The BMW HP2 Megamoto thread.

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

  1. hawideri

    hawideri Adventurer

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    That is the front of the BMW G650 xmoto....

    This bike is bought for the profit of buying and selling a 'crash-bike'. The owner (not me, I promise!) did not succeed in getting all the original parts... He first asked 15k:eek1.

    Still, for another price it will give someone a nice bike with a very ugly 'face'. But that can maybe fixed.
  2. hawideri

    hawideri Adventurer

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    Hey bikecat, thanks for the comprehensive 'How-to'!
    Pretty cool to make your own mods like that.
  3. ViperJustin

    ViperJustin Retired HH60G Gunner

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  4. bikecat

    bikecat Long timer

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    YES.

    I'm coming out of the closet. I ride a MM but I really preferred the HP2E livery. So now I get the HP2E looks and the fantastic MM's road-oriented goodies :)

    The HP2E panels are shaped differently, and has a cut-out to accommodate the oil-cooler. But mounting points are all the same.

    Cheers
  5. ViperJustin

    ViperJustin Retired HH60G Gunner

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    Excellent! I like the front of the enduro quite a bit, but it fits the offroad set up better. I see that you can get tkc tires in a 180, so you could go for a Terminator/Road Warrior look now!
  6. Maineroads

    Maineroads Ridgerunner

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    Here are some HP2E panels. Man I miss that bike.
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  7. Tony_W

    Tony_W Blue Mountain Jedi

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    Hi all,

    I don't yet own an MM yet, but I'm close... very, very close...

    There's one for sale in Sydney which I took for a test ride last week. Awesome fun and I think it's the one to replace my trusty '05 K1200R. If it's still there tomorrow I'm buying it.

    A couple of stupid questions (which are probably answered elsewhere but...). 1) Are there any 'must-do' mods? The bike I'm looking at is stock/factory spec/untouched? 2) Are there any other owners in NSW fancy a blast up Putty Road?

    Thanks!

    T.
  8. Macroenie

    Macroenie Been here awhile

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    'must-do'.... I don't think so, it's all just a matter of taste or preference. The stock bike is pretty darn perfect :D

    Just ride and enjoy!
  9. bikecat

    bikecat Long timer

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    The small fuel tank (low range) and the weak aluminium rear rack have been often criticized.

    There are aftermarket stuff out there that address these items, if you need them addressed.
  10. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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    Tony, as you come from a powerfull K1200R, I would say :

    1) exhaust header replaced by AROS one ;
    2) K&N air filter
    3) RapidBike EVO module.
    4) Perfect settings of the damping.

    After all that, yes the MM will perhaps make you forget the previous bike you had :happay
  11. hawideri

    hawideri Adventurer

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    Hey Tony, (almost) welcome to the club :D

    I only did drilled the tank "nek" and had my mirrors done (page 127 and 131 of this thread, i believe).
    I like the "hard" suspension as it is, but many are tweeking it. But, this is not a mod, since the suspension can be adjusted.

    Have fun with your bike!
  12. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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    I drilled the nek too and decided to control the autonomy.
    I drove until my bike stopped (I have the underseat-tank of Markus).

    Here is the result : 247 km = 153.48 miles

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    I had the chance to be stopped (by case) near a fuel station :-)

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    I re-filled the tank with the bike on side stand until full-full :
    14,21 litres = 3.23 gal

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  13. Macroenie

    Macroenie Been here awhile

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    Yes, that is US $ 8.18 per gallon. In the Netherlands we even get ripped off more than that :topes
  14. bikecat

    bikecat Long timer

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    GS Marc,

    Your 17.30 km/l is based on what sort of riding? I cannot imagine going slower than 90 km/h on this bike :)

    Any comments about the Markus tank? Is there a big weight difference with that? Can the underseat tools still fit?

    Cheers
  15. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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    @bikecat,

    I was riding like a MM must be, not like a R1200GS... :lol3

    When the counter reached zero, I decided to run in an 'economical way', without pushing the rev higher than 4.000 rpm.

    My MM is cat free with a complete REMUS line, K&N filter, Wunderlich air intake and RapidBike EVO.

    Markus underseat-tank is fine, the weight is nothing compared with the service it gives. Our body is often the first place where to save weight :lol3

    Yes, you can keep the tools set under you seat
  16. szazbo

    szazbo Been here awhile

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    How many more miles did you get after the countdown mileage read "0" before you ran out of gas?
  17. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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    160 km (99.4 miles) I got the yellow triangle with
    083 Km (51.5 miles) remaining range ==> theorical 243 km (150.99 m)

    I got the zero display after 72 km (44.7 m) so at 160+72 = 232 km (144.15m)

    I continued until 247 km (153.47m) so I could do 15 km (9.3m) after zero was displayed.

    all here :

    http://jemelapetenflat.xooit.be/t3692-Autonomie.htm

    I will do the same experiment with the HP2E too
  18. hawideri

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    My results: economy range is ~22km after the zero is displayed by the tankindicator.

    I pre-tested with a jerrycan as back-up. But am trusting it fully by now and often push it to the 20km on spare. Although, last ride to Belgium my palms did get sweaty: I was driving on the highway when the bike hitted "zero" and was about to pass a 25km fuel sign to the next station...(I made it.:bubba).

    I am convinced that the indicator "predicts" the fuelconsumption on your current driving style. Changing to "economy-mode" can change things drastic. Came to think of it, is 90km/6 gear the most efficient for the MM? Anybody knows this or have data on? You micht save my day one time!
  19. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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    Well, it's clear that the MM isn't forseen to be ridden like a R1200GS :lol3

    Economy mode is only when the 'zero' appears, to be able to reach a next gas station.

    I solved this with the underseat tank of Markus as an emergency feature :wink:
  20. bikecat

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    GS Marc, ... how heavy is the Markus tank? I reckon not more than 5 kg without fuel? I now have tools under the seat (screwdriver + small pouch of wrenches etc). I am worried that with the Markus tank cannot out tools any longer. How much space of tools do you have under the seat?

    Cheers