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    '06 R1200RT Maintenance Problems?

    Just picked up an '06 RT (4K mi) & looking for any advice on what I should watch for in preventive maintenance. Never had any major problems with my '00 RT, though I road it hard, but I only had it a couple years before getting '02 K1200RS.
    Any bad experiences or failures?
    Surfajoe
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    The common failures are EWS ring, fuel strips and final drives. I have had all three on my 08. A quick search will give all the details of each.
    Lynn
    2008 BMW R1200RT (most fun you can legally have)
    2002 BMW R1150RT
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    Quote Originally Posted by lbarbee View Post
    The common failures are EWS ring, fuel strips and final drives. I have had all three on my 08. A quick search will give all the details of each.
    Mahalo Lynn, I'll definitely watch for these
    Surfajoe
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    Quote Originally Posted by lbarbee View Post
    The common failures are EWS ring, fuel strips and final drives. I have had all three on my 08. A quick search will give all the details of each.
    I believe the EWS failures started with '07 bikes... most will have been replaced under warranty by now. The replacement version and the version on earlier bikes do not fail with any regularity.

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    Servo Brakes

    Flush the brake system as the brake fluid should be replaced every two years. It's a big job that might prevent a servo or abs unit failure.
    Eric * Columbia SC
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinaRT View Post
    Flush the brake system as the brake fluid should be replaced every two years. It's a big job that might prevent a servo or abs unit failure.
    +1
    Lynn
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    Quote Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
    I believe the EWS failures started with '07 bikes... most will have been replaced under warranty by now. The replacement version and the version on earlier bikes do not fail with any regularity.
    Could be right, my buddy has 05 and never had problem.
    Lynn
    2008 BMW R1200RT (most fun you can legally have)
    2002 BMW R1150RT
    2008 Kawasaki Versys

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