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Old 10-08-2010, 03:08 PM   #181
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What zorst is that Xtrooper?
Sorry for the delay. I had to look up what a "zorst" is.

Assuming you're talking about the exhaust, it's a Remus HexaCone Ti muffler.

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Old 10-08-2010, 05:13 PM   #182
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My 07 R1200 RT came w/ the 180/55-17. I like the Michelin PR2s and get fair mileage from them [10-12K miles]. Then again, my rallies keep me on the straight roads more than I like.

You do NOT remove the muffler; one simply needs to loosen it and twist it out to the 8 o'clock position to be able to slip the wheel out.

There is a "B" rating tire for the RT. I haven't tried it; usually $30 or $40 dearer; but I am thinking next one I might try it and go for a few more miles. The "B" is apparently for the 'heavier' bike.
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:46 AM   #183
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Sorry for the delay. I had to look up what a "zorst" is.

Assuming you're talking about the exhaust, it's a Remus HexaCone Ti muffler.

Sorry for the "slang" word. Yes I did mean the exhaust. I love the sound of a free flowing boxer (I have a HP2 Megamoto too) but can't decide whether it's the wrong thing to do for the RT. Is it very loud?
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Old 10-09-2010, 04:21 PM   #184
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Sorry for the "slang" word. Yes I did mean the exhaust. I love the sound of a free flowing boxer (I have a HP2 Megamoto too) but can't decide whether it's the wrong thing to do for the RT. Is it very loud?
No, it's not loud at all, but it definitely improves the exhaust note by giving it a deeper, throatier sound.
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:16 AM   #185
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I agree about the colors, but then I saw this color scheme. Most of the exposed surfaces that face forward are lighter-colored.



I rarely ever clean my bikes other than a spray cleaner. I find the RT a lot easier to wipe down than my previous bikes because there are so many smooth surfaces.

Really great looking bike, I'm trying to decide on what to get next spring and so far I like this one the best.
If not like this then maybe all black.
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Old 10-10-2010, 12:54 PM   #186
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I'd like to see a new RT with a retro paint scheme like an old airhead; black with white pinstripe highlights. I've been thinking about doing that to mine someday as a winter project.
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Old 10-10-2010, 02:21 PM   #187
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I'd like to see a new RT with a retro paint scheme like an old airhead; black with white pinstripe highlights. I've been thinking about doing that to mine someday as a winter project.

Go for it!

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Old 10-10-2010, 02:30 PM   #188
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Help a BMW newb decide

I'm trying to decide between a 2000 R1100RT SE farkled with Russell Daylong, Ohlins front and rear, new Metzlers front and rear with three matching luggage 68K and a 2003 R1150RT no farkles, stock panniers with 42K. Same money, bike look and ride great.

Question, which one, what am I giving up, (besides the obvious) in going with the 1100?
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Old 10-10-2010, 03:22 PM   #189
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The only thing I can think of, is that on some years of the R1100 there was a second gear issue. Like it started popping out of second. I can't remember what years and which transmission had the problem however.

I have known of 1100's that run great and last a long time however.

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Old 10-10-2010, 06:18 PM   #190
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I'm trying to decide between a 2000 R1100RT SE farkled with Russell Daylong, Ohlins front and rear, new Metzlers front and rear with three matching luggage 68K and a 2003 R1150RT no farkles, stock panniers with 42K. Same money, bike look and ride great.

Question, which one, what am I giving up, (besides the obvious) in going with the 1100?
Purely aesthetic, I much prefer the look of the 1150 to the 1100. That and a sixth gear. That being said, the 1100 has a lot of stuff that might sway me. Tough call.
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Old 10-10-2010, 06:23 PM   #191
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That took me by surprise. I didn't immediatley notice the hexhead. First thing I noticed was the FD. "That's funny" I thought. Then it hit me.

I wouldn't do anything that drastic, keeping the current bodywork and giving it the black paint and white pinstripe. Somebody put a lot of work into that.
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:12 PM   #192
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I'd like to see a new RT with a retro paint scheme like an old airhead; black with white pinstripe highlights. I've been thinking about doing that to mine someday as a winter project.
I´ve seen an 1150RT done like that. It looked very cool. Sorry I don´t have pictures.
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Old 10-11-2010, 08:03 PM   #193
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That took me by surprise. I didn't immediatley notice the hexhead. First thing I noticed was the FD. "That's funny" I thought. Then it hit me.

I wouldn't do anything that drastic, keeping the current bodywork and giving it the black paint and white pinstripe. Somebody put a lot of work into that.

It's kinda like a hot rod '37 Chevy Coupe with a small block and a turbo-hydro.
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Old 10-12-2010, 08:57 AM   #194
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I might just possibly be rejoining the collective. I'm beginning to rue the day i traded my 2005 R12RT..
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Old 10-12-2010, 01:20 PM   #195
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What kind of mileage should I expect the clutch to
last? While on vacation I experienced slipping in 6th
gear. Bike has around 31000 miles.
I'd be looking at my master cylinder at this sort of mileage. Have you tried pulling the starter and inspecting your clutch-ular-area?
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