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    Blue Ridge Camping

    I'm heading out to do the Blue Ridge on Saturday and have programmed several motorcycle only campgrounds into the Zumo. I've got High Country, Willville, Rider's Roost, Kickstand Lodge, Blue Ridge,...
  2. Thread: PR-4 Question

    by KevinRT
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    I need a new rear tire for my 08 RT and looking...

    I need a new rear tire for my 08 RT and looking on the Michelin site reveals no difference in speed rating or load capacity between the regular and GT versions. Though the GT is the recommended tire...
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    I got the bike started today jumping it from my...

    I got the bike started today jumping it from my car. Fired right up. Took it for the first ride of the year, about 80 km, and it wouldn't start when I returned. The Odyssey was only 13 months old. I...
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    08 R1200RT won't start

    I just put the battery in the bike, getting it ready for my first ride of the season tomorrow. Like most places in North America, it's been a long cold winter here. I installed it like I always do,...
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    Lid Removal - 08 RT

    Now that my bike is put away for the season :mad I want to get my right side bag lid smoothed and repainted due to the lid flopping open and dragging down the highway. It appears that all I need to...
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    +1 My left switchgear needs replacing and here...

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    My left switchgear needs replacing and here in Canada it's $660. It the States, I found $430. If I can buy for $230, I'd really love to know where.
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    Switchgear - 2008 R1200RT

    I require left handlebar switchgear for my 2008 R1200RT as the left turn signal does not work and my mechanic cannot repair it. It has cruise and ESA. This is a $660 part here in Canada. About $430...
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    Turn Signal - 2008 R1200RT

    I had my bike in for service last week and on the way home I found that the left turn signal wasn't working. I spoke to my mechanic and he advised that it might be the horn guard (an aftermarket...
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    Painting / Repairing saddlebag lid

    I had an unfortunate incident on the weekend when my right saddlebag came open at speed. I was passing six or seven cars when it happened and the back end of the bike gently but noticeably swung side...
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    Thanks to Bob and Peter. That's the info I was...

    Thanks to Bob and Peter. That's the info I was looking for. One doesn't always want to sound like a Mack truck!
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    Stebel Horn - 08 RT

    I am considering either installing a Stebel air horn or the dual BMW horns from an 2005 model. I probably want to go with the Stebel but am wondering if one can give a more modest warning or if the...
  12. Don't bother with the side handle. I tried it and...

    Don't bother with the side handle. I tried it and sold it as it was much worse than grabbing the passenger side rails.

    With advice taken, I ditched the two by fours and found a small board maybe...
  13. Don't overdo the centerstand. It's a BMW rider...

    Don't overdo the centerstand. It's a BMW rider syndrome.. the compulsion to put the bike up on the centerstand. I don't understand it except that perhaps it looks neater (not neat - but neater) to...
  14. Getting bike on centerstand with lowered shocks

    My bike has been lowered 1" and I am now having difficulty getting the bike onto the centrestand. I only use the centrestand when I park it behind my car in its usual spot or when servicing it. I...
  15. Thread: 2005 r1200rt

    by KevinRT
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    +1 I bought an '08 used for more than that in...

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    I bought an '08 used for more than that in 2009. Great bike except the final drive had to be replaced at 50,000 km. It will be my last BMW unless they learn how to build a final drive. Other...
  16. I know the problems you are having as I had the...

    I know the problems you are having as I had the same issues moving from an '98 RT to my present '08 RT. Practicality has largely been ignored in the present design, only esthetics and manufacturing...
  17. Quick on/off passenger backrest - R1200RT 2008

    I am looking for a quick on/off passenger backrest. I am absolutely NOT interested in a top box. I have found the following options:

    http://tinyurl.com/cp5rmo4

    http://tinyurl.com/bq6xax2

    Any...
  18. Glurkus, my final drive on my 08 RT went at...

    Glurkus, my final drive on my 08 RT went at 50,000 km - identical to yours. I had no leaking oil, no brake issues, no other symptoms, other than increased vibration which I chalked up to a cupped...
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    Mo, I lowered my '08RT by installing HyperPro...

    Mo, I lowered my '08RT by installing HyperPro shocks without the ESA. I'm a real lightweight and the stock shocks were just too harsh for me no matter the setting. The HyperPros get the bike one inch...
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    Having just replaced the final drive on my 08 RT...

    Having just replaced the final drive on my 08 RT with only 50,000 km, the big question is: Will the new boxers have a final drive that is not prone to premature failure? Unless the new bikes...
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    I did this task last night and it was pretty...

    I did this task last night and it was pretty easy. It took longer to remove the wheel than replacing the fluid. The drain plug IS magnetic though not particularly strong. There was a greyish paste on...
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    Final Drive Gear Oil Replacement - 08 RT

    The old final drive on my 08 RT was the intermediate style but the new one is the latest final drive with the breather in it. According to this post
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    Issue Solved - Back on the Road!

    My last conversation was with the dealer on Monday with the new final drive on back order from Germany, probable two week delay. So I get a call on Thursday, "Mr. K., your R1200RT is ready."
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    Are BMW's final drive issues limited to the R...

    Are BMW's final drive issues limited to the R series or does the post 2 valve K series suffer as well? My oilhead RT had no final drive issues whatsoever - were the oilheads good or was I just lucky?
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    I weigh 153 lbs soaking wet and carry maybe 50...

    I weigh 153 lbs soaking wet and carry maybe 50 lbs of camping gear, etc when on tour, so weight is definitely not a factor with my RT's final drive failure.

    When my drive shaft and final drive...
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