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    Here's an off-the-wall idea for BMW: hydraulic...

    Here's an off-the-wall idea for BMW: hydraulic lash adjusters. I mean, why not completely eliminate valve adjustments altogether? There hasn't been any kind of engine performance penalty associated...
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    Interesting...

    Interesting...
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    Anyone? Since so many of you are replacing your...

    Anyone? Since so many of you are replacing your OEM gel-cells with "Martian-tech" batteries...how are your bikes' charging systems dealing with it all?
  4. With our RT, my wife always gets on first and off...

    With our RT, my wife always gets on first and off last. She gets on in the rider's position and then scoots back to the passenger's seat, and does the reverse getting off the bike. It's just a lot...
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    Everyone who read the entire OP, raise your hand...

    Everyone who read the entire OP, raise your hand :wave. For each "short hop" going to work, there is a "long, scenic route" going home from work. Every day. The bike gets thoroughly warmed up every...
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    The Cam Head has added out-of-plane shearing...

    The Cam Head has added out-of-plane shearing (wiping) and side-loading forces present at the cam lobe/follower interface that don't exist in the hex head, yet BMW now recommends 10W-40 for the Cam...
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    :brow :sick That was just baaad... The...

    :brow :sick That was just baaad...

    The original battery in my '07 RT is still working great, but it only has 13,000 miles on it and I keep it on a gel-type Battery Tender whenever I'm not riding....
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    Jeepers cats! And I thought I was...

    Jeepers cats! And I thought I was anal-retentive...

    As to the straight valve stem, the gage that I use is a dial type with a hose and a short, straight chuck. It's no trouble to use, but after...
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    As long as those "scenic, longer routes home" are...

    As long as those "scenic, longer routes home" are warming the bike thoroughly, you have no worries...with your engine or your battery. Enjoy!
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    The 2007 RT does not have servo-assisted brakes....

    The 2007 RT does not have servo-assisted brakes. However, I have no knowledge of the other models in the 2007 lineup...
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    If they don't fix the problem, they'll never sell...

    If they don't fix the problem, they'll never sell me another bike...
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    Page 145 in the U.S. manual for my '07 RT says...

    Page 145 in the U.S. manual for my '07 RT says 20W-50, period; then on the next page there's a table recommending viscosities ranging from 5W-30 through 10W-50...depending on the ambient temperature...
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    We were talking about motorcycles, not parade...

    We were talking about motorcycles, not parade floats! :jester
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    Sorry; I know this is an old thread, but here's...

    Sorry; I know this is an old thread, but here's what Mobil has to say about Mobil 1 15W-50:

    http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/MotorOil/Oils/Mobil_1_15W-50.aspx

    And about Mobil 1 V-Twin:
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    We're stuck with E10 fuel in my geographical...

    We're stuck with E10 fuel in my geographical area. Could the alcohol in the fuel have anything to do with the strips failing? My bike is on it's second strip, which has failed. Will there be an...
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    I keep reading these...

    I keep reading these "headlight-bulb-horror-stories" and have to wonder what I'm doing wrong. I've changed out all three bulbs twice now on my '07 RT (once because one of them burned out, the other...
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    I'm in my late 50s and have owned a ton of...

    I'm in my late 50s and have owned a ton of vehicles.

    My '07 RT is the first vehicle that I've ever owned that claims to have a fuel gauge, but actually doesn't...which is doubly hurtful as I also...
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    When I first got my '07 RT (7.1 gallon capacity),...

    When I first got my '07 RT (7.1 gallon capacity), I stuck my index finger down the filler neck and pulled out the rubber extention sleeve at the bottom. I left the metal filler neck unmodified. Then...
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    Are you aware that the brakes on the RT are...

    Are you aware that the brakes on the RT are plumbed such that the rear brake is automatically applied along with the fronts when you pull the hand lever for the front brakes? There is no way to use...
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    My experience is that I fill the tank prior to...

    My experience is that I fill the tank prior to fall storage (WI winters, you know) and in the spring when I put the bike back on the road the gauge reads full from then on, no matter how much fuel is...
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    Well, I do flog it from time to time...just to...

    Well, I do flog it from time to time...just to make sure everything's working properly. :D However, the vast majority of the time I just ride it around so there's no need to wind it up. It's hard to...
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    That's really sweet. I wish they had something...

    That's really sweet. I wish they had something like that for the front fender of a '05-'09. I haven't been impressed by the aftermarket ones so far...
  23. Yes...and down with stink, too...:nono

    Yes...and down with stink, too...:nono
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    Actually, and I'm not joking here...I wish my...

    Actually, and I'm not joking here...I wish my RT's boxer was a diesel. The power band would be ideal for the way I ride, and I could get 600 miles to a tank instead of 350 miles...but that's just...
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    So, Lennie's sprockets won't even fit my '07?

    So, Lennie's sprockets won't even fit my '07?
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