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    Hopefully they figure out this issue before they...

    Hopefully they figure out this issue before they put the same components into the 2014 RT.


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    Latest Issue of BMW Motorcycle Magazine addresses this issue

    In the latest issue of BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Jens Staebe, Head of Technical Support and Warranty at BMW Motorrad talks about this issue as being a 'clutch separation and shift shock' issue and...
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    I'm in the same boat with a great '02 R1150RT...

    I'm in the same boat with a great '02 R1150RT that is in excellent condition and runs like it's brand new. The FD was rebuilt recently so that issue is a long way down the road before it rears its...
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    Chris is the absolute best at what he does. We...

    Chris is the absolute best at what he does. We can all learn a lot from him. I wish he was a bit closer to Colorado.


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  5. I'm not surprised, but I am disappointed

    To all the whiners, I will not justify your comments with a direct response. Not sure how others are on the other forum topics but those on this OilHead forum leave much to be desired.

    I've used...
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    Marvel Mystery Oil in my 2002 RT

    When I first purchased my current RT it had 36,200 miles on the clock. I pulled the valve covers and cylinder heads for inspection. The valve ports were pretty dirty and had built up carbon on...
  7. Thread: Amsoil

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    Amsoil

    Yes, if you do your research, it is the best product available, period. For those of you who think using Amsoil is wasting World resources, let me correct you.

    Amsoil is formulated from 100% U.S....
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    Forgot to mention that I also clean my KN air...

    Forgot to mention that I also clean my KN air filter and re-oil every 2,000 miles whether it needs it or not. I also vacuum out any debris from the air box.

    I've also added N48 Neodymium magnets...
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    Don't over-think it. If she is competent, puts...

    Don't over-think it. If she is competent, puts safety first, rides defensively and has at least a few thousand miles under her tires, her risks are minimal.

    The risks from mistakes other drivers...
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    GSAddict - I bought my RT with 36,200 miles on it...

    GSAddict - I bought my RT with 36,200 miles on it and the FD gave out at 37,000+. It was already ruined by the last owner. When I first drained the final drive it came out like melted licorice. ...
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    Pas, get smart on Marvel Mystery Oil. It does...

    Pas, get smart on Marvel Mystery Oil. It does what it is designed to do and a lot of folks who have decades worth of experience use it regularly. I've been riding and wrenching on bike's and cars...
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    No, not a distributor, just a dealer. The amount...

    No, not a distributor, just a dealer. The amount of Marvel I use is actually 20%, or roughly 26oz. The balance is 15W50. Even if the Marvel was a zero weight oil, the viscosity is only thinned out...
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    Not Glen, I am familiar with his story. The one...

    Not Glen, I am familiar with his story. The one I recall happened in Mexico. My point was that traveling there isn't without risk.


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    Interstates are 75 in Montana, just like...

    Interstates are 75 in Montana, just like Colorado.


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    My R1150RT Maintenance Schedule

    This might be overkill to some but it does ensure a very clean engine and systems.

    1. Oil and Filter Change - Amsoil Dominator Racing 15W50, KN-163 filter, every 2,500 miles. Every other oil...
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    There are good dealers, and there are certainly...

    There are good dealers, and there are certainly bad ones who place making as much money off of each customer well ahead of good business practices and customer service. Some car dealers are no...
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    Excellent video. Hopefully it'll convince a...

    Excellent video. Hopefully it'll convince a majority of lawmakers to up the speeds like Texas recently has.

    Here's my fix. Increase all highway, byway, back roads and freeway maximum speeds to a...
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    I've ridden into Mexico one time, back in 1989...

    I've ridden into Mexico one time, back in 1989 when I was riding a Honda Shadow 800. Passing through Tijuana was uneventful but never safe, not even 20+ years ago. Definitely not now.

    The Baja...
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    Agree, completely. Unlike 'most' politicians, i...

    Agree, completely. Unlike 'most' politicians, i think it does matter who you vote in as your local sheriff.

    Here in Ft Collins, Colorado (Larimer County) we have a Sheriff who actually uses...
  20. Poll: Either will be big bucks but the advantage is...

    Either will be big bucks but the advantage is starting out with zero miles on the clock and a new warranty, along with all the upgrades and gadgets on the '14 models.

    On the other hand, I've heard...
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    Many tales, stories and a few tickets. My 2000...

    Many tales, stories and a few tickets. My 2000 K1200S was the culprit.

    All of my best rides (and stories) were on rides in the desert southwest. The east was memorable but the bugs and humidity...
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    Great info, and thanks! I did take Jeff up on...

    Great info, and thanks! I did take Jeff up on his offer and he was quick to send the procedures along with some other info. Appreciate all the help.

    I just got a look at a clutch hub off of an...
  23. Poll: Older RT - replace with a new RT or just add a new GSA to the garage?

    I have a 2002 R1150RT and I love it, but I also know that keeping it running really good will require big bucks, especially if I ever have to do an input shaft, clutch hub and slave cylinder upgrade...
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    Final Drive decided to eat itself

    A bit disappointed with having to rebuild my final drive about a month ago. Mileage, 39,700. The only symptoms were a slight oil leak and metal shavings in the gear oil. Turns out the crown...
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    New Member, Northern Colorado

    Hello to everyone and hope your last ride was as good as mine!

    A little about myself. Retired from the Military and DOD, but still active and involved on motorcycling. I've owned 29...
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