The Official RT Thread

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

  1. snookers

    snookers Old Fart

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    Original Quote from SikDMAX


    A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to run my RT on a Nascar track at Watkins Glenn in New York. My self and approx. twenty others were hell bent on thrashing each other for the win. Thing was, there was no race, just alot of testosterone. I was running with PR3's and had a great time. Opening up the beast on the straightaways was a treat, and leaning into the curves an exilarating feeling to say the least. But.....I don't ride like this as a rule, my RT is a daily driver and not a race bike, and I still had to drive it home, preferably in one peice.
    If you have the chance and feel confident in your abilities, I say give it a try.
    The five laps I drove was worth the price of admission...:D
  2. DC Chad

    DC Chad Been here awhile

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    sounds crazy but the only warning was the oil leak the previous service showed no signs, once the cage broke up it pushed the bottom of the seal out , even in this state the wheel was running smoothly :eek

    after this i made a point of buying a new seal as part of the service so i could pop it out and check rivets on the cage the cage was secure at every service:nod


    its one of the things i love about the pre 1200 bikes relatively cheap and easy to fix:freaky
  3. SikDMAX

    SikDMAX Been here awhile

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    I ran Pilot Power 2CT up front and Pilot Road 3 rear, down around 30/31 PSI hot. Tires weren't the issue, I was pretty consistently dragging the right side crashbar mainly at 100+ around Riverside sweeper at Buttonwillow, but also the left side on a couple corners and have a new scrape on the right side valve cover :D
  4. djminta

    djminta Adventurer

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    "I ran Pilot Power 2CT up front and Pilot Road 3 rear, down around 30/31 PSI hot. Tires weren't the issue, I was pretty consistently dragging the right side crashbar mainly at 100+ around Riverside sweeper at Buttonwillow, but also the left side on a couple corners and have a new scrape on the right side valve cover :d"

    That's awesome! I was riding the GA mountains with a friend and she remarked that she's never seen someone hang off a RT. Nice to see I'm not the only one.
  5. HotChilliColdBeer

    HotChilliColdBeer Human Swizzle Stick

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    It's good to be king.




    Charlie
  6. JBADV

    JBADV searching for sanity

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    So the season is starting up ! :clap
    My tires are about spent.What tires are you guys using ? I think I'm going to try the Michelin Pilot Road 3 .
    Anybody have them on now ?
  7. mwood7800

    mwood7800 Banned

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    Pilot 3 my ft tire cupped at 5000, I figure if that's all I'm getting I'm trying the z8
  8. Shaun09

    Shaun09 Riding the Asphalt Ribbon

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    Haven't tried the PR3s, but enjoy the grip of the Z8s.

    Cheers!
  9. JBADV

    JBADV searching for sanity

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    Thanks for the replys .
  10. Firenailer

    Firenailer Still Ridin'

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    I'm thinking about going to the P3's as well. The original front Bridgestone is cupped really bad at 5500. To be honest I was never that happy with those tires anyway.

    I'll check into the Z8's too, and have them swapped out at the 6000 mile service next week.
  11. Skitch

    Skitch Riding the range

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    Im thinking PR3s too. Running PR2s right now with 6k on them. Front is cupped, but suprisingly rides fine. Going to try to get another 1k out of them. Tried PR3s on a demo a few weeks back and was really impressed with the improvements over the PR2s.
  12. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    Were you able to pull anyone over? :D
    Track days are good fun and, in my opinion, money well spent.
    You need a S1000RR now. They have a greater lean angle than the RT. :evil
  13. bbjumper

    bbjumper Been here awhile

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    Anyone here been successful cleaning the road grunge off of the stainless exhaust on the RT and returning it to a shiny surface?
  14. panzerrocket

    panzerrocket Been here awhile

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    Interesting question, I'm in on this one having the same problem:ear Exhaust looks like shit.
    Tried to polish it up with normal chrome polisher, result not satisfying...
    I've been recommended to try blue job, don't know if that'll do the job.
  15. ka5ysy

    ka5ysy Doug

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    Acetone or methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) will get a lot of crud off pipes and muffler, then some polish compound to finish it. Use both outside and use heavy rubber gloves to protect your skin, and stay away from open flames or smokers.

    Personally, I am not that worried about polishing anything on the RT. It's not a Harley. :clap
  16. hg_rich

    hg_rich Adventurer

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    Anyone tried Barkeeper's Friend stainless cookware cleaner (http://cow.org/r/9j0)?

    It does a pretty good job on my pans, and they must have a harder life than my RT's mufflerÂ…
  17. roadstar

    roadstar Been here awhile

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    Can I use grip covers over my 2010 RT'S heated grips & still be affective
  18. Mr. G

    Mr. G Normal Dude

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  19. 1LIFE2LIVE

    1LIFE2LIVE Long timer

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    On my 2nd set of PR3's here

    I run 40 up front and 42 in the rear 100% of the time regardless of two up or not.

    1st set mileage was 15,500 miles; no cupping just Excellent overall performance in All Conditions; 2nd set about 9,400 miles so far and getting the Exact results and looking for similar mileage again
  20. roadstar

    roadstar Been here awhile

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