The BMW HP2 Megamoto thread.

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

  1. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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    I installed the ZFE of my other MM (working fine).

    At the moment of contact, you must have the rear red light on and the small position light front on too.
    I got the headlight on and no rear red light... :cry

    I'm sure now that the ZFE must be reset by a BMW Dealer (if it's possible).

    Some Dude, have you experienced that ? :ear

    Thank you
  2. hawideri

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    Wow that m tec sucker looks great, was it easy to install?
  3. Macroenie

    Macroenie Been here awhile

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    Yes, it is very easy. Take of the panel, remove two clips holding the tube to the airbox with a screwdriver.
    Then take away the tube which is then still hold in place by a small plastic pin in a rubber ring so pull it through the resistance of the ring...sounds weird doesn't it :D
    Install in reverse order.
  4. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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    I have bought 2 Air intake (as on left) from Wunderlich and they have been installed with K&N air filters.

    I have pushed the 2 clips only a half way, was becomming too hard (also with Teflon spray). I'm sure the air intake is fixed but it seems a little bit too thick for the clips.

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  5. Macroenie

    Macroenie Been here awhile

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    True, it's seems a bit tighter than stock but I can get the clips in completely.
    I just checked mine and it does not have such a notable line running at the underside of the tube. Maybe they are not completely the same?
  6. bikecat

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    GSMarc, I had an investigation into this when my MM's ZFE failed. The answer is yes, the dealer needs to run a new blank ZFE on a MM then dial in to Germany to get data into it. You will need also the VIN number etc.

    Interestingly, the same ZFE is used for the new R, K, F series. The process will sense all of the gadgets on your bike and then update the ZFE accordingly. There is no rear light because the rear light goes through the ZFE, as the ZFE also controls the ABS, speedo etc. If you installed the ZFE from the ABS-MM to the non-ABS MM, ride the bike now and I think you will not have speedo too, even if the RPM works.

    Cheers
  7. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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    Thank you Bikecat.

    I have found a used ZFE from another crashed MM.
    I was just wandering if I had to buy a new virgin ZFE or if a dealer could update the used one.
    You gave me the answer, yes I can have it re-programmed :wings

    I couldn't have a ride with the MM2 because... :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXe_6O-SOpk&feature=player_embedded

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  8. bikecat

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    You are welcomed, GSMarc.

    Nice collection you have there. :clap How many HP2E/MM are in your country?

    What is the red one at the back?
  9. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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    well, how many MM or Hp2E, I don't know, only a few as everywhere :wink:

    The red one is a Triumph Daytona 675 and the black one is a Aprilia 125cc 2 strokes

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  10. ViperJustin

    ViperJustin Retired HH60G Gunner

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    I took a small 480 mile trip up to Zion NP, Cedar City, and the surrounding southern Utah areas. Elevations went from 1800' to 9700', where we ran into a road block. It was snow. I didnt take a camera, so no pics.

    Conclusions: Take a camera. Head winds SUCK on the hiway (200+ miles of the trip). I still wish I had a bigger tank. The ride was awesome


    Edit: These are the kind of trips where I wish I had a GSA. And once again, (sigh...), I'm pondering on trading in for one.
  11. hankgs

    hankgs Long timer

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    Justin,
    Don't get rid of the MM, I did it last year and just bought it back- you will be sorry!
    I had the ultimate stable with a '96 1100GS AND the MM- Unfortunatley, my wife nixed the two bike stable.
    I then sold the MM and just had the 1100GS... Found a great deal on a '04 1150GSA and someone wanted the 1100; Now a year later I am back on having just the MM! The GSA was a great touring, but I mostly do fast day ride jaunts and I missed the power, torque and handling of the MM.
    If you can, keep the MM and look for a used GS... The older 1100's are GREAT riders and all around bikes and cheap to maintain...
  12. ViperJustin

    ViperJustin Retired HH60G Gunner

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    I've been thinking:

    Sell the MM and get a GSA? Deal with financing again? (I still owe on the MM)

    Or just build my bike up: HPN tank, Renazco seat, etc.


    I know I'll miss the MegaMoto if I sell it. It's light, handles well at any speed, cruises at any speed, etc. It's just a great bike. I flip-flop like a politician when it comes to motorcycles.
  13. Maineroads

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    I felt like I was along for the ride on a GSA. If I wanted to tour, that would be my choice. They don't compare at all.
  14. Macroenie

    Macroenie Been here awhile

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    IMO a cheaper and more stylish way of adding additional fuel capacity is by implementing one of these.

