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    2008 RT fuel strip fail?

    Can failed fuel strips read too much fuel? Most of the post I saw complain that the low fuel light is always on...

    In any case, my RT's fuel gage (38,000 miles) was right on until this spring....
  2. I'll start by saying that I AM an Amsoil fan and...

    I'll start by saying that I AM an Amsoil fan and believe that their filtration rates exceed OEM.

    http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/eaom.aspx

    However, in this case I would be a bit concerned...
  3. +1 And in case someone is looking for another...

    +1
    And in case someone is looking for another comparison, Roadrunner magazine has one in their latest issue!
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    Working well so far

    Well after a season of running I'm happy to report that my cheap (I mean inexpensive!) cooler has exceeded my expectations. The temp gage only bumped only slightly from the midpoint while stuck in a...
  5. This is what I did for basic MP3

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=51157
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    Not to start a war here, but If you really want...

    Not to start a war here, but If you really want to help the dealer stay in business, have the DEALER change the oil (and other scheduled maintenance)!

    Another point to consider is that "local" is...
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    This may help

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3n56IbrZQA
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    Contego warranty holders

    Hi,
    Can any of you that have/had the Contego warranty confirm that they are still in business?

    If not, were you refunded the balance or were you out the investment?

    Something to consider with...
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    I could not find info on them either. I can just...

    I could not find info on them either. I can just see ContegoÔÇÖs team at the round table 5 years ago discussing failure probabilities to determine what they should charge for coverage...

    Q....
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    While its true that they need to be warmed up to...

    While its true that they need to be warmed up to work in the cold, it can be a lot longer then 10 seconds, which may be an issue for the poster at 16 degrees. The following is from the Shorai FAQ......
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    Motorcyclist Magazine Comparison

    If you are doing the long hauls, sounds like the Wing is King...

    http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/roadtests/122_1110_bmw_k1600gtl_vs_honda_gl1800_gold_wing/index.html
  12. '08 RT - FD seal replaced at 24000

    Hi,
    Add me to the list of people that needed the FD seal replaced. Total bill about $75 at my local dealer.

    It was not overfilled on the last change as I measure the oil (180ml) with a syringe. I...
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    The GTL IS BMW's Ultimate Tour

    I don't agree. While the bikes are different, according to BMW, the GTL IS their ultimate touring machine and the ÔÇ£The future of touringÔÇØ.

    Someone willing to drop 25-35K on a touring...
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    Forgot the Staintune link

    http://www.staintune.com.au/exhausts/bmw/BMW_R1200RT_Closeup.htm
    http://www.staintune.com.au/faq.htm

    The Staintune system is actually quieter than stock when the baffle is in. Check the specs...
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    StainTune

    I have a Staintune slip-on on my '08 RT and really like it. Used on ebay for $205 including shipping. I don't think that it added any power but the sound is very nice and other riders of vaious...
  16. I have found that a large syringe with a short...

    I have found that a large syringe with a short length of tubing attached works great for filling the FD. I picked up a 60 ml livestock syringe for a few dollars at the local Fleet Farm store.

    3...
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    Most of us are NOT racers

    Hi,
    I have it it on my '08 RT and I believe that it is a good thing in the real world. It is rare for the typical rider to be riding in controlled conditions where they know every nuance of the road...
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    BMW flashlight diameter

    Hi,
    Would someone be so kind to measure the diameter of their BMW flashlight?

    I have a non-BWM light in my '08 for two years now with no issues. Maybe I'm just lucky or maybe mine happens to be...
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    My '08 RT recently took a bit over 7 gallons when...

    My '08 RT recently took a bit over 7 gallons when I had the computer down to 10-15 miles. It has about 26,000 on the clock.

    Note: I have removed the rubber fill ring so the fill was to the bottom...
  20. Looks like someone spilled some Coke on it (or...

    Looks like someone spilled some Coke on it (or has a nasty habit with chewing tobacco!) The major amount looks like it came straight down from above and then blew back and dried from riding.

    I...
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    While not waterproof I think that they will hold...

    While not waterproof I think that they will hold up OK since the fan hub covers most of the motor and I have the fans wired so that they are always on when the key is on. My thought is that spinning...
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    There is about a 1/4ÔÇØ space between the fan...

    There is about a 1/4ÔÇØ space between the fan bracket and the radiator but even with that a sheet of paper easily gets sucked to the face of the radiator.
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    I have completed my ÔÇÖ08 R1200RT cooling fan...

    I have completed my ÔÇÖ08 R1200RT cooling fan project. The bracket is made of .090ÔÇØ aluminum and the fans are AFB1212HHE/DC dual ball bearing fans (12V, 0.46A, 3500RPM, 120 CFM, 44dB) $10...
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    As you can see I mounted the remote on the left...

    As you can see I mounted the remote on the left side of the fairing where the stock controls are. The buttons are multi function so it takes a bit of getting used to. You need to hold the button for...
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    For a sound source I used a $34 (yes $34!) Pyle...

    For a sound source I used a $34 (yes $34!) Pyle Audio MP3 player (USB or SD card media) which is not much bigger than a pack of cigarettes. The unit very basic (no tone controls) but it has a wired...
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