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    If anyone cares to weigh in, I'm curious. ...

    If anyone cares to weigh in, I'm curious.

    Assuming that my original tensioner is acceptable, does the benefit of the upgrade justify the cost ?

    :ear
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    My opinion is that both are excellent bikes with...

    My opinion is that both are excellent bikes with only slight differences in their character (based on many miles on an 1100 and a few on an 1150).

    If your Dad goes with an 1100 I suggest one of...
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    :thumb :thumb :thumb

    :thumb :thumb :thumb
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    Sticky: Gerald, nice looking RT butt you got there. ...

    Gerald, nice looking RT butt you got there.

    (Does this make my butt look LD?)

    :thumb
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    Redlegs - nice blog. Man, you travel prepared. ...

    Redlegs - nice blog. Man, you travel prepared.

    Seeing your small pair of vice grips reminded me that they can be useful to pull clutch or throtttle cables, or jury rig them, if the cable snaps....
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    Good question - what is considered essential...

    Good question - what is considered essential tools for touring?

    I'm guessing you're on an oilhead. A spare fuel filter and alternator belt and the tools to change them are reassuring. But I'd say...
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    I'm thinking that may be your best ticket - a...

    I'm thinking that may be your best ticket - a good set of properly inflated tires.

    How's your suspension?

    I'm starting to turn green with envy (I'm not kidding - look at my avatar).

    I've...
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    Keep the shiny side up! Remember the old saw -...

    Keep the shiny side up!

    Remember the old saw - it's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than to ride a fast bike slow.

    Have fun!
  9. Throttle cable replacement. Telelever...

    Throttle cable replacement.

    Telelever maintenance.
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    Funduro, With the RS and RSL getting all the...

    Funduro,
    With the RS and RSL getting all the buzz here, let me put in a plug for the RT, especially as you mentioned a preference for more upright ergos.

    While I love the distinctive style of...
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    Definitive Method for Determining Oil Level: ...

    Definitive Method for Determining Oil Level:

    Step One- Place a plastic tub under the bike
    Step Two - Remove the plug from the bottom of the oil pan. (Make sure the escaping oil drains into the...
  12. I believe that both Remus and Wunderlich have...

    I believe that both Remus and Wunderlich have made cat eliminators in the past. They may still be available.

    If your '00 RT exhaust is set up like mine, I'm thinking that if you provide the...
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    That looks a lot like the bolt that holds the...

    That looks a lot like the bolt that holds the manifold turbinator stabilization device in place. As long as you don't destabilize the turbinator you should be fine.
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    IIRC you adjust the TPS reading not by adjusting...

    IIRC you adjust the TPS reading not by adjusting the throttle stop screw, but by slightly (like a hair's breadth) rotating the TPS sensor itself. This is based on my 1100RT.

    You want the L & R...
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    NOT A GOOD BUY :nono DON"T DO IT :nono ...

    NOT A GOOD BUY
    :nono
    DON"T DO IT
    :nono

    Now, if you'll let me know where the bike is I'll report the dealer for trying to scam you.
  16. I'll second bicyclist's advice - plan on doing a...

    I'll second bicyclist's advice - plan on doing a few all day rides combined with overnight camping between now & then, and you'll quickly learn how to pack, what to pack and what to leave behind.
    ...
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    I like that color!!! :yum Took my oillhead...

    I like that color!!!

    :yum

    Took my oillhead final drive down to Touring Sport in Greenville, SC a few weeks back to let them replace the pinion gear oil seal. Struck up a conversation with one...
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    Sorry if my advice ruffles your feathers. ...

    Sorry if my advice ruffles your feathers.

    You are welcome to ignore it.
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    Well... I have ridden across Nevada, and Utah,...

    Well... I have ridden across Nevada, and Utah, and New Mexico, and I still advocate taking it to the track.

    Yeah, I've cracked the ton What fool hasn't?

    But I still stand by my advice - slow...
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    My RT was shod with Battlax 020s when I bought...

    My RT was shod with Battlax 020s when I bought it. I went through several pair and then switched to Metzler ME880s.

    At this point I've run through several pairs of 880s. I've found them to be...
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    I can't offer any information, but I can offer a...

    I can't offer any information, but I can offer a piece of advice:

    slow down on public roads.






    ( :brow take it to a track)
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    This is a surprise. Did you experience this on a...

    This is a surprise. Did you experience this on a stock RT or perhaps on one with a taller aftermarket screen or with the BMW tall screen?

    Aftermarket screens are available in a wide variety of...
  23. Boxwrench, I'm starting to figure out that you...

    Boxwrench, I'm starting to figure out that you are a hardcore BMW rider at heart. When you make changes to your scoot it's all about functionality - to H' with the cosmetic stuff!
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    Disclaimer: I don't have an auxiliary tank so I...

    Disclaimer: I don't have an auxiliary tank so I really don't know what I'm talking about. But I would like one. I'll be watching this thread to see what those with experience have to offer :ear

    I...
  25. I wouldn't bother. I've never had trouble...

    I wouldn't bother.

    I've never had trouble obtaining parts for either of the BMWs I've owned. In addition to the excellent corporate support there are at least two BMW boneyards in the US.
    ...
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