The BMW HP2 Megamoto thread.

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Joe Bar, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    It's here :D , the long awaited BMW HP2 Megamoto thread. For everything Megamoto related, all in one place.

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    ADVRider Megamoto owners -

    1. Joe Bar
    2. Ray R
    3. Fixin Bones
    4. Megaman
    5. Dee Tee
    6. Jonasf
    7. Megathumper
    8. Cyclop
    9. pepot
    10. Beetlejuice
    11. GSMarc
    12. Giraffe
    13. Rangy
    14. Maximus Brutus
    15. NakedRider
    16. rjc
    17. Ron50
    18. Learjockey1
    19. Devil Dog / Mental GS
    20. Patrick HP2
    21. Rote Eddie
    22. bingbong
    23. BMW justin
    24. Bruno Brasletti
    25. colr
    26. Bengaz
    27. HP Saucy
    28. Maineroads
    29. Allan
    30. Vince Taylor
    31. Crazy Tim

    Any more?

    So far I've not seen another on the road, I saw a claim in one magazine that there were 30 coming into the UK, but don't know how true that is / was.
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  2. Megaman

    Megaman Been here awhile

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    <u1:p></u1:p>I like your Isotta and will probably get one as well.

    Thank You for starting this post!

    Cheers
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  3. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    Not heard about this, is there an issue ??
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  4. jonasf

    jonasf Ich mag Sauerkraut

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    i got A megamoto a few weeks ago.What a bike it is, but the tank is WAY to small for me.I am really close to order the HPN tank from BMW Atlanta.
    Did somebody see this tank for real,not on a pic on a mega.How does it look?
    thanks...Jonas
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  5. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    This underseat tank looks a lot neater solution than the HPN tank, and keeps the bike's look a lot cleaner and original, I think.

    Holds about 7 litres, so should take the fuel range to around 200 miles I'd guess.

    http://www.gs-equipment.de/page1.php
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  6. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    Here are a couple of links regarding this tank. I think you will see that it is a very high end piece. I'm sure markus is already working on a verision that will fit an hp2 with an Ohlins vs the original design which was make for the enduro with the conti air shock.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=373578&highlight=hp2

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=331341&highlight=hp2
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  7. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    I believe it's already done :thumb
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  8. Megaman

    Megaman Been here awhile

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    My bike was produced in September 07 as an 08 model, all bikes produced after November 07 have floating front rotors, I personally think that it's a shame for BMW to install old components on a brand new model especially when it comes to "a special edition hand build bla bla .. bike", so they have a bulletin that instructs the dealer to replace the front rotors with the new version if the customer complains of pulsating brakes. The bulletin number is 34 006 08, if you have the new version of rotors apparently you wouldn't need the service. I experienced the pulsations only after 15K miles on my bike.


    Cheers
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  9. Megaman

    Megaman Been here awhile

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    Here are some picks of the bike with HPN tank and Akrapovic system.

    http://www.hpn.de/bilder/high_resolution/hp2_megamoto1.jpg
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  10. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    Whats the cause of the pulsations with the old rotors and how do the floating rotors cure the problem. I haven't experienced any problems yet.
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  11. Megathumper

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    Add another for Sydney, Aust. I have seen at least 2 more on the roads here and I was told my the dealer that there are about 30 MM's Aus wide. Cheers, Terry
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  12. Megaman

    Megaman Been here awhile

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    The old rotors are also floating as per the tech who installed the new rotors.

    I had a K1200S with 24K miles on it when I sold it and no pulsations or other brake issues. With the introduction of the non power assisted brakes new rotors with "softer" compound were put on the bikes in order to achieve higher friction and less effort on the lever. The new material however is more prone to warpage and many people on this forum complained about it and that was also my case, but again only after 15K miles on the bike I experienced the problem. The new design of the rotors allows for different "spring" washers and more floating that would compensate for the eventual warping that might develop one day.

    Cheers
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    jonasf Ich mag Sauerkraut

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    Megaman Been here awhile

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  15. Oilhed

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    Gotta agree, there is no way I could own a bike with less than 5 gal. How much does the HPN tank hold?

    But that MM is soooo sweet. Love the colors, too. Damn!
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  16. Joe Bar

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    I think both tank solutions compromise the looks of the bike, but for me, the underseat tank less so.

    The frequesnt filling can be a bit of a pain on a long trip, but wasn't a deal breaker on not buying the bike. I always knew from the outset the tank range was poor and the seat a bit of a plank.

    160-170 miles is a range I have only dreamed of despite drilling the filler neck. I don't doubt it's possible, just not when my hand's attached to the throttle :wink:

    Around 130-135 seems pretty reliable per tank to me in all round use, with the light coming on around 95-100. In the constant rain I did see the light come on at 112 miles - a personal best :D I haven't run dry yet, but have had the range indicator down to 2 miles.
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    In the city my light comes on around 95 miles and I have about 45 miles left, when I was doing my trip last summer I would go sometimes over 120 miles before I see the light coming on, on a few occasions I got a bit nervous thinking that there was something wrong with the gauge.

    Keep in mind that in <st1:place>N. America</st1:place> there are bigger stretches of roads where you don't have to stop for a while and that could be the reason for the better mileage.

    Cheers
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  18. cyclop

    cyclop "Sideways!"

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    These are from the 800GS.

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    Good fit, just need to take note of the proximity of the top screws of the inner clamps to the brake and clutch reservoirs. I just cut a thin strip of the hook side of a velcro tape and slot it in between and its good to go.
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  19. Joe Bar

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    Are your handgrips standard? They look to be the same as my Rockster items, which are a bit less harsh to the grip than the ones on my MM.

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  20. cyclop

    cyclop "Sideways!"

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    Grips are from the RT, probably the same as those on the Rockster. The original MM's grips are a pain to remove though.....

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