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Old 07-30-2013, 07:38 PM   #1366
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dear forum

i am getting a little impatient waiting for the release of the 2014 bmw r1200rt lc motorcycle . i know bmw wants my $20,000 but all i see from them are those awful pics of the demo bikes covered with swirly decals . please if anybody knows when the press ( or us mere buyers ) can see this bike let me know . the 2014 bmw r1200rt lc will be the epitome of motorcycle design and luxury touring . what is the release date ? thanks .

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Old 07-30-2013, 07:46 PM   #1367
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dear forum

i am getting a little impatient waiting for the release of the 2014 bmw r1200... what is the release date ? thanks .

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Old 07-30-2013, 08:42 PM   #1368
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Anyone run Dunlop Roadsmart Sports on their bike?
I used them for about 40k miles and found them nice but the front wore out sooner than the back on every pair. Also they didn't like tar snakes, at least the Utah variety. I've switched to pr3s and couldn't be happier. No more tar snake squiggles and the front and back wear out with the same mileage, about 12k. Mind you I am not talking about Roadsmart 2s.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:48 AM   #1369
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I used them for about 40k miles and found them nice but the front wore out sooner than the back on every pair. Also they didn't like tar snakes, at least the Utah variety. I've switched to pr3s and couldn't be happier. No more tar snake squiggles and the front and back wear out with the same mileage, about 12k. Mind you I am not talking about Roadsmart 2s.
Ditto on the PR3's, great in the wet too. I have 8k on mine and it looks like 12 -14 is definitely doable.

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Old 07-31-2013, 09:02 AM   #1370
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I put new Z8s on about 2,500 miles before I left for the MOA rally, and my round trip was over 6,200 miles, so I'm at about 8,700 now and maybe have another thousand left. What sort of tire pressures are you running?

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I put a new set of Z8 tires on my 1200RT before the trip to the MOA rally in Oregon. After about 5700 miles they look like they still have over 50% tread. I expect to get 10-11,000 from them.

I run 36-38 front and 42 rear,
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:32 AM   #1371
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Can't believe I have been around here for a couple of years and just found this thread. I just finished reading all 93 pages of RT devotees. I have an '04 1150RT that I picked up 2.5 years ago. It had 6K on the odo when I bought it. I absolutely love it. I have put some money into toys as well as maintenance. Considering what I paid for the bike I'm not complaining. I have been learning from guys on here as well as a couple of the other sites mentioned. Just picked up some of JVB Prod discs and look to learn a lot more about my bike. I'm coming up on the next big maintenance at 24K and hope to feel comfortable by then. In the interim, thanks for all the info you guys have shared. I pick up something new all the time. I do have one question for you guys, I've been running Metzlers since I picked the bike up and have been happy. It looks like the majority on here have been using PR3's. Anyone have suggestion as to either or why? I mostly commute. Have about 12K on the current set of tires. I probably have 1-2K more before replacing them. Just looking for additional feedback. Thanks for everything!
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:45 PM   #1372
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Just found this thread also and am in same boat (bike) as you.
Bought 02 RT 3.5 years ago and it had ME888s on it. Made the mistake of buying same on frt. when it wore out. Don't get me wrong, its a good tire but when the back needed replacing I caught a deal on the PR2s. Man what a character change. The bike felt sooo much more nimble in the turns, and again when I changed the frt to the PR2 it improved again.
For a change this time I am trying a Shinko on the rear, at a savings of over a third the $ of the PR2 I had to see if the PR2 is THAT much better... only 300 on the Shinko so I don't know yet.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:11 PM   #1373
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Just found this thread also and am in same boat (bike) as you.
Bought 02 RT 3.5 years ago and it had ME888s on it. Made the mistake of buying same on frt. when it wore out. Don't get me wrong, its a good tire but when the back needed replacing I caught a deal on the PR2s. Man what a character change. The bike felt sooo much more nimble in the turns, and again when I changed the frt to the PR2 it improved again.
For a change this time I am trying a Shinko on the rear, at a savings of over a third the $ of the PR2 I had to see if the PR2 is THAT much better... only 300 on the Shinko so I don't know yet.
Cool. Thanks for the info. I had not looked at the Shinko at all. I'll check them out. I'm looking for best mileage most likely as I do not get to the twisties often enough. For the times I do I'm not really aggressive to make it the reason to purchase a shorter life tire.
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:03 AM   #1374
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Can someone tell me how often the transmission input and output splines need to be inspected and or lubed? And how long does this take? For a 2010 to 2013 model.

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Old 08-01-2013, 07:12 AM   #1375
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Can someone tell me how often the transmission input and output splines need to be inspected and or lubed? And how long does this take? For a 2010 to 2013 model.

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Never, it is not on the service schedule.

IF you feel like doing it, schedule a whole weekend the first time. I can do it (clutch change) in about a day.

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Old 08-01-2013, 07:39 PM   #1376
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great read on a great motorcycle

http://bmwdean.com/r68-article.htm

A great article on the 1952 R68. 600cc's of sport bike fun over a half century ago. No GPS, no ESA II, no plastics, or hard bags. Just a 100MPH fun bike.
Would love to have one of these...

Enjoy the read, I did... tomp dd50
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:25 AM   #1377
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I posted a thread about Highway pegs on an RT a few days back. I read this whole thread and didn't see much on the hwy pegs for a '13 RT. Any of you guys have opinions on the ilium vs. the wunderlich bars and pegs? Thanks much.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:24 AM   #1378
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I posted a thread about Highway pegs on an RT a few days back. I read this whole thread and didn't see much on the hwy pegs for a '13 RT. Any of you guys have opinions on the ilium vs. the wunderlich bars and pegs? Thanks much.
I installed a set of the Ilium pegs a while back on my '12 and they are fantastic. Probably the single most useful farkle I've installed.





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Old 08-02-2013, 12:36 PM   #1379
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Looks like a couple of bolts hold them in place. Is that all there is to it? Or are you drilling and tapping some holes throught the metall down there?
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:55 PM   #1380
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=7NGVkNFg5-0


Video on installation of Iliumworks pegs...tp
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