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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by NJ Moto, Jun 8, 2007.
My HP2 and I earning some extra credit a few weeks ago...
Another one from the same outing. Working on my balance.
Made a bracket to mount my Aully Park gas can on the pannier hoop
outstanding bike - fantastic pics - interesting stories and captions
keep them coming
Did some OHV trails here in SC today.
Wow that mud looks sticky!
Nice pics and great looking bike.
Yeah lovely red clay with sand and pine needles, packs together nicely.
So, greetings and Happy Holidays to all! I recently traded for an HP2E, my first (first BMW as well). I have a small list of repairs etc that I would like to do this winter, one of which is replacing the transmission output shaft seal. Without a center stand, what is the best way to accomplish this? I see there is a factory service stand that is not really available; any idea if a center stand off of a 1200GS or similar would fit as a temporary installation, just to make this repair? If so it seems like there should be a few ugly cheap used ones available somewhere...
Pictures please - what extras did the bike come with? what did you trade?
I got my HP2 in a trade several years back. I traded a Triumph Scrambler and a few thousand in cash for it and I think I got an amazing deal. The guy was really excited to get my Scrambler as I had set it up nicely, but was not using it.
I tried to get the sevice stand when my bike was new and was told it didn't exist. Found one on ebay about a year ago and went to the dealer with the part# and they still couldn't find it. I have one so they do exist. The stand is shown in the service manual. It might be considered a dealer service item.
I traded a KTM 690E and $, total trade value was about $10k. I didn't steal it but I am happy with the deal. The bike has just under 16k miles, and it runs very well. It came with the Ohlins shock, Leo Vince silencer, Touratech HID and lights and windscreen, a "reworked" front suspension, and misc bits of protection. I still need to get details about what was done to the forks, but apparently it was upgraded by a local shop for a 220 lb rider. I have two skid plates, a Touratech one that is thoroughly beat up, and a nicer Wunderllich Dakar one. Bike also came with all the stock parts in a box. I picked up a second set of stock wheels and tires that are on the bike now, the original ones show the appropriate wear and have K60s on them for dirt work. I added the SW-MOTECH Kobra handguards and CRG Blindsight mirrors off of my 690. So far I have done a lot of typical maintenance items and cleaned it up (I like to get bikes dirty then clean then up thoroughly, I think the previous owner just preferred the first part...) , touched up the paint here and there, and had the rusty exhaust ceramic coated. Steering head bearings and the output shaft seal still on the list for winter therapy. The previous owner definitely used it "as intended", I will do my best!
Thanks, I'll keep an eye open. Any idea about whether or not a 1200GS center stand would fit? I'm new to the whole BMW world...
I don't know but I'm pretty sure that a regular GS stand will not work. I believe the standard GS and the HP2 are different animals. You started with the same bike I did with BMW's. Hope you like the HP2 it's my favorite bike ever and I have had many.
I use a stand you roll the bike into and chock the wheel on it, front or rear. You tie the bike to it with tie downs and jack up the bike and it suspends one end in the air securely to do your work. Works great and is inexpensive.
So far I think the HP2E is exactly what I've wanted, even without knowing it. I considered a KTM Super Enduro, and really never gave the BMW a thought until I had the opportunity for a trade. I guess I had heard of the HP2E before, but I had never seen one in person before I had tentatively agreed to the trade.
On another note, is there another thread that I should be using to post technical questions etc?
I have almost picked up a super enduro a couple of times. I'm sure it would compliment the HP2 nicely.
I think you can post these questions in this thread, but suggest you check out the HP2 Enduro forum as well: http://www.hp2enduro.com/news.php
Great looking HP2 and congrats on the purchase/trade.
There is a guy selling a nice looking HP2 on ADV Rider Flea Market and on ebay and he is asking TOP dollar and almost twice ($18,000) what you have in to yours. Yes, the bike is in nice condition, but come on. I guess a collector might pay that kind of money for a 10 year old bike that has not be ridden much.
Do you want to sell the beat up Touratech skid plate? If you have the hardware to mount it, I am interested.