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Old 08-21-2008, 03:09 PM   #1
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BMW R 1150RT/P riders out there?

I'm looking at a 2003 and 2004 R 1150RT/P (former police bikes). Any mechanical/design differences between the "RT/P" and the consumer "RT" model that I should be aware of? Known issues?

Any comments from current/previous 1150RT/P users would also be appreciated...

Thanks,
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:45 PM   #2
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bigger alternator and very accurate speedo methinks.

i think the gearbox is the same, but not sure.

try these:

http://www.rtp.autobahnpolizei.de/index.php?lang=eng

http://jeffdean2.home.att.net/rtp5.htm

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Old 08-22-2008, 07:46 AM   #3
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Gearbox is the same AFAIK. RTPs have a different electrical system with a second battery because they can't be left running. Servo systems are pants, but can be lived with. Wouldn't like to pay for my own repairs to them though. Other differences are the single seat and should still have the all round crash protection. Wiring loom is likely to have been butchered to remove the surplus power drains. Make sure you don't get an 850

Oh, and clutches get a hard time too, and aren't very cheap to replace. They also have bugger all ground clearance so check the underside (sump, exhaust and bodywork) for kerbing damage.
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:10 AM   #4
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:02 PM   #5
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If you look at the BMW pages, the RT-P is not that much different in price than a regular 1200RT... Can anyone buy one ?

I deal with them at work... and I want one of my own
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Old 08-22-2008, 03:22 PM   #6
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Partially integrated ABS instead of the civilian fully integrated.
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:40 PM   #7
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Good stuff - thanks to all... Nice looking 2002 you have there in KY
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:59 AM   #8
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I just bought a 2004 R1150 RT P this past sunday

I am reletively new to riding. I had a Shadow 650 for a while. I had an accident and I stayed away from riding. @ a month ago I got the bug again, so I started looking for something with more authority. I found it in my new bike.

I had a couple of questions though.

1.The red brake light flashes when I turn the bike on. When I put it into gear, it goes away. Is that normal?

2.Does anyone know where I can find an owners manual? I've beem looking everywhere. I found the P" suppliment, but not the RT manual.

3.When I hold the brake when the bike isn't moving I can hear a loud "whirring" sound. I have been told that this is normal.

Thanks again for your patience with the new guy
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:11 PM   #9
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I am reletively new to riding. I had a Shadow 650 for a while. I had an accident and I stayed away from riding. @ a month ago I got the bug again, so I started looking for something with more authority. I found it in my new bike.

I had a couple of questions though.

1.The red brake light flashes when I turn the bike on. When I put it into gear, it goes away. Is that normal?

2.Does anyone know where I can find an owners manual? I've beem looking everywhere. I found the P" suppliment, but not the RT manual.

3.When I hold the brake when the bike isn't moving I can hear a loud "whirring" sound. I have been told that this is normal.

Thanks again for your patience with the new guy
Thats just the abs light...and that is normal...I thought I remembered it being orange though(I had an 02).

And

I have a brand new Haynes manual for one...PM me if your interested.
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:17 PM   #10
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I am reletively new to riding. I had a Shadow 650 for a while. I had an accident and I stayed away from riding. @ a month ago I got the bug again, so I started looking for something with more authority. I found it in my new bike.

I had a couple of questions though.

1.The red brake light flashes when I turn the bike on. When I put it into gear, it goes away. Is that normal?

2.Does anyone know where I can find an owners manual? I've beem looking everywhere. I found the P" suppliment, but not the RT manual.

3.When I hold the brake when the bike isn't moving I can hear a loud "whirring" sound. I have been told that this is normal.

Thanks again for your patience with the new guy
And yes, the "whirring" sound is normal, that's the servos for the assisted brakes.
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Old 04-29-2009, 05:12 PM   #11
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Thats just the abs light...and that is normal...I thought I remembered it being orange though(I had an 02).

And

I have a brand new Haynes manual for one...PM me if your interested.


you are right. It's orange.
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:35 PM   #12
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Adjustable seat (3 positions), adjustable power windshield, integrated fog lights.

ABS light blinks after start until you start moving (about 3mph/5Kmh - pull away test for ABS)

2004 R1150RTP has different gearbox (lower 1-st gear, sport 6-th gear), police front shock absorber, jump start lugs, extra police relays and fuses, 12v standard power outlet, etc.

Brochure www.brownmotorworks.net/brochure/R1150RTP_Brochure.pdf

You can find manual on www.bmwmc.net -> Technical information -> Repair manuals -> R1150RT-P (There are more useful information on this website).

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Old 05-01-2009, 08:36 PM   #13
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How much is a new starter for a 2004 BMW R 1150 RT P?

Thanks again for the help.

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Old 05-01-2009, 09:14 PM   #14
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How much is a new starter for a 2004 BMW R 1150 RT P?

Thanks again for the help.
Looks like about $189.00 new, link
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:30 PM   #15
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How do you remove front sub frame for front crash bars?

How do you remove front sub frame where front crush bars are mounted?

I was trying to remove alternator cover (on front side of the engine) to have access to a crankshaft pulley, but could not remove it. Crash bars' sub frame is on the way.

It looks like, if you need to have access to the front of the engine, you need to remove this sub frame. But to remove crash bars' sub frame, it is need to remove exhaust manifold

Does anybody knows some tricks or simpler way to deal with it?
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