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post #1 of 3 Old Dec 23rd, 2018, 10:55 pm Thread Starter
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R1200RT LC new to me.....

But I'm not new to BMW's. I've owned an '03 R1150GS, '06 F650 Dakar, '10 F800GS, and a '04 R1150R. The R1200RT LC is my first new BMW. I'm a "multiple bike offender" as I always seem to have two at a time. I'm an early member of the IBA and a fifteen year member of the MOA. Don't hold it against me! I'm still working so i don't get to dedicate a lot of time for long trips. But I try to take a week off every summer (Mental Health Week) to get out of my back yard. I'm here to learn as much about the R1200RT LC's as I can. Especially from the maintenance perspective. I've maintained all of the BMW's listed above. So I'll relinquish the floor and get ready to learn as much as I can.

Jim Nyffeler
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post #2 of 3 Old Dec 24th, 2018, 5:38 am
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Re: R1200RT LC new to me.....


You might want to post this in the RT sub forum......https://www.bmwlt.com/forums/rt-series/.

I ride a 17 RT also and have 77300 miles on it now. It has been fault free and the more you ride it the better you like it. I do all my own service.

The first thing you will find is the battery location is accessed from the right side. They made it difficult to get to the positive post...but they added a remote positive lead to just in front of the battery for farkles and connections. It will have a red plastic cover on it.



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2000 LTC 90,600 miles KIA (new)
2003 LTE 164,188 miles Silver (Purchased with 1687)
2008 R1200RT 176,196 miles (Purchased with 16458)
2017 R1200RT 84,612 miles (new)
Total BMW miles 497,451
1982 GL1100 rode 84108 miles (bought with 12012 sold 96120)
1988 GL1500 rode 12067 miles (bought with 19893 totaled 31960)
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Re: R1200RT LC new to me.....

Welcome Jim!

Based on your experience, you will find that the "wethead" RT is very easy to maintain! Post in the RT section if you have any questions, and we'd be very happy to lend a hand!

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