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post #51 of 1139 Old Jan 31st, 2008, 2:53 pm
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I checked out the Nuvi 760 after reading your comment about it an earlier post and I like it a lot. If I decide to buy it I plan to slide it under the clear map cover of the tank bag and run a lead through the bottom of the tank bag for power. Hopefully a good enough position for viewing, and if I park and go for a walk I picture taking the tank bag off and lock it in one of the cases or carry it with me anyway.
Your position on the windshield looks good, but what do you do when it starts to pour? I know it seldom rains in Wollongong, but still?
I tried the tank bag position but the visibility was poor, and I have to look down, not good for safety. Rain is not an issue, the screen keeps the weather out, the Nuvi is under the screen, but if the weather was to get to a point that I thought it might get wet then I probably wouldn't ride. I used the suction mount, but when the Ram cases come out for the Nuvi I will change, the roads were very rough and the Nuvi did not come off. One thing I did was apply tape over the mount, the one time the Nuvi came off was when the screen bounced and caused the unlock mechanism to hit the dash.For me the ability to listen to music, have the instructions over the music player , all through the FM transmitter was great. I used the Mapsource programme to pre plan the trip and stored each day as a route, very good. I think the Nuvi is a better deal than the Zumo at twice the price and half the screen area.

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post #58 of 1139 Old Feb 25th, 2008, 9:37 pm
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I've had the bike three months, but still enjoy this photo of it with the SOLD sign on it outside the dealership before I'd ever seen it.
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it certainly suits you good luck in your endearuor to purchase the beauty and beast
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The new RT is sweet. Really one of my favorite looking BMW's now.


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does she have a sister?
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Newbie with the RT. What a magnificent ride! Loved my F650 GS, but this is smooth - like butter.
Just got it about two weeks ago, and I've been riding it every chance I get.
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Well, after being three years without a Beemer I'm almost back in the saddle again. I purchased this nice 2005 R1200RT up from the original owner just a week ago. I'll be picking it up in a week or so.
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I just found out about this site, from the local BMW dealer. I have a 2002
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Nope no sister, just some friends. Here she is after a lot of wet sanding buffing and the pinstripping added.

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New member here - trading in my Rocket for a R1200RT, simply fancy something a little (read "a lot") more usable for fun days out with the lads but right for gentle touring with the better half. Have bought a steath backrest from Pirates Lair cos I intend to use my "wardrobe" highway bag for touring due to its functionality and capacity, the backrest looks very comfortable and well engineered (expensive with fed ex postage to UK and no doubt a hammering from customs - but great service from Jerry)

and I dont really want a top box (trunk). Picking the bike up next week and can't wait.
First mod will be to fit a marine stereo with RDS radio, wired remote and aux input to play the Garmin through (tunes and sat nav).
However, any advice on harnesses for the radio connection and the garmin connection would be most welcome as I want to keep it tidy and not just run the garmin or radio to the battery.
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Hi Georgewk

Sorry havent replied sooner but had to move house in Nov and after being offline for 3 months and HD crash and getting a new service provider locating all my old favourites and setting them up again. Anyway in answer to your previous query the seat is as far as I know the BMW comfort seat and it is exactly that very comfortable

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What`s happened in 38 years.
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What`s happened in 38 years.
Excellent first post! Welcome.

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Finally my 08 RT has arrived!











But maybe I rather go skiing today...


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In case my pics from yesterday dosen't load on your computer (they failed to load on my pc at work for some reason) I upload them once again as thumbnails today....
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In case my pics from yesterday dosen't load on your computer (they failed to load on my pc at work for some reason) I upload them once again as thumbnails today....
At least buy a cover for the poor thing you cheapskate!

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At least buy a cover for the poor thing you cheapskate!
Well, I can afford one (the bike cost me the eqv. of: US 52000,-) and actually I have one hanging next to the bike just outside the picture.
The reason I left it off is because the rubbing of the cover against my new bike will harm more than plain snow...

Anyway, sun is shining again today, off to get licence plates
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My '04 RT, bought with 29.5K miles about amonth ago.


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Here's my RT '07. I absolutely enjoy riding this machine every chance I get - that's everyday on my commute! Got it in March '08, and just turned 3k on it. Haven't given a name to the machina...but I've been thinking calling her...Bella.

The other picture is my older trusty F650GS...and I do miss Bucky.

