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Thread: Test ride an RT tomorrow

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    Reminds me of the time I went into Calterdons Inverness (now Arnold Clarks).

    I wondered around the showroom, and then went ask one of the 3 salesman sat behind desks doing nothing whether I could discuss buying a new bike ?

    Oh, we don't deal with bikes was the reply.

    I sent an email to Motorrad, and had 6 calls from them the following day, eventually they got through and wanted to know why I couldn't buy a new bike so I told what a bunch of arrogant arsoles they were.

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    They really don't help themselves at times, yet I really like the sales guys at Chester and Manchester.

    Apparently, we're now looking at a factory order so 6-8 or possibly 10 weeks.

    Must say that I'm very impressed with the new FJR that I'm using currently as a blood bike. Seems lighter and more nimble so might just jump ship.

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    Found one at Williams Manchester and due by the end of the month !

    Cheers All !

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    RT not FJR I presume?


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    Sorry yep RT

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    Love mine...But not impressed after 23 months to be quoted £400/year for BMW warranty from now on. Makes me uneasy about BMW quality today if they are saying this is worthwhile for their customers.


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    My thoughts too, and its just gone up. It does say other insurance are available from other companies.

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    That includes BMW rescue though, knock that off and it comes down a bit. The only claim I had was for the exhaust flap thingy stuck, which was not covered by BMW warranty and resulted in £1200 of new headers, which luckily my dealer replaced under good will, with a £60 contribution from me.

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    6 Gs's and 4 RT's over the years and I can't get a fag packet between them, both brilliant but very minor differences. Presently on a 2015 RT and just toured down to Monaco and back with the Mrs and all her luggage, can't think of a better bike to do it on except perhaps a new GSA. Would prefer my 91 GS for the cols though, particularly dropping down into Monaco.

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    Just finalising any extras and so, apart from pipe and slippers, engine bars and crud catcher, what else would you add?

    It's the LE so pretty well spec'd anyway.

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    I wouldn't fit engine bars, cylinder head protectors good though. I would also fit the aux lights, they are brilliant when riding along lanes at night. The Akro can makes it sound nice, but pretty expensive now. I also fitted a Werks Quiet ride screen, much better than standard, but again quite expensive now as you can only ship from the States. I also fitted some Skene P3 rear lights, so when not using the top box, had a higher intensity brake and running light.

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    Already ordered the bars from NN so ooops.

    Not ordered a top box but pricing up the aux lights.

    Is Nav 6 much better than Nav 5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by casbar View Post
    I wouldn't fit engine bars, cylinder head protectors good though. I would also fit the aux lights, they are brilliant when riding along lanes at night. The Akro can makes it sound nice, but pretty expensive now. I also fitted a Werks Quiet ride screen, much better than standard, but again quite expensive now as you can only ship from the States. I also fitted some Skene P3 rear lights, so when not using the top box, had a higher intensity brake and running light.
    Sounds a nice set up, any pictures?

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    Not sure about Nav V vs VI, the VI has a larger screen and is supposed to be better for glare, if compatible in price, buy the latest tech. Do a search on here, there have been a few threads on V vs VI. On the engine bars front, the bars need to be removed for servicing so puts of the cost a bit. Also read another thread where someone had ordered bars from NN and kept getting two left hand ones, so hopefully yours will be a pair. Have a look on 1200RT.com a few have fitted engine bars on there, popular with our US cousins.

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    I fitted bumpers to the RT boxes (panniers), they are a standard part, means if you happen to catch the side of the box, it stops the box getting scratched......

    Forget all these Healthy Foods I need all the preservatives I can get!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davel View Post
    Just finalising any extras and so, apart from pipe and slippers, engine bars and crud catcher, what else would you add?

    It's the LE so pretty well spec'd anyway.
    In recent years I've had my various bikes protected by 3M Ventureshield. Saves the paintwork from chipping, & money well spent IMO.

    I had mine fitted by these guys. Although cars are their bread & butter they are motorcycle enthusiasts. http://bodyguarduk.com/

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