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    Help-oil leaking 2008 R1200RT

    2008 R1200RT with 12,500 miles on it.

    Looks like oil weeping out of the final drive black plastic thingamajiggy on the throttle side of the bike. Just noticed it today. I have not noticed any...
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    makes sense

    makes sense
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    Why is the mpg so low? I consistently get 55 mpg...

    Why is the mpg so low? I consistently get 55 mpg or so on the highway? I have an 08RT that ran bridgstone stock tires for 10k miles until this week when I just put the PR2's on.

    I'm riding Indy...
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    I'm not big on carrying a bunch of stuff, even on...

    I'm not big on carrying a bunch of stuff, even on long trips, but I have to say that your rack looks great--like it came like that from the factory. Well done!

    Ever see those guys with huge...
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    Bridgestone something or other. I still have the...

    Bridgestone something or other. I still have the old ones in the garage--haven't burned them yet, I'll check.
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    I have an 08 RT and put PR2's on them yesterday. ...

    I have an 08 RT and put PR2's on them yesterday. Have a ride from INDY to JAX on Saturday so I'll see how they do.

    I got over 10k out of the first set of stock tires that came with the bike,...
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    Well, guys, I honestly thought I'd be posting at...

    Well, guys, I honestly thought I'd be posting at least once from the ER today, assuming they've got Wi-fi these days...

    But, I'm very proud to say that just a short 8 hours after starting, Miss...
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    OK, First question of the day: How the heck do...

    OK, First question of the day:

    How the heck do you put air in the tire after you put the new tire on????? It just leaks out all over the sides cause the bead isn't seated.

    What am I doing...
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    Well, I've got the rear wheel off. I broke the...

    Well, I've got the rear wheel off.

    I broke the bead using some high-speed 2x4's and my Toyota's bumper. :clap

    Tried getting the tire levers into place but called it quits after a couple of...
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    You guys stay close to the forum tomorrow

    :p

    My new tires are in and it'll be the first time I've ever attempted to change them myself--I may have some questions. Like, "How do I remove this tire lever from my eye socket?" and "Is anyone...
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    I'm on ADVRider alot,too. That's where I'm...

    I'm on ADVRider alot,too. That's where I'm getting alot of info. And from "the YouTube" as George W said.

    TPM Sensors I don't have. I think I've found a way to prevent damaging the rims. #3...
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    For those of you on the fence about doing your...

    For those of you on the fence about doing your own service, I'd just like to offer the following:

    Before I bought my 08 RT new, I had exactly 1 screwdriver and hammer laying around the house...
  13. I found the PR2's and ordered them at Jake...

    I found the PR2's and ordered them at Jake Wilson. With the B rated rear.

    $287 shipped. That seemed to be pretty much what I found in the other places that didn't have them in stock.

    Thanks...
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    Well, I know how you can save $290 right off the...

    Well, I know how you can save $290 right off the bat :)
  15. I put 08 RT in the title but maybe should have...

    I put 08 RT in the title but maybe should have been a little more clear.

    2008 R1200RT
  16. Can't find PR2 or PR3 in stock anywhere (08RT)

    :scratch

    Tried Cycle Gear, Motorcycle Superstore, American Mototire and a few others.

    Seems like no one has the "B" rear in stock in either PR2's or 3's. Some tried to talk me out of it,...
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    Don't get the original wood polishing spray--get...

    Don't get the original wood polishing spray--get their multi-surface spray.
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    I was totally sold on Plexus after using it once...

    I was totally sold on Plexus after using it once but I found the same results in a cheaper can--Pledge Multi-purpose spray. NOT the regular wood spray as some recommend. I find that a little too...
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    Having 5 kids at home, I'd say 10k miles a year...

    Having 5 kids at home, I'd say 10k miles a year is quite a feat!!!!!!
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    Yes, thanks for posting this!!! The main reason...

    Yes, thanks for posting this!!! The main reason I try to stay off of this forum is I think I've got a quality bike until I get on here and everyone's bike is falling apart or not running with only...
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    Well, it's sort of so I don't misplace it, I...

    Well, it's sort of so I don't misplace it, I guess. It has the recommended tire pressure, maintenance items of how to remove things, some torque specs, what type of oil, battery,plugs, etc I might...
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    I sewed this yesterday. It serves my...

    I sewed this yesterday. It serves my needs--carrying the three books I always have with me in a pouch that I can actually reach. I made it so it goes all the way up to the top so it easy to pull...
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    Somewhat less than patient, aren't we guys? ...

    Somewhat less than patient, aren't we guys? Never fear, though...

    The way I decided what to put in this tool roll was the bottom up approach: I went over my bike and made a list of all the...
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    Those are 3 folding hex keys. Gearwrench makes...

    Those are 3 folding hex keys. Gearwrench makes them. Sears sells them as well as some Advanced Auto stores. Maybe some other car part stores?

    I carry 3mm (for valve adjustments), 5mm (for...
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