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RE: Question about 2002 R1150RT

If your RT is pre-cat then I think I would stick with it.  You also have the
nice ducted oil cooler vents taking heat away from your body in hot weather
into the passing airstream.  Also a well chosen 5th gear ratio that you can
use all day on a trip if you want to.  I'm not even going to go into the
hydraulic clutch or the "boosted brakes" discussion (solutions for
non-existing problems)

There seems to be a murmer about clutch spline problems with the 2002 RT's.
They went to a smaller diameter clutch plate with the 1150's and I note that
they are back now with the latest models to the original Oilhead diameter
(don't know about the spline diameter or number of splines).
Clive Liddell
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
'96 R850R ~79k.km
'01 R1100RT ~59k.km

> Fellow Oilheads
> Advice, please
> I have an opportunity to buy a mint 2002 R1150RT with 6,500 miles
> on it for
> a fair price. I'm currently riding a 1996 R1100RT (37K) and enjoy the bike
> immensely.  I have someone in the wings ready to buy my bike and I think I
> can upgrade to the 2002 for about $3000. Is the 1150 a noticeably better
> bike than the 1100, enough so to justify the expense?  Are there
> any issues
> with the 2002 model of the R1150RT?
> Thanks for your thoughts.
> Tandy
> 96 R1100RT
> 89 Transalp