I'm just damn lucky to enjoy my other two 4-wheeled Bimmers.
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Here's the brand new member of our family... PS I absolutely LOVE this bike - hands down the best motorcycle of any brand (and there have been a few) I have EVER owned. Traded in my LT and never once looked back. So far have added a Givi E52 top case with Admore Lighting LED kit, fuse panel and a BMR shelf (excellent build quality and design) to hold my GPS and sat radio. Only complaints are the FM reception (since it's the same radio as I loved in my LT, must be the antenna) which is really poor, and the volume of the aux input which even with my iPod cranked and bass boost on, at the highest input sensitivity is still lower in volume than the radio. But these are mere nits - this bike ROCKS!!!
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Hi Everyone,

Mine's a Sand Beige as well. Mounted the Garmin low due to multi-focals.


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Well the shoulder can't do my LT so I sold it. But I got a 2000 R1100RT with lots-O-miles. Took it for a 5 day easy ride. Only 1k miles but I am very impressed with the ride and the seat is the best I have ever had out of 16+ road bikes. She needs a bath.




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Here's a few more recent ones... I think the farkleization has been lowered to the 5%/monitor level... :-)
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Bob,

How do you find the Givi? What do they add to the rack for attaching & is it quick & easy to put on & off? I find the beemer options too big or too small so I'm looking at the Givi range.

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I love it. The E52 I have is actually 52L but feels much smaller. It's streamlined and very aerodynamic. Givi has a rack that attaches to the factory RT/GT rack, you basically leave it on and you can pop the top case on and off very easily. I leave mine on all the time as I use the bike for everything (commuting, shopping etc.).

Another thing I really love about the Givi cases is that a company named Admore Lighting makes LED lighting kits for all of their cases. Givi offers incandescent light kits but they are not as bright, and the Admore Lighting kit adds turn signals as well as brake lights.

I added the Admore Lighting LED kit to my Givi E52 and I absolutely love it. I purchased the Givi interior liner which hides the wires. A quick disconnect plug carries the brake/LED signals from the bike. Great system.

Note: using the Givi top case you have a separate key. No problem for me.

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Pictures of my New 2008 R1200RT purchased 08/22/2008 - delivered 08/27/2008:
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Very excitied about my new ride....
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Hey, Jed - nice pics of a really nice scoot. Love those pictures of your new style riding boots, too!!!

Ride safe, Jed. That really is a sweet looking ride. I think that grin is gonna git bigger in a bit!!! Enjoy.
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Thanks! Yeah the dealership was trying to find the size 13 all around boots to fit my 14/15 size foot.. LOL I ended up finding a pair and all is good!
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Greetings, fairly new newbee , both to beemers and this great forum. Before plunking down major dough for a new one I bought a clean old RXXR and rode it hard for six thousand miles and decided beemers were the best "one" bike for me since it does almost everything I would want to do on two wheels for now. That said, I decided this week it was time to rob the piggy bank and pull the trigger on a new one thereby not having to deal with major repairs for at least the first 36 k miles. As it turns out they had a not so loaded sand color one that made me change my mind from bagging and accessorizing another R model and just go ahead on up to the RT. It was really almost the same money difference for as we all know Accessories , bags etc, ain't cheap and ABS is 1100 on an R and standard on the RT so the resale being for now higher on comp for RT's vs R's I decided this was the better decision for me personally. So.............

He come da sandstorm and after riding it the second day for over five hundred miles picking great two lane blacktop for the break in , I have only one word............. Wow.

"Everything I loved about the R is refined on the much newere RT and the only thing I'll miss of the R was the less heat transfer to the cockpit , although likely in another week or two as temps drop down again I wont miss that either.

Thanks guys for a great forum, I hope to visit some times when I can find the time.

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Well I put the side Bags on for picture..
Wife and I are still looking for that seat for comfort.
So this year is a fly and ride thur Harley to Colorado & Utah.
Hopefully next year with EWS and ABS problem it is now
a dependable bike ..
Have my fingers crossed..
I love the bike other than seating and the way it looks
and handles..Joe in NJ
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My 2006 Rt with some new gadgets...

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Just picked up my RT about 4 weeks ago. I have owned Hondas, Yamahas, Kawasakis and currently have 3 Harleys. I can't pass up a chance to ride the RT. At first I thought it was the newness, but now it's just the love of the ride. I bought it because I wanted something "different". All my rides felt the same even though they looked different. The RT isn't just a different ride, it has become a relationship. I travel all week long and I can't wait to get home. My wife is getting jealous as are the Harleys. I picked up an '06 with top box and AM/FM CD in Orlando. It was really well cared for.

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Another newbie, just picked up my first bike ever and decided to go the right way with an 08 R1200RT and haven't regreted it. The first week I put 1500 miles on it and the guys at the dealer were shocked when I had it back after 7 days for the first service.

