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    Something about an RT

    I have owned the following BMW's, in order:

    K 1100 LT

    R 1100 RT

    R 1100 GS

    R 1100 R

    and now another R 1100 RT

    My riding buddy asked how it was to ride an RT again and I said "Like coming home".

    This latest one I picked up in Louisville last week. A 1999 with 37,XXX miles. Blue (the fastest color). It has a couple of things I'm going to get rid of: highway pegs and a Remus exhaust. Like the Aeroflow windshield. BMW comfort seat that isn't so comfortable and most likely will get another Kontour. Has aux lights (currently not working). Clutch switch was shot so I bypassed it. Neutral light is "iffy". Tires good for the rest of this year (Blitz to Branson, RA at the Builtmore, BMWST UN Rally at Blowing Rock, NC). Added a Big Mak flip up tank bag and GS mirrors. Still need footpeg lowering kit (including shift and brake levers). Have an extra CeeBailey's screen as well as the stock screen. Hyperlight brake light flasher.

    My son is razzing me by asking "how many BMW motorcycles can you buy for the same $3,000?" and I said several.

    Here is a pic.

    RT.jpg

    Spring is iffy here right now. Last Sunday rode to Cape Girardeau, MO for a RTE with the Shawnee Area Riders Association. Very nice day in the 70's. 43 here right now. Hope it warms up next week for the ride to Branson.
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    Bud,
    Good looking RT! Dad has one just like that in grey metalic. Good bike for cold weather, great protection.

    looking at the longrange forcast looks like it will be somewhere between 50-70 during daylight hours.

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

    Ken
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken F View Post
    Bud,
    Good looking RT! Dad has one just like that in grey metalic. Good bike for cold weather, great protection.

    looking at the longrange forcast looks like it will be somewhere between 50-70 during daylight hours.

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

    Ken
    Thanks Ken. The check came a couple of days ago. Thanks.

    I hope it is more 70 than 50.

    See ya in Branson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIBUD View Post
    Thanks Ken. The check came a couple of days ago. Thanks.

    I hope it is more 70 than 50.

    See ya in Branson.
    As a fellow RT lover I applaud your taste in motorcycles!!

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    I have a 98 Rt and am curious as to how the forward footpeg mounts attach to the bike and did the the fairing have to be cut or modified at all. I do not want to cut my beautiful fairing.

    Thanks,
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    The fairing is not modified any any way.

    The pegs mount to the cly head and the motor.

    These pictures show both.

    Bolt to cyl head

    IMG_0212.JPG


    Single bolt to engine goes thru fairing opening and under exhaust pipe as shown in photo above.

    IMG_0213.JPG
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    Can not get Flea market post to work for me.

    I will post both the pegs and the Remus exhaust as soon as it is fixed.
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    Foot pegs sold already.

    Remus exhaust anyone?
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    You have an exhausting PM Bud!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken F View Post
    You have an exhausting PM Bud!

    Ken
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    Flea market still broken for me.
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    How much for the Remus!???
    Perry Brokaw
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    Dang, how did I miss that one!

    That's a great deal and a very nice looking RT.

    Here's to Louisville.....Championship town!!
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    I think that I was eyeballing this bike at the Tennessee Rally 5-7 years ago because I took an interest in those pegs. Did this machine also have a trailer hitch mounted on it sometime ago?

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    I agree... to a point!

    Hey Bud,
    I'm right there with ya man. My 2000 was my dream bike when I got it 13 years ago, and it truly still is.

    You said you are looking to change out your seat... I just did mine and put together a video run done of what I had done if it helps any.
    http://motofrog.net/videos/19-farkle...torcycle-seats

    Of course the one thing I must correct you on... BLACK is the fastest color, everyone knows that!
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