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Joe Bar 09-27-2008 12:23 PM

The BMW HP2 Megamoto thread.
 
It's here :D , the long awaited BMW HP2 Megamoto thread. For everything Megamoto related, all in one place.

http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/8...3customke7.jpg

ADVRider Megamoto owners -

1. Joe Bar
2. Ray R
3. Fixin Bones
4. Megaman
5. Dee Tee
6. Jonasf
7. Megathumper
8. Cyclop
9. pepot
10. Beetlejuice
11. GSMarc
12. Giraffe
13. Rangy
14. Maximus Brutus
15. NakedRider
16. rjc
17. Ron50
18. Learjockey1
19. Devil Dog / Mental GS
20. Patrick HP2
21. Rote Eddie
22. bingbong
23. BMW justin
24. Bruno Brasletti
25. colr
26. Bengaz
27. HP Saucy
28. Maineroads
29. Allan
30. Vince Taylor
31. Crazy Tim

Any more?

So far I've not seen another on the road, I saw a claim in one magazine that there were 30 coming into the UK, but don't know how true that is / was.

Megaman 09-27-2008 01:30 PM

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<u1:p></u1:p>I like your Isotta and will probably get one as well.

Thank You for starting this post!

Cheers

Joe Bar 09-27-2008 02:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Megaman
The rotors were replaced under warranty and as per BMW service bulletin.

Not heard about this, is there an issue ??

jonasf 09-27-2008 10:55 PM

New Megamoto
 
i got A megamoto a few weeks ago.What a bike it is, but the tank is WAY to small for me.I am really close to order the HPN tank from BMW Atlanta.
Did somebody see this tank for real,not on a pic on a mega.How does it look?
thanks...Jonas

Joe Bar 09-28-2008 04:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jonasf
i got A megamoto a few weeks ago.What a bike it is, but the tank is WAY to small for me.I am really close to order the HPN tank from BMW Atlanta.
Did somebody see this tank for real,not on a pic on a mega.How does it look?
thanks...Jonas

This underseat tank looks a lot neater solution than the HPN tank, and keeps the bike's look a lot cleaner and original, I think.

Holds about 7 litres, so should take the fuel range to around 200 miles I'd guess.

http://www.gs-equipment.de/page1.php

fixinbones 09-28-2008 08:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jonasf
i got A megamoto a few weeks ago.What a bike it is, but the tank is WAY to small for me.I am really close to order the HPN tank from BMW Atlanta.
Did somebody see this tank for real,not on a pic on a mega.How does it look?
thanks...Jonas

Here are a couple of links regarding this tank. I think you will see that it is a very high end piece. I'm sure markus is already working on a verision that will fit an hp2 with an Ohlins vs the original design which was make for the enduro with the conti air shock.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...&highlight=hp2

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...&highlight=hp2

Joe Bar 09-28-2008 09:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fixinbones
I'm sure markus is already working on a verision that will fit an hp2 with an Ohlins vs the original design which was make for the enduro with the conti air shock.

I believe it's already done :thumb

Megaman 09-28-2008 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe Bar
Not heard about this, is there an issue ??

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My bike was produced in September 07 as an 08 model, all bikes produced after November 07 have floating front rotors, I personally think that it's a shame for BMW to install old components on a brand new model especially when it comes to "a special edition hand build bla bla .. bike", so they have a bulletin that instructs the dealer to replace the front rotors with the new version if the customer complains of pulsating brakes. The bulletin number is 34 006 08, if you have the new version of rotors apparently you wouldn't need the service. I experienced the pulsations only after 15K miles on my bike.


Cheers

Megaman 09-28-2008 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jonasf
i got A megamoto a few weeks ago.What a bike it is, but the tank is WAY to small for me.I am really close to order the HPN tank from BMW Atlanta.
Did somebody see this tank for real,not on a pic on a mega.How does it look?
thanks...Jonas


Here are some picks of the bike with HPN tank and Akrapovic system.

http://www.hpn.de/bilder/high_resolu..._megamoto1.jpg

fixinbones 09-28-2008 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Megaman
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My bike was produced in September 07 as an 08 model, all bikes produced after November 07 have floating front rotors, I personally think that it's a shame for BMW to install old components on a brand new model especially when it comes to "a special edition hand build bla bla .. bike", so they have a bulletin that instructs the dealer to replace the front rotors with the new version if the customer complains of pulsating brakes. The bulletin number is 34 006 08, if you have the new version of rotors apparently you wouldn't need the service. I experienced the pulsations only after 15K miles on my bike.


Cheers

Whats the cause of the pulsations with the old rotors and how do the floating rotors cure the problem. I haven't experienced any problems yet.

Megathumper 09-28-2008 06:28 PM

+1 more - Megathumper
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe Bar
How many MM owners are on here then?

Joe Bar
Ray R
Fixin Bones
Megaman
Dave T

Any more?

Add another for Sydney, Aust. I have seen at least 2 more on the roads here and I was told my the dealer that there are about 30 MM's Aus wide. Cheers, Terry

Megaman 09-28-2008 07:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fixinbones
Whats the cause of the pulsations with the old rotors and how do the floating rotors cure the problem. I haven't experienced any problems yet.

The old rotors are also floating as per the tech who installed the new rotors.

I had a K1200S with 24K miles on it when I sold it and no pulsations or other brake issues. With the introduction of the non power assisted brakes new rotors with "softer" compound were put on the bikes in order to achieve higher friction and less effort on the lever. The new material however is more prone to warpage and many people on this forum complained about it and that was also my case, but again only after 15K miles on the bike I experienced the problem. The new design of the rotors allows for different "spring" washers and more floating that would compensate for the eventual warping that might develop one day.

Cheers
Megaman

jonasf 09-28-2008 09:18 PM

[quote=Megaman]Here are some picks of the bike with HPN tank a

thanks for the pic,die you ever see one in person?

Megaman 09-28-2008 10:36 PM

[quote=jonasf]
Quote:

Originally Posted by Megaman
Here are some picks of the bike with HPN tank a

thanks for the pic,die you ever see one in person?

I haven't and I personally like the idea of a conventional - HPN type of tank then the under seat solution developed for the HP2, but that's just a personal view.

Drilling the neck of the tank allowed me to get between 160-170 miles per tank on a long trip, a distance I could easily live with, in the city I get 140 miles per tank.

Cheers,
Megaman

Oilhed 09-29-2008 12:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jonasf
i got A megamoto a few weeks ago.What a bike it is, but the tank is WAY to small for me.

Gotta agree, there is no way I could own a bike with less than 5 gal. How much does the HPN tank hold?

But that MM is soooo sweet. Love the colors, too. Damn!


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