Let's see your HP2

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

  1. lurkin

    lurkin Been here awhile

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    Mmmm, let me check with my arse,,,,, nah done EVERY one off them:deal
  2. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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    Very courageous :clap
    Can you explain why you have a tachy in Km and not in miles ?
    I imagine you are in Australia
  3. lurkin

    lurkin Been here awhile

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    Nah, In Australia,,, were metric over here,,,,

    Does get a bit tiresome sometimes

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    but a great (enormous) land to traverse on a HP
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  4. OK Lucinda

    OK Lucinda n00b

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    This pic was about a week before I left Vancouver last September for two years plus away, way too clean. Pretty much exactly as it is today but with a larger GL tank bag, the total gear is about 110 litres. In a couple of weeks 2 one gallon Rotopax cells go on for S.A. for a total of 30 litres of gas plus or minus. The bike is way better than me.

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  5. OK Lucinda

    OK Lucinda n00b

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    Eight months later

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  6. Bullsnake

    Bullsnake Adventurer

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    I did a quick search on the forum and Google as well - is there any US source for HPN parts in the US? Specifically looking for the tank or tank and oil cooler combo. The only thing I come up with is the link to their website in Germany.

    Just locked up a NICE HP2 for myself and am excited about getting it ready for a trip - any advice would be greatly appreciated!
  7. MoxNix

    MoxNix Ex-ExPat

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    Congrats on the new stead. I was thinking of selling mine- so glad I don't have to now.

    Head up to the European section and see if you can get a US service member to act as a proxy to ship items. Look into the Markus tank as well, he's in Garmisch/Partinkirchen.

    Chris
  8. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo TeeMarrZee

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    Talk to Bobby at BMW of Atlanta for HPN; MAX BMW; and there was a tank for sale in the flea market here a little while back.
  9. Bullsnake

    Bullsnake Adventurer

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    Thanks for the heads up guys! Off to see what trouble I can get into...
  10. farcall

    farcall Long timer

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    Congrats on the ride. Pics??

    How much time have you got to set it up?

    If you end up ordering thru Holan (Poland), I ordered mine on 20 Mar and rec'd it on 5 April. Not bad for half way around the globe with Easter in the middle. Even better when you consider HPN took 1 week to supply the tank to Holan.
  11. MoxNix

    MoxNix Ex-ExPat

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    I did notice the TT tank is no longer on their webpage.

    Holan or Markus tank for me then.
  12. mike cummins

    mike cummins OUTBACK RIDER

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    Im sitting in a cafe in manly looking at lurkins pics and other posts from my hp2 mates......man it reminds me that my bike will take me anywhere at anytime. Massive kms across the country or around the world, its all there under the bike cover :) cant wait till the bmw hp2 get together in the flinders.
    Guys if your riding anywhere please let us know. I would love to meet another hp2 owner on the road.
  13. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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    I read that the HPN tank puts too much weight on the under-dimensionned front fork.
    To avoid unless if you change the fork.

    I'm not a specialist, I just tell what I have read.
  14. Visian

    Visian Look out!

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    Well, it's only 3 gallons, or 18-ish pounds of extra fuel, not very much additional weight.

    This is not to say that the stock for isn't under-spec'd, though. It does indeed suck. :not

    And be sure to add steering head bearings to to the underspec'd problems.

    .
  15. oldfool

    oldfool Been here awhile

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    I put the hpn tank on years ago and no problems, all though I also put in the upgraded fork springs and thicker oil with less air gap. Matter of fact I have had almost no problems with this bike at all in 50,000 miles of riding. Richard.
  16. Bullsnake

    Bullsnake Adventurer

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    What is the be all - end all for the front end if running the HPN tank? Is anyone running uprated Ohlins or similar on the front, and what about triple clamps and bearings?

    I have been riding motocross since I was a wee tyke, and am Currently 40. At 6'1" and 260lbs I am not what you would call "dainty", and am looking to upgrade any weaknesses that the bike may have. It's a lot to take on right away, but as you all know the older a bike gets the less there seems to be available for it, and I would like to get it set up for a long term run in my fleet. I will be riding it regularly, and depending on my love affair with the bike I may whittle it down to one and sell my new GS WC. With three kids and three different companies I unfortunately don't have the time to devote to the kind of travel the GS is built for.

    CAN'T WAIT FOR THE BIKE TO SHOW UP!!!

    Gotta get away from this thread for awhile - it's gonna drive me crazy!

    Can't keep away though...:D
  17. OK Lucinda

    OK Lucinda n00b

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    Bobby from BMW Atlanta has detailed a fork conversion here on ADV.

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=655685

    My front end followed his work. I sourced the lower clamp and progressive springs through him. He has two HP2's. The one I saw when I was through there used Ohlins inserts though, which he said he loved.
  18. OK Lucinda

    OK Lucinda n00b

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    Another thing you could do if you're worried about weaknesses is upgrade the whole frame. HPN takes your existing frame and beefs it up in known tender spots. The downside is that you can no longer use a Holan or Touratech rack for panniers as the attachment point at the pegs is no longer available.
  19. Bullsnake

    Bullsnake Adventurer

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    Thanks for the replies OK Lucinda!

    I noticed that service on the HPN site - has anyone ever done this? What is the usual turnaround time?
  20. gkaan

    gkaan Bikes on the Brain

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    Contact Dave at fast bike industries. He is a former ohlins factory mechanic and they have a cartridge kit which fixes the front end for less than the 950se full conversion.