BMW HP2 WP48 Fork conversion kit

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Some Dude, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. lurkin

    lurkin Been here awhile

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    Yeh that sounds about right(although mine was delivered with about 120 air gap) so did you stay about the same when you changed to the Wilbers progressives?
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  2. ebrew

    ebrew Motorcycle A.D.D.

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    I was wondering where my bike went....I miss it for sure. I love a good project.Im now "making" a base MTS 1200 into a S model with manual clickers and preload getting rid of all the electric crap.
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  3. ebrew

    ebrew Motorcycle A.D.D.

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    I had it valved for road use. I had the springs cut 1" and a spacer for less travel. Put a longer spring in and remove the spacer. Revalve for DS riding and it should be good to go.


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  4. tallrider

    tallrider Adventurer

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    ebrew,

    Thanks for the suggestions about the fork. Most likely will head in that direction, however you really nailed it for road use. It is a very quick bike through the coastal canyons in so cal.

    it is a great bike and the mods you made work very well.
    Thanks again

    JP
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  5. Some Dude

    Some Dude what attitude problem???

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    Second production run showed up last week and have been shipping out at a steady pace. What I really like is that by using the WP's folks have been able to develop their own custom fork from a 300mm travel to 250mm for their given use and preferences, getting tons of great feedback!
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  6. Louisdut

    Louisdut Been here awhile

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    it’s a no brainer

    You only have to look at all the fork options you have with fitting this kit


    First big thanks to Bobby for this kit and he’s a very helpful person to deal with :thumb

    Sorry a little history about my Hp2

    My Hp2 started as a trail bike and playing in the dirt in the UK only, had lots of fun on it

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    But started using it for trips into Africa and Eastern Europe

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    So sold my 1200 GSA (as the Hp2 is the very thing I wanted form my GSA) and have been modifying it for my travel needs and was looking at fork options when I saw this kit

    As I’m returning to North Africa in April with the Hp2, Bobby pull out all the stops to ship me his kit

    I had the clamps removed wait for my new ones to arrive

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    Then the kit arrived and a quick go on a mates press and my new clamps were ready to be fitted ( fitted new bearings as well just because it was striped down )

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    My new forks all sorted by a mate Kevin ( runs an engine and suspension workshop for the MX & supermoto boys) who has done all my WP fork’s for my ktm’s when I raced them

    They are a little bit special not that far way form WP factory ones, MX closed cartidge forks with 290mm of travel revalved, stiffer spring rate and billet feet (The MX top tube is shorter than the SE fork so with the 290mm travel its only 8mm longer than the standard forks)

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    After a quick test ride they are 50% better than the standard one it’s great and I’m sure there is still a little fine tuning to be done

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    Ok the up shot of this is what ever you are using your Hp2 for and you want to improve the front of your Hp2 IMHO going down the WP route has got to be the way forwards and this kit makes it easy

    MX or EXC forks are easy to pick up second hand, then have them revalved and new springs. Only thing I would say is get your new forks revalved and new springs done by someone who knows what there doing as this is what’s going to make the biggest improvement

    Louis
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  7. Ristretto

    Ristretto HP2pilot

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    I'm in. Ordered kit. :wink:
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  8. Pegless

    Pegless Adrenaline Junkie

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    I want to order a kit, how do I go about doing it?

    Also, I am a 170 pound 5'8" rider... Can you give me an idea of what model forks would be best suited for my size?
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  9. HelloMan

    HelloMan n00b

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    Can I use orginal BMW SuperMoto wheels whit this kit?
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  10. MJS

    MJS Long timer

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    You can use the SM wheel with the small brake disc, the large disc will not fit. There is no second set of holes to reposition the caliper for the large disc on the WP fork.
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  11. delgoes

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    after having my stock shock built 4 times (by a pro) and still having them come apart i too have ordered the shock trees and etc. from bobby.. i have a good friend that swears by them. this is not the first thing bobby has helped me out on, i just wish i listened sooner. thanks
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  12. ReidCycles

    ReidCycles Adventurer

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    Rather than use the HP2 wheel w/ the 48 WP fork, is it possible to just use the KTM front wheel/rotor? Also, do you have more kits available and how to purchase? Thanks! RC
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  13. oziexplorer

    oziexplorer fugarewe tribe member

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    Bump - Can I use KTM950 Adventure WP forks ? :ear
    Is this kit still for sale ?
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  14. michaelmy

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    X 2 as i want to do the exact same thing, PLEASE

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  15. Bullsnake

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    X3 - I would love to do this setup as well!!!
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  16. MudSling

    MudSling Been here awhile

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    Any of the kits still available? Planning a front end swap over the next 6 months or so and would like a kit.
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  17. edkubiak

    edkubiak Adventurer

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    Still selling this kit? If so, I'll take one. Even if you just have the triple as I have plenty of KTM front wheel/brake parts here and can go either way with the brake/wheel set-up. thanks.
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  18. GT-HP2

    GT-HP2 n00b

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    interesting ? I haven't seen much action on this thread for the last 3+ years, I doubt any kits are still around.

    gt
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  19. edkubiak

    edkubiak Adventurer

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    I figured it was a long shot at best. Emig Racing can make the lower triple for $400. I'll still need to make up/figure out brake hanger, wheel spacer, etc... But just acquired an HP2 (should have never sold the first one), and want to get it set-up to keep.
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  20. CarbonCat

    CarbonCat Long timer

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    I would like to jump on that as well! In the same boat with Edkubiak - should have never sold my first one....
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