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Old 05-31-2013, 07:41 AM   #1216
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Case guards are just fuguly. Who keeps the bags on all the time anyways
Me. Id rather have and need not than need and have not.
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:50 AM   #1217
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What happens in Vegas doesnt always stay in Vegas! My new rt and first BMW!! Loving it!!! Let the farkling begin!


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Old 05-31-2013, 07:56 AM   #1218
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What happens in Vegas doesnt always stay in Vegas! My new rt and first BMW!! Loving it!!! Let the farkling begin!


A friend has an '04 that same basic color, and he still gets complements every time we go riding. Folks ignore my new Fluid Grey RT. You made a great color choice; enjoy the ride... tomp dd50
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:01 PM   #1219
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What happens in Vegas doesnt always stay in Vegas! My new rt and first BMW!! Loving it!!! Let the farkling begin!


Sweeeet!
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:41 PM   #1220
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Thanks guys! Blue is my favorite color!! Any one using the tank grippers? I was worried about the tank where my knees go.
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:53 PM   #1221
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The grippers may help you anchor yourself better to the bike for more control in curves. Squeezing your knees into the "tank" frees your upper body to control the bike easier (instead of having to stabilize your body as well).

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Old 05-31-2013, 07:26 PM   #1222
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Thanks guys! Blue is my favorite color!! Any one using the tank grippers? I was worried about the tank where my knees go.
Put these Wunderlich protectors on my wifes RT when it was new in '07. Now at 67K miles they are still holding strong and certainly show knee wear. And there is jacket wear on the center protector.

This is an old picture from 2008




Here are a couple of other items she added:A more recent cropped photo shows the crash bung, and the guards. It's hard to see the brake lever extender.

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Old 05-31-2013, 08:45 PM   #1223
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Thanks for the link on the tank grippers. Sometimes, I find myself sliding around when I try to get more comfy. Grippers would cure that.

The more I ride my RT the more I like it.

I had put less than 1/2 a tank of gas through mine before I left for an 7 day trip to TN and back. Put a bit over 3,000 miles on it and had a blast. I love riding it.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:26 PM   #1224
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Thanks FlagRS for the link on the grippers. Just what I was looking for!
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:58 AM   #1225
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Thanks for the link on the tank grippers. Sometimes, I find myself sliding around when I try to get more comfy. Grippers would cure that.
The more I ride my RT the more I like it.
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Thanks FlagRS for the link on the grippers. Just what I was looking for!

enjoy those RTs

every time we stop to fill up the 5 gallon tank on my K-bike, my wife's RT only takes like 3.5 gallons.....and she still has 4 gallons in there.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:09 AM   #1226
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Very Nice. Enjoy the ride......

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Old 06-01-2013, 05:10 PM   #1227
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Available Electrical Power

Okay, I have a 2006 R1200RT and am wondering the available power for accessories? I had a F800GS previous and it was an issue when running heated garments - lights - etc. Anyone know the power that's available for my new ride?
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:36 PM   #1228
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Okay, I have a 2006 R1200RT and am wondering the available power for accessories? I had a F800GS previous and it was an issue when running heated garments - lights - etc. Anyone know the power that's available for my new ride?
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No worries. Add what you want.
You have 720 watts at full output.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:52 AM   #1229
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Okay, I have a 2006 R1200RT and am wondering the available power for accessories? I had a F800GS previous and it was an issue when running heated garments - lights - etc. Anyone know the power that's available for my new ride?
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The early 1200RT accessory sockets will only allow a 5w draw before they shut down. After about 2010 they allow 10w. Both front and rear factory sockets are on the same circuit, so if both rider and passenger have heated jacket liners it may shut down the circuit.

Best option is to wire one of the sockets directly to the battery so there is no worry about the can-bus shutting you down. There is no worry about not getting enough juice from the alternator, but you have the same issues as the 800 regarding the can-bus maximum current draw on one circuit.
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:05 PM   #1230
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RT Accessory Sockets

Bikebits is partially right. The stock accessory socket can only handle 10 amps (not w) total draw even with the second optional socket added. A heated jacket and gloves draws about 12 amps. Your passenger will double that.

I had my dealer replace my sockets and wiring and went with a local company's product here in MI called Powerlet. The sockets are good for 15 amps each. Good Stuff.

http://www.powerlet.com/product/powe...36-harness/158

I also added a PDM 60 fuse block for the second socket.
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