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 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.
  2. dirtwalker

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    Sno Dawg,
    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!
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  3. dirtwalker

    dirtwalker Traveler

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    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...
  4. oldfool

    oldfool Been here awhile

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    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.
  5. oldfool

    oldfool Been here awhile

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    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.
  6. dirtwalker

    dirtwalker Traveler

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    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?

    Thanks again
  7. oldfool

    oldfool Been here awhile

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    I have almost picked up a super enduro a couple of times. I'm sure it would compliment the HP2 nicely.
  8. marret

    marret Transient

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    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
  9. Sno Dawg

    Sno Dawg Long timer

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    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.

    Sno Dawg

    Do you want to sell the beat up Touratech skid plate? If you have the hardware to mount it, I am interested.
  10. overlander

    overlander Gravel Travel Tours

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    So, Sno dawg...do we have a new addition to the garage yet?!
  11. Sno Dawg

    Sno Dawg Long timer

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    still working on that - can you believe it?
    since the beginning of October.

    Fingers crossed that early February will bring the new arrival!!

    Sno Dawg - Jeff
  12. Jimkav

    Jimkav Adventurer

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    Got mine used for $14.5
    Just over 2,400 miles
    Both sets of tires
    Defiantly never ridden off road.
    Was basically stock except for wilberts shock.
    Did a few upgrades. Exhaust, pannier rack, tuning modular, underseat tank.
    Small bug guard for cluster would be nice. Any suggestions?
    Thanks

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  13. Sno Dawg

    Sno Dawg Long timer

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    Jimkav - great looking HP2!!

    Ride it
    Get it dirty
    Takes pictures
    Post pictures
    Repeat





    Sno Dawg
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  14. GSMarc

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    I made install this, progressive ones.
    I feel better but I'm not an expert.
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  15. oldfool

    oldfool Been here awhile

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    Along with the springs I went with less air gap and thicker oil. Really helped.
  16. space

    space a.k.a. Jake

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    Anyone else have a ZFE go bad?

    My HP2E has been drawing 32 mA while sitting. Ran down my battery a couple times before I figured that one out.

    While debugging this morning, I unplugged the ZFE and saw current drop to zero. Removed the ZFE and it rattled. Ruh-roh. Popped it open and found a capacitor floating around in there, and the circuit board had a lot of corrosion. Apparently that's gonna cost me $700. Bring My Wallet indeed.

    Anyhow, just posting FYI. These things rarely go bad, but it does happen. I wouldn't be surprised if the extra beating taken by modules on off-roaded HP2s causes them to go bad at lower mileages.
  17. space

    space a.k.a. Jake

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    Oh, and good luck Sno Dawg! Hope your 2017 brings a fantastic new toy.
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  18. frickenmotarded

    frickenmotarded Been here awhile

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    Please continue to share details, mine likes to drink power too. Good Luck!!
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    rocky burns Been here awhile

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  20. Sno Dawg

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    That is what I call protection!!! and clean
    more pics please - seat??? front end??