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#771440 - 04/13/12 11:49 PM Re: Single-spark VS Dual-spark [Re: philbytx]  
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Originally Posted By: philbytx
Yup but it still looks huge/ungainly..... wink !


12RT ungainly? Really? Hustles around pretty well as far as I'm concerned.




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#771452 - 04/14/12 12:15 AM Re: Single-spark VS Dual-spark [Re: Huzband]  
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I just bought a low mi. 2000 RT to replace my 99 with 100K on the clock. All the good stuff moved right over to the new bike. It's still a old bike but it has everything I want on it and does all I ask, I just hope I can find another low mi. 1100 in 5 or 6 years and I'll do it again.
I lost about 65,000 mi for a total of $2500.00

#771454 - 04/14/12 12:19 AM Re: Single-spark VS Dual-spark [Re: MotorcycleWriter]  
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Had an R1100RT and loved it; put 186K miles on before moving to an'06 R1200RT.

The R12 is a better bike; newer, lighter, faster, better fuel econ., better seat, electronic cruise...
Now at 150K miles and am still happy.
But it lacks the superb wind protection of the R1100RT, which for me was one of the best. I worked hard to find a revised windscreen to minimize helmet buffeting on the R12 (I prefer an open face helmet, so I'ts tough). But, the R1100/1500RT has better wind/rain protection for feet, too, although it's not major.

#771471 - 04/14/12 01:22 AM Re: Single-spark VS Dual-spark [Re: Huzband]  
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Originally Posted By: Huzband
Originally Posted By: philbytx
Yup but it still looks huge/ungainly..... wink !


12RT ungainly? Really? Hustles around pretty well as far as I'm concerned.



My twin spark '04 handled Infineon Raceway pretty well too. laugh






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#771473 - 04/14/12 01:29 AM Re: Single-spark VS Dual-spark [Re: MotorcycleWriter]  
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Originally Posted By: Xdot
I recently bought an '02 RT. I love it. While I was at the BMW shop in Chattanooga I also got my first look at an R1200RT. While I'm sure it is a wonderful bike, I didn't really care for the looks at all. The thing is HUGE. I really like the looks of the 1150, and while looks aren't everything... well, you know what I mean.

So I'm hoping to put some real miles on this bike. I want to get Ohlins, set up the suspension for me, get a decent seat, custom windscreen, etc. Put some money into the machine. I ask, however, is a ten year-old single-spark RT worth that? Would I be better off, since I plan on keeping the bike, finding a nice dual-spark model. The bike I have is in great shape with very low miles (18K).

Just thinking out loud...


I own an 04RT. The differences between our motorcycles is small. The 04 has the benefit of better combustion at the expense of a dual ignition system that includes the notorious stick coils. The 04 may not surge as easily as the 02 but it still had a flat spot between 3000 and 4000 RPM that I fixed with an LC-1 wideband O2 for a richer mixture. My belief is that the 02RT would benefit from this and run well.

I also have read in this forum that the 04 needs less clutch spline attention than the 02. But yours is low mileage and you can keep an eye on it.

I think I'd keep what you have--the devil you know.

My 04 had some farkles that I took off. Floor board style pegs for the second seat, shift extender, handle bar risers, and a thermometer to replace the emblem beside the ignition key. PM me if you're interested in any of these.

#771510 - 04/14/12 07:16 AM Re: Single-spark VS Dual-spark [Re: MAT2CHI]  
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Originally Posted By: MAT2CHI
Originally Posted By: Huzband
Originally Posted By: philbytx
Yup but it still looks huge/ungainly..... wink !


12RT ungainly? Really? Hustles around pretty well as far as I'm concerned.



My twin spark '04 handled Infineon Raceway pretty well too. laugh





And the R1150RT is just better looking even on a track, in my opinion.


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#771623 - 04/14/12 08:30 PM Re: Single-spark VS Dual-spark [Re: lkchris]  
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Originally Posted By: lkchris


Hah!

It weighs less than an R1100/1150RT.


Actually I knew this. I was just referring to the size. It's a good FOOT wider. Wonder where the 70 pound difference is? That's a lot of weight.

#771729 - 04/15/12 12:40 PM Re: Single-spark VS Dual-spark [Re: MotorcycleWriter]  
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35.6 vs 35.4
not exactly a foot now, is it?


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#771760 - 04/15/12 04:26 PM Re: Single-spark VS Dual-spark [Re: tallman]  
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Size is all in the eye of the beholder innit wink

LOL!


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#771765 - 04/15/12 04:55 PM Re: Single-spark VS Dual-spark [Re: MotorcycleWriter]  
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Originally Posted By: Xdot
Wonder where the 70 pound difference is? That's a lot of weight.


I wondered the same thing until I rode a few 1200RT's. I got the feeling the bike was built closer to mechanical or structural tolerances, thus saving weight. In all honesty, it felt "flimsy" to me. A good example would be the wind screen supports which would break if you used a larger aftermarket wind screen. Never was a problem with the 1100/1150RT's. I'm sure there are other examples. I have no doubt it's a better engineered bike, but I'd rather have the extra 70 pounds and a more durable bike. Just my opinion.

Also, even if you bought a new or used 1200RT, most likely you'd still spend some money farkling it to your comfort level.


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