The Official RT Thread

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

  1. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick Supporter

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    Agreed, but when I took my Roadster camping last weekend and traveled through Western and Central PA, I did not wish for the RT even once. Of course I didn't touch an interstate the whole weekend. I am lucky that I can get out of Cleveland area all on surface streets and am in the countryside in 15 minutes.

    I will most certainly be taking my Couch Rocket to the RA National next month. @Lead Wrist are you going to The Game of Roads? If so we should meet up.

    Rick G
  2. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    Sadly no... Business is keeping me rather chained to work at the moment... :bluduh

    We'll get together for sure one day - we ought to! :beer
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  3. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick Supporter

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    Perhaps when I do my tour of the country next year you can put my sad ass up for a night!

    Rick G
  4. DirtMerchant

    DirtMerchant Long timer

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    PM incoming
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  5. De-Silva

    De-Silva Been around a while....

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    Yup, I read about that and understand it for sure... not yet in my "muscle memory"... In the twisties I need to practice closing the throttle and downshifting before entering the turn and then stay on the throttle a bit before powering out... at this stage, I just keep using the clutch!

    In time, I will get it done... :-)
  6. Camhead64

    Camhead64 Been here awhile

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    RickG, you were asking about wethead mileage, I have an 2021 R1250RT, on the trip to the Montana Rally and home, my observations were as follows; 55mpg @ 55mph, 52mpg @ 65, 47mpg @ 75, 42mpg @ 80, and 37.5mpg @ 90. These were from a mix of fuel sources obviously but all 91 octane or greater some were ethanol free others up to 10%.

    I believe I'm seeing some improvements at the lower speeds as the engine breaks in more, currently only 6,800 miles on the OD.
  7. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick Supporter

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    Thanks, but I was asking about tire mileage on stock Z8's. Have 3500 miles now and am planning on attending the RA Game of Roads and will be putting on another 1500-2000 miles. If I am going to have to replace during rally, I want to plan for it.

    As for MPG, no offense, but who cares!! I don't ride for economy.

    Rick G
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  8. JackalHack

    JackalHack Perpetually confused Supporter

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    I got around 8500 out of mine.
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  9. Ride1st

    Ride1st Been here awhile

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    I have about 7700 miles on the stock z8 tires and will be changing them within the next 500 miles.
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  10. C Squared

    C Squared Now without TURBO! Supporter

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    Put new EBC pads on the front today. Figured it would be a fast job. Nope one inboard and one outboard pad were a very tight fit. Their mates were loose.
    Calipers were fine. cleaned and pistons pushed in by hand fine. All the way in. So, loosened and reset the wheel and axel to torque specs . Assembly must be a tad off center to the left. I can shim it to center next time. Today was very careful filing of two pads to get clearance . Functionally fine, but annoys me.
  11. CJSRider

    CJSRider Been here awhile

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    Just wanted to check in. It has been months since I have ridden my RT. It is currently sitting at the dealer with no anticipated return date. It has been sitting their for 4 weeks. They can not get the part in from BMW. The dealer had a 10 week wait for service when I called 14 weeks ago. When I dropped the bike off in early June they were scheduling mid September at that time. The are fully staffed but say all the recalls in the last two years have swamped them.
    Lucky I have two motorcycles. I did trade in my big touring Yamaha on a fun little Moto Guzzi V85tt so I am enjoying that bike. I don't think I will see the BMW this summer
  12. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer Supporter

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    :eek7

    I'd find another dealer and find the part used somewhere.
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  13. Madman4049

    Madman4049 Been here awhile

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    Agreed partzilla is usually decent and faster than anticipated lead times.
  14. Carlisja

    Carlisja A wandering soul. Super Supporter

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    I had a similar problem when a tie down strap got wrapped up in my rear axle and damaged the axle seal back in June. It is an inexpensive part but not readily available. The shop is predicting October or November. I sourced a used final drive and just handed them the damaged one so I could keep riding.
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  15. CJSRider

    CJSRider Been here awhile

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    The part is the fuel pump. It has a recall so BMW will cover the cost. The deAler i am using is the best one around in a 300 mile radius. I am fortunate to have another motorcycle to ride
  16. CJSRider

    CJSRider Been here awhile

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    I might of done that except one part is the fuel pump and has a recall so BMW is covering the cost
  17. DirtMerchant

    DirtMerchant Long timer

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    I did a thing, swapped my '11 CamHead for an '18 WetHead.


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    I hope I like the new girl as much as I as I did the old one....


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  18. R2k

    R2k Adventurer

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    You will
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  19. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    Congrats is in order... :clap

    Camheads are good but LCs are way better... :lol2

    You may want to go through recent thread from Ranger Ricky (linky below) as to what are essential add-ons for your new steed. I'm sure you've got left plenty of pesos for necessary doohickeys - no one rides the bikes stock as bought any more... :D

    School me on BMW R1200/50 RT Wethead | Adventure Rider (advrider.com)
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  20. Yukon Ho!

    Yukon Ho! Next up: Alaska Supporter

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    I can barely lift my '11 camhead onto center stand.
    On paper the LC's are ~44 lbs heavier.
    Someone said the LC weight includes side cases where the camhead weight (from BMW) did not, maybe that's half the 44 lbs.
    Curious if you notice any difference, center standing your new LC...