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Old 12-01-2012, 02:25 AM   #931
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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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Best tank bag I have ever used,worth a few extra dollars.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:27 AM   #932
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Laugh Solution for you

Mr. B., I have a touratech tankbag that is low, attaches to the tank rails and has a velcro latch at the base of the tank so you can just lift it up for fuel stops. Very easy on/off, has a map window on the top and a place for small electronics. Also it holds a fair amount of stuff. I have used it on my '08 RT for about 2 years until I sold the bike. PM me if you are interested in buying it. It works great and is made specifically for the RT. It is in good conditions and you can save some big $$ as Touratech is quite proud of their products.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:33 AM   #933
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Touratech Link

Here is a link to the Touratech bag. It has a low profile so it does not get in the way.

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/P...or-BMW-R1200RT
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:45 AM   #934
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Mr. B., I have a touratech tankbag that is low, attaches to the tank rails and has a velcro latch at the base of the tank so you can just lift it up for fuel stops. Very easy on/off, has a map window on the top and a place for small electronics. Also it holds a fair amount of stuff. I have used it on my '08 RT for about 2 years until I sold the bike. PM me if you are interested in buying it. It works great and is made specifically for the RT. It is in good conditions and you can save some big $$ as Touratech is quite proud of their products.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:49 AM   #935
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I tried the BMW tankbag at the dealer. I too liked the mounting system. Unfortunately I found it quite large and located too far back on the bike. It interfered with my 6' 4" 350 lb. gut when seated on the bike.

I'm going to see if I can come to a deal with KentuckyBob on his Touratech low bag.

Thanks for all the replies and advice. It's always appreciated.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:27 AM   #936
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Painted or powdercoated black it looks factory.
It is technically factory, just not available from the factory....

I thought about painting it but you really don't notice it from a normal viewing angle. Maybe I will hit it with a matte black rattle-can next time I have it off for an oil change.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:35 PM   #937
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I keep thinking that the "perfect" bike for me (prob not for everyone else....) would be the RT with the ST1300's V4 - reliable, powerful, smooth. After 4 days on a rented RT (ride report in the works), I have to say the weakness of the bike - for me - is the engine. Everything else is really good.
I may be late to this party, but I just wanted to point out that the peak torque on the 2010+ RT's is around 6,000 RPM. So you will have the most fun throttling through the twisties from 5,000 RPM and up:

2010 BMW R1200RT HP (kW) and Torque (Nm)


I agree that having even more torque and HP would be even better, but make sure you are wringing out all you can from what's in there!
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:40 AM   #938
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Really want an RT and the pics of the 90 Jahre just sent me over the edge.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:15 PM   #939
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So you will have the most fun throttling through the twisties from 5,000 RPM and up TO ABOUT 6,100 RPM, AFTER WHICH THE TORQUE DROPS OFF CONSIDERABLY
Fixed it for ya...

But to repeat myself from earlier in this thread - I bought the bike for the engine. Love it, regardless of the actual numbers!

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Old 12-06-2012, 09:13 PM   #940
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Email order sent to the dealer, unless I find a nice Polar for sale before then.

I'm told Jan. for 90th pricing almost enough time to break the news to the wife.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:03 AM   #941
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GSA Cylinder head protectors for RT

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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.
So what/where did you buy GSA cylinder head protectors that that worked on the RT? I'm interested in doing that as well.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:38 AM   #942
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I just ordered them from Max BMW. The RT has some socket head cap screws filling the threaded holes the covers will use. Just take them out and mount the guards using the longer supplied bolts. I was going to go for the Touratech guards, but i though the BMW ones looked better. And they aren't that much difference in price.

SET, VALVE COVER GUARDS, ALUMINUM (for a 2005-2009 GSA), PN# 71 60 7 658 636, $246.95

Touratech Cylinder Head Guards: http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/P...-RT-up-to-2009 $204
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:16 PM   #943
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:05 AM   #944
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So it's snowing up here today.
Time to finally service the bikes and do some "needed" work.
I am thinking about the Touratech oil cooler guards.
Also want to install some extra lights,and like LED.Maybe PIAA on Ezy-Mount ? Had a set of Hella Micro DE on another bike and I reall liked them,but they are halogen.
Guess I'll have to do some more surfing.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:55 PM   #945
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Aeroflow windshield

Anyone have one on there R1200RT ?? I`m either looking at the medium Aeroflow or get a Parabellum or a Vstream. What do you think ??
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