The Official RT Thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Hondo, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. longjt

    longjt Adventurer

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    911 gs gives you the electro diagnosis: http://www.gs911usa.com/gs-911-compare.php

    Jvb gives you a maintenance dvd: http://www.jimvonbaden.com/JVB_Productions.html

    Most of the maintenance is a piece of cake.
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  2. Zerk

    Zerk DILLIGAF

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    Do you ever need to bring it back to a dealer? I am a cheapskate, plus theres just not alot of dealers. Does the ABS need to adjusted or calibrated?
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  3. fyrfytr

    fyrfytr B.U.F.F.

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    Biggest issue that I am aware of is the fluid is supposed to be changed annually. To do so the fuel tank needs to be removed, I believe. This is still on my to-do list, along with the fuel filter. Beemer Boneyard sells the tool for the fluid change for about $35.
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  4. Spat

    Spat Been here awhile

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    Zerk my 2003 RT is the best (worst) of the best linked ABS braking. I have tried independant shop to do the annual brake flush and they all tell me special equipment is needed for that model and suggested going to the dealer. re: brake control pack $$$
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  5. XTrooper

    XTrooper Been here awhile

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    My first BMW motorcycle, it's a 2009 R1200RT.

    Here's a list of mods and accessories I've added on it since I bought it new last October.

    Fuzeblock FZ-1 fuse block
    Ilium Works shift lever extension
    Ilium Works side stand foot
    Suburban Machinery rider foot peg lowering kit
    Touratech brake lever extension
    Touratech cylinder head guards
    Touratech/Kahedo rider and passenger heated seats
    West Tool & Design windshield support arms
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  6. longjt

    longjt Adventurer

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    Zerk, the pre '07 rt's brake flush is a little complicated but I've seen it done at wrenching get togethers. It's doable.
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  7. Spat

    Spat Been here awhile

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    I just posted up over on FleaMarket my 2003 RT, I'd like to get 7500 for the bike :deal
    26k on the clock and it's in pretty good shape. I am the 1st owner.
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  8. fyrfytr

    fyrfytr B.U.F.F.

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    How often does the alternator belt need to be changed?:ear
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  9. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Every 36k is recommended, but YMMV.
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  10. fyrfytr

    fyrfytr B.U.F.F.

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    .

    Thanks.
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  11. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    You done good, son. :freaky
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  12. JADM

    JADM Adventurer

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    I have a 2003 rt that I got last year and I have made a few improvements.

    one thing I was looking for was black reflective tape
    for the bags (silver stuff looks ugly)
    the onlu place I can find it is on amazon for an
    Outrageous price.(almost $30)

    does any one know of a cheaper sorce for this ...
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  13. Spat

    Spat Been here awhile

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  14. JADM

    JADM Adventurer

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    I found what I was looking for
    3M Scotchlite Black Reflective Vinyl Tape

    Kit RK-99
    Two 8" x 11" sections of 3M Scotchlite Black Reflective Vinyl Tape for the Do-It-Yourselfer. 176 square inches.
    for $16
    http://www.motoequip.com/RK.htm
    :clap thank you for the help
    don
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  15. fyrfytr

    fyrfytr B.U.F.F.

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  16. XTrooper

    XTrooper Been here awhile

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    Thanks, Danny. I'm enjoying it a lot! :thumb
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  17. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    I ordered a set of these Moto-Techniques Bar Risers for my 2003 R1150RT from A&S BMW - $79.92 shipped -

    http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=1596

    These are really nice risers and very easy to install.

    Here are the risers in the bag. They are clear anodized aluminum and come with stainless steel cap screws -

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    Here are the bars before installation -

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    You simply remove the bar from the tree and install the riser with the original cap screws -

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    then install the bar to the riser with the included screws - (I used some blue locktite)

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    Here is a comparison shot -

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    And the stock photo of both risers installed (from the A&S website - I forgot to take this pic)

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    I could only do a brief ride with the risers installed, but I could easily feel a more relaxed riding position. I'll report back after I get a few miles on them -
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  18. Spat

    Spat Been here awhile

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    Sold to a local inmate, have fun my friend

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  19. fyrfytr

    fyrfytr B.U.F.F.

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    After work today, geared up, went out to the bike. Bike cranked and cranked and finally was able to coax it to start. Just went out to go to the local drive in for bike night, and now it cranks and doesn't even try to fire.

    Have to check for spark and fuel. Anything go bad on a regular basis I should check first?

    It's a 2003 r 1150rt, btw.

    Thanks in advance.
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  20. fyrfytr

    fyrfytr B.U.F.F.

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    Just tested for spark and it fired on just the right cylinder:becca :baldy
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