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by T6pilot
Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Tips and tricks
Topic: Keyless battery replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 1549

Re: Keyless battery replacement

When changing FOB battery don’t go cheap, I got some no-name batteries on Amazon and they only lasted 3 months stick with Panasonic or Duracell

As for Utube I can’t believe I survived 72 years without it, lots better than reading the manual
by T6pilot
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pannier protection from BMW
Replies: 3
Views: 1185

Re: Pannier protection from BMW

I’ve used the BMW skid protection on both my 1600gt and 1200rt, I can honestly say they work, I’ve had in my weaker moments a couple zero speed tipovers with only a little scratching on the protectors and obviously protected the paint Takes a little planning on their install before you pull the tape...
by T6pilot
Wed Jun 30, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 2011 R1200RT rough or normal idle?
Replies: 11
Views: 1212

Re: 2011 R1200RT rough or normal idle?

Hey Jim, thanks for the reply!  The bike had a pre-sale inspection about 2k miles ago by bmw that said the bike looked clean.  I’m guessing they checked this? Knowing most dealers, they do a safety inspection only Do you have any service records @48,000 miles it’s due for a valve ...
by T6pilot
Wed Jun 30, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 2011 R1200RT rough or normal idle?
Replies: 11
Views: 1212

Re: 2011 R1200RT rough or normal idle?

Do you have access to a GS911 tool? That will take a lot of the guess work out
That said, a good dose a Techron injection cleaner then I  would consider new plugs, valve check and a throttle body balance.
by T6pilot
Tue May 04, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Electrical problem.
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Re: Electrical problem.

Alarm system has a C123 battery, located aft of rear seat, not exactly sure what it does, (backup or primary) if it’s never been changed it may be time
I have a 15Rt and will be changing mine tomorrow if I can find it
by T6pilot
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Fourth battery in FOB 2016 RT LC since May
Replies: 13
Views: 1437

Re: Fourth battery in FOB 2016 RT LC since May

I had the same or similar issue with my 15 keyless, new battery every month. I had bought some cheap batteries on amazon, weren’t worth a darn. Switched to Panasonic and problem went away
by T6pilot
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Bike Shopping
Replies: 15
Views: 3035

Re: New Bike Shopping

I’ve had a GS, 1600Gt and now a 15RT, by far the RT is the best for touring. My recommendation!
Jim
by T6pilot
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Werks quite ride screen
Replies: 12
Views: 2968

Re: Werks quite ride screen

Fish
I’am a short 6’1” and went with the 22inch 3 years now and couldn’t be happier, biggest + is it deflects the rain we never have in SOCAL, just kidding, quality shield and Werks as advertised
by T6pilot
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Replies: 26
Views: 4177

Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?

Casbar you are correct, my Werks standard height screen was the best investment I made for my bike, not sure what the difference is between the two
by T6pilot
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?
Replies: 26
Views: 4177

Re: OEM or different screen for R1250RT?

Check out 7JuRock, they make the works quite ride screens, might be able to help defray some of the costs
by T6pilot
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Maintenance, Servicing and Problems
Topic: Final Drive Maintenance
Replies: 8
Views: 2708

Re: Final Drive Maintenance

Because it’s so darn easy, I change mine at each oil change
Do your bike a favor, check out DIMPLE MAGNETIC drain plugs
I run both the engine and final drive plugs
by T6pilot
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Things to look for when purchasing a used 2005rt
Replies: 8
Views: 2362

Re: Things to look for when purchasing a used 2005rt

SERVO BRAKES, keep looking if the servo pump fails it’s $$$$ to replace
by T6pilot
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Central locking for satnav/gps
Replies: 4
Views: 1051

Re: Central locking for satnav/gps

Wish Bmw had done this from the start I fixed mine for 25cents, that is the cost of a stainless sheet metal screw Install took 30 minutes 1 remove windshield 2 drill small hole in push button next to glareshield 3 screw sheet metal screw in, button won’t push into     Glareshield n...
by T6pilot
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Maintenance, Servicing and Problems
Topic: Keyless key battery
Replies: 14
Views: 3475

Re: Keyless key battery

Ive just changed the key in my keyless key. Fortunately it gave me a little warning as it was getting a little sluggish operating the ignition and steering lock. I did not notice the warning icon on the dashboard. I checked what to do in the riders manual and it seems a complicated procedure. I now...
by T6pilot
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bird strike
Replies: 8
Views: 1418

Re: Bird strike

gogs01 wrote:
Lucky it wasn't a crow !  :wonder:

Better yet it wasn’t a wild turkey
Some pictures awhile in one of the forums of a guy hitting a turkey that was something