 02 the switch is located under the right side of the seat. Is is a...
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    02 LT also rattles when cold. I suspect a...

    02 LT also rattles when cold. I suspect a combination of the servo pump and alternator talking to each other. Only have around 37,000 on mine and haven't noticed much change in the noise except...
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    Yes, you would have to remove the transmission to...

    Yes, you would have to remove the transmission to lube the clutch splines which means everything behind the tranny must move out of the way.

    If like the 1200 LT you will also need some special...
  14. Thread: K 1200LT radio

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    Simple answer yes. You need to remove both side...

    Simple answer yes. You need to remove both side covers to remove the radio stingray. To remove the side covers you must also remove the mirrors (pop off), turn signals ( one screw and one twist...
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    Purolator filters in my K bikes. Reason for me is...

    Purolator filters in my K bikes. Reason for me is they have been on my cars for several years with aluminum engines and no problems.
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    Stereo, hard to say. Could be as simple as a fuse...

    Stereo, hard to say. Could be as simple as a fuse or as expensive as a new radio.

    Hydraulic center stand had failed on some of these, final drives, less than 4% fail and most of these where in the...
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    K100 to K1200LT: I had an 85K100Rt before the...

    K100 to K1200LT:
    I had an 85K100Rt before the K1200LT so here are my comparisons:

    Vibration on the LT is minimal to non-existent compared to the RT.

    Handling: Slow speed on the LT requires...
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    If you get lucky like I did on my 85 K100RT the...

    If you get lucky like I did on my 85 K100RT the connector under the tank had just worked loose over time. Reconnected this and bike now starts like it should.
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    Should be a thumb screw from the factory on the...

    Should be a thumb screw from the factory on the 85, well at least their is on mine.
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    Are the Michelins rated for the weight of this...

    Are the Michelins rated for the weight of this bike?
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    Does the GT have two separate chambers in the...

    Does the GT have two separate chambers in the reservoir like the LT or just one? If two like the LT make sure you have the funnel in the correct one.
  22. Thread: Scary Trail Ride

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    he waited for a wide spot in the trail :laugh

    he waited for a wide spot in the trail :laugh
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    Generally best to store them full of gas to limit...

    Generally best to store them full of gas to limit the amount of condensation created by the changing air volume with the temperature changes. Yes I use StaBil. had my 85 since 04 and is usually...
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    I have both the 85 Krt and 2002 K12LTC. For 2-up...

    I have both the 85 Krt and 2002 K12LTC. For 2-up riding the LT wins for solo riding I still prefer the RT.

    For some reason I just can't as comfortable on the LT as I am on the RT. Have ridden both...
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    Are you having issues with both front and rear or...

    Are you having issues with both front and rear or just the rear? On mine the rear has always been a little weak but the front have always been solid.

    Roy
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