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Old 10-12-2010, 01:24 PM   #196
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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?
Not yet, I can do that this weekend. What are you suggesting, the slave cylinder leaking onto the friction disc? Or something else?
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Old 10-12-2010, 01:27 PM   #197
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Not yet, I can do that this weekend. What are you suggesting, the slave cylinder leaking onto the friction disc? Or something else?
It doesn't have to be leaking onto the disc, from my understanding....just failing in general to compromise the grabbing power.

I replaced mine, in my GS at 50k~ and was glad I did as the tech said it looked pretty bad and likely to eat itself soon.

On my RT(p) I intend to have the rear end torn apart this winter and whatever needs replacing, replaced.
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Old 10-12-2010, 01:31 PM   #198
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I'll definately look at it then. I had planned on waiting until winter to pull the trans, but I'll pull the starter and have a look. Thanks.
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:24 PM   #199
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I might just possibly be rejoining the collective. I'm beginning to rue the day i traded my 2005 R12RT..
Thats the spirit, you know it makes sense .
I have been looking at the pictures of the new 1600 . I came to the conclusion I still prefer the RT for looks
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:18 AM   #200
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I love the motor in my VFR1200, but the lack of all day comfort, the tank range and the overall weight are all starting to grate. I should with all luck be riding a 2005 12RT in the next 2 days. If the bike is good and the deal is sound, then i will probably do the deal.
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Old 10-14-2010, 06:40 AM   #201
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..or wait for this..

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Old 10-14-2010, 07:12 AM   #202
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..or wait for this..
I am really interested in the new pan or VFR T whatever they will call it. The V4 motor would be very nice to have. And I really like the idea of the DCT transmission but havent tried one.

Good luck with the RT I am loving mine, as is SHMBO.
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:18 AM   #203
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By all accounts, the sketch shows a replacement for the Transalp. A variety of rumour's say it'll be powered by an 800cc V4 and be totally road focused.
Chances are it'll be heavy, expensive and have a tiny tank. Not that appealing.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...-breaks-cover/
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:37 AM   #204
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I had to make it to a dentist's appointment yesterday by 7:30 a.m. It was just above freezing so I dressed up a bit and took off on the R1150RT. Compared to last winter's riding around on the Dakar, I was in heaven. In fact, I was still nice and warm after arriving 18 miles later.

Got home around 11:00 a.m., and just for fun jumped on the Dakar for a visit to a friend's place. The trip was a bit shorter, and the temperature up around 60 deg. F. by then. I am always astounded by the difference in riding the two bikes. After the comfort, and weight of the RT, the Dakar is like riding a mosquito! Much lighter, quicker handling, but less power. What a perfect combination!
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:52 AM   #205
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Wicked A BMW RT link? Cool!!

I've had my 2000 R1100RT since 2002, and love it! Bought it with 8500 miles on it and how have 67,000. Farkled to the maxi-pad!

Fender extenda, Sargeant seat, Givi top bag, and on and on!

Take it to Key west from Indianapolis the last 3 years, just got back from the Blue Ridge parkway last month, and olala! What a great road to enjoy the late afternoon, after most of the traffic is gone..........Ride it back and forth to work, daily, and listen to a little Nickelback.....Life is good!
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:55 AM   #206
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That picture is from my first Iron butt ride. made it to Clearwater, Florida, in 23 hours for my first 1,000 miles, slept 3 hours on the picnic table at the KOA, got up, splashed some water on my face, sipped a Pepsi, and was ready for the other 500 miles to Key West. Nice!!
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:33 AM   #207
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:00 PM   #208
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By all accounts, the sketch shows a replacement for the Transalp. A variety of rumour's say it'll be powered by an 800cc V4 and be totally road focused.
Chances are it'll be heavy, expensive and have a tiny tank. Not that appealing.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...-breaks-cover/
Thanks Paul that is interesting. I am beginning to wonder if this segment of bikes is getting a little over populated, I have always been a fan of big trailies and think they make the best road bikes. I guess I just liked it when I felt like the only GS on the road, nowadays all I see are GS's etc. Maybe I should take a look at those CBR 600's, not many of those out there any more
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:08 PM   #209
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sorry for getting off topic, back to proud owner

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Old 10-14-2010, 12:22 PM   #210
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Sunshine and an RT. Bliss. Nice colour scheme too.
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