I have read and heard of many broken stock windshield brackets on the R1200RT with Cee Bailey windshields. I don't know if this happens with other brands of windshields or not. At the recent Stanley Stomp rally in idaho a rider mentioned he ran into someone selling replacement billet machined windshield brackets that will stand up to the apparent increased load from the Cee Bailey etc. windshields.
Of coursde I didn't get a name, this person didn't have a name and I have been unable to find anything on the internet about anyone making such a replacement bracket.
Does anyone know of a person or company making a stronger replacement windshield bracket for the R1200RT?
I guess if the stock bracket is made stronger something else down the line might fail. It seems we are learning why the R1150RT was heavier. It was also stronger. Oh well, that is the price of progress I guess.
There's an opportunity here for someone handy in a machine shop. I know several members of the Chicago Region club who would buy a stronger bracket immediately. The potential market would be anyone who buys a replacement windshield for the R1200RT.
I really don't like the way BMW keeps knowledge of problems with their bikes top secret.
Is there anyone else not happy with the new cheesy horn on the 2007 R1200RT? That bike has for years had a very good and loud horn. No more. Mine has a single disk cheap little Euro beep beep type horn. It is good in a parking lot if there is no other noise. Other than that it is useless. Now I have to spend more money to give my $18,000 premium touring bike a reasonable horn. I bought the parts from the 2006 model and now have to pay someone to wire it up for me. They had a perfectly good horn on that bike and now they put a miserable one on there.
I called BMW NA to complain and they were of no help whatsoever. It was a waste of time. They wouldn't help with any advice or help in fitting a horn from the previous year model. thanks BMW/NA.
At the 600 mile service the dealer informed me of the service bulletin out on the final drive lube and replaced the "never needs replacement for life" final drive lube with a heavier weight synthetic lube. No replacement for ever has changed to drain it at 600 miles and every 12,000 miles thereafter. And they didn't put a drain plug on the thing.
Thanks for any help in locating a stronger windshield bracket.