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Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 303,552
Posted By longjt
I used them for about 40k miles and found them...

I used them for about 40k miles and found them nice but the front wore out sooner than the back on every pair. Also they didn't like tar snakes, at least the Utah variety. I've switched to pr3s and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By longjt
Just had the same part replaced on my 05 RT1200. ...

Just had the same part replaced on my 05 RT1200. It sure was intermittent, just like above posts. The part in now 98 bucks tho, with 1.5 hrs labor. The service manager nailed it. Thanks to the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,673
Posted By longjt
Check the rear wheel flange for cracks and the...

Check the rear wheel flange for cracks and the fuel pump boss for cracks and carry a spare fuel pump controller or the "work around". Get the jvb r1200 maintenance DVD. You might also spring for...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 155,396
Posted By longjt
Yeah, but there's no real boost in performance. ...

Yeah, but there's no real boost in performance.

I mentioned the ST because I know an owner and he brags about it's maintenance free-ness. I would guess it has many fewer tabs to break off too.
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 155,396
Posted By longjt
Some would say they did, with the ST.

Some would say they did, with the ST.
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 303,552
Posted By longjt
My '05 doesn't have that feature, and neither...

My '05 doesn't have that feature, and neither should yours.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,900
Posted By longjt
New tests

Looks like BMW comes out on top again: ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,662
Posted By longjt
Yep, +1. I see an RT-P in the morning on the 405...

Yep, +1. I see an RT-P in the morning on the 405 a couple of times a month. People treat him differently. They often move aside for me too even though mine's a Dark Graphite, and I try to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 42,159
Posted By longjt
I'm seeing a lot of ST's too.

I'm seeing a lot of ST's too.
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 42,159
Posted By longjt
So you didn't complete a bmw maintenance program,...

So you didn't complete a bmw maintenance program, so you have nothing to compare your hd program to. Your anecdote about the "gurus" doesn't carry much weight.

Some quotes from policemag:

The...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 42,159
Posted By longjt
That's assuming they did the comparison.

That's assuming they did the comparison.
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 42,159
Posted By longjt
Haha, you really have no idea how wrong you...

Haha, you really have no idea how wrong you are!!!!!!!! You assume the worst about the testing, and I see it as a third party trying to find the best product for their purposes. In this discussion...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 42,159
Posted By longjt
Do tell.

Do tell.
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 42,159
Posted By longjt
I would assume the folks who did the maintenance...

I would assume the folks who did the maintenance evaluations in that report were mechanics and not leo's. So, the mechanics and the leo's were both biased in the report?
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 42,159
Posted By longjt
Well you mentioned two maintenance procedures...

Well you mentioned two maintenance procedures where the harley might have an advantage. Overall though the third party testers didn't think the harleys were as easy to work on as the RT's. You have...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 42,159
Posted By longjt
Good point, however, overall, third party testers...

Good point, however, overall, third party testers gave their evaluations of the five bikes from a maintenance perspective, and the RT came out on top, with the harleys bringing up the rear. They...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 42,159
Posted By longjt
Actually I was referring to the maintenance part...

Actually I was referring to the maintenance part of the testing, (my bad) not the part where the cops gave their opinions on the bikes, and the RT easily outpointed each of the other bikes,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 42,159
Posted By longjt
maintenance

One fellow remarked earlier in this discussion about removing the rear wheel on the RT v. the harley. Anyone who wants to do their own maintenance will appreciate the RT. See here, where third...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 303,552
Posted By longjt
I bought one of those ready-made kits, and I find...

I bought one of those ready-made kits, and I find it very useful. Some of the things in it I especially like are the sparkplug cap puller, the front axel tool, and the oil filter wrench. There is...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 303,552
Posted By longjt
Yep, it stays on the side stand almost all the...

Yep, it stays on the side stand almost all the time. Also, when you change/check the oil that lets oil drain from the oil pump.
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2011, 02:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,812
Posted By longjt
Try Bill Mayer

I drove up to Ojai to have Bill Mayer redo my stock seat on the 1200RT and it's a big improvement. Back to back 500 miles days, no problem.
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,505
Posted By longjt
Top speed

So inquiring minds want to know what the top speed is on this frankenstein machine.
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,587
Posted By longjt
My first

I bought one used and had it for a year or so, then bought an XS750F. The Honda had the buzziest handle bars, so that long rides left your hands tingling when you got off the bike.
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,033
Posted By longjt
Try this link

http://pnwriders.com/mechanical-technical/73100-replace-battery.html
it might give you some help
Forum: Racing 01-09-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 21,930
Posted By longjt
I've lost a good customer

My condolences to Desmond's family.
I have been delivering the McDonald's mail for a couple of years now and Desmond always brightened my day when I brought a package (usually m/c parts) up to their...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By longjt
You might want to check out bmwsporttouring.com...

You might want to check out bmwsporttouring.com to get a lot of info and responses.
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,931
Posted By longjt
Maybe a Pep Boys

I saw some twelve volt batteries in Pep Boys for about $35. Not gel of course but they will work and fit. You might try hooking up with someone on bmwsporttouring.com if you really have some...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 303,552
Posted By longjt
Zerk, the pre '07 rt's brake flush is a little...

Zerk, the pre '07 rt's brake flush is a little complicated but I've seen it done at wrenching get togethers. It's doable.
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,808
Posted By longjt
Wet/cold weather

If you plan on doing any riding in the cold and/or rain, seriously consider an RT. Good prices can be had on low mileage ones.
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 303,552
Posted By longjt
911 gs gives you the electro diagnosis: ...

911 gs gives you the electro diagnosis: http://www.gs911usa.com/gs-911-compare.php

Jvb gives you a maintenance dvd: http://www.jimvonbaden.com/JVB_Productions.html

Most of the maintenance is...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,683
Posted By longjt
Hahaha. Too funny. I was thinking the same...

Hahaha. Too funny. I was thinking the same thing! And I'm a former PC'er.
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2010, 04:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 28,550
Posted By longjt
Congrats. Looks great. Let us know how it...

Congrats. Looks great.

Let us know how it does in cold weather. I took a quick tour thru AZ in March and wanted to do the Coronado Trail but it was closed due to snow, so detoured into NM. ...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,504
Posted By longjt
What about a 1200RT

I would try to go for one of these. I love mine.
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 303,552
Posted By longjt
Tool-less tire mounting?

I've seen the thread about how to mount your tires with straps that hold the beads together, but I'm wondering if anyone here has tried that with the 1200RT and the big rear tire? It would be cool...
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 155,920
Posted By longjt
Here's mine

On Hwy 12 I think, in Utah

http://www.pbase.com/xygoat/image/125115599.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,509
Posted By longjt
A great all round bike

Get a used PC 800. Some cherry ones are available for 3-4k. Integrated saddle bags that hold a lot, faring, very low maintenance, and a great online community to help you along at yahoo groups. I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 384,188
Posted By longjt
I'm surprised you didn't get the "When are ya...

I'm surprised you didn't get the "When are ya gonna get a real motorcycle?" line.
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 384,188
Posted By longjt
Preparing to pass

On these type of roads, it doesn't pay to stay back and wait for a long straightaway with a view of on coming traffic for two miles, because it will never come.
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 384,188
Posted By longjt
Bingo

We were all surprised at, and lost count of the number of cars that pulled over to let us, as a group, pass, or when at an intersection let all of us go through, again as a group. We all tried to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 384,188
Posted By longjt
Depends on the road

...and depends on the personality of the rider wanting to pass. The leader in this case was conducting a "guided tour of the area" and hence felt somewhat responsible for those in his charge, and...
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