The BMW HP2 Megamoto thread.

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

  1. ViperJustin

    ViperJustin Retired HH60G Gunner

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    So I test drove a new GS....





    Long story short, I'll be keeping the MegaMoto. I didn't notice that much if a difference with the wind buffeting on the hiway. The new overhead cam engine is ridiculously smooth. Almost too smooth! My legs were tucked up more than normal too. I liked the bike, but not enough to sell or trade tHe MM.

    They'll have a GSA available for test ride later this week. So we'll see.

    Last thing: The dealer even told me not to trade in my MM. He said, and I quote, "Those have been going up in value lately. And I get about one or two inquiries a month."

    So that pretty much seals the deal. I'll get a GSA or something later down the road. But I'm still going to take a test ride!
  2. hillbillypolack

    hillbillypolack Grumpy Old Goat

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    That's good to hear. Both your keeping the bike and the dealer hinting at the rising values of MMs. Course it's all in what its worth to any buyer.

    I'm keeping mine long-term as well. I bought it without riding one, and was VERY pleasantly surprised. They are simply incredible. This year I need to sort the front suspension.

    Interesting to hear your take on the new GS camhead. I test rode a GSA a few weeks ago and even with the extra weight it had noticeably more 'oomph' than my standard 07 GS. It was a little vibey at the typical 4200-4500 rpm range but below that it was really smooth. I'm being tempted to trade in but that's another story.
  3. ViperJustin

    ViperJustin Retired HH60G Gunner

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    Same here. I saw one in Albuqurque while in gunner school. After that, it was on my mind all the time. I bought mine from San Diego BMW sight-unseen and they delivered it to me here in Las Vegas. Since then, I've been to the North Rim (Grand Canyon), Brianhead Utah, Yosemite NP, Death Valley (about 15 times), and the California Coast (PCH up to From LA to Ft Bragg). The one thing that can really suck on this bike is long stretches of hiway.
  4. szazbo

    szazbo Been here awhile

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  5. bikecat

    bikecat Long timer

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    I am not happy with mine. Seems bumpy and jittery at low speeds, but high speed stopping there is no issue. Also I am not using enough of the travel (only about half way). Bike is mostly stock, no upgraded tank so the weight is stock.

    Any suggestions? I'll try to increase the rebound and compression, and see how it goes. If that does not work, perhaps I'll tweak with the air gap and the weight of the oil.

    Cheers
  6. hillbillypolack

    hillbillypolack Grumpy Old Goat

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    There is a wealth of knowledge in these (now 143) pages. I also hear Ohlins makes a cartridge for the Marzocchi forks which could be a very interesting option.
  7. schlim66

    schlim66 Loner

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    This is from a previous post by Joe Bar in this thread that I used as a base setting for my MM.

    It needed very little adjustment to suit my riding style.

    Schlim66
  8. Macroenie

    Macroenie Been here awhile

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    This thread needs more pictures of our beloved bikes :D

    These were added to my lady today.

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    These "Tappo Telaio" can be gotten from: Archimedebikes.
    Communication with Archimede is possible in English and he ships fast.

    Cheers
    Jeroen
  9. CREEP

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  10. bikecat

    bikecat Long timer

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    Thanks. I can't see a preload front adjuster. So I play with fork oil weight and air column? Anyone know what is the co-relation between pre-load and these 2 factors?

    Cheers.
  11. Rangy

    Rangy Adventurer

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  12. Macroenie

    Macroenie Been here awhile

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    :clap nice! :clap
  13. hankgs

    hankgs Long timer

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  14. Megathumper

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    Off tarmac set-up....

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    On tarmac set-up...

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  15. bikecat

    bikecat Long timer

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    MegaThumper ...

    Who made the sidestand enlarger in your second Pic?

    cheers
  16. Megathumper

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    I having trouble remembering (4yrs ago..:lol3) but it was probably Touratech.
  17. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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    In such a country, I think You should get a HP2E instead with good rear & front suspensions and the 2 sets of wheels.

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  18. mistereri

    mistereri n00b

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    Hi guys, you can try this high screen for you megamoto as I was directed from Isotta Italy staff,
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    www.euronetbike.net

    It is taller and wider enough to take out the buffeting from your chest and pass it over your helmet.

    hope it helps

    Cheers Jon
  19. Megathumper

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    I agree, except quite rare & hard to obtain here, very few available.


  20. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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    Perhaps you can transform your MM in a HP2E.

    1) go for the front KTM 950SE parts (see Somedude) or
    Specialthings one but ask for (?)2 front disks(?) ;

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=655685&highlight=hp2

    2) change the rear Ohlins with the model S46PR1C2Q1
    3) change the front light & mudguard with the HP2E ones

    you can keep the oil cooler of the MM as this one has done :

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