    I do quite like the looks of the new GS(A) but it If I would have a need for longer range this would be my choice because a GS is found on every corner of the street, the MM is one of a kind.
  15. szazbo

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    Justin, don&#8217;t sell your MM! The reason you are thinking about the GSA is because you did 200 freeway miles on your MM. That will do it every time. That is not what your MM is for and when you get to the &#8220;fun&#8221; part of the ride it is not as fun as it should be. I have my MM, a RT and a Sport and the bike that gets ridden the least is the RT by far. It is just not as satisfying and does not give me the ear to ear grins that the other 2 bikes do. It does have a purpose, it is the only bike that I have for 2 up, I did a Saddlesore 1000 last year with it, traveled from So Cal to Nor Cal and wore the tires out in 3100 miles trying to pretend it could go through the twisties like the other bikes.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    In North San Diego I end up riding the same roads repeatedly because they are the best in the county and I don&#8217;t want to travel distances slabbing it with the MM or the Sport. After a while I am jonesing for something different than the usual 200 mile SD County loop.<o:p></o:p>
    My solution besides having different bikes was to get a trailer. Awesome is all I can say. I know that the purists will call me a wimp blah blah. Last year with the trailer I went to Nor Cal 3 times and my weapon of choice was the MM. I based myself on one of the trips at Topaz Lake and killed all the passes for 3 days on the eastern side of the Sierras. On another trip I based in Mariposa and played on the little dragon, the western roads into Yosemite and up to Placerville including Wards Ferry Road. On the 3<SUP>rd</SUP> trip I went up to Santa Rosa and played on the Lost Coast, through the vineyards, but didn&#8217;t make it to Highway 36. Maybe this summer. Yes you need to be aware of the fuel range, but having a GPS that can find fuel stations as a POI has worked for me and navigate to them when needed.
    Next weekend I am doing an almost 600 mile weekend starting from Ventura and there is really only about 40 miles of it on freeways. That is because I am trailering to Ventura saving 380 miles of roundtrip boringness. And this ride will also be with the MM. On Memorial and Labor Day weekends it will be back to NorCal again, though I am being tempted to take the Sport.<o:p></o:p>
    When I purchased my trailer used for $1000, I insulated it, installed the necessary motorcycle retention devices for 2 bikes an awning and most importantly a fold down couch/bed from the wall. I can travel cheaply sleeping in the trailer, grab a shower at a campground for $2.50 and be good to go for the next day&#8217;s adventures. Just my 2 cents worth. Your MM is a rare bike that has no competition and the value is increasing from what I have seen on the market.<o:p></o:p>
  16. GSMarc

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    If somebody hesitates between a MM and a GSA, he doesn't merit to ride a MM.... :lol3
  17. hawideri

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    Hey Macroenie and air-cooled,

    I understand that somewhere in May could be an option to meet...so in order to pick a date would 13May be an option? (I prefer a sunny sunday).

    A little tour and nice pittstop :freakyin the area of Noord-Holland?

    if you have a nice suggestion, please share:ear. I normally ride between 020 and 010, but I can go and search the web to find something nice.
  18. hankgs

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    Where do (can) you ride in Holland that has curvey backroads? Is it just the top of the dike roads??? When I ride over there, it seems pretty flat and straight... Can you post some routes or pics???
  19. Macroenie

    Macroenie Been here awhile

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    Sounds good to me, the area you mention also, I have seen enough of NH so would like a change in scenery.
    Weather plays a major part of course so we'll have to see what May has in store for us.

    Cheers
    Jeroen
  20. Macroenie

    Macroenie Been here awhile

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    The roads here just do not compare to yours because our country is just too small to have long curvey backroads.
    There are some nice roads in the "Veluwe" area which is a national park, also the dikes along the rivers but alot of them are becomming forbidden for motorcyclist. Friesland near the IJssel lake is nice and there are so many others I could mention. You just have to set your mind to the fact that you can't ride a 100mls curvey back road without much other traffic or cyclist. That is why people here often go to Belgium, Germany, France, Italy to burn some rubber in the mountains.