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    Between my RT's side bags and a large duffle bag,...

    Between my RT's side bags and a large duffle bag, a months stock up of groceries in the next town isn't to bad. Now if I can figure out why a trip to the post office which is two miles away in the...
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    I've got one!

    A while back a friend gave me a sliding backrest for my Slash5. I never have used it, don't want anything behind me in case of a get off, but if you are interested give me a PM.
    Dave
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    Problem solved. I went to the dealer and he...

    Problem solved. I went to the dealer and he matched up a large shouldered screw to fit.
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    I picked up a Honda 250 Nighthawk (AKA CB250) for...

    I picked up a Honda 250 Nighthawk (AKA CB250) for my wife to learn on a few years back, and even though it was a bit small for my 6'2" frame, it was a blast to ride around town. Too bad it was...
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    Thanks folks, it sounds like the part. Now I...

    Thanks folks, it sounds like the part. Now I hope the parts department folks can come up with the correct screw when I go over this week.

    Paul, I just went out and double checked my '02 bike; my...
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    R1150RT Right Foot Pad Enigma

    I usually get on my R1150RT from the left hand side, but the other day I approached it from the right and noticed that I could see my engine through a large hole on the fairing in front of the brake...
  7. And remember: ride on the RIGHT hand side of the...

    And remember: ride on the RIGHT hand side of the road!!!
    My brother-in law lives in Sydney, too. When visiting us he tends to get a bit jumpy about making intersection turns if he can't spot...
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    Thanks everybody! Glad I already have my new...

    Thanks everybody!

    Glad I already have my new battery.:clap
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    No ABS lights yet, but I think I will get that...

    No ABS lights yet, but I think I will get that Odyssey in before the next ride.
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    Clock resets to 0:00 when starting

    On cold days (45 degrees or so) this winter my '02 R1150RT started doing something weird. I had not been able to ride it for a few weeks, but on one warm day I went out to crank it up and go for a...
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    Who has the longest commute?

    I know that I don't; mine is only 12 paces from my back door to my studio.
    During most of the year my R1150RT is my vehicle of choice for travel and errands, but back during the 80's and 90's I did...
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    It use to be that when we talked headsets and...

    It use to be that when we talked headsets and motorcycles, it meant the part that held the forks to the frame...:gerg
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    We are in a great place for riding

    Welcome to the forum from another Spartanburg based rider. There are a bunch of us around this town and I saw a couple while out on todays ride. This site is a great place to look for answers to all...
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    Usually this is a slow month for riding, but for...

    Usually this is a slow month for riding, but for the first time in my 29 years of riding I put 1000 miles on the bike during a January! Lets hear it for global warming!!!:clap
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    Good note Rob. There is a problem with that...

    Good note Rob.

    There is a problem with that method on the CeeBailey #2 windscreen though; this model has a reverse curve at the top to push the airstream into a higher arc than a continuously...
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    I used an "experimental" method; in my garage I...

    I used an "experimental" method; in my garage I taped a strip of thin (1/4"?) packing foam to the windshield and sat in my normal riding position. I started out around 23" high measuring from the...
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    I just recieved and tried out my new CeeBailey #2...

    I just recieved and tried out my new CeeBailey #2 Euro cut +4.5" for my R1150RT today. I am 6'2", ride with the seat in the middle position, and this heigth is just perfect for me. I look over the...
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    I just sold my 2003 R1150R last week to a local...

    I just sold my 2003 R1150R last week to a local buyer who spotted my Craigslist ad. I also had it listed on the MOA Flea Market and the IBMWR websites.
    I had picked up an R1150RT a couple of...
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    I had the same "Knife Between The Shoulder...

    I had the same "Knife Between The Shoulder Blades" syndrome after I bought my R1150R. The bike came with barbacks installed, and those combined with my long arms pushed me too far back thus causing...
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    Thanks for the ideas. I think that I will go...

    Thanks for the ideas.
    I think that I will go back to my old "gun lock" system that I used years ago on my Kawasaki Concours. It is a padlock with a plastic coated foot long cable that can go...
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    Is that the little loop on each side that I see...

    Is that the little loop on each side that I see when I REMOVE the rear seat? I was looking on the outside!
    Thanks for the help, I would not have known what those things were.
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    Helmet Lock On a 2002 R1150RT?

    Yesterday I jumped into the world of RTs with my purchase of a friends 2002 R1150RT. While reading through the Rider's Manual to learn about the hidden secrets in all that bodywork, I came across a...
  23. You might want to check out the HEIDENAU brand of...

    You might want to check out the HEIDENAU brand of tires if you are looking for a classic pattern. I put a pair on my /5 last year and they are looking and holding up pretty well. I've got the K66...
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    OK, so now it is the "Motorcycle Owners of...

    OK, so now it is the "Motorcycle Owners of America".

    This could be a good thing. Maybe we could start seeing head to head comparisons of the new bikes in the Owners News. The new BMW RT vs. the ...
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    Short wheelbase /5s can be a problem with bar...

    Short wheelbase /5s can be a problem with bar mounted windscreens. I've heard that the long wheel base models solved the problem.

    After I got my '72 R75/5 I installed a windshield. Within the next...
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