The BMW HP2 Megamoto thread.

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

  1. Giraffe

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  2. Megathumper

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    I'm curious Joe Bar, If I couldn't use or didn't have any Hairspray, what else would work? I am assuming not soapy water because of the electrics??

    You said the original grip was too tight I think, did Motorworks give you another the same or was it for a different model?

    Overall a great install, very professional job!
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  3. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    I didn't have any hairspray (due to having very little hair :evil ) and my wife doesn't use it. I just bought the cheapest can I could from a local store. Worth it as it works so well.

    It became clear that the clutch side grip supplied was originally designed to slip over the handlebar, but not the mounting tube as well. I got it pretty stuck half way on, and it wasn't worth forcing on or off, so I just cut it off again. Motorworks sell each side as a seperate item, so just ordered up another throttle side grip, which has a slightly larger bore to go over the throttle tube.

    Was out all day on the bike yesterday, had the grips on low setting the full day with my summer gloves on and they worked great. :D
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  4. Megathumper

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    I too was out on the bike all day yesterday, the best bit was we found a 80km section of isolated country road out the back of Oberon near Bathurst, the best 30km part of it running down the side of a train track, was a little bumpy but sweeping corners switching back & forth over the train track winding our way through the foothills, probably only saw 2 or 3 cars in a hour, just bloody great, a spring day made for biking....wonderful :thumbup
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  5. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    We're into autumn / fall on this side of the world so chilly days becoming increasingly the norm. Raining hard today, but yesterday was lovely, leaves blowing around in the breeze.

    Had an unusual ride as my mate and I had a day out with two Class 1 Advanced Police Officers on their FJR1300 patrol bikes. Covered around 90 miles (145kms) with a police bike always present in your mirrors :eek1 . Bit un-nerving at first, but the commentary, feedback and advice was first rate.

    They are trained to ride in a very systematic way, with safety being paramount. Their riding style and road positioning to ride quickly and smoothly but always safely was great to watch on the couple of occasions he was in front.

    Certainly gave me a lot to think about, even though he was quite complimentary about my general riding.
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  6. jonasf

    jonasf Ich mag Sauerkraut

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    did somebody replace the stock mega driverpegs?
    i think they are great for offroading but need some smaler pegs.
    thanks
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  7. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider

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    Just saw BMW is offering a $1750 rebate on new 2008 MM....drool.....

    :evil
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  8. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    I never checked the stock setting for the rear Ohlins before I started playing with the suspension. I would like to know where the preload was set from the factory. Can someone tell me how many threads are visible above the adjustment rings on the rear Ohlins at the factory setting. Thanks.
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  9. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    I never counted mine as it was out from new anyway. Just set it as per the manual at 40mm drop with rider seated.
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  10. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    At Giraffe's suggestion I've updated the original post with the names of Megamoto owners as they've found the thread / site. The current dirty dozen are -

    Joe Bar
    Ray R
    Fixin Bones
    Megaman
    Dave T
    Jonasf
    Megathumper
    Cyclop
    pepot
    Beetlejuice
    GSMarc
    Giraffe

    Any more?

    I'll try and keep it updated as more come out of the woodwork. :evil :evil
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  11. Rangy

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    Add another from Northern NSW, Australia
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  12. Maximus Brutus

    Maximus Brutus Gladiator

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    Coooey :clap
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  13. NakedRider

    NakedRider NakedRider

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    Yes indeed. This NakedRider rides a naked MM.
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  14. rjc

    rjc n00b

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    I also have a MM
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  15. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    Wow, even more than I thought, welcome guys :beer
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  16. pepot

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  19. Ron50

    Ron50 Been here awhile

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    Mine had 11 threads visible at the top from standard.
    I dropped it all the way with the preload to check the claim by BMW that the cyclic vibration was caused by excessive angulation of the driveshaft.
    I found that was a quicker way to drop it than the height adjustment method because I didn't want to cut the cable ties holding the inner guard in place.
    The vibration was still there.
    I've now put the preload back to the factory setting and dropped the Ohlins out to make it easier to put the height adjustment on the lowest level.
    Found that this dropped it by about the same amount as the preload level had, but it now gives me all the preload extra to play with should I want to.
    However, with my weight on the bike the driveline is pretty well straight so there's no need to drop it further.
    Haven't scraped the bike on anything but have to remember to keep my toes in in the twisties.
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  20. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    Hi Ron, and welcome. I played around with the ride height adjustment quite a bit when I first had the bike and sttled on the lowest setting like you. Never had to remove the shock or cut any cable ties though. Didn't seem awkward to do.
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