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Forum: K1200LT   Jan 8th, 2020, 6:37 am
Replies: 33
Views: 6,159
Posted By ebiss9
Re: K1200lt highway pegs

After I had my motorcycle converted to a trike I did notice a few aesthetic flaws in the paint and fiberglass work but after all the years of use I can't complain about overall quality. As far as I...
Forum: RT Series   Jan 8th, 2020, 6:12 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,081
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Torque Wrench

I also bought a Tekton torque wrench (10-80 ft.lb.) to replace one of my Digital electronic units that took a crap. I was apprehensive toward the accuracy vs. cost factor but was pleasantly surprised...
Forum: RT Series   Jan 7th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,081
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Torque Wrench

This is my Dentist and his torque wrench!:surprise:
Forum: RT Series   Jan 1st, 2020, 7:47 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,081
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Torque Wrench

If you were to cover any/all torque requirements on the motorcycle, it usually involves 3 or more different units. For 4Nm (35.4"lbs.) a small 1/4" drive type would be optimal probably in the range...
Forum: K1200LT   Dec 26th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 6,159
Posted By ebiss9
Re: K1200lt highway pegs

Are you referring to these?
Forum: Rides, Rallies and Get-togethers   Dec 26th, 2019, 7:40 am
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By ebiss9
Re: 2020 Georgia Mountain Rally, Hiawassee, Georgia May 1st to 3rd 2020 - Registratio

Hmmm, this might just be the ticket to also go and visit some of my family afterward in Mt. Airy, GA!:bmw:
Forum: K1200LT   Dec 23rd, 2019, 5:50 am
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By ebiss9
Re: For sale K1200LT driver floorboards

They look like the ones made by Darius. I have a set on my KLT trike, very comfortable. But be warned they do not fold if the bike goes down for any reason. Some have reported breaking the ears off...
Forum: K1600GT/GTL   Nov 6th, 2019, 8:18 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,217
Posted By ebiss9
Re: K1600 ALL STOP SALE SHIFT FORK

Maybe this is why so many people on the forum still have their KLTís! The best ride and handling without being technologically too complex.
Forum: K1200LT   Oct 27th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,654
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Check your tools!!!

Tool quality is an important factor but doesn't matter as much as getting them checked or calibrated for accuracy on a regular basis. Factors like rough use, over torque, or not turning them down, in...
Forum: RT Series   Oct 27th, 2019, 9:29 am
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By ebiss9
Re: 2011 1200rt vibes?

I consider myself a newbie to the R1200RT since Iíve only owned my 2009 for a bit over a year so my opinions are short sighted at present. I needed a 2 wheel motorcycle opposite my KLT Hannigan trike...
Forum: K1200LT   Sep 27th, 2019, 6:42 am
Replies: 50
Views: 9,180
Posted By ebiss9
Re: A MUCH quieter Remus !!

:thumb:

Years ago, I wanted to put a Remus exhaust system on my war horse but never got around to it. Since it was triked, the stock system modified/adapted and the fact the KLT model exhaust is...
Forum: K1200LT   Sep 24th, 2019, 7:52 am
Replies: 50
Views: 9,180
Posted By ebiss9
Re: A MUCH quieter Remus !!

Whoa! That's a lot of miles! You win!.......:grin::wink:
Forum: K1200LT   Sep 24th, 2019, 7:46 am
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Side mirrors

There are some aftermarket ones available from Ebay but I don't know about the quality of them so........

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=K1200LT+mirrors&_sacat=0
Forum: K1200LT   Sep 22nd, 2019, 7:10 am
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By ebiss9
Re: High Performance Clutch for the old LT...!?!?

Iím not sure whatís up with that vendor! When I tried to contact them twice about questions for some of their products I never received a reply. So I ended up getting a Siebenrock clutch disk for my...
Forum: K1200LT   Aug 20th, 2019, 7:02 am
Replies: 45
Views: 1,397
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Brakes coming on uncommanded.

I had something similar happen to me on a vehicle I owned quite a few years back. One of the caliper pistons had stuck slightly causing the pads to contact the rotor tighter than normal which created...
Forum: K1200LT   Jul 12th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 3,484
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Cardo or Sena?

I have been back and forth with Sena Tech Support in trying to resolve an issue I'm having with my 10S pair I've had for almost a year. I will say they are quick to respond to my inquiries. All the...
Forum: K1200LT   Jul 9th, 2019, 8:20 am
Replies: 123
Views: 3,484
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Cardo or Sena?

