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Old 07-05-2013, 03:50 PM   #1276
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:17 AM   #1277
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My new ride

I purchased a very low mileage 2011 RT with all the bells and whistles.









Put on a few hundred miles. Still hate the seat, but my butt will learn. Thinking about a tank bag. Getting the BMW Comm system for my Schuberth helmet.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:37 PM   #1278
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The seat will always suck, the BMW comm is awful a sena smh 10 is better and cheaper. When my BMW tank bag yellowed (1 yr) I bought a touratech and liked it better, almost 200$ cheaper. Nice looking scooter.
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:36 PM   #1279
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The seat will always suck, the BMW comm is awful a sena smh 10 is better and cheaper. When my BMW tank bag yellowed (1 yr) I bought a touratech and liked it better, almost 200$ cheaper. Nice looking scooter.
I think the seat comfort is dependent on so many issues. And I just don't like the Harley shaped seats that everyone wants. They're not good for the twisties.

As for the BMW Comm, it works better with BMW's bluetooth, you get to use the thumb controller to change volume and channels, and it fits cleanly into a Schuberth C3 Pro helmet.

Can you point me to the Touratech tank bags? The nice one is about the same price as the BMW version. And I hate that yellowing plastic. You'd think they have that figured out.
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:44 PM   #1280
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:56 PM   #1281
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The seat will always suck, ... I bought a touratech and liked it better, almost 200$ cheaper. Nice looking scooter.

+1. The OEM seats on BMWs always suck. I wonder if Bangle also designs these...? The only years the BMW seats didn't suck were the ones where they outsourced them to Corbin. My '90 K75SA had an OEM Corbin and it didn't suck.

My RT has a Russell leather dual half-moon. It took 2000 miles to really break in, but now it's properly comfy. The only downside of a Russell is the looks. But then again it kinda fits the RT avant-garde-ugly style.

Tank bag - I use the Touratech Flat tank bag. Love it! I've modified the rear strap to use a standard fastex 1" clip on nylon straps instead of their velcro fitting. This allows me to quickly unclip the bag and take it with me, or just loosen the front clips and fold it back for refueling. The velcro on the top has faded to gray, but otherwise it's been a great alternative to the OEM bag.

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Old 07-08-2013, 07:44 PM   #1282
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Once the BMW tankbag plastic is junk , I'll get the plastic replaced . I really like the BMW tankbag . Fits great , a good size , and the quick connect mount is the best tankbag mount I've ever used . They all have good and bad points . YMMV
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:46 PM   #1283
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I purchased a very low mileage 2011 RT with all the bells and whistles.


Nice color . Congratulations .
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:47 PM   #1284
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Once the BMW tankbag plastic is junk , I'll get the plastic replaced . I really like the BMW tankbag . Fits great , a good size , and the quick connect mount is the best tankbag mount I've ever used . They all have good and bad points . YMMV
Wait. That plastic can be replaced? I wonder if that's on your video.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:50 PM   #1285
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+1. The OEM seats on BMWs always suck. I wonder if Bangle also designs these...? The only years the BMW seats didn't suck were the ones where they outsourced them to Corbin. My '90 K75SA had an OEM Corbin and it didn't suck.

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I think Chris Bangle is long gone from BMW. I'm still not a fan of the new 5 series.

I had one BMW with a decent seat. A chromehead 1200C. I could ride that bike for hours without complaint. Though it didn't have a lot of spirit in the mountains, although it did have a boatload of torque. I miss the 1200C. I might have bought one if they were still making them.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:38 AM   #1286
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Wait. That plastic can be replaced? I wonder if that's on your video.
Close, but not the same guy!

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Old 07-09-2013, 07:06 AM   #1287
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Put on a few hundred miles. Still hate the seat, but my butt will learn. Thinking about a tank bag. Getting the BMW Comm system for my Schuberth helmet.
I went with the BMW comfort seat over the stock. It (to me) is more comfortable and puts me closer to the ground. The BMW comm system replaced the SRC in my Schuberth and IMO is a far superior product.
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:18 PM   #1288
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The seat will always suck, the BMW comm is awful a sena smh 10 is better and cheaper. When my BMW tank bag yellowed (1 yr) I bought a touratech and liked it better, almost 200$ cheaper. Nice looking scooter.
Agree on the tank bag; Touratech is great. I have a Sena and it works good, but I have not experience with the BMW.Schubert one.

Don't agree the seat is that bad. I had mine rebuilt on the 2013, but never bothered on the other R1200RTs. Personal preference.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:20 AM   #1289
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Nice color . Congratulations .
agreed - sweet looking bike
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:56 PM   #1290
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Currently on Day 3 of owning an R1100RT. I like the bike so far.

It does seem to be a bit heavy steering in the front, more than I expected it to be. Turning at low speed it feels a bit like a smaller bike does whose front tire is a bit underflated, resists a bit. At higher speeds it takes a pretty firm push to hold a line, but is very very stable. I've played with the tire pressures a bit and haven't noticed any difference.

It isn't a big issue, but I want to make sure it isn't something that is wrong. My only other touring bike was a Concours 1000 and it had a similar feel except a bit less pronounced.
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