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post #1 of 16 Old Oct 15th, 2019, 2:49 am Thread Starter
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Upgrade to r1250rt

Im thinking of trading up from a 17 r1200rt April 17 build to a r1250rt October 18 build.
Anything to be concerned about in the earlier 1250 builds?
Appreciate any ideas.
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post #2 of 16 Old Oct 15th, 2019, 8:49 am
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Re: Upgrade to r1250rt

The only thing that I had read was leaks in the front brake calipers. BMW may have something out about it'


I am still waiting patiently to order my 2020 RT next year!

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I havenít heard of anything wrong with 1250s. Itís got a warranty.....go ahead
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post #5 of 16 Old Oct 15th, 2019, 4:39 pm
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Re: Upgrade to r1250rt

I have been looking to see what's new for the 2020, but nothing yet, except for colors. I am hoping for at least the LED headlights as well, otherwise they will be one of the first thing that I will change.
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Keep them both.
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Keep them both.
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Im thinking of trading up from a 17 r1200rt April 17 build to a r1250rt October 18 build.
Anything to be concerned about in the earlier 1250 builds?
Appreciate any ideas.
How would a person identify the build date of a 1250RT? Is it in the VIN?

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post #9 of 16 Old Oct 16th, 2019, 1:11 am Thread Starter
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How would a person identify the build date of a 1250RT? Is it in the VIN?
Its recorded on the original order
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Jeff you got a red, I mean a great life buddy.

You have some very nice bikes, and that house is not too shabby either!

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I have been looking to see what's new for the 2020, but nothing yet, except for colors. I am hoping for at least the LED headlights as well, otherwise they will be one of the first thing that I will change.
I don't think you are going to see anything of merit for the RT for 2020.
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Andy - hey, one can hope!!! In any case, I will take what it will be, since it will most likely be my last bike.

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No up grades for the 2020 RT other than some color changes as per local dealer.
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post #14 of 16 Old Oct 17th, 2019, 4:21 am Thread Starter
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Re: Upgrade to r1250rt

Thanks everyone.

Made the decision to trade up.

Mars red...all the options.

Now to replace the addons from the old bike. Sargeant seat, Quietworks windshield, Denali Cansmart with lights and horn, Inventors handlebar risers.

I have a standard top box which looked OK on the dark Blue bike but not so much on the Red. Might need a paint. Oh and some grip puppies.

OK ready to go....
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Thanks everyone.

Made the decision to trade up.

Mars red...all the options.

Now to replace the addons from the old bike. Sargeant seat, Quietworks windshield, Denali Cansmart with lights and horn, Inventors handlebar risers.

I have a standard top box which looked OK on the dark Blue bike but not so much on the Red. Might need a paint. Oh and some grip puppies.

OK ready to go....
I bought a 2019 R1250RT June 19 built . 2 weeks ago and can say after owning a 2016 RT and 2017 GTL the new R1250RT is a fantastic bike, so smooth .I agree with using something like Grip Puppies as the grips are way too small. Enjoy your new Rt I know you will love it, I ran mine in withing 2 days and had to leave it sitting around for 5 days after that to have the first service done so I did not go over the required max 1,200 klms .

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I have been looking to see what's new for the 2020, but nothing yet, except for colors. I am hoping for at least the LED headlights as well, otherwise they will be one of the first thing that I will change.
The only LEDs you will find are the Fig /Driving lights they have been changed in the 2019 and upwards but other than that the colours are the only real change on the 2020`s.

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