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    I have the pegs on my RT, and swear by them. They...

    I have the pegs on my RT, and swear by them. They are lightweight, work well, and by far the most clean-looking installation of all the players. A little pricey, maybe, but they are as close to...
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    I had one on my LT and found it to be of high...

    I had one on my LT and found it to be of high quality. I took it off though, because I was too prone to kicking it when I threw my leg over. Then, a buddy did a low-speed get off and broke an ankle...
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    The BMW plastic ones are good for about 1 hit....

    The BMW plastic ones are good for about 1 hit. The aluminum BMW guards prohibit the use of elf-pegs if you G.A.S. about those. I have the BMW engine bars, and wish I had purchased H-B bars, as I...
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    No improvements, but there are some differences....

    No improvements, but there are some differences. Some of the issues with the first '05s have been worked out in the '06 such as a problem with the headlight switch, sticky fuel tank sensor, a fuel...
  5. Thread: Omfg Wow

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    It's a great machine, isn't it? I really love...

    It's a great machine, isn't it? I really love mine. Now, if this freakin' kidney stone will just pass so I can get out and ride. Jeez.. it's so cold here in Kalifornia.. supposed to get down to about...
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    I'm getting similar results.. 45-55, depending on...

    I'm getting similar results.. 45-55, depending on speed (California!)

    I've never seen close to 60.
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    I got my '05 GS in May of '04. No real issues so...

    I got my '05 GS in May of '04. No real issues so far. There were a couple of minor things with that first run, but all squared away now. Go for it, but keep the RT!
    Also, if you are of the...
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    Hah..everyone must have found out that the red...

    Hah..everyone must have found out that the red ones are faster!

    http://homepage.mac.com/wbunning/bikes/r1200rt/rtfrtlow.jpg

    A couple of add-ons I like on mine:
    the BMW plastic cylinder head...
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    Yeesh. My '05 is already out of date. Buying a...

    Yeesh. My '05 is already out of date. Buying a motorcycle is beginning to be like buying a computer, the dang thing is obsolete before you get it home:laugh

    But.. I'm too short for adventure...
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    Xaque'ly. :bolt

    Xaque'ly. :bolt
  11. Thread: Highway Pegs

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    I just picked up ELF "Sahara" pegs for my '06...

    I just picked up ELF "Sahara" pegs for my '06 R1200RT today. For me, they are perfect. Light weight, fold away and out very easily, and a simple install. Pricey, but they look and work better than...
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    Sticky: Here are mine: '06 R1200RT ...

    Here are mine:
    '06 R1200RT

    http://homepage.mac.com/wbunning/.Pictures/newrt/ltside.jpg

    '05 R1200GS
    http://homepage.mac.com/wbunning/bikes/r1200/r12atoverlook.jpg
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    Yeah, I know. But the statement can be read two...

    Yeah, I know. But the statement can be read two ways:
    1. Don't run the tank down to 'empty' and
    2. Don't take off until the tank is empty

    I just thought it was an unusual way to tell me not to...
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    Weird R12RT manual statement:

    So I'm reading the manual for my new '06 RT, and on page 26. Apparently the new engine is so efficient that it can run on no fuel at all:...
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    I have both an R12GS and an R12RT. I had Rocky...

    I have both an R12GS and an R12RT.
    I had Rocky Mayer build a custom seat for the GS, which is actually a little taller than stock, but with the forward part narrowed out a little more. I'm 5'10"...
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    I'd start with getting a sheepskin seat pad from...

    I'd start with getting a sheepskin seat pad from Alaska Leather. That makes that last 'hateful hundred' miles of the day much more bearable.
    Here's my packing list..good for 3-days to infinity with...
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    Jay.. it will depend on the vest, but it may...

    Jay..

    it will depend on the vest, but it may be CLOSE. If you have a Widder electric vest, it only pulls around 40 watts. That's less than 4 amps. Plenty of room from the 5 amp system, but still...
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    Yep.. you were right. I had that other plug kit.....

    Yep.. you were right. I had that other plug kit.. with your pix I went out, took the tank off.. 10 min. max job.

    Thanks again! :twirl
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    Thanks. I'll give it a shot. The last tank...

    Thanks. I'll give it a shot. The last tank removal I tried was on an LT. What a bit*h. Your pix make it look much easier than I anticipated.[



    I used a 3/4" hole saw for the powerlet plug, and...
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    It's not entirely plug and go. It connects to the...

    It's not entirely plug and go. It connects to the factory-standard plug's wiring. Instructions call for you to REMOVE THE TANK to run the acc. plug wires up to the front. I'm not sure that is really...
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    Hah.. so THAT'S why you were selling all the...

    Hah.. so THAT'S why you were selling all the headsets, etc! Nice going. I love mine!
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    I have the Touratech piece.. it really works...

    I have the Touratech piece.. it really works well. BUT, I already busted my stock windshield (sorry, no great story..I overtightened the bolts after they worked loose!)so I think I'm going to check...
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    I drove mine home from the dealer's the first day...

    I drove mine home from the dealer's the first day via the 'scenic route': 300 miles including 100+ miles of dirt. Seat seamed fine to me and still does.
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    Thanks Dave.. That shot is out on the Carrizo...

    Thanks Dave..
    That shot is out on the Carrizo Plain National Monument, East of San Luis Obispo (see my sig line)
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    Alloys come standard, the spokes are about $100...

    Alloys come standard, the spokes are about $100 extra. Traditionally, spokes are regarded as stronger, and more likely to absorb strong shocks to the wheel without bending. I've never bent a wheel on...
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