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Old 11-27-2012, 03:24 AM   #916
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Max BMW has a kit to put the GS engine protection plate on the RT.I bought a used plate off another Inmate and bought the mounting hardware off Max.The used plate was powdercoated black so it really blends in nicely.I'm happy with how it looks.Thankfully,so far it has not been used.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:06 AM   #917
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Max BMW has a kit to put the GS engine protection plate on the RT.I bought a used plate off another Inmate and bought the mounting hardware off Max.The used plate was powdercoated black so it really blends in nicely.I'm happy with how it looks.Thankfully,so far it has not been used.
I may need to do this. Can you post up pics? The black powdercoat sounds like just the ticket!

I don't seek to go off-road on the RT (I use the DR for that) but on some trips I end up on a gravel road here and there and cringe at the thought of rocks bouncing off the underside.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:44 AM   #918
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Max BMW has a kit to put the GS engine protection plate on the RT.I bought a used plate off another Inmate and bought the mounting hardware off Max.The used plate was powdercoated black so it really blends in nicely.I'm happy with how it looks.Thankfully,so far it has not been used.
Sweet, just found dad's Christmas present. We're headed to Alaska next summer and he intends to take his RT on the Haul Road. This will be just the ticket.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:48 AM   #919
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I had put a Twin Headlight Ernie skid plate on my GSA and had the original sitting in the basement. When I picked up my RT this summer, I thought what the hell and got the brackets to mount the original skidplate on the RT. I also ordered a set of GSA cylinder head protectors as well to complete the ensemble. Looks quite nice and now my crankcase isn't hanging out in the breeze.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:54 PM   #920
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Max BMW has a kit to put the GS engine protection plate on the RT.I bought a used plate off another Inmate and bought the mounting hardware off Max.The used plate was powdercoated black so it really blends in nicely.I'm happy with how it looks.Thankfully,so far it has not been used.
You know what they say , no pic never happened. Would love to see it also & would it interfere with engine guards ??
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:03 PM   #921
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I have no pics,but it did happen.
You should check out the MachineartMoto front fender extender.
They said mine was the first one they shipped out.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:06 PM   #922
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I put a GS skidplate on my 2011
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:48 PM   #923
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Does anyone have any experience with a Scala G9 or BMW system 6 comm system and how well it plays with the RTs radio and Nav system?
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:55 PM   #924
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That is a fantastic idea!
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:49 PM   #925
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Does anyone have any experience with a Scala G9 or BMW system 6 comm system and how well it plays with the RTs radio and Nav system?
G9 pairs fine. Works fine for AM, FM, and aux inputs, but satellite radio has poor audio quality. Not so poor that I don't use it, but it is noticeably poor.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:30 AM   #926
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BMW R1200RT - Best Tank Bag

Looking for a tank bag for my recently purchased R1200RT. The Giant Loop Fandango I have been moving between bikes will not work well on the RT.

It needs to fit a mid size DSLR camera with a lens or two, compact binoculars and snacks, wallet & other quick access basics. I don't like the huge supertanker tank bags. The Giant Loop Fandango was a tiny bit small for my needs but I like the overall size of it. A Fandango sized bag with outside pockets and a way to cleanly mount to the tank surround on the RT without straps going all over the place would be perfect. Ease of access to the fuel fill is important too.

What are your recommendations....and why

Thanks
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:42 PM   #927
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Check out RKA bags...lots of great features, and made in America. Used them for the last 10 years, That is what is on my RT.

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Old 11-30-2012, 02:54 PM   #928
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When I had my RT, I went with the BMW tank bag specifically designed for the bike. It's a little pricey, but it worked fantastic. Really liked the bag and how it mounted on the bike.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:10 PM   #929
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When I had my RT, I went with the BMW tank bag specifically designed for the bike. It's a little pricey, but it worked fantastic. Really liked the bag and how it mounted on the bike.
what he said! over the years I've used bmw and after market bags and I gotta say the one for the r1200rt is about slick convenient and easy as it gets
....now and then u get what u pay for
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:21 AM   #930
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That is a fantastic idea!
Painted or powdercoated black it looks factory.
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