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    12 hour time and the clock on the rt-p

    I've a 2000 r1100rt-p.
    The clock is currently running on 24 hour time.
    Is it capable of running on a 12 hour mode, or is it a German/rt-p thing (Ve VILL be runnink in das zwanzig vier stunde uhr!!!)?
    I tried to hold down both buttons with ignition off and with the ignition on (but not running), but neither mode gave me anything.
    Is there a method for resetting the clock?
    2000 R1100RT-P

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    24 hour mode only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mneblett View Post
    24 hour mode only.
    Yep
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    precision

    Quote Originally Posted by mneblett View Post
    24 hour mode only.
    I like precision. If you say it is 2 o'clock, I have no clue; but if you say 1400, I know exactly what time of day you are referring to.
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    Agreed !
    Am/pm is a useless convention when most of the world uses the 24 hour convention.

    Kind like the metric system. When will we ever catch up ?
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    The non RTP bikes also have the 24 hr clocks. I just start mine at noon instead of midnite since my riding is mostly during the daylight hours.

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    every part of Europe I've seen uses the 24 hour clock, thus this is what kind of clock our bikes have.

    It is a pretty good way to get used to a 24 hour clock if you are not currently
    well versed in the 24 hour method.

    I much prefer it...but was forced to use it in the military.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acejones View Post
    Agreed !
    Am/pm is a useless convention when most of the world uses the 24 hour convention.

    Kind like the metric system. When will we ever catch up ?
    And if you switch to metric you only need to count to 10 and then just add or subtract a few zeroes here and there!

    The metric system has a very storied and mostly political history in North America.

    Canada began going metric in 1970 and the US was to follow suit. In 1971 the 1968 the US Metric Study began and reported in 1971 that the US should go metric. In 1975 the Metric Conversion Act was signed by Congress but no firm dates were stated. Agreements were signed with Canada who by then was almost fully metric. These went out the window and without firm commitments things stalled south of the 49th.

    Then Reagan got elected, disbanded the US Metric Board and killed all the funding for metric conversion. Since then there have been all sorts of metric conversions here and there like on packaging but not a total switch. In 2007 though, NASA decided to use metric units for all further operations on the moon when it returns.

    I guess that's progress?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDOCKERY132445 View Post
    I like precision. If you say it is 2 o'clock, I have no clue; but if you say 1400, I know exactly what time of day you are referring to.
    Lol
    If it's 2:00, I'm either awake or asleep and don't care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mneblett View Post
    24 hour mode only.
    I sure thought you could toggle...I don't have an owners manual for an RT laying around. I thought I switched a buds to 12 hour somehow. After we swapped batteries it defaulted to 24. Sure seems we got it to swap back to 12hr.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bmandiego View Post
    I've a 2000 r1100rt-p.
    The clock is currently running on 24 hour time.
    Is it capable of running on a 12 hour mode, or is it a German/rt-p thing (Ve VILL be runnink in das zwanzig vier stunde uhr!!!)?

    You don't like the 24 hour clock? You VILL use it and you VILL like it!
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    Amazing, isn't it? The Motronic will adapt to a dozen engine conditions, the rear shock can be adjusted for weight, the seat for your height, but the clock stares out at you in military time.

    I would look at the positives here:

    1) Next time you're on a long trip, when you look at the clock, and is says 05:00, you won't have to wonder, "Is that AM or PM?"

    2) BMW has made your life simpler. No longer are you faced with that awful choice, "Which mode will I use today, 12 hr or 24 hr?"

    3) You can impress your friends, "See you at fourteen-thirty." They won't wonder if you plan to arrive in the middle of the night.

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    The clock on my 07 R1200RT is a 12-hour clock. I also checked my owners manual, and it doesn't say anything about being changeable between 12- and 24-hour settings.

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    My Ducati has a 12 hour clock. Fortunately for me, it also indicates AM or PM. Saves me getting confused as to whether its day or night when I'm riding at 3:00 in the afternoon or, according to my BMW clock, 15:00.


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