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  1. Thread: 2013 gs

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    I saw the liquid cooled GS at the Minneapolis...

    I saw the liquid cooled GS at the Minneapolis show. I got there early on Friday so I had a chance to spend some time at the BMW display before it got busy. My impression was that the bike looked...
  2. I travel on the cheap

    I enjoy camping, unless itÔÇÖs raining. Since I have a national parks senior pass I can stay at a national forest or park for $6-10 per night. State parks are more, but usually have showers. I...
  3. Thread: Fuel strip poll

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    Sticky: Poll: 2009 RT 30K miles, took 2 replacement strips to...

    2009 RT 30K miles, took 2 replacement strips to fix it.

    Bill
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    IÔÇÖve been having the same problem with my...

    IÔÇÖve been having the same problem with my 09ÔÇÖ RT. I fill the bike and the gauge reads ?¥. Sometimes I fill it and it reads full for about a mile then drops to ?¥ , sometimes I fill it and...
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    Thanks for all the input. I think it will really...

    Thanks for all the input. I think it will really make this a great trip!

    IÔÇÖd like to spend as much time as possible in the twistes, and also like riding through deep woods. IÔÇÖll be on an...
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    Route Help NY & PA North to South

    IÔÇÖm looking for route suggestions through New York & Pennsylvania.
    I plan to enter NY. At Thousand Island Bridge, spend a couple of days in the Adirondacks, ride through the finger lakes...
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    IÔÇÖve been looking for a top case rack also. ...

    IÔÇÖve been looking for a top case rack also. WeÔÇÖd like to use it for the lightweight bulky stuff when weÔÇÖre 2 up and camping. However, when solo, which is 75% of the time; I donÔÇÖt...
  8. Thanks for the tip! I ordered them online,...

    Thanks for the tip!
    I ordered them online, nobody there today. Good news is their having a secret 4th of July sale; 15% off everything, ends at midnight, so of course I ordered enough to get free...
  9. I donÔÇÖt think you can get the silver lower...

    I donÔÇÖt think you can get the silver lower body panels off without removing the fuel tank covers, since they are attached to each other , and I donÔÇÖt think you can remove those until...
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    I have about 25,000 miles on my comfort seat, and...

    I have about 25,000 miles on my comfort seat, and generally I like it, and have no plans on replacing it with anything else.

    A couple of observations though:
    1. itÔÇÖs a little wider in the...
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    I had a 0 mph tip over with both the clear...

    I had a 0 mph tip over with both the clear plastic and black rubber protectors on the bags. Neither did anything to protect the covers. If you put the clear film on the top of the bags, they offer...
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    I had the same issue with my 09ÔÇÖ RT. The...

    I had the same issue with my 09ÔÇÖ RT. The problem was a chip of some kind stuck in the sensor causing it to stick. The dealer cleaned the sensor, and IÔÇÖve not had the problem since.

    Bill
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    I wouldnÔÇÖt recommend the red lacquer filler...

    I wouldnÔÇÖt recommend the red lacquer filler on your project. I havenÔÇÖt used in for years because of lacquers compatibility issues under many top coats. Instead, I would use a catalyzed...
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    IÔÇÖd go ahead and take the plastic off just...

    IÔÇÖd go ahead and take the plastic off just to get familiar with the process. I do it every winter just to detail the bike and look around for loose fasteners, corrosion, loose electrical...
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    I agree with Steve I also replaced a rock...

    I agree with Steve

    I also replaced a rock solid K75RT with a R1200RT two years & 25K miles ago. The R12 has been every bit as solid and reliable as the K75, and in my opinion, out performs it in...
  16. Thread: '05 RT Oil Leak

    by wkottd
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    If it was me, and it was leaking when I bought...

    If it was me, and it was leaking when I bought it, or soon after, I would bring it back to the dealer, and talk to the sales person I bought it from about the problem. ItÔÇÖs likely they will fix...
  17. Thread: H7 Replacements

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    I got my 65W Osrams from Cyclenutz, about $25, no...

    I got my 65W Osrams from Cyclenutz, about $25, no complaints.

    Bill
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    IÔÇÖve used 3M General Purpose Adhesive...

    IÔÇÖve used 3M General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner P/N 08984 for years. Never damaged any painted or fabric surface IÔÇÖve used it on. You can get it at any auto body supply store and most chain...
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    Congratulations!! ThereÔÇÖs nothing better...

    Congratulations!! Theres nothing better then the anticipation of that first ride on a brand new bikeExcept the first ride!!

    Black is the fastest color, even with a little gray

    Bill
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    I talked with these guys at the Minneapolis...

    I talked with these guys at the Minneapolis motorcycle show www.racetech.com. It sounded like they can rebuild and/or customize your stock shocks. Other then that conversation, I donÔÇÖt know...
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    IÔÇÖve used Colorite and it matched fine....

    IÔÇÖve used Colorite and it matched fine. However, when I repainted my side cases, I went to a BASF paint dealer. My paint code made sense to them, and they gave me several choices of paint...
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    Just wondering does anyone know what...

    Just wondering does anyone know what affect, if any, the mandatory lube change has had on the final drive failure rate?

    Bill
  23. Thread: January 2012 ON

    by wkottd
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    Just got mine yesterday, ripped almost completely...

    Just got mine yesterday, ripped almost completely in half.

    Bill
  24. Thanks for the link Kent, just ordered some. ...

    Thanks for the link Kent, just ordered some.

    Bill
  25. I did something similar, but I used the bezel...

    I did something similar, but I used the bezel from a 1300 GT. It was easy to install, looks like it belongs, and cost about half as much. One thing I noticed though was the tach and speedo look...
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