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    1100'1150 RT Best year

    Is there any consensus on 'best year' of the 1100/1150 RT range? I kind of want to avoid the servo brake years, even though they are fantastic as long as they work.

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    The transmission issues were sorted out by model year 1997. Later, around 2004, there were problems with the stick coils on the twin spark models.
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    1999 and 2000 R1100RTís are awesome if all the usual criteria is met.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flhfxd View Post
    1999 and 2000 R1100RTís are awesome if all the usual criteria is met.
    What are the usual criteria?


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    Thinking about buying one a friend has, a 1998 R1100RT, 25,000 miles, very good shape, heated Corbin (I'm not a Corbin fan), all three cases, BMW tank bag, an extra set of rebuilt Ohlins, and an extra rear end and drive shaft. He planned on keeping it a long time but a car accident changed things. I'll probably take it off his hands if the weather here in the plains gets warm enough for a test ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2slowwheels View Post
    Thinking about buying one a friend has, a 1998 R1100RT, 25,000 miles, very good shape, heated Corbin (I'm not a Corbin fan), all three cases, BMW tank bag, an extra set of rebuilt Ohlins, and an extra rear end and drive shaft. He planned on keeping it a long time but a car accident changed things. I'll probably take it off his hands if the weather here in the plains gets warm enough for a test ride.
    That might not even be broken in yet. And if the engine surges, you can install an AF-XiED.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khfranck View Post
    What are the usual criteria?


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    Brake lines replaced, left cam chain tensioner upgraded, a decent seat, lower the foot pegs, raise the handlebars, gas tank over flow canisterectomy, upgraded hall effects sensor ... you know.... stuff like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flhfxd View Post
    Brake lines replaced, left cam chain tensioner upgraded, a decent seat, lower the foot pegs, raise the handlebars, gas tank over flow canisterectomy, upgraded hall effects sensor ... you know.... stuff like that.
    Very helpful. The only one I didnít know about and havenít done is the left cam chain tensioner. Iíll check it out!


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    What year(s) did BMW produce the bikes with the servo assisted brakes?

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    What year(s) did BMW produce the bikes with the servo assisted brakes?
    Too many.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walt3022 View Post
    What year(s) did BMW produce the bikes with the servo assisted brakes?
    Depends on the model.
    The RT was 00-06 - All 1150's
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    My 2000 RT does not have servo assist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K7GLE View Post
    My 2000 RT does not have servo assist.
    Yours is an 1100.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSAddict View Post
    Yours is an 1100.
    So did BMW release 1100's and 1150's both in 2000?
    - Glenn
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    Quote Originally Posted by K7GLE View Post
    So did BMW release 1100's and 1150's both in 2000?
    Yes, both models were being sold at the same time. I have an R1100RT thatís a model year 2001, last year of the 1100RT.
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