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    no need to remove muffler

    Gerry had it right..(believe 3rd post).

    I've put many rear tires on my "03" over 150K miles and never removed the muffler. Take license plate mount and deflate tire. make sure you have the...
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    how was your trip? which rally did you attend?

    how was your trip? which rally did you attend?
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    glue

    gorrilla glue has worked for mine for over 70K miles in all weather
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    bikerfish had a good reply and thanks for that. ...

    bikerfish had a good reply and thanks for that.

    first BMW - rather ride than type...

    I'M INFORMED NOW - I own an OILHEAD...

    Finding this out after 90K miles...(3 years)
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    R1150RT spring strut replacement

    posted this in gear forum before realizing it should be here:

    I've got 102K miles on my '03 and it's rear shock (spring strut) is leaking and needs replacing. the front shock is orginal also.
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    went back to BMW filter

    After trying some NON-OEM filters i've gone back to the BMW filter. Ask your dealer for the "rebuild kit" which includes crush washers needed, it's actually a couple of $'s cheaper than a single oil...
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    after break in

    i have 83K on my 03r1150rt and if i changed my oil every 4K miles it wouldn't need any added. I change my oil every 5K and have to add 1/3 Quart at 4K. That said, try letting the oil level drop to...
  8. yes they do break

    I dropped my bike at less the 5 miles per hour (slick concrete) and the head hit the ground, breaking the connector. It was a very slow leak and i didn't realize it until 60 miles later, once i got...
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    bar backs are worth the $

    too answer your ? about bar backs, yes they help considerably. also for less than $10.00 get a pair of "grip-puppys". I use a BMW long distance seat, and with LD shorts and Pioneer pants was able...
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    Agree with MrFrank - Metzeler Roadtec Z6

    can't go wrong with the Metzeler Roadtec Z6. recommended to me by the guys at BMW of Santa Cruz County after i was getting only 10K miles from another brand. I've gotten 13.5K and 14.8 K (all hwy...
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    stop riding today...

    I have an '03 1150 RT and the only time i've gotten that poor of milage was when I had a leak in the fuel line. I believe you have a crack in the quick release connector. Good story is it's easly...
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    Thanks for the ideas..

    Both set ups posted so far have given me some ideas.

    Any others?

    looking for additional "below" the fairing suggestions.

    Thanks,

    Ksmith57:wave
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    mounting ? Hella FF50 to R1150RT

    Anyone out there have an R1150RT they've mounted Hella FF50's to? I understand these work well and are a very good value. I just haven't been able to findout how they can be mounted and wired.
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    Welcome to the fast lane....

    You've just gotten a GREAT motorcycle. I also bought an '03 R1150RT last year at this time (32K miles ago). having come from many miles on Goldwings I wasn't use to the hand vibration i was getting...
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    R1150RT Owner '03

    About a year ago i was in your same place (except i wasn't retiring). I was looking to buy the best sport touring bike i could get for under $13K. I looked into the ST1300 & FJR1300 both new, and...
  16. walking tour Wind Cave National park

    take some time to take a walking tour of Wind Cave it's worth it...one of only two in the world. a must stop along with Mt. Rushmore.

    KSmith 57
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    Looking for input..new windshields, 1150RT

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    New to the BMW org and want to get some actual high milage feedback on replacement windshields for the 2003 R1150RT i bought back in late March. Already got the bar backs (worth ever cent i...
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