The BMW HP2 Megamoto thread.

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

  1. MarkV

    MarkV Been here awhile

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    someone definitely saw some good days on it. with that mileage they rode the hell out of it, especially when you consider the short riding season in new england. and last years winter was the only decent one to let you ride through it since '08. definitely not rigorous in the maintenance dept.

    when i see adds that preface with rare, etc. it means they think they have a gold mine and it's priced accordingly. the average joe is going to want to buy a new bike, not a "rare" used bike. even if it had an excellent rating instead of very good kbb says it should be cheaper. no farkles either.
  2. Macroenie

    Macroenie Been here awhile

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    I think I will need one as mine is somehow broken underneath and now every time I sit on it it will make a crackling noise which I do not like. Is it in good condition? Is it the tall or ´low´ version? :ear
  3. hillbillypolack

    hillbillypolack Grumpy Old Goat

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    ^

    I've already PM'ed him asking about the seat. You may be second in line.
  4. schlim66

    schlim66 Loner

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    Lol,
    I'm not sure about the timing, but he might be third. I PM'd him Fri.

    Schlim66
  5. hankgs

    hankgs Long timer

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    PM'd him too, right after he typed it and hit "submit post..." :evil
  6. Hegy

    Hegy Slainte!

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    How much for the spare seat????:wink:
  7. rocketron

    rocketron Megamoto

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  8. hankgs

    hankgs Long timer

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    Hey guys,
    Has anyone pulled off the side faring plastic covers sucessfully to gain access to the headlight bulbs? I don't want to break any of the plastic parts while disassemlabling as the are very expensive.
    Thanks for any tips in advance.
  9. Ron50

    Ron50 Been here awhile

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    The main thing is to slide them forward about a quarter of an inch while flexing the back part out where the screws have been removed. That brings the hooks at the front level with the square holes they go into. Then you can gently pull them out sideways. There's more detail a fair bit earlier in this thread.
  10. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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  11. ViperJustin

    ViperJustin Retired HH60G Gunner

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    This morning I voted, then decided to go for a nice ride. The weather was perfect, 80 and clear, with a light breeze.

    I rode down to Bullhead City, AZ. It's a long, straight road down there from Las Vegas. Then I jumped onto Route 66 and rolled east towards Oatman. For those that don't know, Oatman is a small town that looks as if time stopped about 70 years ago (or more). It's a small mining town that is nestled away in some mountains east of the Colorado river that splits Nevada and Arizona. The road up to it is covered in "tar snakes". I've never seen so many used in my life. Once you're out of town (which is maybe 100 yards long, tops), it turns into a crazy switchback filled road for about 15 miles to cross over the mountains. I didn't see any speed over 40mph during that section. It's an incredible road. The rest of the ride was pretty boring, going from Kingman, AZ, to Las Vegas. Of course, you cross over the new bridge instead of riding over the Hoover Dam, which saves a LOT of time.

    Total mileage was 265 miles in 5 hours. Although it's quite early, I'm getting "ready" for my Pacific Coast Highway ride next May.

    It was a great day on the MegaMoto.
  12. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    That sounds awesome. My MegaMoto is having a rest until February/ March now, as I wont ride it once the salt the roads. I'm really missing riding it.:cry
  13. hankgs

    hankgs Long timer

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    Justin,
    Bring your bike out to Santa Barbara / Central Coast... I have some great Megamoto 200 mile day rides here with fast backroads and twisties...
    Rent or borrow a trailer though, I couldn't hang with the 6 hour straight road riding to get out here on a MM. PMed you my number.
  14. hillbillypolack

    hillbillypolack Grumpy Old Goat

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    From a few weeks ago. Getting the (stock) suspension settings to be tolerable. I'd referenced some older posts here which helped immensely. I still have to drop the forks through the triples to get more weight on the front but it feels so much better already. I have a feeling a winter fork rework may be in order as the cold is coming in quick here but the heated grips help.

    BTW, for those needing to put their bike up for the winter, the tech at the dealer said to add fuel injector cleaner (Techron) to the fuel and help avoid the fuel pump issue some of us have tolerated here.

    [​IMG]
  15. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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    I wanted the HP2 logo on my MM saddle.

    Here it is :

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  16. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    That looks good:clap
  17. hankgs

    hankgs Long timer

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    How many Euros to buy a cover like that? Seriously- I need to get my seat recovered and looking at options...Please PM me with details, I have relatives in Holland that could handle the E's!
  18. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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    Hi Hankgs,

    I got a black top in return when I asked Osenstetter to make a Motorsport saddle for me.
    But Osenstetter is no more in business now.

    http://www.osenstetter.de/

    Buying a spare HP2E saddle, I could ask somebody to do the job.

    What material have you ?
  19. hankgs

    hankgs Long timer

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    GSMarc, mine is all stock, but worn. I was going to take it for recovering and it is as much as a new seat -about $400. Just wondering what your cover ran $ wise...
    Bedankt!
  20. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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    HankGS,

    My saddle has been done with original BMW material, not a copy.

    For doing 1 black top + HP2 logo, I must find 2 good saddles :

    1 of MM (for the black top);
    1 of HP2E (for the sides).

    Doing the job is not so expensive and sending just the liner to you should not be so expensive (you find somebody to refix it in USA).

    But the price of the 2 saddles in input is the problem :wink:

    I like my saddle because I think it is UNIQUE, but not cheap.

    If you can send 2 original liners (MM + HP2E) in good condition to your familly in Holland, I can receipt them and
    ask my friend to do the job and send back the liners to Holland.

    By the way, I'm french speaking, geen nederlands :-)