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by ds99
Mon Jul 17, 2023 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: After 3000 miles, am I still in love?
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Re: After 3000 miles, am I still in love?

I have a 2007 RT things I like: - comfort - wind/rain protection - cruise control - brilliant for touring things i do NOT like: - clunk into 1st gear - the shit indicator switches arrangement - fuel strips constantly failing - recessed oil filter, hard to remove - headlight bulbs impossible to reach
by ds99
Tue May 30, 2023 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Anyone else?
Replies: 8
Views: 1041

Re: Anyone else?

on my 2007 RT i had all four screen "arms" break and the screen almost came off when i was riding. i replaced them with steel ones as the original ones go brittle over time and break

another BMW design fail....
by ds99
Tue May 30, 2023 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: headlight question
Replies: 9
Views: 904

Re: headlight question

yes, i ended up using a short length of garden hose to hold the bulb in place, but i still had to remove the screen and speedo surround to gain more access

an utter pain in the arse for such an everyday task
by ds99
Fri May 19, 2023 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: DWA warning - help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: DWA warning - help needed

possibly. i'm fed up with it now, so i am just going to leave it. it will get added to all the other faults the bike has! (abs gone, fuel strip gone)
by ds99
Thu May 18, 2023 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: DWA warning - help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: DWA warning - help needed

hi, yes, looking at the comments on that webpage it looks like i am not aline and the bolts will not undo as the nuts are spinning, and they cannot be accessed at all

i will just leave it, i don't use the alarm anyway, but it seems like a pretty crap way to design it...
by ds99
Thu May 18, 2023 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: DWA warning - help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 643

DWA warning - help needed

2007 R1200RT I have a "DWA" warning on the dash. This means the alarm backup batteries need replacing They are in a little black box, underneath the rear rack Can someone tell me how to access this so I can unscrew the screws on the box? It looks like the rear rack has to come off, but I c...
by ds99
Wed May 17, 2023 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: RT’s Fuel Capacity
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

Re: RT’s Fuel Capacity

I regularly get 300 miles from my 2007 RT. At 55 mpg this means about 24.7 litres
by ds99
Wed May 17, 2023 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: headlight question
Replies: 9
Views: 904

Re: headlight question

well, i tried to "re-seat" this bulb and i could not get to point straight. i don't know what's up with it
by ds99
Tue May 09, 2023 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: headlight question
Replies: 9
Views: 904

Re: headlight question

ok ta. these bulbs are such a giant pain to change. i am going to have to dismantle the whole front end
by ds99
Tue May 02, 2023 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: headlight question
Replies: 9
Views: 904

headlight question

2007 R1200RT one of my headlight bulbs blew recently and I changed it. since then I have noticed that when on "dip" the new bulb is pointing in a slightly different direction to the other, this gives the impression that one side is brighter than the other when I look at the headlight the n...
by ds99
Thu Apr 27, 2023 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Fuel sensor strip 2005r1200rt
Replies: 12
Views: 908

Re: Fuel sensor strip 2005r1200rt

200 miles?

you can easily get 300 miles between fill-ups on an RT
by ds99
Thu Apr 27, 2023 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bike available on Facebook
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: Bike available on Facebook

Can't view that facebook group without being a member
by ds99
Thu Apr 27, 2023 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Fuel sensor strip 2005r1200rt
Replies: 12
Views: 908

Re: Fuel sensor strip 2005r1200rt

After three strip replacements on my 2007 RT I have given up trying to fix the issue. It's only annoying when I don't fill the tank up to the top.
by ds99
Thu Apr 27, 2023 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Anyone bought a bike without a test ride
Replies: 34
Views: 6331

Re: Anyone bought a bike without a test ride

I would buy a bike for under £2,000 without a test ride, if I had previously sat on one, or had some other knowledge of it, or safe in the knowledge I could sell it on easily. But... for anything over that I would need to ride the bike itself (or the same model) first, even just for a lap around the...
by ds99
Sun Apr 09, 2023 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bike available on Facebook
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: Bike available on Facebook

bike is sold