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    When I first got my RT, screen fade on the LCD...

    When I first got my RT, screen fade on the LCD was a common occurrence for me. A trip to Texas in the heat/sun made it happen each day. I added a small shelf above the instrument cluster to make the...
  2. Thread: RT Ergonomics

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    +1:thumb Any time I'm below about 35 mph (and...

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    Any time I'm below about 35 mph (and it's safe to do so) I do this. That said, heading south from St. Paul after the MOA Rally I looked in the LH rear-view mirror and one of the riders...
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    A Couple of Motor Officers In Paris

    A few months ago I made photo of two motor officers in Paris. The Hexhead rider looks pretty comfortable (perhaps too comfortable with his chin-bar raised), but the FJR rider looks intent.
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  4. Thread: Hip Pain

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    To answer your question, while it's possible now...

    To answer your question, while it's possible now to do 500+ mile days, it's not fun. I like to stop often, take photos, talk with folks, etc. I can do some of this while riding a long distance, but...
  5. Thread: Hip Pain

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    My Hip Replacement Story

    I am 69YOA and ride an R1200RT. My story is that pain in my right hip (due to arthritis) was making days on the RT painful and any walking very difficult. I did a 6000-mile trip in 2010 with the...
  6. Thread: Brakes

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    Gordo - Nice to hear from you! I'm sure someone...

    Gordo - Nice to hear from you! I'm sure someone will have some insight to your problem. In that regard, could you advise us which BMW motorcycle you have and other particulars?

    See you out there -...
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    50mpg

    Cookie - I got my 2008 RT when it had 2200 miles on the ODO. It now has 40,782 on the ODO. It has been pretty consistent at about 46 MPG around town, and 50mpg on road trips, i.e. out of stop and go...
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    Back Home Again

    I started adding Star-Tron to the gas (about 1 ounce at each fill), and now it's running fine. The last 1000 miles were run mostly at 4000 rpm (equating to ~72mph in 6th gear). Bike consistently got...
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    Thanks to all for the replies. I am about 1000...

    Thanks to all for the replies. I am about 1000 miles from home at this point, and 90% of the time it's running fine. I made a two-hour trip in heavy rain today, and it ran flawlessly. It'll be due...
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    2008 R1200RT - Intermittent Rough Running

    I took my RT to the Rally and along the way (in Cheektowaga, NY) filled up with Sunoco 93 octane fuel. I noticed that the engine started to seem to struggle some and ran slightly rough. It also had a...
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    Thank you for the replies Lynn, Marchyman and...

    Thank you for the replies Lynn, Marchyman and JayJay. As with many electronic mysteries, the various configurations seem to make a difference. FWIW, whenever I'm more than 15' from the bike, the...
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    GPS Plug/USB adapter - 2008 R1200RT

    Can any reader advise the length of time following ignition shutoff that the power to the GPS plug remains on? When I had a Garmin Streetpilot running through the repair plug, it seemed to stay on...
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    LTJG (A loooong time ago)

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    Got The Burnsmoto FPC By-Pass

    I got that before venturing very far from MA. Every few months I go through the rehearsal for using it.
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    Fuel System Recall Results - 2008 R1200RT

    I took my RT in to the dealer last week for the techs to look at the conditions of the fuel pump, clamps, etc. Answer was, fuel pump needed replacement. I brought it back today, and 80 minutes later...
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    Thanks for the comprehensive writeup. I also have...

    Thanks for the comprehensive writeup. I also have a 2008 RT, but have not had a failure that left me stranded beside the road. My final-drive failure was discovered during maintenance by a master...
  17. Ready for Some Fun & Good Times!

    I'm looking forward to this in a big way. Great venue, great crowd, great event!
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    Oh well, I guess that's not going to work. Looks...

    Oh well, I guess that's not going to work. Looks like Burns Moto is going to have the answer, but it's not what I really wanted. Thanks for all your help.:thumb

    JG
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    Don - Thanks for your fast reply. I think I found...

    Don - Thanks for your fast reply. I think I found the answer to one part of my question...the USB pins 1 and 4 in the connector are fed by or feed (as the case may be) a red and black wire...
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    2008 R1200RT - GPS Outlet power output?

    I have been using the GPS power point near the back of the headlights on my R1200RT to power a Garmin StreetPilot. I'm now using my iPhone w/Waze for GPS navigation, and would like to power it from...
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    Auditory Nerve Issues = Tinnitus

    I got the analysis from the Doc at the Mass. Eye & Ear Infirmary two days ago. My tinnitus is not the result of all the FBI-related gunfire to which I was subject, it's due to some sort of...
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    +1 on On-board computer.:thumb Technically in...

    +1 on On-board computer.:thumb Technically in German it's "Bord Computer" and repeatedly pressing the BC button brings you through each of the available readouts. Once you get to one which is...
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    R1200RT - 13,000 MI on Front Michelin PR3

    While on a MA/CA/MA trip a year ago, I had some maintenance work done at San Jose BWM in CA. Willie Hodgson did the work and said that 42# front and 42# back (Michelin PR3s - "B" Model rear BTW) was...
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    Michelin just started selling the next...

    Michelin just started selling the next generation: Pilot Road 4. I haven't figured out the differences yet, but they come in three versions (maybe like the "B" version for the rear tire in the PR3...
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    It didn't seem like you'd gotten an answer. FWIW,...

    It didn't seem like you'd gotten an answer. FWIW, I have two "Optimate4" battery maintainers...one which is on my 2008 RT whenever it's in my garage, and another which goes on Mrs. ExGMan's BMW...
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