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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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    Ufda happens..........

    It's all about the details.

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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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    All it really requires is the ability to be able to count to 24.
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    Smile

    It's a minor irritation, but still, an irritation none the less. My $20.00 Casio watch can easily be switched back and forth from 12/24 hr time. It wouldn't seem like rocket science for BMW to include that feature. Just my opinion.

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    24 clock

    minus 12 from whatever time and you will get the time it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by JConway607 View Post
    It's a minor irritation, but still, an irritation none the less. My $20.00 Casio watch can easily be switched back and forth from 12/24 hr time. It wouldn't seem like rocket science for BMW to include that feature. Just my opinion.
    Get another $20 Casio watch and tape it to your dash. "Problem" solved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acejones View Post
    Get another $20 Casio watch and tape it to your dash. "Problem" solved.
    How about BMW put a simple $.10 button on their $20,000 machines? "Problem" solved.

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    Since we're talking about a police bike, it makes sense to use the 24-HR "military time" as it's referred to in the USA. Show me a PD that uses AM/PM time. I bet you can't.

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    His bike may be a PD model, but actually, all of the R models use the 24 hour clock. So either BMW figures that most of their R models sold in the USA will be used by police, or they think that the American market is just too small to justify being able to switch modes. Perhaps they are simply not aware that this small country is not planning to adapt all of our clocks to the 24 hr format anytime soon. I'm not sure which of these scenarios it might be.

    I did notice that Honda doesn't seem to share BMW's viewpoint. The Goldwing has a 12 hour clock. Real easy to read. No calculating required.

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    Yes, of course you're right. Obsess over it some more instead of going for a ride.

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