The BMW HP2 Megamoto thread.

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

  1. diranne

    diranne Adventurer

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    Thank you! Good tip! I have got the version for the rear that also adds some red LED for braking.. will see how that goes.
  2. hillbillypolack

    hillbillypolack Grumpy Old Goat

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    Just today changed the dreaded fuel pump. As awkward as the fuel pump & controller are arranged, it was a straightforward repair. Re-using the pump retainer ( part between filter & pump) was a trick but no drilling carving or grinding were necessary. Went back together pretty easy.

    I haven't gotten much chance in the last year to get out on 2 wheels but I know I forgot how incredibly special this bike is. I'm still grinning from the freezing ride after getting it together.
  3. ViperJustin

    ViperJustin Retired HH60G Gunner

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    I've ridden about 200 miles this year. Sad, I know... I've been busy with school and being a daddy. But just a couple nights ago, I changed out the air filter and drilled out the fuel neck. The MegaMoto truly is an amazing machine.
  4. hillbillypolack

    hillbillypolack Grumpy Old Goat

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    If it's any consolation, looking for a house, then moving while being a daddy eclipsed a year and a half of 'normal' riding. This summer looks to be better so far.

    Question on oil level in the sight glass. I noticed some oil wetting the bottom of the engine yesterday. Last oil change I added the usual 4l with filter but it read over the top of the red circle in the sight glass. Since I could not locate the source of the oil, I'm assuming it was overfilled and drained approximately 16oz so now the level is midway in the sight glass - when the bike is warmed and on the service stand. Just curious if anyone else had a similar thing happen. Bike runs & sounds normal otherwise.
  5. Marczuri

    Marczuri Adventurer

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    I just received a reponce to my query about these.

    "I am sorry. no more production

    Ghiretti Alessandro
    349/6185777"
  6. Marczuri

    Marczuri Adventurer

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    but they are willing to sell the plans... any interested in a group buy?
  7. diranne

    diranne Adventurer

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    yes count me in!
  8. air-cooled

    air-cooled Been here awhile

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    after a mind struggle, i bought and fitted a set of conti sport attacks 2 after 2 sets of the dunlop sport smart (1).
    first impression are very good and promissing.
    this weekend some touring in the eiffel and moesel area and direct there after a trackday. can't wait..
  9. ViperJustin

    ViperJustin Retired HH60G Gunner

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    Nice.

    I plan to put some Michelin Pilot Road 2s on mine. I haven't been riding my bike hard lately, just easy riding and touring. So I want a tire that'll last more than 4k miles.

    Enjoy the track day.
  10. Meg99512

    Meg99512 n00b

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    Count me in! I always wanted windscreens for Meg.
  11. Ron50

    Ron50 Been here awhile

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    I gave up on the Pilot Powers because they punctured so easily and lasted less than 2,000 miles. I got probably three times the mileage from Pilot Road 2s. Just fitted a Pilot Road 3 so will be interested to see how it goes. The last 2 did leave liquorice out of corners when you really got up it but it may have hardened with age and too many heat/cool cycles. It was stepping out under power more too.
  12. air-cooled

    air-cooled Been here awhile

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    on previous dunlops i did the first set in 8000km an the second set almost 9.5. which is in my opinion very good for a tire that tends to and likes the sporty part of riding.
    only at the end a bit of a flat spot mainly due to a lot of straight forward highway riding.
    reason for the sport attack2 where mileage, good grip on ordinairy roads which i dayly use and i also like a tire that prforms just as good after it is half way used.
    wet grip i not that high on the wish list.
    it is not the best tracktire in several test, i believe that, but i also now that i am not that good so i quess there performance will be sufficient for my needs.
  13. Macroenie

    Macroenie Been here awhile

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    Conti Road Attacks here, they perform good enough for me and lasting long enough. I thinking about trying the Metzeler Sportec M7 RR next.

    Have been chasing a s1000r last saturday.

    **** WARNING ****
    *** Straight Roads ***

    Don't watch if you can't handle them.

    Also I was testing out microphone placement of my giant squid external mic for the GoPro Hero 2. I think it was too close to the exhaust :super

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  14. hillbillypolack

    hillbillypolack Grumpy Old Goat

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    For anyone who's removed the exhaust baffles, what is the best way to do so, keeping the silencer on the bike?

    Spent some time in the saddle yesterday, a very enjoyable afternoon for sure. Seems the previously noted oil 'seepage' is no longer present after draining some oil. Oil level is 3/4 in the sight glass now.
  15. schlim66

    schlim66 Loner

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    I you talking about Dunlop Road Smarts or Continental Road Attacks?

    Cheers,
    Schlim66
  16. Macroenie

    Macroenie Been here awhile

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    :freaky conti :freaky
  17. schlim66

    schlim66 Loner

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    I Love the Conti's but they only last me about 1000 miles!

    Schlim66
  18. Ron50

    Ron50 Been here awhile

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    If you mean the two restrictors just undo the retaining bolts and put a bit of dowel in pointing downward and wobble them from side to side to loosen up any carbon that might be causing the inner tubes to stick to the outer tubes. They're about 6 or 8 inches long and have a narrower bit going down into the muffler.

    If you really mean the baffles I suppose you'd have to drill out the rivets on the back of the can, but I haven't done that.
  19. hankgs

    hankgs Long timer

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    I want one too~
  20. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    If anyone in Europe is looking for one of these bikes, theres a guy in Belgium with one for sale.:deal