Let's see your HP2

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

  1. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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  2. OK Lucinda

    OK Lucinda n00b

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    It seems there are some suspension experts on this thread. I'm not one of them. I had the 950 conversion done up front, Ohlins rear. I didn't do the Ohlins front insert because I was told it couldn't be serviced as needed with an rtw in mind. The initial set-up was a bit harsh but with cautious tweaks improved things somewhat. But it's never been right.

    The bike's still somewhat harsh, has a tendency to plow in the super soft a bit still and truthfully I've lost confidence in the changes I'm making to try and adjust things without making something else worse, which is what happened after my last session. Arggh.

    So I've been reading around in the web and have yet to find one good, comprehensive step-by-step guide to suspension set-up. The guides I've found sometimes even contradict each other. The one thing I have out here is time to read and work at it.

    Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm sure I'll get flamed for having a nice HP2 and not the knowledge to dial it in, but that's how it is. I am trying hard however. Working with someone on-line would be the best solution. How to repay the favor might be difficult, but I'd work at figuring that out too.

    The alternative is finding a good tuner in Panama or Colombia to work with who could teach me something about this black art. But I think finding someone close is a long shot, but who knows.
  3. mike cummins

    mike cummins OUTBACK RIDER

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    white power on front and they are great so far. Head them set up properly.
    cp2 on rear and it does the job over the rutts and bumbs and the occassional air. Im not a fan of the tripple clamp as it doesnt stay tight and i find myself adjusting it after a rough track. I reckon a great improvement is the bringer billet clutch and brake assembles.
  4. HunSolo

    HunSolo Mad Monk

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    There was a beauty of an article on suspension set up in the excellent Brit mag "Bike" a couple of months ago. I hung onto it because I thought it was so useful. If you can't find it online, PM me and I'll email it to you after I return home on Monday.
  5. AMG7Col

    AMG7Col n00b

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    Hello everyone ive been reading every single post from this thread, all the 243 pages, im from Colombia South America i owned an HP2 enduro and i just love it, this is a country were you can ride a lot, landscapes for motorbiking are just great, here in Colombia there are only 4 HP2, the only extras of mine is the full system carbon fiber Remus, hope you like it,

    ps/ looking forward to its paint job

    ps2/ how can i post pictures, thank you
  6. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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  7. Ristretto

    Ristretto HP2pilot

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    Haven't visited this thread in a while. How a 'bout some shades of blue, from Malibu

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  8. farcall

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    :clap

    More please...

    I think I see a HP or GS instrument cluster. Have you now got an ambient temp display?
  9. Bullsnake

    Bullsnake Been here awhile

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    Wheel / tire combo please? :ear

    AWESOME shot!

  10. Ristretto

    Ristretto HP2pilot

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    Main mods
    Street wheels (Woody's 2.5x19" front; 4.00x17" rear)
    WP forks valved and sprung by Trail Tricks
    Billet lower triple clamp
    Ohlins shock revalved and resprung
    Scott steering damper
    HPN tank painted to match
    Brembo big piston racing front brake caliper
    Akropovic exhaust
    Megamoto instrumentation
    Megamoto oil cooler
    +way to many little changes to list.:cry

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  11. Ristretto

    Ristretto HP2pilot

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    Megamoto display with no ambient temp displayed
  12. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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    @Ristretto

    fine settings on your HP2E, congrat

    Beautifull bike and place.

    On the MM display, the counter of running hours is also missing.
  13. Chuck U Farley

    Chuck U Farley Mr 2 u

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    Ristretto,

    Absolutely stunning example of an Hp2!!
    I see you've painted the tank, how did you go about doing that & has it worked out ok? When I enquired about painting mine, they told me it was not advisable as it was likely to bubble.
    Cheers
    Mike
  14. Mago

    Mago Growing Wiser..

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  15. rocky burns

    rocky burns Been here awhile

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    Now that does look nice:evil
  16. GSMarc

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    Hope "GAULOISE" is for french Gaulois's women and not for cigarets :D:D
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    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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    Nope, it's for cigs. Just like marlboro and camel used to advertise on the Dakar bikes.
  18. Hendo

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    Has anyone on this thread checked their rear disk carrier, I have found its been a problem on R1200/GS & Hp2's for at least two years and BMW doesn't acknowlge that there is a problem!
    I checked mine a couple of weeks ago after Farcall posted his carrier had failed on a ride.
    My disk carrier has two cracks in it through the disk mount holes!


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  19. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo TeeMarrZee

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    I have one crack. .... oh hahaha... I meant on the flange. :D
  20. Ristretto

    Ristretto HP2pilot

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