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Old 07-13-2010, 11:28 AM   #91
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Hey everyone, just introducing myself as a soon to be new-to-me RT owner. Trading my r1200st for a 96 r1100rt....


It has 110k miles on it,
K1200rs rear rim (17")
dual spark heads


I had one quick question: Will the K1200rs front rim fit?

I'm hoping through vigilant maintenance and a hard head I can break 200k on this bike.

Rear diff shows no play, but I will def. consider buying a spare just so.
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:01 AM   #92
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No ABS light, just the flashing brake failure light that goes off at 4 or 5 mph. I'll have to wait till I get home from work to test voltage at the battery. I have had to keep it on the charger while working on it due to the repeated cranking. I'm certain that it's not long for this earth.
The telltale sign for a low voltage situation tends to be an abs fault. Go ahead and check it regardless.

So, just so I'm sure:
  • Valves in spec
  • Throttle bodies synched
  • Cables are riding in on the cams and the sleeves
  • Compression is acceptable
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Old 07-14-2010, 06:03 AM   #93
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The telltale sign for a low voltage situation tends to be an abs fault. Go ahead and check it regardless.

So, just so I'm sure:
  • Valves in spec
  • Throttle bodies synched
  • Cables are riding in on the cams and the sleeves
  • Compression is acceptable
All that has been done. The problem is intermittent spark. When it does run, it runs very well. The problem is getting it to start and start when it 's hot.
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Old 07-14-2010, 07:18 AM   #94
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Nice - an RT forum

Just checking in - one more RT owner glad to see a forum on Advrider to add to the list of things that keeps me from being productive at work.

The first ride report I ever read was sent to me by an inmate. I cant remember the title, but it was written by a guy from Nebraska riding a R1100RT to Alaska - been hooked on Advrider ever since.

thanks for starting the thread

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Old 07-14-2010, 03:44 PM   #95
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Here's my RT - bought new in 2007. Has 28,000 miles on it - love the blue color.
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:34 PM   #96
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All that has been done. The problem is intermittent spark. When it does run, it runs very well. The problem is getting it to start and start when it 's hot.
Sorry, I hadn't read the whole thread and you probably posted it.

I'm familiar with the early 259's and the '04's...by any chance is it a twin spark OR does it have the stick coil/sender arrangement? I'm just fishing a little as stick coils are a continuing issue...

If it's not, that's an issue that I haven't encountered before. I think you said you've done wires..????
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Old 07-16-2010, 01:51 AM   #97
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Sorry, I hadn't read the whole thread and you probably posted it.

I'm familiar with the early 259's and the '04's...by any chance is it a twin spark OR does it have the stick coil/sender arrangement? I'm just fishing a little as stick coils are a continuing issue...

If it's not, that's an issue that I haven't encountered before. I think you said you've done wires..????
It's a single spark 2003 1150. I have read about the stick coil issues though.

As of yesterday, I picked up new battery, installed it and it was in worse shape than the battery it is replacing. After initial charge of 2 hours or so, it would not turn the starter, even when the charger was still connected. With volt meter in place, voltage dropped to 4.5 volts when starter button was pressed. Probably won't have another until Tuesday or Wednesday. Another weekend without a motorbike.

And Monday afternoon I get to remove the rear drive and replace the bearings. While the bike was on the center stand I checked for play and noticed a bit of side to side and up and down movement.

It seems I am getting the complete BMW experience.
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:27 AM   #98
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Here's my RT - bought new in 2007. Has 28,000 miles on it - love the blue color.
Looks great! That blue is one of the best colors BMW came out with in my book.
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:24 AM   #99
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It's a single spark 2003 1150. I have read about the stick coil issues though.

As of yesterday, I picked up new battery, installed it and it was in worse shape than the battery it is replacing. After initial charge of 2 hours or so, it would not turn the starter, even when the charger was still connected. With volt meter in place, voltage dropped to 4.5 volts when starter button was pressed. Probably won't have another until Tuesday or Wednesday. Another weekend without a motorbike.

And Monday afternoon I get to remove the rear drive and replace the bearings. While the bike was on the center stand I checked for play and noticed a bit of side to side and up and down movement.

It seems I am getting the complete BMW experience.
Arrrrrrggggghhh! That happens...If your starter is turning slower, it might be going...it's common. So does the '03 have a stick coil, is it the earlier (and seemingly more reliable) conventional coil set up? If it IS a stick coil arrangement, I'm betting that's the issue. Again, if it's not...that's a new one on me.
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:51 AM   #100
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Regular type of coil. The primary side
was showing higher resistance than called for. Not
much, but maybe enough.
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:02 AM   #101
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...If your starter is turning slower, it might be going...it's common. .
Please don't say that...

With the old battery on the charger, it turned over very well. With the new battery, it struggled past TDC and then just clicked. Voltage dropped to about 4.5 volts under load. Hoping it's a bad battery. It doesn't happen all the time, but it happens. Lucky me.
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:22 AM   #102
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:27 PM   #103
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Very cool, Marc. I like the "Samsonite" look of the side bags.
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Old 07-16-2010, 05:40 PM   #105
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Nice bike Marc!

Looks like we both have an '07 FZ6 for sale too....I'm lusting for an RT.
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