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    My confidence in the R1200RT is severly shaken. A...

    My confidence in the R1200RT is severly shaken. A 2009 with only 37,000 miles has a U-joint failure. Really? Are you kidding me!! Just truly disappointed. 37,000 miles is next to nothing in my book....
  2. Thread: New r1200r

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    Maybe I'm missing something, but what's the point...

    Maybe I'm missing something, but what's the point if the guards are more expensive then the valve cover. If I dropped the bike and had scrapes, scratches, or gouges on the Rizoma CF guards, I'd be...
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    Not sure about the states, but I purchased a new...

    Not sure about the states, but I purchased a new OEM painted pannier cover for 136 Euros in Germany. Approximately $176.00 USD. Also replaced the red reflectors with BMW logo while I was at it.
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    No pics. Didn't happen.

    No pics. Didn't happen.
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    I definitely don't hang. Butt is planted on the...

    I definitely don't hang. Butt is planted on the seat with a forward looking lean and slightly cocked in the direction of the lean. For all its sporting characteristics it certainly has sporting...
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    Poll: Have a 2011 R1200RT and just can't get over how...

    Have a 2011 R1200RT and just can't get over how good the bike rides. Strange, I started at a young age with cruisers then migrated to street bikes and now sport tour. At this point I'm considering a...
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    Had mine installed a little over a year ago and...

    Had mine installed a little over a year ago and decided to take them off about two months ago. They work fine for long road trips and to get some air circulation in the cockpit during warm weather....
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    Wasted money on the stock low seat and got rid of...

    Wasted money on the stock low seat and got rid of it after a 2,000 trip. It about killed me. Need to break down and get the comfort seat. Using the regular stock seat for now. A bit of a reach but...
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    Congrats on your new bike.

    Congrats on your new bike.
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    I believe there is an oil cap cover with a...

    I believe there is an oil cap cover with a thermometer attached on the top available in the market. Don't know how accurate it is but it should provide a relative indicator.

    The dash temp level...
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    Appreciate all the tips. Was able to access the...

    Appreciate all the tips. Was able to access the set screw to detach the mirror through a hole on the bottom of the housing assembly. Popped the mirror off and the housing assembly was held on tight...
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    Just gave it several hard yank and a tug both...

    Just gave it several hard yank and a tug both front and back with no luck. The yanks were hard enough to jostle the whole bike.

    Is the assemble designed to pop out?
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    Shaz-Bot. Need help! RT mirror removal

    Had a ferocious storm blow through the other day and blew over my RT. The bike was covered with the tail bag on and apparently it had enough sail effect to blow it over. It just never occurred to me...
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    BMW Motorrad Days is having their Swiss Alps tour...

    BMW Motorrad Days is having their Swiss Alps tour Jul 5th to 14th this year.

    http://www.ronayres.com/Europe_MotorradDays.aspx

    Motorcycle bliss! :thumb
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    2011 R1200RT Remus Exhaust

    Thinking about installing Remus exhaust on the 11 R12RT. Would appreciate some insight on pros and cons from riders who made the conversion.

    The advertisement claims an increase of 9hp. OK but...
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    Not sure about the R1200R but the RT can do 140...

    Not sure about the R1200R but the RT can do 140 on the speedo. Although I suspect the speedometer may be a bit overrated.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnWHGMqZF-s

    All legal on the German...
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    Doug, Small world. Thanks for sharing your...

    Doug,

    Small world. Thanks for sharing your interesting story. So much to see and do. Historical sites ranging from the Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire, Middle Ages, Renaissance, and WWII. Just glad...
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    Barvaria, Garmisch, Black Forrest = gods country....

    Barvaria, Garmisch, Black Forrest = gods country. There are many back twisty roads with small towns and settlements nestled in crevices throughout the Black Forrest. The rustic beauty of this place...
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    Day Trip to Baden-Baden, Germany

    Day trip through the Black Forrest to Baden-Baden. Locals and tourists alfresco dining, shopping, and mingling in a cultural/retail setting with live group playing Native American music. Who would...
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    Congrats on the new bike. It may take a bit of...

    Congrats on the new bike. It may take a bit of time to get better acquainted with everything that the R1200RT brings to the table.

    On a separate note, what is this about 92/93 octane causing gas...
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    Still not sure how it got bent. The bike was...

    Still not sure how it got bent. The bike was crated in a wooden box with 2x4 planks used as center rails for the tires. The damage is only on one side of both front and rear wheels and it has the...
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    Starting in Chicago, I spent the night in Sioux...

    Starting in Chicago, I spent the night in Sioux Falls, SD because it was about a days ride. Another factor was the the interstate between Sioux Falls and Rapid City was closed due to flooding. The...
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    Make sure you have the appropriate weather proof...

    Make sure you have the appropriate weather proof gear. We drove through torrential rain storms virtually unscathed due to good gear. Quick overview;

    1. Iron Mountain Road
    2. Vanocker Canyon Rd to...
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    2011 R1200RT Soft Wheels

    Just read a post about the RT wheels being soft in a unrelated thread. Is this an issue with anyone?

    I had my bike shipped to Germany and when it arrived the front and rear rims were bent. The...
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    Late response. I mounted the angle bracket...

    Late response. I mounted the angle bracket purchased at a local hardware store on the same location where the OEM horn was mounted. Also the reason I used the angle bracket is that it provide just...
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