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OfflineArnes RT

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    New Member from Pacific NW
    « on: 2021-09-12 21:17:12 »
    Hello, I just picked up a Dark Blue used 2013 RT a couple days ago and love it. Finding this active forum board that is specific to the beemer RT model was a very pleasant surprise!

    I've owned a 2009' RT for a very short time in 2012/13 and loved it as well but had to part ways with it due to my bad right hip. Now that I've had my hip issue resolved/replaced, I can finally ride in total comfort once again on the king of bikes.

    My plan is to read up on the tips and techniques to learn more about my bike, and if I discover/learn something helpful about this bike I will be sure to share it.

    Thanks for having me here!!
    Arne

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      Re: New Member from Pacific NW
      « Reply #1 on: 2021-09-13 08:30:48 »
      Welcome on board.  Congrats on our new hip!  I envy you your upcoming discovery of this wonderful machine.  Perhaps a majority of the members here are British, so don't get worried when they discuss their gas mileage - they're talking the larger, imperial gallon (1.2 US gallons),so their mileage figures are inflated.  A lot of very experienced and helpful "Hero" members here.

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        Re: New Member from Pacific NW
        « Reply #2 on: 2021-09-13 22:18:03 »
        Welcome from across the pond. Jackronner is right, we do still deal in proper imperial mpg,   Us older guys never converted to litres and kilometres -we leave that to the kids and the guys and gals over the English Channel. ;D

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          « Reply #3 on: 2021-09-13 22:41:13 »

          Thank you sir. My previous RT was an awesome bike but only rode it for about 1000 miles due to severe pain from my hip while lowering my right leg from foot-peg to ground. I remember that bike as being the best riding bike I ever owned so decided on appreciating another one while I'm still able. I'm sure that I'll have a few questions now and then since I believe in doing my own required maintenance.

          As far as complaints about gas prices.. I don't care where a person lives, the price per gallon or liter is now ridiculous. The dealership where I purchased my bike performed a Level 2 service and topped the tank before I left. Upon arriving home the estimated mpg was 46.1, so thought that was excellent for combined city & semi-rural 35 to 40 MPH roads.
          Thanks again,
          Arne
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            Re: New Member from Pacific NW
            « Reply #4 on: 2021-09-13 23:04:07 »
            Welcome from across the pond. Jackronner is right, we do still deal in proper imperial mpg,   Us older guys never converted to litres and kilometres -we leave that to the kids and the guys and gals over the English Channel. ;D

            LOL, thank you sir. I only understand foot and inch pounds on my torque wrench(s),the Nm is way too confusing. The Canadian border is just under 100 miles from me, and have ridden up there a few times. Converting kph to mph is easy using the 0.6 factor. Other than that I'm with you 100% about leaving liquid measurements to the young folk.


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              Re: New Member from Pacific NW
              « Reply #5 on: 2021-09-14 01:08:33 »
              Somebody did a funny comparison between Celsius and Fahrenheit, saying the latter makes more sense in human terms.  Zero F - extremely cold;  32 F pretty cold;  100 F extremely hot.  Zero C pretty cold;  100 C - DEAD!

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                Re: New Member from Pacific NW
                « Reply #6 on: 2021-09-14 04:48:49 »
                LOL, that's great I'll have to remember that one!!


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                  Re: New Member from Pacific NW
                  « Reply #7 on: 2021-09-14 11:34:34 »
                  10 deg C = take off coat, 20 deg C = take off sweater, 30 deg C = rude!

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                    Re: New Member from Pacific NW
                    « Reply #8 on: 2021-09-15 00:07:00 »
                    10 deg C = take off coat, 20 deg C = take off sweater, 30 deg C = rude!
                     
                    Right on.  ;)

                    +35°C = Hot Air Drier in face HOT,, visor down and cover all exposed skin!![size=78%] [/size] 8)
                    (Personally experienced 100° F during a ride to Carlsbad Caverns, NM in ~2005)


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                      Re: New Member from Pacific NW
                      « Reply #9 on: 2021-09-15 02:40:42 »
                      116 in Imperial Valley, CA.  Just shorts and sneakers.  Couldn't stand being in direct sun.  Put on T-shirt, shirt, sweat shirt, pants, sweat pants.  Folk thought I had heat stroke, but then doused myself from a hose.  Ahhhh.  Never travel in the southwest without a big water supply.  Air-cooled bike, water-cooled rider.

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                        « Reply #10 on: 2021-09-15 21:02:49 »
                        116 in Imperial Valley, CA.  Just shorts and sneakers.  Couldn't stand being in direct sun.  Put on T-shirt, shirt, sweat shirt, pants, sweat pants.  Folk thought I had heat stroke, but then doused myself from a hose.  Ahhhh.  Never travel in the southwest without a big water supply.  Air-cooled bike, water-cooled rider.


                        It was actually about 95°F when we left Roswell, NM and was about 107°F when we reached Carlsbad. It was only about 200 miles, but at appx'ly every 50 miles we stopped at every gas station on the road for water. Drinking one 16-20oz. bottle and pouring another bottle on head & shirt, then covering with a thin jacket. Bone dry within 15 to 20 minutes.
                        116°F is insanely too hot to ride in!!!
                         

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                          Re: New Member from Pacific NW
                          « Reply #11 on: 2021-09-16 01:20:43 »
                          To avoid lightheadedness, I also carry some potassium pills to replace electrolytes lost with the sweat.  On a previous trip to the 116 ride, at only 114 outisde of Vegas, I felt my GF sliding off and caught her.  Stopped at a cafe and made her swallow two teaspoons of table salt, chased by water, to get them back up.  Then I dressed her as described in my last post and soaked her (I could take 114, but NOT 116).  Belts and suspenders - I used a long bungie cord to bind us together in case she fainted again.  Another trick:  crushed ice from a soda machine in a baggie;  perforate it then place it on your head under the helmet for some lovely cool dribbles.


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                            Re: New Member from Pacific NW
                            « Reply #12 on: 2021-09-16 05:23:37 »
                            To avoid lightheadedness, I also carry some potassium pills to replace electrolytes lost with the sweat. 


                            I also recommend a cooling vest/mesh jacket along with a cooling neck tie.. just a short water soak and they do work well for a couple of hours. Oh, and I'd ask for a picture of your G/F if forum permitted. LOL
                            Now days for any riding at +90°F. I would simply locate a clean hotel with a good A/C.  ;) 
                            Yeah I know I've gotten old..


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                              Re: New Member from Pacific NW
                              « Reply #13 on: 2021-09-16 06:27:44 »



                              Arnes, Here's the "hot" girl herself, per yer request.  Loved the bike.

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                                « Reply #14 on: 2021-09-16 16:44:32 »



                                It looks like you done good with her, congratulations! So either that picture was taken many years ago or you are a very young man? I'm old and my wife is also old; I've got no young G/F so I'm sorry I can't reciprocate with a pic.