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by Stratman
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Riding and seat height on my 2008 RT
Replies: 10
Views: 2288

Re: Riding and seat height on my 2008 RT

The problem with not being able to flatfoot is when you are trying to paddle backwards in a gravelly car park or similar!
by Stratman
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Throttle modes?
Replies: 36
Views: 12518

Re: Throttle modes?

This isn't been negative (well it probably is) but don't you think in all reality that all these different driving modes are taking skills away from the rider ?? Surely your right hand controls speed and how you apply it. Common sense usually says if its raining or the roads are crappy then the thr...
by Stratman
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Need advice for choosing an RT
Replies: 12
Views: 1893

Re: Need advice for choosing an RT

Hammo, I can't disagree with you more. Private BMW owners who present a documented service history I would trust WAY more than a dealer serviced bike. They tend to be fanatics and have way more integrity than a workshop lad who has to get 'n' number of bikes through in a day. Check the bike very ca...
by Stratman
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: GPS
Replies: 23
Views: 1964

Re: GPS

IMHO whilst many may use a Smartphone instead of a dedicated SatNav, it's a bit like saying that because a Smartphone has a camera you don't need a DSLR anymore. Some may not, but they aren't the same thing.
by Stratman
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New member, researching the 1200RT
Replies: 12
Views: 1419

Re: New member, researching the 1200RT

I bought a 2007 model a couple of years ago with around 30,000 miles on the clock. I have been to France and Italy on it. I found that the servicing was easy at home, once you work out how to remove all the panels (plenty of videos on YouTube help with that). A brilliant tourer for not much money an...
by Stratman
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The Future ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1111

Re: The Future ?

The absolute antithesis of why I want to ride a motorcycle.
by Stratman
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: R1200RT Cafe Racer
Replies: 24
Views: 2185

Re: R1200RT Cafe Racer

Pass me the lighter fluid and matches please....
by Stratman
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Weave at slow speed
Replies: 15
Views: 1738

Re: Weave at slow speed

I don't have one that new, mine is a 2007, but I have noticed this a little too, as if the front is too light. I raised the rear preload a little and it is better than it was, but it is definitely there and more noticeable than on my other bike but I have become used to it and it isn't an issue any ...
by Stratman
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Free Play on Both Side Boxes?
Replies: 8
Views: 995

Re: Free Play on Both Side Boxes?

I have free play on both panniers and also the top box - in fact much more than the Givi luggage on my old TDM. However, its worked fine to Italy and back and to the Dordogne last year, plus around the UK, my friend's 2009 was exactly the same so I wouldn't be in the least concerned.
by Stratman
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Aux Sat Nav Connection
Replies: 41
Views: 2658

Re: Aux Sat Nav Connection

I've never found it as complicated as many seem to make it. Ho hum.
by Stratman
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Aux Sat Nav Connection
Replies: 41
Views: 2658

Re: Aux Sat Nav Connection

I have a 2007 also. I wired direct to the battery via a fused connection. Benefit - it doesn't go off when you are plotting a route with the ignition off!
by Stratman
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Agricultural clunk
Replies: 55
Views: 11650

Re: Agricultural clunk

I've never had a bike yet that didn't clunk into 1st gear.
by Stratman
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Stationary Fall Over
Replies: 14
Views: 1525

Re: Stationary Fall Over

They are actually the cam covers not the cylinder heads so they won't get as hot as you might think
by Stratman
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 2010 R 1200RT
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

Re: 2010 R 1200RT

i have a 2009 R1200RT with 98k+ km on the clock and my 'friendly' BMW service agent tells me that I will need a new back brake disc, due to wear, next service (approx €500) so check the service history for all the big items and when replaced. Regards. €100 part - so €400 labour to fit it (30 - 45 m...
by Stratman
Tue May 22, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Roads spoiling the riding?
Replies: 39
Views: 3384

Re: Roads spoiling the riding?

I'm wouldn't be surprised if it's some devious plan to keep traffic speeds down - damn dangerous though and typical of this short-sighted government. Clearly, doing 35 in a 30 is more dangerous than being hit my someone swerving to avoid a pothole.