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Old 07-17-2010, 05:50 AM   #106
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Very nice!

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Old 07-17-2010, 09:21 AM   #107
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Here's my RT - bought new in 2007. Has 28,000 miles on it - love the blue color.
Wonderful bike. Still miss my old Peimont Red 2005...
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Old 07-17-2010, 06:46 PM   #108
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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.
Well, sometimes a magnet breaks off, sometimes it's just dust that collects. It acts like a dead battery...and sounds like a dead battery, and it seems to come and go. Beemerboneyard.com if you need one. 30minutes to replace...another 7 years or more of service.

Sorry you're having so much trouble. That's aggrevating for sure.
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:57 PM   #109
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I may have gotten my hard start condition sorted. (Fingers crossed) It seems to be much better now since replacing the starter.
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:35 AM   #110
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I may have gotten my hard start condition sorted. (Fingers crossed) It seems to be much better now since replacing the starter.
Excellent!!!! I was hoping that was the case...

There have been many a person perplexed with this..
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:04 AM   #111
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Excellent!!!! I was hoping that was the case...

There have been many a person perplexed with this..
All I can figure is that the old starter was drawing enough current to keep the coil from creating sufficient spark, thus causing my weak spark/ no start issues. I'll know better after this weekend, I'm headed to Vermont for the BMWRA rally.
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:15 PM   #112
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All I can figure is that the old starter was drawing enough current to keep the coil from creating sufficient spark, thus causing my weak spark/ no start issues. I'll know better after this weekend, I'm headed to Vermont for the BMWRA rally.

I'm about 90%+ sure that's EXACTLY what was going on.
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Old 08-01-2010, 04:52 PM   #113
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I can happily report that my RT brought me both to and from the BMWRA rally in Pownal, VT this weekend. Just about 550 miles. Nice little shake down cruise without incident.

RT's were the bike of choice. They were everywhere.
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:53 PM   #114
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RT1150 Throttle

I just purchased a 2002 RT1150 with 43,000 miles on it. The bike is great. Did my usual shake down and change out things to make it mine. The one thing that is still bother me is the throttle pull. It is kind of stiff. I lubed the cable, lubed the throttle on the bar and removed the side panels and lubed at the throttle bodies. I assume there is a cable splitter somewhere under the tank? Single cable and grip, then splits to each cylinder. Maybe the splitter is dry? Anyone had similar issues?
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Old 08-08-2010, 03:21 PM   #115
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Tank Bags

Since magnetic is obviously out of the question, what is the best choice for a tank bag?
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Old 08-10-2010, 05:16 PM   #116
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Clearwater lights

At the BMWRA rally last weekend, a vendor had a set of high output LED driving lights. Small in size but amazing amount of light output. I bit the bullet and ordered a set. Came in today and had to put them on. They look good IMHO, my only complaint is the POS posi-twist and posi-tap connectors supplied with the kit. It's getting dark, I'm going to go try them out. BRB.

*edit* I like 'em. Lots of light, even with the potentiometer around 50% power.

Here's a pic for perspective. I'll take some better photos tomorrow when the light's better.



I put on another brake light, too. The stock incandescent seemed rather weak to me. Sorry about the crappy cell phone pic.

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Old 08-10-2010, 05:59 PM   #117
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Since magnetic is obviously out of the question, what is the best choice for a tank bag?
My used 04 came with an expandable BMW tank bag made specifically for this model. God knows what it cost, but it's a nice tank bag and fits perfectly.
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Old 08-10-2010, 06:15 PM   #118
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Since magnetic is obviously out of the question, what is the best choice for a tank bag?
TwistedThrottle.com has tank bags that have an attaching lug that mounts to the fuel fill. The bag locks on and also releases with a quarter turn. Remove the bag to fill up, then twist it back on.
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:09 AM   #119
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A little light

.........for the Pathfinder ...........

Doesn't add much light , but makes other road users more aware of my presence .........








Got them from http://www.bikevis.com/motorcycle-le...ng-lights.html

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Old 08-11-2010, 01:08 AM   #120
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Hey - I got the square version of that!

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