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    Gee whiz I guess I'm really stupid. I buy OEM...

    Gee whiz I guess I'm really stupid. I buy OEM filters from my local dealer (90 miles away). I buy OEM oil from the same dealer. I only use Chevron Supreme 92 Octane fuel, in a pinch I'll use...
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    I'd heard about this and it was one of the...

    I'd heard about this and it was one of the reasons I installed HID low beams. It removes the OEM socket from the area of the bulb and replaces it with a high quality soft silicone plug that mates to...
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    On my 04 1150 RT in 26,000 miles the brake pads,...

    On my 04 1150 RT in 26,000 miles the brake pads, front and rear had over 80% left so I'm a very poor one to make comments on brake technique.

    That said, on my 06 1200 RT I use the rear brake when...
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    And if all I want to do is change my oil in my...

    And if all I want to do is change my oil in my R1200RT it only takes one allen wrench.
    Oil and filter? Add one filter wrench.
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    Try this: www.us.metzelermoto.com/ They can...

    Try this:
    www.us.metzelermoto.com/

    They can help.
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    Love it. Looks good, and I can remove the little...

    Love it. Looks good, and I can remove the little plug in the end and it sounds like a motorcycle again.
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    Are you near another dealer? You need to find a...

    Are you near another dealer? You need to find a dealer who diagnoses problems, not one who just throws parts at the bike willy nilly hoping to solve the problem.
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    Dumped my H7 low beams last spring for a pair of...

    Dumped my H7 low beams last spring for a pair of HID units made by Hella. Ballasts go in speaker enclosures in fairing and everything else just plugs in to existing wiring. The canbus doesn't seem...
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    Bulletin: Any time the battery is...

    Bulletin:

    Any time the battery is disconnected, when reconnected, turn on ign. key, do not start engine, twist throttle to full on and hold for three seconds, release throttle and then start...
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    To avoid the failure according to the users...

    To avoid the failure according to the users manual on the bike:
    place the bike in 1st gear and let out the clutch and turn off the key letting the engine hold the bike in place without any brake...
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    Pictures would be nice. My 04 1150RT went 26000...

    Pictures would be nice. My 04 1150RT went 26000 miles before I sold it for the 06 1200RT and according to the BMW shop it still had over 75% of pad life remaining front and rear. They accused me...
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    The rubber neck filler is some kind of protection...

    The rubber neck filler is some kind of protection to something but I threw mine away months ago. The tank fills easier and quicker. As far as the gas gauge goes, I'm reminded of the man with one...
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    Cruising with side bags and one up at speeds...

    Cruising with side bags and one up at speeds below 75mph I get a solid 54 to 55 miles per gallon on Chevron Supreme. Drops to 49 with "other" brands. Last tank had 338 miles on the trip meter and...
  14. Thread: Alarms

    by MPATROVSKY
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    Use a relay in the line to the horns when you...

    Use a relay in the line to the horns when you upgrade, the canbus won't see any difference and the horn will be louder. Yes, there are alarms that include a pager with a half mile or so of range...
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    I'm keepin' my head down and knocking on wood. ...

    I'm keepin' my head down and knocking on wood. My 06RT has been splendid in all respects. I fully enjoy all the bells and whistles and have added many of my own, crash bars, foot pegs, Hella FF50...
  16. Thread: Gas Mileage

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    On my 1200RT with less than twelve thousand miles...

    On my 1200RT with less than twelve thousand miles on it I get a solid fifty mpg. If I set the cruise control and stubbornly refuse to "goose it" every time I get a chance, I have seen as high as 57...
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    I bought a Harbor Freight Motorcycle/ATV lift and...

    I bought a Harbor Freight Motorcycle/ATV lift and it was less than ninety bucks. It has two rubber topped lifting surfaces that go under the bike and lift it about a foot and a half. Unfortunately,...
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    So if you really don't want to lose your "right...

    So if you really don't want to lose your "right to ride" join the AMA and other M/C orgs that fight stupid laws made by fools in cages to regulate us who have the ability to balance on two wheels...
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    Yup, and alarms in the beginning of dinner,...

    Yup, and alarms in the beginning of dinner, coronary problems, high blood pressure, alarms in the wee hours of the morning, fighting fires while you dodge motorists, great life. No thanks, I quit...
  20. I believe that here in Oregon, the Castle...

    I believe that here in Oregon, the Castle Doctrine extends to motor vehicles and as such shooting a person trying to move your bike is legal. Any questions?
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    re-read the original post

    re-read the original post
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    My '06 has all the options, cruise, ESA, Computer...

    My '06 has all the options, cruise, ESA, Computer and so forth. It has partial linked ABS brakes in that the foot works the back only and the hand works them all. There is no power booster in my 06...
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    Stayintune I put one on my 06 1200RT and with the...

    Stayintune I put one on my 06 1200RT and with the little "plug" in the end it is about like stock. Remove the little "plug" and it develops a very nice deep throbbing tone.
  24. What's up with the gravel roads being a point...

    What's up with the gravel roads being a point against the RT? My driveway climbs a mountainside, rises over a thousand feet in half a mile and has switchbacks. It's all gravel and fine sandy...
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    1000 wet or dry paper, sand wet until smooth. ...

    1000 wet or dry paper, sand wet until smooth. sand beyond damaged area and mask around valve cover and cover the rest of the bike well. Use a good primer and apply a few coats. Sand again with wet...
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