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  1. When I have AV troubles, I find a 12 year old.

    When I have AV troubles, I find a 12 year old.
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    Tie down The Rt

    It was either the owners manual, BMW repair manual or the Haynes that had specific directions
    on securing my 2012 R1200RT. My flawed memory say's owners manual, but I know I saw 'em.
    Probably the...
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    Heed the owners manual

    So on my 20012RT 20/50 oil isn't even mentioned in either the rider's manual or Service DVD.
    You may wish to check your unit specs before going to 20/50.
    Not having a wet clutch swimming in your...
  4. 2012R1200RT- Same

    On my RT I noticed that the rear mounts wiggled a little. One side perhaps a little more than the other. Does not seem to be any adjustment. It seems to be quite secure and latches on strong, so I am...
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    Seeing the mark

    You may wish to try a different paint. There is a type called "ball paint" that is impervious
    to oil. My mentor always called it "junkyard paint" as it's what salvage yards use to mark parks.
    I...
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    Don't overlook gloves!

    As a technician, my hands take a beating everyday and then I ride home. Cruise control has helped the most, one of many reasons I enjoy the RT so much. But I have also found that proper fitting...
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    Me too

    I rode my 12RT on the road today, like I do most everyday. Such an awesome unit. My airhead just sits there
    as it's not near as much fun to ride. I thank my wife everyday for insisting I get a...
  8. Caution Flag Up!

    Greetings
    In following the posts I noticed on poster mentioned his center stand would "scrape" on his lowered bike at lean angles. That is an extremely dangerous situation. In a turn a solid item...
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    Dealer choosing

    Greetings all. Maybe a no brainer question for some but an area I bet someone else has had experience. When I purchased my R1200RT in 2012 it was the very first time I had purchased any sort of a...
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    Solution

    Hey Chuck
    Sounds like Kent has your solution! Though procurement could be an issue. Really, despite opinions to the contrary,
    a test pipe doesn't have to be pretty (it's only a test) and at least...
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    A fabbed test pipe would be considerably less...

    A fabbed test pipe would be considerably less money to see if cat removal will give the desired result over a
    complete new system. When testing complete, one could easily sell the test pipe to...
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    "test pipe"

    I would think any competant muffler shop could fabricate a "test pipe" to replace your cat. I use one all the time
    on trucks used for OHVs for fire safety. "test pipe" being simply a section of...
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    Thanks

    Hey thanks for the update. Good information unavailable elsewhere. What's your "seat of the pants feel" on accelleration, starting from dead stop etc? No noticeable difference? Slight maybe? Any...
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    You only go round once

    I have a different take. With motorcycles, it's all about the feel. Saving money? That's what you tell your wife
    why you need to use a motorcycle to commute.....truth being an economy box is easier...
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    Poll: Seats on 12R1200RT

    Seats are highly subjective and IMHO nobody's rear is the same. I have a Corbin on my Airhead
    and love it. I rode my airhead to the Dealer when I picked up my RT (2 hours) I found the RT seat to be...
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    After 2010 Rseries manuals

    I have an 2012 R1200RT myself. I had the dealer tender the factory DVD It is quite excellant and complete.
    Though one has to run it on a PC to use it. I'm not smart enough to print pages from a DVD...
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    Specs. Procedure available here

    The specifications remain the same. The tutorial on this site quite good. Be sure and inspect the orings close unless you happen to have new ones aleady. I found a large animal syringe and a short...
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    Lowering gear ratio on a R1200RT

    Crazy Horse I don't know if it is possable but would really like to do the same
    on my RT. It doesn't need a whole lot but any would sure make life easier starting from a stop.
    I doubt we are the...
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    I rode my RT today too!

    Rode my RT to and from work and errands after work.
    RT (Althea) ran awesome as always but pissy as we only went 70 miles and lots of city traffic. That bike hates stop an go.
    Rode my TW200 for...
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    I'd advise you to take the unit apart again and...

    I'd advise you to take the unit apart again and retrace your steps. There are no "extra" bolts! Don't ride until you figure out what isn't fastened down properly. Might help you to have an organizer...
  21. Can go both ways

    You may wish to make sure the mount screw isn't bottoming out as opposed to being stripped. Sometimes the screw will be a tad long for whatever reason and it will feel tight but not really be causing...
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    Depends on needs

    Waiting on the Sun to ride here one Sunday morning. I came from an 1977 R100/7 into a 2012 R1200RT Been riding since 1975, lot's of bikes, lots of miles. Reading your posts and responses I thought...
  23. Thread: 2012 rt

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    Bag 'em Danno

    +1 on the BMW bag. It is huge but once you get used to it.... I find in my old age it's easer to see the map (I'm not evolved enough to use a GPS) when it's closer. I actually put my magnet mount bag...
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    Color was the question

    Hey fellow enthusists
    I never contemplated adding inappropriate fluids to my brake or clutch systems. Only an ignoramus would consider such. I just wanted to confirm the clutch resiviour was darker...
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    All a matter of experience

    I agree with Marchyman. I own an airhead and an 12R1200RT. I don't find the new one any harder to work on than the old one. Different skill set to be sure but I grew up with digital controls and am...
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