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    New Bike Owner

    hi folks. Greetings from Gulf Coast. Am taking delivery of a 2012 R1200rtp retired police
    Bike. Would anyone know where to get a owners manual for this bike? I began
    Riding while stationed (USN) at Naples Italy on a Triumph Trophy. Since then two
    Gold wings and two Yamaha Venture Royals. Any special things to look for when
    I take delivery of the bike? Bike has dual batteries and an oversize alternator.
    Assume it runs on Premiun or mid grade.

    James

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    Welcome James! I'm sure you're looking forward to the bike. From this website, it appears you can download a manual for the bike using the VIN:

    https://www.bmw-motorrad.com/en/serv...er-manual.html

    Maintenance videos can be purchased here:

    http://www.jvbproductions.com/
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    Welcome, James, from the coast of Kansas. Hope you enjoy the RT.
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    Welcome aboard

    What part of the coast? And mid grade is recommended, 89 I believe
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    Location

    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Welcome aboard

    What part of the coast? And mid grade is recommended, 89 I believe
    Gulfport/Biloxi area. they are having a big crawfish boil today.
    No thank you!

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    Hey, thanks a bunch Got it downloaded already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldnwizr2 View Post
    Gulfport/Biloxi area. they are having a big crawfish boil today.
    No thank you!
    Hahaha, nope!

    Grew up south Houston-Galveston area. Bet the beaches are crazy this weekend
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    Welcome to the forum! Where is that second battery mounted?
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    Second battery

    Quote Originally Posted by 915e View Post
    Welcome to the forum! Where is that second battery mounted?
    I am not sure where they crammed second battery! Bike is enroute to me
    From Calif. When it arrives I will find battery and make pic of it.

    Have a strange question. Bike has radio box (empty?) right behind riders seat.
    It appears they took off the rack that the top case sits on.
    Do you know what part name is for this rack??

    Thanks
    James

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    Adventure Motorsports of north west Florida dealership

    James,
    First, welcome to BMW’s and the MOA. I too own an RT and my previous bike was a 2005RT. I noticed you are equidistant from the dealership in Pensacola as myself, 2 hours west to east for you, 2 hours north east to southwest for me (Samson, AL).
    Might I recommend a trip to the dealership, and a phone call. They are helpful and will get you set up initially with the bike. They currently sell and service the RTP’s for Escambia County Sheriffs Department and the Pensacola PD. We also have our club meetings there fourth Saturday of the month at 09:30, MOA charter club #364 MREC (BMW Motorcycle Riders of the Emerald Coast). There is a wealth of knowledge and comradeship to be had at these meetings.

    V/R
    Reece
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