Hp 2 19" front wheel conversion ?

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  1. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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    Has anyone done a 19" front and 17" rear (stock SM wheel) set up (also the same sizes as a typical GS/GSA wheel set). I'm looking to do the above set up with TKC's as a "dual sport" tire set up. Pictures would be GREAT.

    Thanks, Jim
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  2. SQD8R

    SQD8R Eat squids and be merry

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    I thought there was a 21/17 tourance tire combo available?
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  3. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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    There is Dale, however, I took apart my stock wheels and turned them into "Woodys" 21" 18" wheel set. I have full knobbies on that set and want to have a "dual sport" set up.

    Jim
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  4. JimC

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    Hi Jim,

    I am running a set of stock R1200GS spoked wheels with Anakee's on my HP2 as my street setup. I like the combination very much. I had the SM wheels for a while and felt they dropped the front of the bike too much which resulted in dragging parts more then I liked. The 19/17 combination seems to be the perfect set up for me. I always like this combination on the GS for pavement and it works just as well on the HP2. I think it would be a great DS set up with TKC80's.

    Jim in Sacramento
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  5. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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    Thanks Jim for the info. I'm not a SM guy. I have about 90,000 on my 1100 GS and have never thought that my "twisty" set up was lacking. Although the TKC's are a compromise, so is life... Besides, I still have my 1100, street set up to fall back on.

    Thanks for the info. Jim
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  6. SQD8R

    SQD8R Eat squids and be merry

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    A bit off topic but I love those R1100GS models. Still one of my favorite GS models. :thumb Smart move keeping it, I think you would regret selling it.

    One of the things I learned from conversing with the boys at Woody's Wheelworks is that the 12GS stock set up is almost ideal for road riding. My experiences on the street confirm that IMO. While the HP2 21/17 combo is great off-road and the 17/17 combo is great on the track the R12GS 19/17 combo seemed to cover all facets. That's my experience.
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  7. GSpot 1200

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    Hello.
    I have had the 17/17 on my HP2, and I dident like it.
    To nervous on the steering, to unstable over bumpy high speed turns.
    Now I have the 19/17 woody wheels, and I love them.
    And I think, they suits the bike a lot better, than the
    "tiny" 17" Sumo front wheel.
    When these Scorpion Sync are over then I will go for the
    TKC 80.
    Highly recomended conversion, and nobody does it better
    than woody, mine is looking fantastic.
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  8. GSpot 1200

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    one more, close up
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  9. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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    Dale, every time that I have a "weak" moment and think about sell her, I just take a ride... And that was the blessing of buying the HP 2. Have your cake and eat it to.

    I didn't know any better, when I started riding my 1100 GS I had T 66's on the rims. Street/dirt it didn't matter. I had no dirt back round to tell me how nave I was. White Rim by day, touring home at night. Ahhhh, the old days.

    Thanks for you input. Jim
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  10. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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    Thanks GSpot, I remember see the pic's of your conversion, however, I couldn't find them.

    Woodys has been GREAT to me as well. I had them do the 21" 18" set up. My first set of "custom" wheels and their GREAT.

    Thanks for the photos.

    Money, where do I get the MONEY...:1drink :gun1... I have an idea.
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  11. MT Don

    MT Don Been here awhile

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    How do you like the Scorpion Sync tires?
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  12. ebrew

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    Did you have to make any special adapter to use the wp fork with the bmw wheel ? caliper,axel,

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  13. GSpot 1200

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    I like the Scorpion Sync, except in rain, they are not confident in rain.
    regarding the front fork, it´s the BMW axle, I just put it in from the other side, and made a new spacer to the right side of the fork, then I reduced the disc, from 305mm to 300mm, and fitted a KTM 950 Adv. caliber.
    Later on I will do a bracket, so I can use my 6 piston ISR
    caliber, with the 320mm disc, but I think that it will
    brake " too much" with that setup.
    I brakes so perfect now, that I find it hard too see, how it
    can brake better than now.
    I can highly recomend the Beringer Radial Master
    for brakes and clutch, its way better than stock,
    my clutch is like soft butter, and smooth as silk.
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  14. MT Don

    MT Don Been here awhile

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    GSport 1200...that is one nice looking "scoot". I like the exhaust system also. Thanks for the info.

    Don
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    just wondering about the Beringer Radial Master for brakes and clutch. do you have a part numbers and how did you mount the res. thanx erik


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  16. GSpot 1200

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    hello ebrew,
    The Beringer is the BR-12 model.
    12mm piston for clutch
    14mm piston for brake,
    I put the remote resovoir on the Beringer bracket, but It is there is a catch to the Beringer setup.
    You will have to change the O-ring in the clutch slave master to a Beringer, the Vitamol V-10 crap that the BMW uses in clutches, " eats up" the normal o-ring in the slave cylinder, and the Vitamol V-10 " eats" the seals in the Beringer master, just so that you dont mess arround like I did.
    The clutch/Brake switches will not work either !!
    The BMW uses " normally closed " switches cause of the Can-Bus system ( for display warnings ), but the Beringer system uses " normally open" switches.
    I disconnected the clutch switch, and put a normal banjo
    pressure switch at the caliber to make it work.
    But the Beringer works sooo good, I had to put the BMW clutch master back on for Warranty work on the bike,
    and the different was enourmous, the Beringer is like butter compared to the BMW standard master.
    But you can buy my set of Beringer Masters, I will buy some new ones, I need the built in resovouirs, because I do off road riding, and then it is not good with remote resovouirs.
    With mirror mounts and all, I paid 15-1600 $, you can have them for 900$ plus shipping .
    They are black, and are used, but works perfect.
    jan
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  17. kahoon

    kahoon who's yer daddy??

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    just to understand correctly what you mean. you basically unspoked your wheels and sent the hubs to woody? why did you have to sent your front as well? isn't that already a 21? what did you do with your stock rims?

    i'm thinking of doing the same. what knobbies did you decide on? any rubbing issues with the air-shock?

    sorry for all the questions :D

    cheers!!
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  18. GSpot 1200

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    hello kahoon
    I have the 17/21 OEM setup for Off-road use.
    For street I started with the OEM Sumo wheels, but i think the 17" front looks stupid on such a big bike as the HP2, and I dident like the handling too.
    too agressive and nerveus, then Woody made me a
    BMW OEM 19" front wheel, but for the HP2 ( 1 disc).
    Today I use Pirelli Scorpion Sync, but next time I will
    go for the TKC 80 on road and Michelin Dessert for Off road use.
    I hope that helped
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  19. kahoon

    kahoon who's yer daddy??

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    thanks for the info... i was just wondering if there was anything special about a woodys front 21" wheel. from BIG REDs message, it sounded like he sent in his front to woodys as well.

    question for you. why did you choose the michelin desert over the stock karoo T? i like the karoos alot (even though the rears life seems to be only 1500 miles!!!!), and they are only about $30 more expensive than the deserts!?
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  20. bacon

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    Why would you want to run the TKC 80 for a on road tire?
    Their are a lot better choices for a on road tire.
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