Test ride and brakes worked well. I have a trip down to Lexington first weekend of June (Red Mile Flat Track -- yahoo!!!) so will get in a good test on the 800 mile round trip. Something else though DR that I wanted to pick your brain about. When the bike starts, it's idling at 1600 which seems and feels high. It is almost too fast in first for my crappy dirt road to the pavement. Once warmed, it drops to 1100. Maybe somethings hung up so I will check the throttle bodies. Other than that, I'm thinking that the idle is computer controlled rather than the good old days when there was an idle screw. So does the 1600 and then 1100 seem out of specs for a 2012 1200RT, and if so, what's the fix. Thanks as always.
BMW doesn't furnish a specific cold fast idle spec as it is computer controlled (using stepper motors) & is dependent on many things, like ambient temperature & oil temperature, battery voltage after start-up, & emission performance programming.
They do tend to idle a little high after cold start as that assures that the alternator starts charging right away, it also helps to quickly heat the catalytic converter so it starts working quicker (part of the new emission regulations), but it shouldn't fast idle fast for long.
As for the hot curb idle, it is also computer controlled using the stepper motors based on engine temperature, battery voltage, engine load, stored adaptives, o2 sensor input, etc.
Not much you can do with either fast idle or curb idle as neither are adjustable.