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Old 10-29-2010, 10:42 PM   #226
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So have you pulled the trigger? (I've been following your VFR saga up on the bikersoracle and can empathize with some of the reasoning for moving from a VFR to the RT.)
No mate. Spent some cash on the VFR instead. Helibars have made one hell of a difference. Still holding out for a go on the new K16GT though..
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:24 PM   #227
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No mate. Spent some cash on the VFR instead. Helibars have made one hell of a difference. Still holding out for a go on the new K16GT though..
Yeah - I hear ya'. I've test ridden the VFR a couple of times and the low bars just won't work for me - especially in the stop and go traffic I deal with in my daily commute. In my perfect world, Honda would announce the VFR-ST to compete with the K16 but I'm not holding my breath. On the other hand, BMW doesn't have a stellar reputation for first year model releases so Honda has a little bit of time to make something happen.
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Old 10-30-2010, 03:59 AM   #228
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Ok, question:

Is it possible to remove the police trunk and add a pillion seat and conventional trunk without much difficulty?
I haven't really had a chance to have a close look at a police bike.
It's possible, but I'm not sure of the degree of difficulty. PM Bradatlarge for details. He converted his RT P to civilian duty.
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:53 PM   #229
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most riders I talk to want the exact opposite. why I have no idea...
there must be some advantage to the trunk

I can't imagine why? The whole reason I am getting an RT is so that I can bring my sweetie with me and an RT sounds like the perfect choice.
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:46 AM   #230
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Ok, question: Is it possible to remove the police trunk and add a pillion seat and conventional trunk without much difficulty? I haven't really had a chance to have a close look at a police bike.

Gregster,

There is a kit. It's a bit expensive though.
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:48 AM   #231
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Here's a PDF version of the Police R1150RT brochure -

http://www.brownmotorworks.net/broch...P_Brochure.pdf
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:59 PM   #232
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Anyone want to lower their RT ?

I ve found lowering the RT gives me more confidence in cornering.
If you would like to try, or just like to flat foot at stops, see this:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=635975





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Old 11-12-2010, 03:43 PM   #233
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Wish I could do that to my R1150RT

I'd like to lower my RT like that. But, even if they had a kit for it, I just shot my Xmas money on a Sargent seat for the Dakar. So many toys, so little money.
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:29 PM   #234
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Here's a PDF version of the Police R1150RT brochure -

http://www.brownmotorworks.net/broch...P_Brochure.pdf
anyone have the 1200 version?
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:04 PM   #235
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Time to bump this thread.

UPS just dropped off two boxes for me. One's from Beemer Boneyard, one's from Max. Looks like I'm gonna have a busy weekend.



And here's this afternoons progress. I know, lame. More tomorrow. And I'll break out the better camera so the pics are clearer. Also, Max threw in all the detailing stuff seen at the right rear (top pic) for spending $300 or more.



I know, messy garage. Should have seen it before I made room.


Any tips for removing the air box?
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:16 AM   #236
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Gregster,

There is a kit. It's a bit expensive though.

That's not complete. Strangely.

You also need #9 from this fische page and its corresponding bit on the other side.



I bought "recylced" bits but, wouldn't go that route a second time as painting them from Red and Silver to White pushed the prices beyond the OEM bits pre-painted in Alpine White.
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:19 AM   #237
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anyone have the 1200 version?
If you're asking about the conversion, its even more fiddly and expensive to do that the 1150, based on my conversations with the kids at Brown Motorworks and at BMW of Long Beach....with the vertically oriented side cases and special mounting, I wasn't sure that it was even possible.

Here's the 1200 RT-P brochure.

http://www.bmwmc.net/uploads/tm7/K26SF-2.pdf

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Old 03-25-2011, 08:22 AM   #238
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I know, messy garage. Should have seen it before I made room.

Any tips for removing the air box?
Next project. Paint that garage!

Why are you removing the airbox? You should be able to get at the slave from the rear of the bike - the Tech at Brown Motorworks did my GS-ADV without even removing the rear shock, shockingly.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:42 AM   #239
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I can't imagine why? The whole reason I am getting an RT is so that I can bring my sweetie with me and an RT sounds like the perfect choice.
+1 same reason I'm getting one, my one and only will be much happier on the RT than the other bike's - supposed to be delivered today or tomorrow but no news yet so I guess I'll have to wait till next week
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:02 AM   #240
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+1 same reason I'm getting one, my one and only will be much happier on the RT than the other bike's - supposed to be delivered today or tomorrow but no news yet so I guess I'll have to wait till next week
The RT is and AWESOME two up bike = she Loves it !

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