Let's see your HP2

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

  1. mike anderson

    mike anderson Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2001
    Oddometer:
    250
    Location:
    smyrna de
  2. funhouse

    funhouse Overdue

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,044
    Location:
    Santa Barbara
    I'm in Hawaii for five weeks without my HP2....really miss it....especially now that I have my wheel/tire issue solved as do you......Akro next! Bruce:D
  3. Steady

    Steady Flogster

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2006
    Oddometer:
    281
    Location:
    Johannesburg South Africa
    5 weeks in Hawaii! I think I could tear myself away from a motorcycle for a bit of that.:lol3
  4. Mav

    Mav Something witty...

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,738
    Location:
    Blighty
    Me racing in my first rally!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  5. Farmer Palmer

    Farmer Palmer Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 3, 2006
    Oddometer:
    254
    Location:
    East Lothian, Scotland
    Nice pics.....! What mods have you made to your HP2?

    FP.
  6. Warthog

    Warthog TeutonicChronic

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2006
    Oddometer:
    850
    Location:
    Alabama for a little while
    I can see he has the enduro rims, and the fancy carbon fiber valve covers (those things are expen$ive!)

    .....and the TT bash plate
  7. Mav

    Mav Something witty...

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,738
    Location:
    Blighty
    Close - it's actually Wunderlich bash plate. :deal :D Well spotted on the wheels (Behr saxess 18/21 combo with oversized spokes) and the carbon covers (paid for by the previous owner :wink: )

    Other mods include - rebuilt forks to put rebound and compression cartridges in both legs (Legs have been chrome coated); odyssey battery; holan racks (for GSA panniers) and screen; woody's stand mount; snorkel; heated grips for those winter rides...

    I think that about covers it... I really gotta stop buying stuff! :lol3
  8. Pir8te

    Pir8te over forty victim of fate

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,452
    Location:
    East of Malibu
    snorkel?

  9. Mav

    Mav Something witty...

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,738
    Location:
    Blighty
    Takes the air intake across the bike, up and over the oil cooler facing backwards. Runs fine with it fitted all the time. The only way water is getting in is if I go deeper than the tank or drop it in deep water (which has happened!)

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasemarkos/1152597968/" title="Engine Protection by jsmarkos, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1378/1152597968_65dd584669_o.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="Engine Protection" /></a>
  10. Pir8te

    Pir8te over forty victim of fate

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,452
    Location:
    East of Malibu
    very nice did you make it or buy it and do you have pictures from the front



  11. Mav

    Mav Something witty...

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,738
    Location:
    Blighty
    It's a hose from a vacuum cleaner. I'll try to remember to take a couple pics in the morning :thumb
  12. Warthog

    Warthog TeutonicChronic

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2006
    Oddometer:
    850
    Location:
    Alabama for a little while
    Mav, tell me about the cartridges in the forks. Did you get the cartridges from Marzocchi and install yourself? Or was it done behind the Wizard's curtain at the suspension shop? I've been doing my own suspension work here in Korea - always looking for new info.

    Thanks! :jose

    * Also... there was a blurb in the July or August '09 issue of Motorcyclist magazine ...Ohlins is supposedly creating cartridge inserts for the F800GS...which I'm pretty sure uses the same fork legs as the HP2...
  13. Mav

    Mav Something witty...

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,738
    Location:
    Blighty
    Suspension is one area I've not played with yet - the wizard took care of it. :wink: First time around - they lasted 19,000 miles of commuting, two up touring and plenty of abuse off-road. The original coating finally gave way which lead to the seal going on one of the legs. For 400 pounds - a local suspension specialist rebuilt them including stripping and recoating the legs, this time chrome rather than the original fancy coating. It doesn't look as cool and, for the experts, it will have a little more 'stiction' but I'm no expert and it will last a hell of a lot longer :deal

    Certainly seemed to do the trick at the MX track:

    [​IMG]

    My next bit of bling is a second set of tank panels - I'd like to get a custom paint job. Any suggestions? I'm liking this:

    [​IMG]
  14. vrago

    vrago Plays with dirt

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2002
    Oddometer:
    899
    Location:
    Occidental, CA - Sonoma County
    Dude,
    Like your sig line.
    Be original with your custom paint. YOU have no need to copy the factory scheme. You're out there doing it!




  15. Warthog

    Warthog TeutonicChronic

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2006
    Oddometer:
    850
    Location:
    Alabama for a little while
    The Bokkura enduro club has 3 HP2 riders. Each guy has applied a different version of the factory race colors. You can dig around in their site and look through quite a few trip postings and other stuff.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    English page - Trips http://bokkura.com/trips/hashiri-e.htm

    Here you can see 3 different versions of the factory race color on the front 3 HP2 bikes. (last 2 bikes are G650X Challenge bikes, I think)
    [​IMG]
    http://bokkura.com/iroiro/divers.htm

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  16. mike cummins

    mike cummins OUTBACK RIDER

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Oddometer:
    754
    Location:
    manly,sydney,australia
    great to see the jap guys using the hp2's .
  17. BiG DoM

    BiG DoM African Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2002
    Oddometer:
    2,501
    Location:
    South Africa
    Pity they do not know about ATGATT!??? :norton
  18. dopra

    dopra Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Oddometer:
    197
    Location:
    Poznan, Poland
    first off on my new bike HP2 :rofl

    http://www.youtube.com/v/9CJuwbde1xE&hl=pl&fs=1&">

    <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/9CJuwbde1xE&hl=pl&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344">
  19. Visian

    Visian Look out!

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2001
    Oddometer:
    1,730
    Location:
    ATL/WNC
    god, i wish i was tall and could walk the bike around like that. :lol3

    .
  20. Louisdut

    Louisdut Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    Oddometer:
    640
    Location:
    Worcestershire UK
    Hp2 rides the ski slope

    <object width="700" height="525"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=5752526&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=00ADEF&amp;fullscreen=1" /><embed src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=5752526&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=00ADEF&amp;fullscreen=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="700" height="525"></embed></object><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/5752526">HP2 Ski Slope</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user1443772">Louis</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    Louis