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Old 11-25-2012, 04:53 PM   #1
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My New RT

Just bought a 2006 R1200RT today. 40k Miles and good service records. New tires and battery. Looks well kept and runs smooth as silk. Everything works.

I've had about a dozen Airheads and Oilheads, 1100's and 1150's but never a Hexhead.

So tell me.... What am I in for?

What should I look out for?

It's reasonably well farkled, Remus exhaust, Wilbur's shocks, top trunk, crash bars, PIAA's, Cee Baileys, bar backs, etc. I shouldn't need to do too much more to it.

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Old 11-25-2012, 06:32 PM   #2
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I have the same bike with 30k. I have hanging in the garage a spare fd and ft and rear ESA shocks. The fd is boxed and ready to ups with tools needed. Think I paid 500 off Craigslist for all three. If I come across a driveshaft I think my bases are covered.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:41 PM   #3
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Ride it like you stole it. Fill up the tank with fuel and repeat.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:43 PM   #4
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I have the same bike with 30k. I have hanging in the garage a spare fd and ft and rear ESA shocks. The fd is boxed and ready to ups with tools needed. Think I paid 500 off Craigslist for all three. If I come across a driveshaft I think my bases are covered.
I thought they fixed the FD issues with the 1200 FD, if you changed the oil....... Service records indicate that the FD oil has been changed twice, in the past two years.

The ESA is gone replaced by the Wilbers shocks.

What's the "ft"?

Do the 1200's still have the clutch spline issues that the 1150's had?
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:45 PM   #5
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Ride it like you stole it. Fill up the tank with fuel and repeat.
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Thanks for the congratulations.

I like to maintain my bikes too. Even my Ural is reliable, cause I maintain it so often ...
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:47 PM   #6
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Check the rear wheel flange for cracks and the fuel pump boss for cracks and carry a spare fuel pump controller or the "work around". Get the jvb r1200 maintenance DVD. You might also spring for the adventure tool kit. It's pricy but worth it to me. If you have the stock seat see B Mayer in ojai to upgrade.

You just missed a great gathering in DV. Check out bmwst.com for our next ride.

Oh and get a set of pr3's when your tires wear out.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:58 PM   #7
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What's the "ft"?
A lazy way of writing "front."
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:02 PM   #8
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:55 PM   #9
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Great bikes and yours looks to be in great shape...enjoy!
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:30 AM   #10
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Nice looking RT - congrats
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:49 AM   #11
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very nice

sweet ride
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:49 AM   #12
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Great ride. Of the few BMWs I've owned (and the '06 I currently own) never had anything serious go wrong, least of all the FD. From what I understand -- on the K-Bikes at any rate -- there was a FD redesign around '09 for a better seal. Just ride the damned thing. It's beautiful.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:18 AM   #13
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Congrats!

You will enjoy the RT. I know I did. Did a cross country trip on it. Planned 2 weeks and ended up getting home in 6 days. RT made it too easy. Spent 5 days west of mid-west and 1 day to get home to east coast.

I went the other way couple days ago. Got rid of my 12RT to get a 12R. Both great bikes. R suits my riding needs better at the moment. Same motor as RT but the R flies. I felt like that when I lost 25 lb in college after I started running regularly.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:12 PM   #14
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Looks great. Congrats. I'm keeping my eyes peeled for either an 1150 or 12RT.

Sooner or later...
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:27 AM   #15
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