Yesterday I was getting serious about buying an 07RT so I had a long visit with my local dealer to hash out all the issues.
One of their respected mechanics told me, knowing I like to add a lot of stuff, that it's far more difficult to add devises because of the electrical Canbus system. For example, he told me the flashing LED tail light replacement messes up the ABS so it's virtually impossible to add stuff like that. He told me I can't put the kind of switch I have for my Motolights on a Hexhead. I told him I would want to get a new Zumo for this bike and he told me the BMW Nav III is the easiest to mate with the RT since it was made for the bike. The Nav III retails for about $1,300 and I'm not sure it's a better unit at twice the price for a Zumo.
We discussed using a Canbus helper system and he said while there were several out there, not all work well. He said the one from Touratech seems to be the best he had worked with.
So what's the deal? Anybody come across similar problems?
Here's my wish list for extras:
I assume there are already outlets for my Gerbings electric liner.
What have you Hexhead owners learned or done regarding add ons and what should I expect if I indeed pull the trigger and buy one of these bad boys?