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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    User Manual says this

    Gear ratios
    Gearbox transmission ratios 1.824 (31:17 teeth), Primary transmission ratio
    2.277 (41:18 teeth), 1st gear
    1.583 (38:24 teeth), 2nd gear
    1.259 (34:27 teeth), 3rd gear
    1.033 (31:30 teeth), 4th gear
    0.903 (28:31 teeth), 5th gear
    0.805 (29:36 teeth), 6th gear

    Final drive
    Rear wheel drive, type Shaft drive with bevel gears
    Final drive gear ratio 2.82 : 1
  2. OK Lucinda

    OK Lucinda n00b

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    Thank you for this. This looks like the best information so far. I'm due in Arequipa in two days and will start with your ideas and will report back. Very much appreciated.
  3. OK Lucinda

    OK Lucinda n00b

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    I've replied to PM from Mike.

    But to answer this question publically, yes I use Zega Pros. The smallest size, 29 litres. The Touratech rack was asymmetrical and ugly so went for the Holan rack. It presses lightly against the Akra but not an issue.
  4. space

    space a.k.a. Jake

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    I have the Wolfman Expedition packs, mounted on the symmetric Holan racks. I've never had any water or dust infiltrate my luggage, and I've fallen on them more than once off road without any significant damage. Nice side benefit is that I can use the same racks for the Zegas or similar if I ever want to switch to hard cases. Like OKL said, the left Holan rack makes slight contact with my Remus exhaust, but no issue. It would not work with the clown-sized stock can.
  5. compositeboy

    compositeboy What, me worry?

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    I run both the 17 and the 18 regularly and the change is noticeable, especially with a fresh treaded knobby on the 18 going to "street" knobby on the 17. Also, I beleive the final drive change option is 3:00:1, from 2.82:1 stock. That also does not seem like much on paper - but is a significant difference in practice.
  6. mike cummins

    mike cummins OUTBACK RIDER

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    Wow how much would it cost? im imagining if they have to break down it down and put it back together plus the cost of part , it would cost plenty of $$.

    I found in timor and indo that the clutch copped a hard time from slow going as feathering the clutch became the order of the day. Also a low 1st gear would allow u to use the engine breaking more.

    So i reckon on my next big trip its back to my original wheels and keep the woodys for big open desert stuff.
  7. GSMarc

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  8. Boredsurfer

    Boredsurfer Been here awhile

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    p.m. sent btw.....
  9. mike cummins

    mike cummins OUTBACK RIDER

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    im 52 , i reckon most hp2e owners are ave age 40's. youngest being late 20"s oldest being 65 ? What do you guys think? These days im thinking i would love a lower 1st gear and a lower bike as well, wether i can just get a softer spring for the rear shock is something im looking at.
    Thanks for the tips gs mark re max bmw , i actually googled them and they do the job.
  10. OK Lucinda

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    56 here. One rtw owner from Isreal is about 38, one Swiss rtw owner is about 55. I know two other owners from Washington state who have ridden Africa on them (and much more, but rtw'd on different bikes) and who are both in their mid-to-late 50's. An owner in Georgia and can't guess his age. Don't know any other HP2 people. Other than you guys, haha.

    Back to the pannier discussion of a couple of days ago I made a mistake when I said my Zega Pros were 29 litres. They're 31. The regular, non-Pro series smallest size is 29. I had the mid-sized non-Pros until I switched over and down-sized in Medellin. Another benefit of trimming enough gear to go down to the smallest size is that if your bars make it through a gap in traffic, or any maneuvering where dimensions are important, so will your bike (within 1/2 inch a side), which is actually very nice to know.

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  11. mike cummins

    mike cummins OUTBACK RIDER

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    yep i worked it out re 31's. and yep same here re age, owners. We have about 20 hp2e's in oz, with one brand new one for sale at the moment for 28,000aud
  12. mike cummins

    mike cummins OUTBACK RIDER

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    whats that gps u are using ,jeremy
  13. mike cummins

    mike cummins OUTBACK RIDER

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    Hi guys I have just signed up to do central asia rally , any other hp2 riders interested?
    www.centralasiarally.com
    Should be good fun. :)
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  15. Mav

    Mav Something witty...

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    Looks great :thumb Are those after market triple clamps?

    Would be a little worried about all that weight on the tail, even with the re-inforced extension...
  16. Mav

    Mav Something witty...

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    Can't remember if I ever posted this one that I took earlier in the year:

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    And here's one from this weekend, trying to look cool :augie

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  17. mike cummins

    mike cummins OUTBACK RIDER

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    Hey mav are they holan panneir frames? One of our guys "ok lucinda" is using holan racks and zega paniers , what do u think.
    By the way jeremy ( ok lucinda) are u mobile again.
  18. Mav

    Mav Something witty...

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    Hey mike - they are Holan frames, but for the GSA panniers. They've been great - they give the subframe some extra strength, the panniers give a flat platform across the rear seat to take the load of a big holdall (rather than just the made up butter tail rack!), and offer protection in falls and something to grab when pulling the bike out of a sticky situation - DAMHIK!

    I think it looks good with the GSA panniers:

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  19. mike cummins

    mike cummins OUTBACK RIDER

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    Yeah looks good mav. Im looking to use the zega 31 litre as I dont carry much and I think its 31 + 38 so that gives 69 litres of space which will be ample and I think the holans will take the zega panniers. I usually use soft bags but im intending on going up the road a bit further. Hey check out the centralasiarally.com it would be great to have a hp2e team. At this stage its me only :)
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    I am running the Holan rack as well but with Zega cases and I am very happy with the setup. I did an upgrade though by contacting Touratech and buying the hardware kit for their pannier racks which contain two more support braces. Not a direct bolt on but only minor mods were needed to make it work, it was mainly for piece of mind.
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