The BMW HP2 Megamoto thread.

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

  1. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    Nice job Cyclop. They look sweet.[​IMG] I see youve got the isotta screen too. great add on.
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  2. cyclop

    cyclop "Sideways!"

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    One thing I noticed after installing the screen and handguard is that instead of having the air hit you squarely on the chest, there is now a draft that is being diverted upwards towards the head. When riding with a light tee (I know I know ATGATT :wink: ), the bottom will be blown upwards to chest level revealing my one solid combined abs :rofl Bwahahahaha !!

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  3. Megaman

    Megaman Been here awhile

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    I was about to place an order today.

    Cheers
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  4. cyclop

    cyclop "Sideways!"

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    No noticeable increase in noise level that I can detect. Very little buffeting, helmet remains steady and cooling not affected. Will be doing a long ride across the border this weekend so I will find out more about the screen, maybe get a chance to see how it performs in the rain. But so far, I like it.

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  5. Megaman

    Megaman Been here awhile

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    Thank You Cyclop!
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  6. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    I've now done about 4,000 miles with the Isotta screen on, and still maintain it's the best money I've spent on the bike. I've got the short version, and from what I've seen so has everyone else.

    I get no wind noise, and it was a concern when I was ordering as I could find no one else that had tried one. My previous KTM950Adv had dreadful wind noise as did the original Wunderlich screen on my Rockster, before I swapped it for a shorter one, and didn't want to spend a lot of money and end up with another noisy bike.

    Despite it's size it is remarkably effective, and laws permitting allows for sustained high speed cruising. My longest day in the saddle so far is 615 miles, I know I would have been battered without the screen. As it was, I showered and then went out to a friend's birthday party.

    It's not a cheap item, but as everyone will testify, it is a quality piece of kit, well shaped and easy to fit or remove.

    Also done a lot of rain miles as well unfortunately, but no problems with the screen. Great combination with the R1200GS hand guards.
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  7. pepot

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    this is my
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  8. cyclop

    cyclop "Sideways!"

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    WOW !!! Excellent paint job pepot :thumbup

    Is the header from Remus too ?

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  9. pepot

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    no
    is an italian product
    http://www.arosmarmitte.it/
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  10. Ray R

    Ray R Been here awhile

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    Well Done! Do you have a boxer cup replica to go with that boxer cup replica? :rofl
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  11. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    Nice paint and wheel job pepot. Do you find the exhaust a bit loud with the Remus hexacone and a header. I had a similar setup on my GS but wound up ditching the Remus can and replacing the stock can as all the HP gain is in the header pipe. Now she sounds just right- a bit louder and meaner than stock buy not that blaatty loud sound that I got with the full remus system.
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  12. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    Megaman, is that the full Ti akra race system? If so, did you have any problem with the can clearing the front portion of the rear tire. Mine comes real close but does clear by maybe 5mm. It Looks like the system was designed around the Enduro which has 150 rears which would increase the clearance and make this a non-issue.
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  13. pepot

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    of course..................:evil
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  14. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    Will the header pipe fit with the standard silencer??
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  15. pepot

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    one model for original silencer
    one model for after market silencer
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  16. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    Thanks, email sent.
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  17. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    I just took the baffle out of my Akra race can today. All I can say is OMFG does it sound mean!!!!!!!!!! I'll try to video a sound bite of it for you guys
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  18. Megaman

    Megaman Been here awhile

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    This is not my bike on the photo, it's from the HPN website.
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  19. cyclop

    cyclop "Sideways!"

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    Just a thought, will the headers meant for the 12GS/ADV actually fit the HP2? Is the difference in shape/routing only after the CAT. The reason I ask is because for those who are looking for eye candy and don't mind the price, check these out :evil

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    Get your poison here : http://www.rakuten.co.jp/motocorse/1124839/1509077/1509084/
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  20. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    Thanks pepot, have spoken with Antonio at AROS today, have ordered the no-cat headers in stainless to go with the standard Akro :D

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    He's doing some re-tooling but should be here in a week or two :D
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