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    First year of the wet clutch on an RT?

    Looking for a cone bike, has to be a wet clutch. As I understand it, GS's clutches were dry until 2013.

    Same for the RT?

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    One of the threads in the Similar Threads pane below seems to address the question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    One of the threads in the Similar Threads pane below seems to address the question.
    Thanks, found it's 2014 on the RT, so the search begins
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownie0486 View Post
    Looking for a cone bike, has to be a wet clutch. As I understand it, GS's clutches were dry until 2013.

    Same for the RT?

    thanks


    Cone bike ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by 71243 View Post
    Cone bike ??

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    Oh, I thought it was a bike for these guys - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q8CpaejCk8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls1150 View Post
    Oh, I thought it was a bike for these guys - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q8CpaejCk8
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownie0486 View Post

    Ah !........Learn something new every day.

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    Isn't there special gearing for BMW "Authority" bikes? Authority primarily meaning police bikes. I think that these bikes may have shorter gearing in first gear to support maneuvering in tight quarters.
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    Yes, Same gearing as on the GS model. 1st gear.

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    The first boxer with wet clutch was also the first boxer with water cooled engine.

    GS leads the way when new engine is introduced, so 2013 for GS, 2014 for the rest.

    With the water cooled boxer, you get your alternator in basically the position the older bikes had their clutch.
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    not meant to be a hijack, but I have to ask

    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post

    With the water cooled boxer, you get your alternator in basically the position the older bikes had their clutch.
    So how difficult is it to repair or replace the alternator in a WCB? Heard that engine has to be removed or split to access alternator and that scares me off of the new engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anyname View Post
    Isn't there special gearing for BMW "Authority" bikes? Authority primarily meaning police bikes. I think that these bikes may have shorter gearing in first gear to support maneuvering in tight quarters.
    Well, there used to be special gearing, but I think the choices narrowed for the wetheads.

    At one time the RTP could have the optional "Enduro" first gear of the GS along with a final drive ratio between the GS and the RT.

    As best I can tell from the parts fiche, all the wethead R1200s had the same transmission ratios, no options for first gear, and FD ratios that matched the camhead models.

    I cannot find any information about the R1250RTP ratios (is there such a model, yet?), but the GS, GSA, and RT all use the same transmission and FD ratios.

    Perhaps BMW feels the 1250's torque and power eliminates the need for different gearing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post

    GS leads the way when new engine is introduced, so 2013 for GS, 2014 for the rest.
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