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    Rocky Bow BMW Riders #197 bogthebasher's Avatar
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    White, Black and Grey are not colours

    Now... BLUE. That's a colour!

    ... and I love the clean handlebar set-up pre-2010... crap, I must be turning into an old fuddy-duddy with a German bike fetish!
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    Vibration isolated handlebar

    Hello All,

    Just received my February 2010 Rider Magazine.

    Little blurb in Kickstarts regarding the the new R12 RT.
    Says there is now a vibration-isolated handlebar.
    It looks to finally be a different riser. I believe that the riser has been the same at least since 2002 - 2009 (R1150-1200RT). Probably 1100's as well.

    Must be some rubber located at the joint between the riser and the shaft that the grip is mounted to. I don't see anything at the riser / top clamp in photos from the press kit.

    Handlebar vibration is a subject which does come up in regard to the R12RT.
    I'd like my '05 RT a lot, but a bit of isolation for a smoother, less vibey feel at the grip would be appreciated by many, including me.

    I'll be curious to check it out.

    Dmilan

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    Seems to me there is too much focus on looks nowadays with less consideration on function. I think the glass is half-full.

    The lack of color choice likely cuts down on production cost, helping to keeping the RT below the cost of an Electra Glide. I'll paint mine the color I want once I get enough scratches and wear on it.

    The plastic reservoirs are fine with me, considering my aluminum ones on my Electra Glide are already corroded at 3 years old. Hey, maybe BMW can come up with some billet ones!

    I have both types, a good looking bike (HD), and a completely functional bike (RT). BTW I think the RT looks good as it is. If I was still worried about how I looked when I rode through town I would not have my RT. And I can tell you that the RT (or another) will be with me when my HD is long gone.

    Not meaning to offend anyone here, but I keep hearing the same thing throughout this forum, not just this thread, & wanted to put my 2 cents in.
    Jim Mock
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    Quote Originally Posted by leadfoot View Post

    I have both types, a good looking bike (HD), and a completely functional bike (RT).
    Wow...Kinda brings the whole "Beauty in the eyes of the beholder" thing home.
    "You must be fast, 'cause I was hauling *** when I passed you!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwood View Post
    Wow...Kinda brings the whole "Beauty in the eyes of the beholder" thing home.
    ABSOLUTELY!!!
    Jim Mock
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    Sorry to hijack, but I love the wind turbines in the field along with the old oil well pump. Such contrast.
    It is pretty cool isn't it! The photo was taken just north of Meunster Texas. Lots of cows among the windmills too. Red is THE color.

    Last edited by taran1900; 01-04-2010 at 05:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taran1900 View Post
    It is pretty cool isn't it! The photo was taken just north of Meunster Texas. Lots of cows among the windmills too. Red is THE color.

    Where's your windscreen?

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    I know for a fact that my 2008 RT is faster than the new 2010 model. First the urine jars on the handle bars will cause more wind resistance which will slow the bike down and 2nd I have the speed tested Sand Beige Metallic paint with lots of wax on it. The new 2010 model will not have as much wax so it will not slip thru the air as fast as my bike. So, there you go. Proof that my 08 is faster than the new model so I am going to keep mine.

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    Where's your windscreen?
    Right where it's supposed to be.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneRanger View Post
    I know for a fact that my 2008 RT is faster than the new 2010 model. First the urine jars on the handle bars will cause more wind resistance which will slow the bike down and 2nd I have the speed tested Sand Beige Metallic paint with lots of wax on it. The new 2010 model will not have as much wax so it will not slip thru the air as fast as my bike. So, there you go. Proof that my 08 is faster than the new model so I am going to keep mine.

    Actually, the new camhead cylinder covers only have two bolts versus the four on your machine, so there is less parasitic drag on the 2010 bikes. The new style fluid reservoirs on the handlebars are actually used to pick up static electrical charge for creating an electromagnetic field around the redesigned fairing, thus giving the top-secret electromagnetic drive assist that will greatly reduce air drag and improve gas mileage and eliminate helmet buffet. Rumor has it that the software in the bike has a reference to "flux capacitor" too, which appears to be connected to the new controller wheel, combined with some kind of key combination pressing the new turn signal control switch to activate it. Your old technology is now obsolete. You need to upgrade immediately
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    Quote Originally Posted by taran1900 View Post
    I think the red of 2005 and 2006 are the best. I think second best is the blue. The current colors just seem so blah. To each his/her own I guess. I do prefer the "blah" or subdued reservoirs on my bike
    I had a red R1200RT. Traded it for blue when it became available in '07. I think it is just personal taste. But I like a red hat

    Jeff Dean
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    Are heads dual plugged or two sparked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    Are heads dual plugged or two sparked?

    Yes !
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    Just sold my 03 RT for 8k - probably will regret it-and am buying a blue leftover 09 low suspension because I do not like the colors for 2010. They are just drab. Also I like the low suspension since I am only 5 8.

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