I've had my Sena 10S for about a year now and use it whenever the wife and I take the RT out. I also have a Baehr wired system on my KLT and have no desire to upgrade that system although procuring...
Forum: K1200LT   Jul 8th, 2019, 7:34 am
Replies: 24
Views: 587
Posted By ebiss9
Re: BMW (J&M actually) corded headset issue

I don't know what system this is other than it saying K1200LT ComSystem. I found it in my "Book-O-Knowledge" that I maintain for my LT. I've never had anything but the Baehr Intercom in mine and I...
Forum: K1200LT   Jul 1st, 2019, 9:40 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,597
Posted By ebiss9
Re: K1200LT Rant

I'd settle for 1/2 of what your bike is getting..........:grin:
Forum: RT Series   Jul 1st, 2019, 9:00 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By ebiss9
Re: BMW EV motorcycle concept

Iím so accustomed to the rumble, pulsations and clatter of an internal combustion engine motorcycle. Itís like music to my ears and stimulation to the senses. I donít think Iíd ever get use to an...
Forum: New Member Introductions   Jun 9th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Thinking of the purchase

Hi Gil from Louisiana, I'm slightly taller at, 5' 11", with a 30" inseam. I looked up some seat height specs on the '04 RT, '09 RT and a '06 LT and found 31.7", 30.7" and 30.3" respectively. I'm...
Forum: RT Series   Jun 7th, 2019, 9:47 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,767
Posted By ebiss9
Re: The Long Distance Touring

Amen, Great photo! Love the mountains! I always get that, "wish I was there right now" feeling when I see photo's like that.....:thumb:
Forum: Bike Talk   Jun 5th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By ebiss9
Thomas, the guy at Baehr USA, did manage to have...

Thomas, the guy at Baehr USA, did manage to have some replacement microphone foam rubber covers he sent me. He did say he had some good deals on units and may still have some parts you would need....
Forum: RT Series   Jun 4th, 2019, 7:34 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,070
Posted By ebiss9
Re: First Time Riding 2UP

It seems the more you ride with a passenger the more acclimated you get to the weight difference, as is the case with my RT. The KLT was a different story and due to the fact we were usually on a...
Forum: New Member Introductions   May 30th, 2019, 9:02 am
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Old guy with an LT

Welcome dharris,
I too am 66 and have a 2006 KLT that I purchased new. It has been a wonderful touring machine that has never left me stranded. After several trips out west with the wife and a...
Forum: Bike Talk   May 28th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By ebiss9
Baehr intercom

Don't know how many folks on the forums have Baehr intercom units but I just talked to the US vendor to purchase a replacement spiral cable for my unit. He informed me that Baehr wasn't working out...
Forum: RT Series   May 28th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,131
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Moving on

That looks like the one that Bob's BMW had for a while. I looked at one very similar if that's not it! My wife and I have enjoyed our K1200LT trike very much albeit it's not quite as powerful as your...
Forum: Chit Chat   May 25th, 2019, 8:15 am
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Sorry! Sold my K1200LT

I never really worried during the actual trip with my KLT but it does seem Iíll always over prepare it before a trip as compared to my other vehicles. Like going through everything that could...
Forum: K1200LT   May 18th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 6,742
Posted By ebiss9
Re: ďSon-of-a-Bit*hĒ

Voyager, Thank you for the advice. It's not that I haven't installed IC's many times before, I even have an insertion tool, non-conductive mat and grounding wrist strap, it's just because of...
Forum: K1200LT   May 17th, 2019, 10:43 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 6,742
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Gemi Chip Install

John Gemi contacted me today and said he would send another one out within the next 2 weeks but I have to wrap the KLT up for a trip in June. The broken chip can't be repaired without damaging it....
Forum: K1200LT   May 17th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 6,742
Posted By ebiss9
ďSon-of-a-Bit*hĒ

Well the day started out well but just went downhill from there! During some maintenance on the KLT with which I removed the fuel tank to do a coolant system flush and some other small items, I...
Forum: K1200LT   May 15th, 2019, 7:23 am
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Problems getting a smooth launch

+1 on this, high first gear ratio as evident with jzeiler's comment of a 62 MPH 1st gear!
Forum: K1200LT   May 13th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Weep hole for clutch housing

Tried to take some pictures one handed! Hope it helps.......:wave
Forum: Other K-Bikes Discussion   May 10th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By ebiss9
Re: 2003 K1200GT replace swingARM

I have one of those cut out sockets if it's the same size as the one for a KLT. I'll take a look at my 2004 KGT to make sure. You can PM me if interested and if you're close to where I live, I'll let...
Forum: RT Series   May 3rd, 2019, 10:10 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,120
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Touring... Solo or Group?

