The Official RT Thread

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

  1. bbjumper

    bbjumper Been here awhile

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    My experience with windscreen protection started when I bought my 2000 RT a couple of years ago. At that time it had an Aeroflow screen on it which did a good job of protection all the way around. I did a 2500 mi. trip that summer and had no complaints. A couple of months later I noticed a crack between the mounting fasteners, aka replacement time. I put a stock shield on it and experienced the same thing you have. I'm 6'3 and a 34" inseam and with the stock shield on it I couldn't find a position that either provided adequate protection or eliminated the helmet buffeting. I ended up with a Cee Baileys, euro cut, 2 1/2" taller shield. I just finished a 3000 mi. trip last week and am overall happy with it. Only nick is the protection doesn't completely cover my shoulders, noticed one morning when the temp was hovering asround freezing. The Cee Bailey is made of a thicker material and shouild be more durable, it also gives me that cone of silence that I really appreciate during those 10 and 12 hour days on the road.

    Good luck
  2. DrSmooth

    DrSmooth I am third

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    I had the same set up. Stock first, followed by an Aeroflow, a Cee Bailey Eurocut and now a Cee Bailey #3. The #3 gives me the perfecdt wind protection and bubble of silence that I want. I leave it on year round and ride from freezing temps all the way up to africa hot with no problems. I cut out the top of my #3 to match the upper contour of my Eurocut shield and I like that set up quite a bit. It works great!
  3. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    With proper body position, you could corner faster without dragging hard parts. Skid marks are not something to brag about.
  4. RGR007

    RGR007 n00b

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    New to the forum and the RT. 2013 RT with 4,600 miles on the clock.

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  5. JBADV

    JBADV searching for sanity

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    Very nice . Looks like a cool day , what was the temp.? Windy ?
  6. wvpc1

    wvpc1 Been here awhile

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    Is that bike lowered? How comfortable is the low seat? Looks like a MI plate.
  7. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    I brought my RT home on Saturday. Love the ride, was a little cramped in the saddle. Turns out, the seat was in the low position and I had to remove the aftermarket backrest to get it to the high position. So I did that. Scored a set of Suburban Machinery peg lowering brackets and added my air hawk that I used with my Buell.

    Perfect.

    My knees do not touch any plastic and I do not feel like I am wedged into place. I am going to really enjoy riding this motorcycle. Love the manners in town and the way it handles out on the road.

    I am looking for a set of lowering brackets for the passenger pegs (Bon Bon is also a tall drink of water), if someone has a set they are not using, drop me a PM.
    Airhead Steve likes this.
  8. RGR007

    RGR007 n00b

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    It was a cool day, in the 40's

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    Yes, it's a lowered suspension as I'm vertically challenged. I find the seat comfortable and can spend the whole day on the bike with no problems.
  9. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    My day was in the high 30's. Cannot get over the wind protection and how comfy the ride was even at 38. I found myself getting kind of warm in town, sitting at lights.

    I have drunk the Kool Aid and it is tasty.
  10. FlagRS

    FlagRS Gone to the Dogs

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    My wife often claims she's warmer on her RT than off it standing around. This shot from last July up on Red Mountain Pass Colorado US Route 550.

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    wrong side of the road :dunno
  11. RGR007

    RGR007 n00b

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    FlagRS, Great picture!
  12. FlagRS

    FlagRS Gone to the Dogs

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    Thanks RG :wave

    In this shot you can see how much coverage and protection from the elements the RT provides. In fact she rides with summer gloves year round.

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  13. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    I have a dilemma.

    I bought a trunk here on the FM and then a full set of luggage locally that I found on CL. The CL luggage was locked, so I took it to the local dealer and the 1st key I grabbed out of the box of keys, unlocked them. I took out the contents (they came with liners and a tankbag, which is why I bought them.) and left the trunk with the dealer to be rekeyed to my ignition key.

    Still with me???

    My daughter picked up the case Friday and the key will pop the handle, allowing me to install it on the rack, but does not pop the latch allowing the case to open. It appears that when they took the case apart to rekey, they put it together incorrectly and something is not lining up. The case is shut and there does not appear to be any way of opening it.

    Is the dealer going to be able to fix this????
  14. JBADV

    JBADV searching for sanity

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    Dang , that sux. Better get in touch with the dealer. Hopefully they can fix it.
  15. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    Easiest fix ever.

    Service manager said that he doubted the top box had been used very much as the mechanism was hella sticky. He said use it a bunch and it will loosen up.

    I like it.
  16. vintagebob

    vintagebob Been here awhile

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  17. sugarcrook

    sugarcrook Adventurer

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    Where's that road? :)
  18. vintagebob

    vintagebob Been here awhile

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    That is CA-36 heading west out of Red Bluff, California. You end up on the coast near Fortuna, CA.
  19. BERNERBUDDY

    BERNERBUDDY Been here awhile

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    It could be Ca Hwy 36 west of Red Bluff

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  20. BERNERBUDDY

    BERNERBUDDY Been here awhile

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    You beat me to it.

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