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Old 11-21-2008, 07:13 AM   #121
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+1. No point in going bigger on the MM...on the Sport, however
NR, you got an HP2 sport too!!!!!!!! Awesome, how bout some pics and a ride report of the sport.
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:31 PM   #122
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Found these from an Italian graphics design company, waiting for a reply to my email. Let you know more when I do







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Old 11-23-2008, 08:57 PM   #123
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Ron, did you catch my reply to your question?

I have one for you, what do you think would be the most interesting route/road (tarmac) from Taralga back to Sydney?

Cheers, TD
Sorry for the slow reply: just got back from my own tour of the alps.
If you are restricted to tarmac it'd have to be Oberon, Jenolan, Mount Victoria and Bells Line.
With some dirt thrown in you can do Wombeyan to Mittagong crossing the Wollondilly and through the hand picked (not selected but using a pick) convict tunnel or turn off a bit further north and do Kanangra Walls to Jenolan. Views don't come much better.
The old ghost town at Yerranderie on the backwaters of Warragamba is also worth a look.
If you're back out on the Hume dropping off the escarpment at Robertson to Albion Park and then up to the lookout at Mount Keira makes a nice change from the freeway.
And if you turn off a bit further north at Wilton across Broughton Pass you can do Bulli and the wonderful new Sea Cliff Bridge, Stanwell Tops and Royal National Park -- a great escape from the choked M5.
And I don't need to tell you about the glories of Kangaroo Valley and Cambewarra. Glenquarry and Kangaloon are pretty well kept secrets on the back road to Mittagong too.

And on the tyre thing, I'd stick with the standard size rather than put the contact patch off centre further when heeled over.
A bigger tyre on a narrow rim will also not sit as it was designed: the 190 should have the half inch wider rim of the Sports, so that extra cost should go into the decision -- that is if the swingarm will clear it and the bolt pattern and offset from the mounting face are the same.

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Old 11-24-2008, 06:51 AM   #124
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NR, you got an HP2 sport too!!!!!!!! Awesome, how bout some pics and a ride report of the sport.
Sorry this took so long to reply. Here's some pics -
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=408814

Don't want to hijack this thread but...

The HP2 Sport is awesome. The Megamoto is soft, suspension wise, in comparison so bumpy roads are better left to the Megamoto. The Megamoto "feels" like it may have more mid-range power but it could be due to the different seating position.

Speed wise I did some riding with a couple of Ducatis - a 1098S and a 998R Bostrom special. Both had pipes and power commanders. The HP2S looses out slightly to the 1098S in roll ons but only by a matter of feet, not yards. Very suprising. It will slightly out run the 998R. Ya hoo!

Handling wise this thing turns in quickly and is rock steady at all speeds. I haven't had it much above 130 but I doubt it will change when I do. Corner entry, even over 100, is very steady and stable. The brakes are by far the most powerful I've ever had on any bike. You need to make sure you're straight if you do any "front only" braking.

Mines ready for it's first service tomorrow. Then I'll really start opening it up.

The quality of components has everyone that sees the bike in awe. The closer you get the better it looks.

Having the HP2S and the Megamoto give me a great choice of bikes depending on how I want to sit for the days ride. Both are "top drawer" for what they are.
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:16 AM   #125
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Don't want to hijack this thread but...
No problem. Really nice looking bike, if only I could justify the price for the other half of the perfect pair, it's not just the price of the bike, I need to factor in the divorce costs too
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:56 AM   #126
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Found these from an Italian graphics design company, waiting for a reply to my email. Let you know more when I do







it's my moto but in an old grafic
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Old 12-13-2008, 03:09 AM   #127
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it's my moto but in an old grafic
I've emailed them 3 times but with no reply, would have liked a set for my bike.
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Old 12-15-2008, 02:01 PM   #128
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ADVRider Megamoto owners -

Joe Bar
Ray R
Fixin Bones
Megaman
Dave T
Jonasf
Megathumper
Cyclop
pepot
Beetlejuice
GSMarc
Giraffe
Rangy
Maximus Brutus
NakedRider
rjc
Ron50
Learjockey1

Any more?








Actually, it belongs to Mental GS. She loves it









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Old 12-15-2008, 03:02 PM   #129
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Actually, it belongs to Mental GS. She loves it

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Old 12-21-2008, 10:40 AM   #130
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Here is mine,
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:49 AM   #131
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Here is mine,
I remember mine being that clean

Enjoy
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Old 12-23-2008, 03:43 PM   #132
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Pepot - do you know who makes this ??

Looks good .

WTB: one of these in Colorado, U.S.A.
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:32 PM   #133
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WTB: one of these in Colorado, U.S.A.
Only source that I know of -

http://www.serrispecial.com/ricambi.php
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Old 12-24-2008, 03:46 AM   #134
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it's been weeks...

...with no repsonse to my inquiries...

maybe someone closer to italy or who speaks italian could ask them if they ship to the u.s.??
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:20 AM   #135
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...with no repsonse to my inquiries...

maybe someone closer to italy or who speaks italian could ask them if they ship to the u.s.??
Had similar response to my emails in Italian for the graphics kit :-(
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