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#945090 - 10/08/15 03:11 PM Things you might not know about your Wethead  
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Coming from an '04 RT there was a LOT I didn't know about the new RT. I thought it might be a good subject for a thread!

Cruise Control Off: Did you know you can roll the throttle forward, like past idle, to disengage the cruise control? Beats flipping the clutch lever or tapping brakes.

Self Cancelling Turn Signal: Did you know that when making lane changes on Interstates the signals cancel themselves? Must have something to do with holding a steady speed, they won't do it riding around in stop and go riding. Takes a little longer than what I might do manually, but it worked every time I tried it on a 1500 mile ride last week.

These two came to mind, I know there are others that I cannot think of or don't know. What can you add?

#945092 - 10/08/15 03:47 PM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: realshelby]  
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From the manual:

The turn indicators automatically
switch off after the defined
time and distance.
min 10 s
min 984.3 ft (min 300 m)


The cruise shut-off is there too, though the language is not clear.

I think anyone would benefit from spending a half hour next to their bike, going through the manual and going through the procedures as they read. I've done it more than once and I still find details I've missed or forgotten.

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Larry
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#945093 - 10/08/15 04:05 PM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: realshelby]  
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Your suggestions are a great idea. We know we should read the manual, but lets face it, they are Sooo boring. Even the one for the 1150 was tedious. it seemed like every page was lecturing you about the iABS!
So you users, share the morsels!

#945094 - 10/08/15 04:10 PM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: lkraus]  
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Originally Posted By: lkraus

I've done it more than once and I still find details I've missed or forgotten.


Which is the exact point of the post!

#945098 - 10/08/15 04:59 PM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: realshelby]  
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Did you know the lip on the rear fender is extendable? I keep mine near all the way out to lessen road grime/spray.

Did you know your instrument cluster is adjustable? I think there is 3 positions. Push on the top or bottom and it will click to the next position. Moves the entire unit up/down.

#945102 - 10/08/15 06:36 PM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: realshelby]  
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Did you know that if you have you display on instantaneous MPG and come to a stop the display switches over to gallons per hour (gph).


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#945108 - 10/08/15 08:31 PM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: Chris K]  
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did you know the book says it will go 125 mph and that is actually slower than it will go smile


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#945111 - 10/08/15 08:57 PM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: realshelby]  
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<Cruise Control Off: Did you know you can roll the throttle forward, >

That has worked like that also on the 2007 R12RT's.


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#945120 - 10/08/15 11:46 PM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: realshelby]  
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Did you know, you can set the home screen to a large digital speedo (audio system must be off to view)? Nice.

#945124 - 10/09/15 12:26 AM Re: Things you might not know about your Wethead [Re: realshelby]  
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I have a 2015 and there is no d-tent on the instrument cluster. It will not stay where I want it. Gt

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