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Old 05-11-2013, 10:58 AM   #1186
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I'm really impressed with this stuff! It's got a rubberized feel and appears like it should protect the painted surface well. I might do the front fender beak just for fun.

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Old 05-11-2013, 09:37 PM   #1187
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I'm really impressed with this stuff! It's got a rubberized feel and appears like it should protect the painted surface well. I might do the front fender beak just for fun.

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It looks very nice from that angle. Your RT is the same color as mine.

Have you scraped a boot on the new finish yet swinging a leg over. If so, did it mark the Plasti-Dip?
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:51 AM   #1188
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It looks very nice from that angle. Your RT is the same color as mine.

Have you scraped a boot on the new finish yet swinging a leg over. If so, did it mark the Plasti-Dip?
I haven't yet, but I'm sure it would leave some trace of contact. The stuff seems very durable and may allow me to wash/scrub it off. I would also not hesitate to re-coat a partial area. Its still better than damaging the original paint.
I did try the front fender but didn't like the look. It was very easy to peel it off and the original paint was perfect. I also learned a little on the application. I was able to get a fairly smooth finish on the fender by just applying more product at each coat.

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Old 05-13-2013, 02:27 AM   #1189
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What kind of mileage have you gotten out of your PR3's? I put a set on my RT 4500 mi. ago and, like you, really like the way it handles, just wondering if I'll get the same or better mileage as I got out of the Pirelli's that were on there before.

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Sorry for the slow response been flat out at work. Get about 12000km out of a rear and 16000 from the front before the scalloping becomes intolerable.

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Old 05-13-2013, 09:32 AM   #1190
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This looks factory. How well is it holding up now? Probably no problems.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:49 PM   #1191
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What kind of mileage have you gotten out of your PR3's? I put a set on my RT 4500 mi. ago and, like you, really like the way it handles, just wondering if I'll get the same or better mileage as I got out of the Pirelli's that were on there before.

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My first set of PR3's lasted 10,500 miles, and I didn't baby them at all - multiple days of 100+ degrees across Texas and Arizona at 80 MPH, canyon carving in California, Baja and mainland Mexico, and several weekends in the NC mountains, usually while loaded up with full luggage. If I hadn't had an inspection due, I would have run them another 1,000 or 1,500 miles.

Love 'em. Just had my second set mounted. Won't buy anything else.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:56 PM   #1192
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The biggest problem is that she is sliding down/forward. I'd like to get a somewhat sculpted pillion seat that would be comfortable, while keeping her stuck, not sliding into me.
I mentioned this same issue to Russell when I ordered my Day-Long. They said they would set up the pillion seat with a slight backwards slant, that they had heard of this many times before. They did and it works perfect!
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:56 AM   #1193
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The biggest problem is that she is sliding down/forward. I'd like to get a somewhat sculpted pillion seat that would be comfortable, while keeping her stuck, not sliding into me.

Suggestions?
I am currently working on the same problem. On the BWM Sport Touring site (http://www.bmwrt.com) under the FAQ there is a section called "Shimming the Saddle" to address this problem. I'm trying to shim my R1150RT saddle soon as I have a long trip ahead.

http://www.bmwrt.com/faq/shim_seat.htm

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Old 05-14-2013, 05:13 AM   #1194
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I am currently working on the same problem. On the BWM Sport Touring site (http://www.bmwrt.com) under the FAQ there is a section called "Shimming the Saddle" to address this problem. I'm trying to shim my R1150RT saddle soon as I have a long trip ahead.
http://www.bmwrt.com/faq/shim_seat.htm
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I have some pic's somewhere of my 1/8" thick aluminum bar shims fix from Home Depot. Basically, pull the adjuster bracket (one side at a time), slide the aluminum bar underneath, mark where you need to cut the bar to fit, drill holes for the bracket bolts, remount the bracket and you're done. I have the comfort seat and the diff between before and after was significant with just the 1/8" shim. No more sliding forward. I'm toying with the idea of adding another 1/8" just to see if it makes any more difference. I'll post the pic's when I find them if that will help.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:35 AM   #1195
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Here's where I posted before. Webshots changed hands and I lost my online pic's. I'll track down the originals and repost.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:40 AM   #1196
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Sirius/XM Mount on 08 RT?

Hi,

I'm looking for a way to mount a Sirius radio and antennae to my 08 RT? Bike has a Zumo 550 handlebar mount that is unused. Darn Zumo's keep dying or I'd just install the "puck" antennae for that and subscribe to XM.

We have a Sirius radio that I move back and forth from my truck and travel trailer. I'd like to mount it to the bike as well for my commutes so we just have one subscription.

I found a mounting kit online, but it seems to be discontinued.

What have you clever chaps come up with to mount your satellite radio and antennaes????
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:29 PM   #1197
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I have power into my tankbag,and on my GSA I had the sat radio in the tankbag.I mounted the antenna on the top corner of the tankbag,and ran the earbud cord out the back of the tankbag.Worked good.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:55 PM   #1198
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Just returned from 4 days in CO, NM and UT on a new set of PR3s. Put nearly 2k miles on them in all sorts of wx (dry, rain, snow, wind, hot and cold) and all I can say is WOW! Great tires, and a vast improvement over the PR2s they replaced. Highly recommend them for the RT.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:02 PM   #1199
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I am leaving for vacation with the fam, so I left the RT at an independent shop for a set of PR3's. Looking forward to riding around SE Mn when we get back.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:21 PM   #1200
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PR3s just took me from San Jose to Las Vegas and back, by way of Yosemite and Death Valley. Great tires.


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