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    Sticky: Poll: 2007 RT with 37,000 miles - no problems with fuel...

    2007 RT with 37,000 miles - no problems with fuel strip.
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    I have an '07 RT with about 32,000 miles, no...

    I have an '07 RT with about 32,000 miles, no problems with the fuel strip. I estimate that at least 95% of the time I have used Top Tier gas, mostly Shell, Mobil, Chevron.

    To those who have had...
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    I ride in the rain - and on occasion I use a...

    I ride in the rain - and on occasion I use a towel dry my bike, then use some of that spray on wax stuff.
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    I can appreciate the innovation in the engine...

    I can appreciate the innovation in the engine regardless, even if there are no tangible functional benefits. However I do suspect that the engine design may be the ground work for an engine that...
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    All I have seen is superficial marketing...

    All I have seen is superficial marketing materials. At the most fundamental level I am not sure I understand why there is even a need for a 6 cyl. motorcycle engine. I am not being negative toward...
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    Yes, that is the reason I am trying to understand...

    Yes, that is the reason I am trying to understand what problem(s) are being addressed from an engineering point of view. If I ever do buy a bike with a 1600 motor I want it to be for reasons other...
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    From a practical point of view what should we...

    From a practical point of view what should we expect from the improved vibrational smoothness? On the surface it appears that the 1600 engine compared to the 1300 engine gives more torque, more HP...
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    Engineering benefits of 6 cylinders?

    I can appreciate doing something because it can be done, but I am wondering what engineering problem does a 6 cylinder engine solve in a motorcycle compared to 4 cylinders?
    In motorcycle...
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    For my style of riding I came to the conclusion...

    For my style of riding I came to the conclusion that a dual compound tire is more gimmick than necessity. I have never lost grip on either type, except for an occasional slide on loose gravel or...
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    I curious. All other things being equal if you...

    I curious. All other things being equal if you have a tire with a 10K life under normal riding conditions, how aggressive do you have to be to take it down to 2K?

    If you are comparing street...
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    I run about 36/40 PSI and I get about 7K per set...

    I run about 36/40 PSI and I get about 7K per set of tires like clock work. I have used Pilot Roads, Pilot Roads 2 and Roadsmarts. I ride all year, mixed use, no track days. In my area I put some...
  12. Is this another reason to keep my '07 RT forever?...

    Is this another reason to keep my '07 RT forever?

    BMW has been making motorcycles since 1921, why all of a sudden do they think we need a light to tell us when to change the oil? Purely a...
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    Ditto, but I usually get either Castro or Mobil 1.

    Ditto, but I usually get either Castro or Mobil 1.
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    I started using synthetic at 12,000 miles.

    I started using synthetic at 12,000 miles.
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    In the sweet spot with '07 RT

    I have about 24,900 miles on my '07 RT. Within the past couple of months all the fluids have been changed, new spark plugs, valves adjusted, new tires, everything fully broken in, and the RT and I...
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    One thing I seriously don't understand regarding...

    One thing I seriously don't understand regarding the above is why would someone buy a new bike and want to sell it 5 seconds after they bought it?

    I bought my bike with the plan of keeping it...
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    My bike is a keeper, with no extended warranty. ...

    My bike is a keeper, with no extended warranty. If I buy a new bike, it would be a different type of bike, I would still keep the RT. No out of pocket expenses, just routine maintenance so far,...
  18. I have an '07 RT, and changed the battery a few...

    I have an '07 RT, and changed the battery a few weeks ago with an Odessey. Last winter in below freezing weather it never failed to start but it did turnover noticeably slower, once warmed up it did...
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    Just over 17,000 miles on my '07 RT, no problems,...

    Just over 17,000 miles on my '07 RT, no problems, just need to find more time to ride.
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    I have a 2007 RT with about 16,000, I agree that...

    I have a 2007 RT with about 16,000, I agree that between 10K and 12K it started to feel as if the engine and all other systems started operating at their peak. Also over that time the RT and I have...
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    Which one is the quietest? At what speed to do...

    Which one is the quietest? At what speed to do start to notice the difference in wind noise? After a long ride do you feel any different (i.e. - less fatigued) or do you feel you can ride longer...
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    I recently put on a set of Dunlop Roadsmart...

    I recently put on a set of Dunlop Roadsmart tires, replacing Michelin PR2's. I got about 7,500 on the PR2's. I have about 250 miles on the Roadsmart's, I have riden in the rain, temps between 38 to...
  23. Either a high-visibility vest or jacket will be...

    Either a high-visibility vest or jacket will be my next purchase.
  24. "Ride Like You're Invisible" - My first accident

    I had to run an errand and decided to ride my RT today. I was in a high traffic area and I am 100% focused on riding safely. I always wear protective gear, my helmet is full-face, solid white, I...
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    ...with a bigger garage, bigger balance in my...

    ...with a bigger garage, bigger balance in my checking account, and more time to ride, I'd own both and a few others, but the RT would still be my first choice after putting on my riding boots.
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