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  1. Wow Expresso 7 years chasing this thing, you are...

    Wow Expresso 7 years chasing this thing, you are a better man than me I would have traded that thing off after the second time they split the bike. Good luck
    JT
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    Owning a R1200RT

    Is like living an old country song.... My wife left me, my dog hates me, my fuel strip's gone, my final drive is out, my ABS light is on, all my oil seal's are leaking, my seat's too hard, she...
  3. I'm running them, and I am on my second set with...

    I'm running them, and I am on my second set with no complaints I think I got 8k out of the last rear before changing it. They work well in the wet or dry, One word of caution if you mount your own...
  4. Riverdawg interesting question, thinking about it...

    Riverdawg interesting question, thinking about it I don't really recall that I shift up while in a corner with any sort of lean, about the only thing is maybe sometimes I shift down because I will be...
  5. Suburban Machinery foot peg lowering kit - 2009 R1200RT

    Sorry to post something other than bad news about my bike... but I'd thought I'd post my thoughts about the suburban machinery foot peg lowering adapters I just put on. I've been off the RT for a...
  6. eBay is actually really cheap national...

    eBay is actually really cheap national advertising, it's only a few bucks to list, and if you sell the bike through eBay it's $125, if it doesnt sell then there is no additional charge. Craigslist...
  7. Well a RT is a motorcycle, while the C650GT...

    Well a RT is a motorcycle, while the C650GT though it's a scooter on steroids, it's still a scooter and nothing will ever change that. Nothing wrong with having a scooter, heck I have Zuma 50 to...
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    On my 09 there have been no issues with a Remus...

    On my 09 there have been no issues with a Remus header and remus slip on (insert removed) plus UNI filter. I also put in a booster plug for slight fuel enrichment

    Pro's : greatly increased...
  9. Um.... Link at top of forum for DYI instructions...

    Um.... Link at top of forum for DYI instructions

    The reason to own a RT is how easy the maintenance is

    The other option is to ride the bike for 3-5 years , don't worry about any maintenance...
  10. Best way to smooth it out is to go run it hard,...

    Best way to smooth it out is to go run it hard, go out and run it like a sport bike for a couple of hours at 6-8k rpms and see what you think.
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    Big heavy bike, lots of front end push, rider not...

    Big heavy bike, lots of front end push, rider not comfortable with the bike, quick grab of the front brake from a panic feeling of being too hot into the corner while the bike is slightly leaned =...
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    Yeah I hate buying an extra quart just for top...

    Yeah I hate buying an extra quart just for top off so I just save some of the old oil and use that, figure its my way of going green and recycling.
    :brad:brad:brad
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    It's summer. it's hot, its time for an oil...

    It's summer. it's hot, its time for an oil thread....:kiss:kiss:kiss:kiss

    I just changed my oil, I thought about straining the old oil and reusing it, but then decided what the heck I might as...
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    Ikchris Interesting, maybe for me it's the...

    Ikchris
    Interesting, maybe for me it's the combination, but now I basically just let out the clutch at idle and the bike smoothly launches and requires very little if any throttle, this is something...
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    2009 R1200RT - Remus Header Report

    I finally got around to adding a Remus Header to my setup here are my thoughts:

    Previously I have been running:

    Remus Revolution muffler (silencer core removed)
    UNI Filter
    Booster Plug (Just...
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    To clarify my gripe in stop and go traffic, it is...

    To clarify my gripe in stop and go traffic, it is defiantly that the the RT is geared too high. I wish I had the Police bike gearing. By stop and go I mean go forward 8 feet and stop, Sit there...
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    +1 for me on the R1200RT For daily commuting...

    +1 for me on the R1200RT

    For daily commuting it's great. I just use the 28L top case and pull the side cases. For 600mile trips it's the side cases and the 49L top case.

    The only gripe I have...
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    on my 2009 R1200RT I got two years out of the...

    on my 2009 R1200RT I got two years out of the right side bulb and three out of the left side bulb which I changed last week. I just bought standard bulbs from the Auto parts store. I am not looking...
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    Check out the NO-Mar site: ...

    Check out the NO-Mar site:

    http://www.nomartirechanger.com/videos/30?detectflash=false

    -JT
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    I'll add something because we love this subject. ...

    I'll add something because we love this subject. I change a lot of tires, I have run tires balanced and non balanced, truthfully with today's tires and the lower speeds the BMW's run at, I have not...
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    A good BT023-GT Sale on-line

    Motorcycle Superstore has a really good sale right now through 4/30 on Bridgestone BT-023-GT tires, use code M71-BRIDGE5 for an extra 5%. Front and rear set with free shipping ran me $218. The GT...
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    Poll: Yeah Oil Thread!!!

    Yeah Oil Thread!!!
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    I hope your plugs in the head come out, they may...

    I hope your plugs in the head come out, they may have lock tight. The link below has some pics that may be helpful.

    http://www.webbikeworld.com/Motorcycle-technical-articles/pulse-air/

    This...
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    I see now the cross over is under the air box, I...

    I see now the cross over is under the air box, I didn't notice this before.

    -JT
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    1992 R100GS Headlight Clips

    What a pain to get to and replace the headlight adjuster clips on the headlight.

    Headlight was flopping around on a new to me R100GS I just got, after removing the side panels, and I went ahead...
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