The Official RT Thread

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

  1. JBADV

    JBADV searching for sanity

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    I have no pics,but it did happen. :lol3
    You should check out the MachineartMoto front fender extender. :thumb
    They said mine was the first one they shipped out. :D
  2. DirtMerchant

    DirtMerchant Long timer

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    I put a GS skidplate on my 2011
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  3. Emperor Norton

    Emperor Norton Kilroy was here

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    Does anyone have any experience with a Scala G9 or BMW system 6 comm system and how well it plays with the RTs radio and Nav system?
  4. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

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    That is a fantastic idea!
  5. SPX

    SPX Been here awhile

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    G9 pairs fine. Works fine for AM, FM, and aux inputs, but satellite radio has poor audio quality. Not so poor that I don't use it, but it is noticeably poor.
  6. Mr. G

    Mr. G Normal Dude

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    Looking for a tank bag for my recently purchased R1200RT. The Giant Loop Fandango I have been moving between bikes will not work well on the RT.

    It needs to fit a mid size DSLR camera with a lens or two, compact binoculars and snacks, wallet & other quick access basics. I don't like the huge supertanker tank bags. The Giant Loop Fandango was a tiny bit small for my needs but I like the overall size of it. A Fandango sized bag with outside pockets and a way to cleanly mount to the tank surround on the RT without straps going all over the place would be perfect. Ease of access to the fuel fill is important too.

    What are your recommendations....and why

    Thanks
  7. Jim-Mer

    Jim-Mer Slowing Down

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    Check out RKA bags...lots of great features, and made in America. Used them for the last 10 years, That is what is on my RT.

    Jim
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  8. royal

    royal Don't Follow

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    When I had my RT, I went with the BMW tank bag specifically designed for the bike. It's a little pricey, but it worked fantastic. Really liked the bag and how it mounted on the bike.
  9. drrider1

    drrider1 just running amuck

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    what he said! over the years I've used bmw and after market bags and I gotta say the one for the r1200rt is about slick convenient and easy as it gets:clap
    ....now and then u get what u pay for:deal
  10. JBADV

    JBADV searching for sanity

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    Painted or powdercoated black it looks factory.
  11. JBADV

    JBADV searching for sanity

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    Best tank bag I have ever used,worth a few extra dollars.
  12. KentuckyBob

    KentuckyBob n00b

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    Mr. B., I have a touratech tankbag that is low, attaches to the tank rails and has a velcro latch at the base of the tank so you can just lift it up for fuel stops. Very easy on/off, has a map window on the top and a place for small electronics. Also it holds a fair amount of stuff. I have used it on my '08 RT for about 2 years until I sold the bike. PM me if you are interested in buying it. It works great and is made specifically for the RT. It is in good conditions and you can save some big $$ as Touratech is quite proud of their products.
  13. KentuckyBob

    KentuckyBob n00b

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  14. Mr. G

    Mr. G Normal Dude

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    Sent you a PM
  15. Mr. G

    Mr. G Normal Dude

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    I tried the BMW tankbag at the dealer. I too liked the mounting system. Unfortunately I found it quite large and located too far back on the bike. It interfered with my 6' 4" 350 lb. gut when seated on the bike.

    I'm going to see if I can come to a deal with KentuckyBob on his Touratech low bag.

    Thanks for all the replies and advice. It's always appreciated.
  16. DirtMerchant

    DirtMerchant Long timer

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    It is technically factory, just not available from the factory.... :D

    I thought about painting it but you really don't notice it from a normal viewing angle. Maybe I will hit it with a matte black rattle-can next time I have it off for an oil change. :dunno
  17. Ozonewanderer

    Ozonewanderer Adventurer

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    I may be late to this party, but I just wanted to point out that the peak torque on the 2010+ RT's is around 6,000 RPM. So you will have the most fun throttling through the twisties from 5,000 RPM and up:

    2010 BMW R1200RT HP (kW) and Torque (Nm)
    [​IMG]

    I agree that having even more torque and HP would be even better, but make sure you are wringing out all you can from what's in there!
  18. MoxNix

    MoxNix Stuttgart Germany

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    Really want an RT and the pics of the 90 Jahre just sent me over the edge.:eek1
  19. JoeyBones

    JoeyBones Encouraging Entropy

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    Fixed it for ya...

    But to repeat myself from earlier in this thread - I bought the bike for the engine. Love it, regardless of the actual numbers!

    :D
  20. MoxNix

    MoxNix Stuttgart Germany

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    Email order sent to the dealer, unless I find a nice Polar for sale before then.

    I'm told Jan. for 90th pricing:deal almost enough time to break the news to the wife.