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RE: Question about 2002 R1150RT
- Subject: RE: Question about 2002 R1150RT
- From: "Clive Liddell" <cliddell@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 18:29:48 +0200
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
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).
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.
> 96 R1100RT
> 89 Transalp