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    Headlights

    On the 2011 the dual headlights were very bright and visible. That was a good design and I never felt the need to add any extra lights. With the single light on the 2014, not so visible. Gets me...
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    2014 R1200RT: clunky going in to 1st gear

    When shifting from neutral, mine is very clunky. Is this normal? Is this bad? Intuitively, it seems bad.
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    2014 RT headlights compared with 2011

    I just traded my 2011 R1200RT in for a new one. On the 2011, the low beam headlights had both the right and left headlights on. The high beam added the one in the center.
    On the 2014, it is the...
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    ok, thanks

    OK, I will have the belt changed @24K. I had a 2002 R1150RT and I let it go too long before changing the belt. It had been squealing a lot and when I finally had it replaced, the belt had partially...
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    24 K service question: alternator belt

    I am going for a 24K service soon on my 2011 R1200RT. The dealer says that the alternator belt should be replaced at 24K. Is this correct and reasonable? Thanks
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    found a campsite

    Please ignore the request; we found a campsite. See you in Daytona.
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    Parking a big rig in/ near Daytona

    Planning to drive down from NY for Bike Week with a 45 foot trailer pulled by a truck cab. Once there, we will leave our bikes out and we will sleep in the trailer. However, we have been unable to...
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    Light RT

    I completely agree. I have loved my 1986 R80RT for 25 years. I love that it is light weight and I love the weather protection.
    Why, oh why did they ever stop making bikes like that?

    I also have...
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    weak spark

    I spoke to Motorrad Elektrik today and was advised to check the spark quality. It is weak (thin orange spark, it should be a thick blue spark). I took the coil out and I will call Motorrad tomorrow...
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    Thanks. I'll have to research that. If I...

    Thanks. I'll have to research that.

    If I replace the coil, should I use OEM or something else?
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    Well, he said he checked it. It is not the...

    Well, he said he checked it. It is not the original coil, but actually the third.
    Is what I have been experiencing typical of a bad coil?
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    Help: recurrent problem R80RT

    Hello all. I am the original owner of a 1986 R80RT, with 65K on it. I had never gotten stuck until several months ago, when I was riding on a nice dry sunny day, and after about 25 miles, it...
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    Thanks to all responders.

    Thanks to all responders.
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    lube recommendation

    What should I use in the transmission, drive shaft and final drive in my 1986 R80RT?
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    Thanks

    Thanks for the prompt replies and the advice.
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    R80RT how to secure in trailer

    Hello all from New York. I am going to Daytona for the first time, and I am taking my 1986 R80RT, of which I am the original owner. A friend is trailering it with 2 other bikes in a 24 foot...
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