The BMW HP2 Megamoto thread.

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

  1. Megathumper

    Megathumper +

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    This is my touring setup... where we go is quite isolated.

    Tent
    Sleep bag, mattress
    Seat
    Cooking stuff
    Food
    Water
    Camera
    Sat phone
    First Aid
    Tools
    Tyre repair

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  2. Megathumper

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    Just another winter day...

    Just another rainy day.....

    Had to cut our trip short because too much of this....

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    Caused this....

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    And cut roads like this....

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    Sending us home looking like this.....

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  3. hillbillypolack

    hillbillypolack Grumpy Old Goat

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    Makes me want to throw my coat over that MM. That's like making Jessica Alba sleep outside. :cry

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  4. HPSaucy

    HPSaucy Been here awhile

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  5. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    Great pics HP as usual. I'd really like a breakfast run like that too :D If you all are trying to make me regret selling the MM...................its working :cry Still my new toy arrives in the morning :clap
  6. hworley

    hworley Adventurer

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    I am picking up my 08' MM in about an hour! Its 34 degrees here in Denver, but I'll just put on more layers. She has 5,500mi on her, but I figure thats just getting broken in. I'll let you know what I think.
  7. HPSaucy

    HPSaucy Been here awhile

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    Congrats and welcome!!! :clap:clap:clap
  8. ViperJustin

    ViperJustin Retired HH60G Gunner

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    Ive had the itch to go offroad riding. I used to ride trails a lot a few years ago. I love my MM, but I cant quite afford another bike so Ive been thinking of selling mine :cry to get a HP2E :wink:. I want to keep it simple with shaft drive and good performance.

    What do you guys think??? Am I nuts? :huh
  9. HPSaucy

    HPSaucy Been here awhile

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  10. alfaris

    alfaris MOTERO TORERO

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    I have both the MM and the HP2 Enduro.

    If i could only have one...................i´ll keep the Enduro, because is more versatile, on mountain roads if you are not in "attack" mode, you can enjoy the enduro as much as the MM, But..............if you like to "attack" twisties, the MM would do it much much very much better. It brakes a world better, suspenssions are road tuned, and tires are sport tires. Also the engine revs better than the E and it has 10CV plus. Obvioulsy the MM is fully street and road oriented bike.

    The Enduro behaves good on mountain roads and twisties and the engine allows to accelerate a lot , too much for a bike wearing knobbies, but main limits are on braking , tires and suspenssions.............of course........is a dual sport....

    The Enduro obviously can be ridden on any terrain, including off road, the MM only on the easy stuff and paying attention.

    I use the MM for commuting and any kind of street and road riding, i enjoy it specially on spring and summer, with warm temperatures and dry asphault that allows me to enjoy the whole potential of this bike, having fun doing it.

    The HP2 enduro i use it only for ADV riding, Xploring off road, dual sport anyway. For the tight stufff i got a 530 and a XRR , so i do not need to punish the HP2 enduro.

    I know there is not logic on my fleet, just passion, and a lot of riding.

    Everything depends if you are more dirt or street oriented rider. And there are the choices MM or E.
  11. ViperJustin

    ViperJustin Retired HH60G Gunner

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    I live in Southern NV (Southwest USA), and the dual sport riding out here is second to none. The twisties, well, there are no twisties here in Nevada. Just long, (insanely long), straight roads that roll through the valleys. Just to get to twisties is a good few hour ride to California.

    I think Im going to see what HP2Es are selling for and figure out what the MM would sell for. (No options other than the windscreen/ 10k miles-just turned over two days ago)
  12. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    I say put a bash plate on and add some of those tires that the japanese pikes peak MM had!!!!!!
  13. ViperJustin

    ViperJustin Retired HH60G Gunner

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    This has crossed my mind... Anyone know what kind of tires those are? D616? Also, what about the space between the front tire and the fender?
  14. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    Well, my "Dual Sport" Multistrada 1200s has the same little space between the tire and front fender. I guess you should just stay out of really muddy areas.:lol3
  15. ladirt

    ladirt Adventurer

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    I am running D616 on fire roads, does good until alot of mud, then slippery. I have seriously considered a 19/17 combo with wire spoke wheels. I asked Woody and others, but haven't found anyone who has actually done this conversion, except someone on UKGSer. I am told the GS wheels would work with the dual rotors on the front, however a fender modification would be necessary, maybe a Xchallenge front fender? -Spence
  16. ViperJustin

    ViperJustin Retired HH60G Gunner

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    I guess I thought there was more space than that on a DS. But I dont think I really have to worry about mud out here... :lol3
  17. ViperJustin

    ViperJustin Retired HH60G Gunner

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    Those are the tires Ive been thinking of using next. Id be interested in seeing how you do the conversion. Or if you find out any other info on it... :ear
  18. Megathumper

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    Bash plate, engine guards, oiled pre air filer, fork gaiters, hand guards, Avon Diztansa's. Easy as.....

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  19. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    Now that's what I'm talking about[​IMG]
  20. hworley

    hworley Adventurer

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    I just got my MM home yesterday. Its been snowing here, so I had to let the roads clear some. The side streets to my house were still snow packed, but I took it slow. Now, I'll be damned if I can find any information on the seat builder you guys are using. I would use my old seat pan and the same cover. Thanks guys