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    Throttle Body Sync.

    My experience has been much like Don's. I recently checked mine after 2-3 years, 60-90k miles. They were spot on. If they are off, it's easiest to feel it just off-idle when the "error" is a larger %...
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    2010 RT Mirrors

    You can mount the GS mirrors, you will need the GS 1/2 clamps and a few other bits and pieces. When I did this 4 years ago, the total was about $220.
  3. Replacement Windscreen

    I went with a Cee Bailey on my 2010 R1200RT. It is wider, taller, and MUCH quieter than any other windsheild I have ever had. Maybe due to the reverse flip at the top?
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    Nope, we are just getting started on the "big...

    Nope, we are just getting started on the "big hole" final drives failing. And fail they will, because BMW used a sealed big bearing in those. So when the lube in the sealed bearing is gone, the...
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    2010 R1200RT need a quiet windsheild

    The Cee Bailey is by far the quietest shield I've ever had. I got a pretty tall one, which helps as it is leaned far back from verticle.
  6. R1200 Gear Whine

    There is a sealed "lubed for life" bearing in the final drive. I wouldn't trust it past 80-100k. Mine dynamited at 105k 'Cause I didn't know about it. My next one will be replaced as a PM if it...
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    GS 1200 travel across southern Australia

    I was down there in 2001 so my knowledge may be obsolete: It would have been an extremely challenging hassle to bring in a bike. Best bet is for up to two weeks, rent one. If a month or more you...
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    U-Joint Failur-R12002007

    A friend of mine had his done by them, they turned it around in only a day or two.
  9. Thread: 2014 RT Mirrors

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    2014 RT Mirrors

    I took a good look at the new RT at the Chicago show on Saturday. The mirrors are a little less worthless than the ones on my 2010 RT, but still not good enough. A close inspection of the handlebar...
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    No pics but easy to describe. There are 3 holes...

    No pics but easy to describe. There are 3 holes in the bottom pulley. I tapped threads in one. I now carry a short screw to fit those threads and a large flat washer. This serves to guide the belt on...
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    My 2010 RT has a used belt tucked away as a...

    My 2010 RT has a used belt tucked away as a spare. I also carry a widget I made to help me install a belt on the road. At 119k miles, the only belt failure has been an obvious manufacturing error. My...
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    "Doesn't seem like much", but when adjusting...

    "Doesn't seem like much", but when adjusting ergonomics, 1" is a long way. The 2010-2013 are the same. All have three bolts, the extra 4th bolt hole in the spacer is out of sight and hurts nothing.
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    Who Rebuilds R12RT tankbag

    I think I recall someone had their BMW tankbag rebuilt, saving the snap-on base. My bike is a 2010 RT and I need this service. Can someone point me to the right vendor?
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    This may be old news, butt you all do know the...

    This may be old news, butt you all do know the big bearing in the Big Hole final drive is sealed, and does not receive lube from the final drive chamber? 80k on that bearing is prolly about par,...
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    Risers for 2013 R RT

    I'm an old greybeard whose bikes never fit him when new. I have found that when adjusting the contact points between you and your bike, 1" is a long way. I'd suggest you try the bar backs you are...
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    Wethead Vibration

    Different folks have different threshholds of vibration tolerance. The bars can be calmed easily with heavier bar end weights, from "Manicsalamander". I've used them on an Airheard and a Camhead with...
  17. New Struts?

    Steve is right on the money as far as I'm concerned.

    My 2010 RT was starting to get just a tad loose at 95k but definitely NOT shot. I sent my ESA units to Works, about 1/2 the cost of new BMW...
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    Thanks, that clarifies it. I'll just have to live...

    Thanks, that clarifies it. I'll just have to live with it and replace the bearing as "PM" in another 80k or so.
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    Drive shaft Failure 2010R1200RT

    I recently had the rear u-joint fail (caught it before it broke) @ 105k. Use? I'm an old man who rides like, well, an old man. I can report that on my RT, the drive shaft does not come out the back...
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    Valve Cover Gasket

    No, it's reusable several times. However, be very careful to get the small round gasket in the center in place.
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    2006 1200GS towed behind RV

    15 years ago I spent $750 on a 5' x 10' tilt flat bed trailer. That's $50/year so far. No strain on the bike.
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    My 2010RT came with Conti Road Attack's, I didn't...

    My 2010RT came with Conti Road Attack's, I didn't like them. I thought they were a little too quick handling for me. Same as the Z8's. I like the more neutral handling PR3's, and they wear longer. My...
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    Be carefull of the cheap stock BMW plastic tool,...

    Be carefull of the cheap stock BMW plastic tool, if they still sell it. I got mine two years ago and it failed almost immediatly by spreading. I now have an alloy one like shown by another poster,...
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    windsheild: 05-09 vs 10+

    I'm sure there are other differences between 09 and 10 because: Cee bailey made a different sheild for the 010's and later.
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    How To Organize Panniers on R1200RT

    I use a Kathy's liner on the Left, this goes into the motel each night. The other bag has a clear plastic divider the length of the bag, anchored with hinges at the bottom. Behind the divider is all...
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