I wished I would have done this long ago. I'm just having a blast. Anyone out here in Michigan who's looking for someone to ride with?
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I have only recently joined the group - thought I would post a couple of pics of my R1200RT in some natural habitats - hope they upload.
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The 2007 RT Falcon on it's first trip in April of this year. Now, many trips and accessories later, this bike is awesome.


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Hey all those are some fine looking machines....

I have only had my RT for a short time now but I am loving it.
I started the summer with a new 09 LT but decided it was not for me, so I took it back for the RT. I could not be happier, the LT was a great bike but I think I will enjoy one a bit later in life when I have time to use it properly.

I'll show it first. here it sitting next to my 1983 CB1100F.



This is the RT I had some very subtle blue pin stripes painted on. I am not sure they will stay though, we will see. The painter said he can remove them anytime. I also was humoring some of my younger friends by adding the blue LED's in and around the bike. Furtunatly I added the off on switch so they are only used with caution...LOL...



This is a little Zong Chen 250 cc I bought this summer as well. It was really inexspensive and alot of fun to ride. Quality seem great for the price, but the wifey would not even try it so it had to go...


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Harleydog -- I like the pinstripes on your RT--nicely done, and not too much. Pinstripes on the tank have always been a tradition for BMW, and I am sorry they got away from it on so many models.

As for that Chinese bike, that's another brand I have not seen before. I think they must have turned all of those backyard iron smelters from the "great leap forward" into motorcycle factories, LOL!

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Harleydog, I have thought that maybe the LT would have been a better choice. I love my RT, but it looks like the LT is just a nice "Couch on Wheels" for those long trips. What didn't you like about the LT that made you take it back?
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Well I do not want to criticise anyone's choice of motorcycle but the LT was, first of all the wrong bike for my situation. I have been riding Harley's for longer than I care to remember. The last was a 2003 FLHRSEI2 a screaming eagle road king. I do business with Chicago HD and they own Chicago BMW located just next door. I had been stopping in for years just keeping up with what BMW was doing. From the first time I saw the LT I thought it was the best looking bike ever made. Fast forward to this spring and I don't know what happened but I decided to go a different route as far as biking was concerned Made some phone calls on Thursday and picked up the LT on Friday. I had never ridden one.
I really like the nice smooth motor, plenty of power, although the torque curve proved difficult to get used to after the RK, that had 105ft/lb at a much lower RPM. Still acceptable though. Highway cruising has to be the Lt's strongest suit. The stereo sound was terrific, even dealing with the skipping of the CD on occasion, I enjoyed the music. The power assisted brakes with ABS provided outstanding stopping power, smooth and predictable stopping. I did not like the total integration of the front to back systems. This small detail was a big deal to me. May not be to all but for some reason I had issues with it. I might add that I am no fan of ABS at all. But I am getting used to it on the RT. I guess
I am just old and stuck in my ways.
And of course everyone should know what the next gripe is. Top Heavy, I ride to work most days and living in the city of Chicago, downtown, I will find myself using many of the alley ways as my garage is in the middle of the block and my alley has T intersections at both ends. This coupled with the unique front suspension that does not Dip or dive when breaking, made a surprise car or pedestrian appearing around a blind corner quite a challenge when startled braking was applied. Never dropped her but came very close a couple of times
I also did not like the fact that I could not see the motor, I know I said I thought the bike was the best looking ever, so this one doe not make a lot of sense, but it did bug me. I also was really annoyed by all the rattles and creaking of the Tupperware. It prolly could have been worked out over time, but a pain nonetheless. I did apply some velcro here and there as well as asking the dealer to help at the 600 service but to no avail though.
So basically I think it was a fantastic motorcycle with some minor annoyances that I could have learned to live with but chose not to at this time. I will have another LT at some point surly when I retire and can enjoy what the bike was built for. I am really anxious to see the next generation, what ever they call it, because I am sure that I am not the only person with these concerns. Hopefully that will be the perfect bike if say the difference from the 04 RT to the 05 RT, comparison could be made for the LT, Lighter , more power, lower CG, better braking system, better slow speed handling, etc.
Have Said how much I love that RT? Being new to BMW has made for one very enjoyable summer for this old man and Icannot wait to have as many BMW motorcycles as possible. Well that can only happen if I win the lottery... Better go buy a ticket...

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Harleydog,
Thanks for the reply, I thought I was going to go with HD but fell for the RT. Being this is my first motorcycle ever I can't compare it to anything else. I did ride a buddy's Ultra Classic and wasn't impressed at the time. But (there's always a but in everything) once I get my second home sold in northern Michigan, I will buy a Street Glide to so I can have a HD.

As far as the RT, I love it, it's sporty, comfortable for the long rides, and doesn't rattl me to death. Thanks for the input
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