Let's see your HP2

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

  1. oldfool

    oldfool Been here awhile

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    I'd like to see a new one.
  2. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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    new one will be :
    * more weight ;
    * more power ;
    * more electronics ;
    * more problems probably.
    Ours are simple & powerful enough
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  3. Sno Dawg

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    I just love riding this bike -
    did about 110 miles of mostly gravel road and sand tracks and smiled the entire time IMG_2998-X2.jpg
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  4. sad_story

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    There's an ad campaign in there somewhere
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  5. sad_story

    sad_story Adventurer

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    Gonna have to disagree... Only because enhancements will mean more confounded technology.. The beauty of the bike is the "simplicity" versus it's cousins
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  6. oldfool

    oldfool Been here awhile

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    If the new had the same no frills commitment as the first HP2 it might be fun.
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  7. Sno Dawg

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    for the record, this one is for sale - not mine
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  8. blaster11

    blaster11 Still having fun!

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    I always laugh at these statements because the little bike guys would say that our bikes are way too complicated, its always about perspective.
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  9. TanukiPDX

    TanukiPDX Been here awhile

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    My dad is actively looking for an HP2. If any of you know of a nice clean lower miles example, please let me know. I would love to get him back to riding. He is a serious buyer, so I will make sure he doesn't waste your time.

    THANKS!
  10. TanukiPDX

    TanukiPDX Been here awhile

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    Do you have any info on it?
  11. KDXRC51

    KDXRC51 Been here awhile

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    Planned a route to ride on some dirt but the wildfires in NC messed that up so I went an alternate route and then came back and put her in her normal configuration. I have to say that while the HP2 is not meant for the highway, I did 350 miles of it yesterday and was surprised at how good it was. No where near as good as my 1150GSA, but 100 times better than an 800GS I used to have.
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  12. Sno Dawg

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    I really like your setup for bags. I used to have a set of Hepco Becker racks that I put the same Wolfman bags on, and I always felt the weight was too far back. I sold the racks and the bags last year and bought a Mosko Moto Reckless 80 bag. It put the weight closer to my butt and made the bike easier to ride offroad with full luggage. I use the Mosko bag on my 1150GSA and my XChallenge.

    I see you have the exact bikes that I have - I know you posted that before, but it make me laugh.
    04 GSA & 06 HP2E!!

    Great pictures!!

    Sno Dawg
  13. KDXRC51

    KDXRC51 Been here awhile

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    Thanks, so far the Holan pannier racks are ok, they were a pain in the ass to fit with the Wunderlich tail rack. I think the Touratech racks would be more stable. I prefer soft luggage on the HP2 and I have Zegas for the 1150 which are awesome. I tried them on the HP2 and they are a little too big.
  14. Buster1971

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    Rad HP2's!
  15. oldfool

    oldfool Been here awhile

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    Beautiful bike. I have done a number 1000 mile days and have done a 1200 mile day on mine. I only use soft bags as I think hard bags go against the idea of the HP2. The best change I made to accommodate this kind of milage in a day is I had Saddlemen make a seat for my HP2 and it is soooo much better than the stock seat. And of course the HPN tank really helps out for the long rides.
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  16. blaster11

    blaster11 Still having fun!

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    Speaking of the Holan pannier racks, one of the things I did because I thought they needed to be made a bit more rigid. I contacted Touratech and bought their pannier rack mounting kit which has some additional supports. Not a direct bolt on but made me feel a bit better about where all the force/weight was going, much better in my opinion.
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  17. KDXRC51

    KDXRC51 Been here awhile

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    Do you have any pictures on how you stabilized the Holan racks?
  18. Sno Dawg

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    a cold day at the beach

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    sorry the GoPro was pointed low - I hit some branches
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  19. Sno Dawg

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    on my XChallenge riding with my buddy on his HP2 - he gets stuck in some pretty deep mud at 3:00, but get himself out



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  20. Sno Dawg

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