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Old 06-07-2013, 07:36 AM   #1246
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[QUOTE=KLRscoob;21585627]It concerned me as well but the RT is amazing, feels a bit heavy at a stand still, QUOTE]

Whenever I read these statements about the RT, it puzzles me to think what you are comparing it to. Heavy compared to a 600cc sportbike? sure...but are you comparing it to an FJR, connie, ST1300? the RT is so much lighter feeling in every aspect to any of these machines.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:09 AM   #1247
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the previous rider is coming off of a F650, I came off of a F800gs, and compared to these the RT does feel heavy. I have no experience with the bikes you mentioned and was answering his question directly, not in general.


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It concerned me as well but the RT is amazing, feels a bit heavy at a stand still, QUOTE]

Whenever I read these statements about the RT, it puzzles me to think what you are comparing it to. Heavy compared to a 600cc sportbike? sure...but are you comparing it to an FJR, connie, ST1300? the RT is so much lighter feeling in every aspect to any of these machines.
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:49 AM   #1248
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I had my RT in for a 12K service last week, and the available test-ride for me to use during the day was the new GSW. I had a ball running around on it, and the torque of the engine is outstanding. It also has a nice growl when you get on the throttle hard. The interesting thing I noticed was in the afternoon when I picked up the RT from the dealership, it felt really heavy to get off the sidestand. Simple explanation was that the GSW was so light on its sidestand, my muscle memory had adjusted to the lighter weight and less throw required to get on balance.

I still love the RT through. It does everything I want in great comfort !
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:52 AM   #1249
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My new to me 2009 R1200RT

Picked up my new to me 09 R12000RT currently with a little over 18K miles on the clock. It sure feels a lot lower than my old GS. Going to take some time to get used to it but after a few hundred miles I'm sure it'll grow on me. Don't laugh at the Alaska sheepskin AND beads until you try it.

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Old 06-10-2013, 02:26 PM   #1250
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Picked up my new to me 09 R12000RT currently with a little over 18K miles on the clock. It sure feels a lot lower than my old GS. Going to take some time to get used to it but after a few hundred miles I'm sure it'll grow on me. Don't laugh at the Alaska sheepskin AND beads until you try it.

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Old 06-10-2013, 03:19 PM   #1251
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R77Toy,

Correct. You're aging yourself. It WAS called Los Arboles when we were kids. Now there's a big wood sign named Rocketship Park.

Played there many times in the 70's and had my first few beers on the hillside.
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:28 PM   #1252
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soon to be RT owner here. Looking at a mint 03 1150RT with 10K miles for 8K and an 07 1200RT with 1200 miles for 12K. Does the newer hex head on the 1200RT have that many advantages over the 1150RT?
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:47 PM   #1253
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Picked up my new to me 09 R12000RT currently with a little over 18K miles on the clock. It sure feels a lot lower than my old GS. Going to take some time to get used to it but after a few hundred miles I'm sure it'll grow on me. Don't laugh at the Alaska sheepskin AND beads until you try it.


You are a belt and suspenders kind of guy, right?

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Old 06-10-2013, 08:41 PM   #1254
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new 2014 bmw r1200rt water cooled

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please pardon me if this topic has been previously discussed -- but the new 2014 bmw r1200rt is going to be built with the new water cooled engine that is now used on the r1200gs . when will it be unveiled ? when will pics of the new r1200rt wc be available ? i am ready to buy the 2014 bmw r1200rt water cooled boxer asap . any new news on this bike ? thanks .

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Old 06-10-2013, 08:49 PM   #1255
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Yes, suspenders, a belt and a back-up belt.

Remember, don't knock it until you try it. I have the seat on high with the alaska leather and beads it's almost as high as my GS. Almost... Maybe an AirHawk is in my future (on top of those two)

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Old 06-10-2013, 08:54 PM   #1256
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dear forum


please pardon me if this topic has been previously discussed -- but the new 2014 bmw r1200rt is going to be built with the new water cooled engine that is now used on the r1200gs . when will it be unveiled ? when will pics of the new r1200rt wc be available ? i am ready to buy the 2014 bmw r1200rt water cooled boxer asap . any new news on this bike ? thanks .

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Sw_WE5T8PJo

found this on thread page 76. may want to check the BMW only sites, too. tp
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:00 PM   #1257
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Picked up my new to me 09 R12000RT currently with a little over 18K miles on the clock. It sure feels a lot lower than my old GS. ...
I just re-checked the valve clearances on my 09 RT. I did it myself and it took less than an hour. I am completely confident that I can do this in a motel parking lot 3000 miles from home.

How about the 2010+ RTs ?
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:18 PM   #1258
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I just re-checked the valve clearances on my 09 RT. I did it myself and it took less than an hour. I am completely confident that I can do this in a motel parking lot 3000 miles from home.

How about the 2010+ RTs ?
Were they in spec, or need adjusting? Just curious... tp dd50
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:12 AM   #1259
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How about the 2010+ RTs ?
If they don't need adjusting, easy; pop the cylinder head, pull the plug, align markers, insert feelers, reassemble and top off oil.

If they do need adjusting, you need to put the whole thing back together again to ride to a dealer to buy some "semisphere" shims to adjust accordingly.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:44 PM   #1260
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Were they in spec, or need adjusting? Just curious... tp dd50
According to my measurements 2 needed minor adjusting. Could be wrong, but that's another 5 minutes when doing it yourself in a motel parking lot.

Sorry. I agree I was kinda of trolling out of jealousy of the new TC and WC engines. But at this point in BMW ownership (aka out of warranty) it was important to me. All 3 of my bikes are screw-and-locknut adjustable. Easy peasy. I guess I'm old school enough to want to be self-sufficient throughout a 12K+ mile tour.

Maybe I should buy an airhead ? I don't want to pack a box full of shims on a major tour. The only issues on a long trip should be tires and oil. IMO.
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