Sort of kind of solo, with the SO riding shotgun. I find group riding too structured and for all the above reasons. Oh and she doesn't like me to go without her. She loves the ride!.......:wink:
Forum: RT Series   Apr 29th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,133
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Bike-less again!

I think this is the way to go!...... Now if someone can spot me the cash for this and for a 1 year supply of Jet A-1 it would make me very happy......>:) https://youtu.be/ZfBgKU9H8i8
Forum: RT Series   Apr 17th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 1,448
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Top Case Recommendations for 2010 R1200RT

Although it does require a key to open the box latch every time, I tried to close the latch with the key out of the lock and could not. Unless things have changed recently with Givi locks, you can't...
Forum: K1200LT   Apr 12th, 2019, 8:21 am
Replies: 45
Views: 1,704
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Buying an 08 in a few weeks

I will often say to my wife that it seems, now-a-days, there isnít one word in the English Language Dictionary that wonít offend someone, somehow, somewhere in this world. Iím getting so tired of...
Forum: K1200LT   Apr 9th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Rear Trunk Brake Light - Change

I installed a Blinking Smart Stop on the top rack set of lights on my 2006 KLT and recently to my Givi V46 top case stop lights on the 2009 RT. The KLT one was installed about 10 years ago. I don't...
Forum: RT Series   Apr 9th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 1,448
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Top Case Recommendations for 2010 R1200RT

I just received the Givi V46 Monokey last Christmas, for my 2009 RT, and finally got it installed recently. Of course you have to get the compatible top case rack to mount it. I have the optional...
Forum: Rides, Rallies and Get-togethers   Apr 1st, 2019, 11:09 am
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Cabot Trail Issue

The embarrassing part about the whole thing is I tried to pull something like this on my daughter not more than 1/2 hour before this thread! I texted her to say the cat had somehow gotten to the...
Forum: Rides, Rallies and Get-togethers   Apr 1st, 2019, 9:45 am
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Cabot Trail Issue

Well, if it's permanent, we were planning to return for another tour on the Cabot Trail with our super quiet K1200LT trike but I guess my tourist money will be better spent elsewhere!.....:mad: I...
Forum: New Member Introductions   Mar 31st, 2019, 7:21 am
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By ebiss9
Re: BMW veteran

Hi sdaniel, I've had my 2006 since new, in one form or another, and plan to keep it until I can no longer get out of bed in the morning. It still puts a smile on my face every time I take it...
Forum: K1200LT   Mar 31st, 2019, 7:10 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,045
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Rattling chain sound

The K1200LT is inherently a noisy engine. First time I rode my 2006 without a full face helmet on I thought there was something wrong with the engine also. But that was many thousands of miles ago...
Forum: RT Series   Mar 26th, 2019, 4:09 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,388
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Couldn't take it any longer...

Heh - Vineland huh? I race in Millville regularly.[/QUOTE]

:thumb: :wave
Forum: RT Series   Mar 26th, 2019, 7:51 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,388
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Couldn't take it any longer...

I did kind of the same thing for my 2009 RT. In addition to some minor scratches on the bottom of the cases, occasionally my wife runs her boots along the top of them when mounting or dismounting the...
Forum: K1200LT   Mar 21st, 2019, 6:13 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Unfortunately selling my LT

I seem to have the same aging problem as you and everyone else.:wink: Along with it the lack of super human strength I once had. Mine was just evident at an earlier age! The first 6 years I owned the...
Forum: K1200LT   Mar 10th, 2019, 9:57 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,000
Posted By ebiss9
Cool Re: K1200LT Courtesy/Ground Lights

I've always found the Courtesy/Ground Lights to be sort of a waste, so years ago I fashioned some ground lighting and added them to my roundel lighting effects circuit. They are small LEDís placed in...
Forum: RT Series   Feb 26th, 2019, 11:15 am
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Odyssey PC680 question

Wow, I just checked the old battery I removed from my KLT, it was dated 04/2011 and was still going strong! Of course I've always had it on a Battery Tender when not being used so I imagine that...
Forum: RT Series   Feb 26th, 2019, 7:44 am
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By ebiss9
Re: Odyssey PC680 question

This is from a battery I purchased for my KLT last year, (2018). Not sure if it was manufactured in 2017 or April of 2018, as shown!

OK, I went on the Odyssey battery website and found the...
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