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Just wondering if anyone else is using a DMC hitch for their R1200 RT and if they have had this problem (see pictures). There seems to be a clearance issue with the bolts that were included for the instillation. If you have this problem I would like some pictures of your damage.

If you purchase this hitch make sure you check the clearances for the final drive stabilizer bar or it will become damaged like mine. I had to purchase the correct bolts from the a local hardware store to fix this problem. According to DMC my bike was made at "far end of their production tolerances" which resulted in this damage and they are not liable.
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On my 2012 R1200RT I had damage caused by a bolt hitting my frame. Also the hitch would have rubbed a hole in my system cases if I had left it installed. I would 'bottom out' going over the slightest bump-the bolt hitting the frame.
I returned the hitch for a full refund and basically I understand they didn't revise the older model hitch for the newer R1200RTs.
Still looking for a non-Bushtec hitch.
Ride Safe,
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I have a DMC hitch on my 2008 RT and have had no problems at all with it. Mine may be newer than the one with the longer bolt. It has been on the bike for 55,000 miles now. I installed it on 2-12-13.

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I have a DMC hitch on my 2008 RT and have had no problems at all with it. Mine may be newer than the one with the longer bolt. It has been on the bike for 55,000 miles now. I installed it on 2-12-13.

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Ron,
It appears to be a problem with the newer model RTs. I suppose the 2010 and up.
Mine experience was terrible, like I said, bottoming out with the slightest bump and hard rubbing against the inside of my system cases. This was caused by a angular welding problem, which in my opinion was a quality control problem. Regardless, they gave me a full refund plus the shipping, BUT I still had to cover BMW dealer installation costs.
I believe they didn't think there were any changes/revisions between RT model years and kept making the same hitch, and never looked back to check. I called them before it bought it, and they said 'they' had never installed one on a 2012 model, but it should be ok, thus why I bought it in the first place.
Of course with everything YMMV.
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Just wondering if anyone else is using a DMC hitch for their R1200 RT and if they have had this problem (see pictures). There seems to be a clearance issue with the bolts that were included for the instillation. If you have this problem I would like some pictures of your damage.

If you purchase this hitch make sure you check the clearances for the final drive stabilizer bar or it will become damaged like mine. I had to purchase the correct bolts from the a local hardware store to fix this problem. According to DMC my bike was made at "far end of their production tolerances" which resulted in this damage and they are not liable.
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Hi Plasterman:
I personally would be banging on their desk if that was the response I got.
The have wrecked your torque arm. If the item was sold for your model year, it is THEIR responsibility that the design will cope with the range of tolerences the bike throws up. The bolt IS overlength and should be their problem IF sold for your model.
 
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