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  1. Re-Psycle BMW in Ohio has a decent inventory and...

    Re-Psycle BMW in Ohio has a decent inventory and is excellent to work with. They have an ad in BMW ON.
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    Easy oil change - R1200RT

    Bought a used 2007 R1200R a couple weeks ago and did an oil change yesterday.

    It was the easiest oil change I've ever done on any of my bikes!

    No body work to remove. No filter covers or weird...
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    When I started this thread, I was still looking...

    When I started this thread, I was still looking for a different machine.

    I really liked the smoothness and power of the two K1200's I have put around 100,000 miles on.

    I test rode numerous...
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    You have a cap and wrench for sale? My timing...

    You have a cap and wrench for sale? My timing was off...I have ordered a wrench from my dealer.

    After checking out where to buy a wrench locally and on the internet, I decided to spend a couple...
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    Another one in Ohio. 1998 K1200RS. It is...

    Another one in Ohio.

    1998 K1200RS.

    It is now for sale...on Saturday I bought a R1200RT.
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    Just got back from a nice ride and found...

    Just got back from a nice ride and found additional helpful answers.

    Thanks!!!
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    Thanks for the replies. That gave me what I...

    Thanks for the replies.

    That gave me what I need!

    :wave
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    R1200RT Oil Filler Cap wrench?

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    New to me...R1200RT. It has an oil filler cap (I tried to attach image) that looks like a Torx, but has 5 rather than 6 points to the star.

    The tool kit has nothing that will fit this...
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    Oil Filter for 2007 R1200RT?

    Today I brought home a wonderful 2007 R1200RT.

    I am selling the 1998 K1200RS I have had for a couple years. I have enjoyed the RS a lot, but have reached an age when I need more protection and...
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    Thanks to all for the additional information. ...

    Thanks to all for the additional information.

    Due to some family activities, I have not been back to test ride the 2007 GT yet.

    I am also checking out some earlier 2003 and 2004 K1200GT's that...
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    Thanks for the responses. 1. There was no...

    Thanks for the responses.

    1. There was no vibration during my test ride on two lane roads. I will test ride again before buying and run it up to higher speeds on an interstate.

    2. The cam...
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    My wife and I drove the parkway several hundred...

    My wife and I drove the parkway several hundred miles early one spring.

    I concur with all you said about the views.

    When we did it, there were still several sections on the parkway with...
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    2007 K1200GT question

    I have the opportunity to purchase a 2007 K1200GT with less than 14,000 miles. It has been regularly serviced by a reliable dealer I have done business with for years. All recalls have been done.
    ...
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    I had a 1984 R80RT for several years and put...

    I had a 1984 R80RT for several years and put about 80,000 miles on it. Shortly after I got the bike, I purchased a Corbin seat for it through Re-Psycle BMW in Ohio. Re-Psycle may have a used seat...
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    Go to Hell....Hell, Michigan that is. It is a...

    Go to Hell....Hell, Michigan that is. It is a complete tourist trap, but fun to say you have been there. It is NW of Ann Arbor.

    On the way to Hell, consider the Michigan International Speedway. ...
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    224 through Ohio is two lanes with few...

    224 through Ohio is two lanes with few exceptions...like the Akron area. It will take you through a lot of small towns. As you progress west it becomes flatter and straighter

    When you get to...
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    When I was a kid they always had a tractor pull...

    When I was a kid they always had a tractor pull at the community harvest festival...in the "city" five miles up the road.

    After all the gas and diesel tractors had finished and the sled was loaded...
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    US 30- from Canton, Ohio west is mostly divided 4...

    US 30- from Canton, Ohio west is mostly divided 4 lane highway. There are fewer trucks by far than on I80, but other than that is is largely similar to an interstate. Once you hit Indiana, it...
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    No bugs on my ride today. Got up into the high...

    No bugs on my ride today. Got up into the high 40's/low 50's and the snow and ice were off the main roads here in north central Ohio. My biggest concerns were potholes and grit on the pavement that...
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    I had three airheads. 1971 R75/5 with the...

    I had three airheads.

    1971 R75/5 with the short frame and small battery. I did not have a garage and it sat out in Michigan winters. It was a challenge to start, but when started it ran great...
  21. Running over a turtle is like hitting a big rock...

    Running over a turtle is like hitting a big rock rock - Michigan

    A face full of poop from a crane flying above me - Mississippi River in northern Illinois

    Bugs at night that covered my face...
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    The Michigan DNR website shows only one camping...

    The Michigan DNR website shows only one camping fee for the State Forest Campgrounds.

    State Park campgrounds may be a different story since they are less rustic.
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    If you like really rustic camping, Michigan is...

    If you like really rustic camping, Michigan is full of State Forest Campgrounds. Liking dirt roads is a plus.

    You get a place to pitch your tent, potable water and a vault latrine.

    Virtually...
  24. At least 350,000 of my nearly 400,000 miles on...

    At least 350,000 of my nearly 400,000 miles on BMW motorcycles have been done solo...all by myself on the road...the longest solo trip was over 9,000 miles.

    I have taken my wife and my daughters...
  25. Since you have decided to stay on the U.S....

    Since you have decided to stay on the U.S. side...the south shore of Lake Superior...I recommend you include Tahquamenon Falls on the eastern side of the UP as part of your trip.

    I took my grown...
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