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by LAF
Fri May 21, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: GPS and TFT
Topic: NAV VI Ghosting
Replies: 5
Views: 1370

Re: NAV VI Ghosting

I am on my third but the first 2 were within a year of buying the bike a 17.  This one has been solid for 3 years now.  Same issue on the two I sent away.  My 5 NEVER had a issue and still lives in my car.  The 6 is just a much better screen.
by LAF
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Tips and tricks
Topic: R 1200 rt headlights
Replies: 15
Views: 5917

Re: R 1200 rt headlights

These are the best to date and have been used by many. 

Most use the cooling method with braided wires but these fan units last about 5 years according to them.  I personally put a fan one in a 650 Vulcan and it is really a great light.
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by LAF
Fri May 01, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Maintenance, Servicing and Problems
Topic: Issues putting 2018 panels on 2014 RT
Replies: 15
Views: 1902

Re: Issues putting 2018 panels on 2014 RT

Yes I posted in 15 that my 15 RT came with Velcro and people seemed like they had not seen it before.  It was stock on mine.  I think PadG and I was talking about removing these panels and how I used to do it.  I would rather have two screws then those tabs.
by LAF
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Maintenance, Servicing and Problems
Topic: Differential Rear Spline Lubrication Interval
Replies: 55
Views: 4883

Re: Differential Rear Spline Lubrication Interval

I had to replace the shaft in my old K100RS. It had worn the splines like it had been machined. It was also dry and coated in rust powder. It was only curiosity that made me strip and look at it. I was not aware of these issues. I noticed my R1200RT has a surplus of white grease around the hinge se...
by LAF
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Maintenance, Servicing and Problems
Topic: Differential Rear Spline Lubrication Interval
Replies: 55
Views: 4883

Re: Differential Rear Spline Lubrication Interval

And that is why EVERYONE should look at thier splines at least once. Here is a step by step who I attend his yearly tech meeting of about 60 or so bikes.  I tought and did cam checks on 1200's last year the whole time there. If you look through this link you will see why you should look at ...
by LAF
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Aftermarket Parts & Accessories
Topic: Denali
Replies: 12
Views: 2361

Re: Denali

Yes it is a great product for controlling various accessories on a motorcycle.  And even the Gen I of ezCAN with the right lights is great.  I ran it and a set of Rigid D4 lights and a Gen I ezCAN on my 15 RT and it was a great setup. Yes I had to refit the connectors I had cut off...
by LAF
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Aftermarket Parts & Accessories
Topic: Denali
Replies: 12
Views: 2361

Re: Denali

I was wanting the exact same thing for my 2014 RT. I went with the Denali B6, hanging below the license plate, and the CANsmart. If you have a 2014+, my tip is to run the wire behind the license plate and drill through on the underside of that protruding area with the red reflector. I went with a h...
by LAF
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Maintenance, Servicing and Problems
Topic: Pannier problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: Pannier problem

My 15 RT was terrible in this regard.  My right side bag would do as described and the only thing that worked was also to take the bag off, and install it again.  It was a real pain and it did it when the stars aligned.  Only when it felt like it, never consistent or every...
by LAF
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Maintenance, Servicing and Problems
Topic: Alternator failure
Replies: 5
Views: 1617

Re: Alternator failure

Sorry to hear this.  While not too common and the 14 to 16/17 bikes age we are seeing more stators going.  It seems BMW upgraded them somewhere late 16 early 17 with a new one.  The old ones I have seen pictures of look like kids did the winding, I mean they were terrible....
by LAF
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Replacement Battery recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 2864

Re: Replacement Battery recommendations

Use a Yuasa battery as they are a great battery and one of the few that actually make their own, not sell one made to spec and then some label wrapped on it.
by LAF
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Aftermarket Parts & Accessories
Topic: Screens Again!
Replies: 21
Views: 3687

Re: Screens Again!

Had no idea it was that much of a thing to do.  I also would not be up to chasing something to receive it.  Here it is just wait time.  I dont have to chase anything.  I order from the Visor Shop and and my tires come from them in 3 days!  Not sure why yo...
by LAF
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Aftermarket Parts & Accessories
Topic: Screens Again!
Replies: 21
Views: 3687

Re: Screens Again!

Yeah I got what he was saying, I just thought it somewhat perverse to recommend the two things I had specifically said I was trying to avoid. Thanks for your and jjwills comments though, I am still considering the Werks but by the time you have added the 22.5% taxes and handling fees on the screen ...
by LAF
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Aftermarket Parts & Accessories
Topic: Screens Again!
Replies: 21
Views: 3687

Re: Screens Again!

Aeroflow shields are second to none.  Great shields.  I will repeat my take on windshields.  One shield can not do 4 seasons!  You need 2 windshields.  How can you expect to get air in the summer, and no air in the winter from the same shield? I run a sum...
by LAF
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Maintenance, Servicing and Problems
Topic: Exhaust Flow Control Valve (Twin Cam 2013)
Replies: 62
Views: 12476

Re: Exhaust Flow Control Valve (Twin Cam 2013)

The flap does NOTHING for performance in any of the PRM range.  It is there strictly for noise reduction.  if you start you bike with the muffler off you can see and watch the flap at a few throttle positions.  It never closes more then 2/3rds of the way and is full on ope...
by LAF
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Maintenance, Servicing and Problems
Topic: Here we go - 1250 Calliper issues
Replies: 39
Views: 5200

Re: Here we go - 1250 Calliper issues

"Keen-eyed BikeSocialists will have spotted the 1250 front calipers say ‘BMW’ instead of ‘Brembo’. This is because they’re now made by Hayes in the US, who are better known for mountain bike brake systems (although they make a few motorcycle brake calipers and parts)." My father worked fo...