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Old 01-13-2013, 10:31 PM   #2416
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I'll keep you guys up to date. As of now, I'm going to be riding straight across the 210 (from the 101) to catch I15. My last day is basically from Santa Barbara back to Vegas. Unfortunately, I'm on a tight schedule. But we will see...
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:41 PM   #2417
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What a bike!

Really amazing motorcycle the HP2MM is! It is an honor to own one of these rare bikes - had the HP2S and like this way better - way more usable and fun. Just ordered Dunlop D616 tires and cannot wait to try them. Live in the bay area and love short 50-100 miles runs with an occasional dirt road, shortcut or simply unpaved parking lot (like looong rides too). Anyone up for a local HP2 ride?Also ride an R80G/S and '10 ADV - ride in all conditions.

Does anyone here name their bikes? Im thinking "Cyclops" or "Megaton" or "Tron" for mine - for the way it looks from the front. Jury's out on the name...need to ride ride ride more...get more acquainted...so to speak.

Love this moto! Daily commuter.

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Old 01-16-2013, 04:33 PM   #2418
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So I went for another awesome ride, come back home and park the MM next to the GSA in tight quarters... Had to dismount on the right (non-kickstand side) and the bike starts leaning and leaning until we, the bike and the rider, are pinned against my parked bicycles... I hear a CRACK...!
S H I T!!! the right front plastic molding now has a hole in it. Does anyone have any spare parts? suggestions???
UPDATE...Plastics ARE repairable! I Krazy glued the five splintered pieces back into the panel and took it to a body shop where he reinforced the glue job with epoxy and netting on the back. He then smoothed out the "cracks" on the panel and reshot it. Turned out pretty damn good!

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Old 01-16-2013, 04:44 PM   #2419
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Megamoto spill

A couple of months ago I low sided my megamoto on the track - am just getting time to post about it.
Still not sure exactly why. I had noticed some slip around the same corner and had lowered the tire pressure a bit.
I have tried to embed the video without success, but you can see the youtube clip if you google "trackbmmm 20/10/12".
As you can see I was doing about 150kph and got away without too much damage. I tore a ligament in my shoulder which is now almost healed. I was wearing a Motoport GP1 suit which did the job of protecting me. I'm still working on the bike - it slid backwards into a tirewall so the rear end sustained most of the damage. The subframe bent badly and I have replaced that with a steel one which is cheaper and stronger from www.archimedebikes.com and also got a rear carrier from him as well (all made very well). The carbon fibre cylinder head guard took most of the wear as the bike just slid on one side, so have replaced those with the BMW ones. The exhaust is scratched a little but will keep it for now. Replaced the handlebar which was bent and a few lights. The rear rim is bent sideways so have a guy still working on that - otherwise may look at getting a forged one - anyone have any experience of these? Have had the bike out for a ride and it tracks ok, but the seat is slightly off center so think the rear mainframe is bent slightly, so that is my next job. There are no obvious signs that the frame is compromised but will have a good look at that, and may look at getting another bike for the track. Looking forward to getting it back on the road as I'm missing good ride weather here in Tasmania, Australia.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:42 PM   #2420
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Well, I guess you now have a "dedicated" track bike! Hard to tell wtf happened out there, but I am glad you walked away...Post some pics of the post accident bike and its reconstruction process.
G'day!
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:35 PM   #2421
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Rangy - yes Ive ridden with and without forged wheels...they make a big difference - I would do front and rear at the same time...not just rear.

Results; better braking and turning...quicker direction changes...less unsprung weight matters!

Go for it.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:18 PM   #2422
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Still not sure exactly why.
I'm not a pro of driving on circuit as you seem to be.

From your video, I think your bike was too lean (tilted?)

It's the body which must be in the curve, not the bike.

Don't kill me if you were already with your knee on the track before the accident
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:23 PM   #2423
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UPDATE...Plastics ARE repairable!
plenty of videos on how to repair plastics.

Liked this one, he speaks an easy english I can understand


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmSAGIEaVDc
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:27 PM   #2424
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I'm not a pro of driving on circuit as you seem to be.

From your video, I think your bike was too lean (tilted?)

It's the body which must be in the curve, not the bike.

Don't kill me if you were already with your knee on the track before the accident
Thanks GSMarc - if I was a pro, I probably wouldn't have crashed.
I didn't have my knee on the track, and you are probably correct in that my body wasn't hanging off the bike enough.

I will look at the prices of getting forged wheels from the States if the original isn't repairable.

Here is the bike stripped down If you look closely you can see the bent rear frame.



Here is the carbon guard off the left cylinder head. The small titanium plate was ripped off. The head underneath was unharmed apart from some small chips. When I replaced the guard I noticed the bolts were bent slightly so replaced those as well. No oil leaks.



Here you can see the bent handlebar and a slight black line on the ridge of the panel, which is the only damage to the panel. One rear panel got scratched and I have got a sticker shop to cover both panels. They now match the front panels in colour and should be easier to clean. More photos later.

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Old 01-17-2013, 08:37 PM   #2425
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Dang!

Your MM actually faired pretty well considering!
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:05 PM   #2426
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I didn't have my knee on the track, and you are probably correct in that my body wasn't hanging off the bike enough.
I did some driving education, the main message is here.
On the MM, I first have to go back on the saddle and only after hang my body off. No good hanging if you try from naturlal position on the saddle.
Hope this will help.

http://jemelapetenflat.xooit.be/t146...s-School-2.htm

Your bike seems not heavily hurt
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:05 PM   #2427
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I did some driving education, the main message is here.
On the MM, I first have to go back on the saddle and only after hang my body off. No good hanging if you try from naturlal position on the saddle.
Hope this will help.

http://jemelapetenflat.xooit.be/t146...s-School-2.htm

Your bike seems not heavily hurt
Thanks again GSMarc. That is a great link, and I will try moving back in the saddle.
I have done one lot of driver deucation like this, but think I have relaxed since then and not getting off the bike as much as I should.
Here is a photo taken the track day before the one I came off. I does show that I am not off as much as in your photos.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:47 AM   #2428
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Does anyone have a picture of a MegaMoto with an Enduro seat on (with a blue top rather than dark grey) as I'm thinking about buying one as a spare, but BMW want the money before they order it?
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:15 AM   #2429
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I tried but found it ugly :



did some others in my garage today :



my choice was this one :



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Old 01-24-2013, 07:17 AM   #2430
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I tried but found it ugly :

Cheers Marc, do you have any closer?!
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