Let's see your HP2

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by NJ Moto, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. farcall

    farcall Long timer

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    I bought these for my Africa Twin and after a bit of thought, fitted these up to the HP2 in a couple of hours. Quite like the placement and are quick to swap over to the AT. Got to use them in a 6 hour night ride recently. Unbelievably good light... I've bought a few cheap LED's off eBay for my 4WD over recent years and they don't come close to the performance of these BD's.

    They are http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDetail?ItemNumber=480003

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  2. oziexplorer

    oziexplorer fugarewe tribe member

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    G'day Noel
    Yes; that was mine for sale, a good thing you missed it :)
    Here it is in its element down in Bridgetown with some other Perth Advriders (Dan) about 3 years ago now :cry
    great ride, and it was on this ride that I realised how great the bike was.
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  3. Hendo

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    Shane,
    I checked my rear disk carrier yesterday and there are 2 cracks in the disk mount holes!!!
    Could you post any info that you have on getting the carrier replaced and is the new carrier an upgrade? It would be good to have a price on the replacment part.
    Cheers Hendo
  4. farcall

    farcall Long timer

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    Will do Mike.

    Based on what I've read on the net, the replacement part is on its 3rd or 4th iteration.
  5. oziexplorer

    oziexplorer fugarewe tribe member

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    WOW - I'm checking mine tonight !

    NOT GOOD
  6. mike cummins

    mike cummins OUTBACK RIDER

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    Hi guys,
    if u get a chance please check out the poll for our "australia meeting" as to where to hold the meeting. If you are from overseas and ride a hp2 and would like to come your very welcome.

    Aussie hp2 owners if you can contact anyone who owns a hp2 and let them know we are getting together that would be cool.
  7. Joeboxer82is

    Joeboxer82is Adventurer

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    1 of e best pics i've seen so far...! Great shots!
  8. noelm

    noelm Been here awhile

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    Checked my rear rotor carrier today and fortunately there are no cracks or indicators of cracks.
  9. bend27

    bend27 by hook or by crook

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  10. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo TeeMarrZee

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    I have a crack on one ... maybe two of the rear brake mounts on the rotor flange. Thanks for the heads up!
  11. configurationspace

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    johnny moped learner

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  13. bend27

    bend27 by hook or by crook

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  14. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Hello boys, I hope someone can assist.

    My HP is quite thirsty on fuel. My normal GS1200 average around 19km/Liter or 44miles/Gallon. That is not hammering the bike, that is at around 140km/h. The HP never does the same at the same speed travelling with the 1200GS. The average is around 17km/L or 29miles/gallon.

    While back i was travelling behind Metaljockey on his 640KTM at a steady 120km/h(65mph) and the bike only averaged 37mpg or 16km/L.

    I have a foam pre filter that I just cleaned and it was quite dirty, could that possibly be part why the bike is so heavy on fuel?
  15. configurationspace

    configurationspace delooper

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    How are you measuring the distance travelled? If you're relying on the bike odometer, that might be the problem there. You might want to check to see how precise the odometers on both your bikes are. Depending on how I treat the HP2 I sometimes get over 20km/L, sometimes closer to 13km/L.
  16. configurationspace

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  17. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Never got more than 17km/l on the HP. On the HP it is easy to check fuel usage, just ride it till empty and check milage. My 1200gs I had since new and know the milage vs fuel use is very accurate. Even the KTM we have checked in the past.

    The thing is 16km/L on the 1200 or for that matter the HP, is only happening when riding hard or heavy laden and riding fast.
  18. mike cummins

    mike cummins OUTBACK RIDER

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    i get around 350k from a 23 litre tank however i will say i have ridden conservatively and got to 350 k and went to fill up at the servo and found i still had several litres left in the tank. i think my hp2 is very good on fuel economy.
  19. Mav

    Mav Something witty...

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    Checked my rear over the weekend - to discover uneven disc and pad wear... Yup, another FD is toast on my HP. That's my 3rd in 40k miles...

    I have a spare so if I can get it rebuilt for £300 or so... I guess that's okay. Just seems amazing I can break them that fast, even with the abuse I give it!
  20. configurationspace

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    What does "check milage" mean -- using the on-bike odometer, or using a GPS or using an independently-measured distance marked on the road? That's what I was getting at.