What a deal! HP2 Enduro for 515.00!!!!!

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by moosemeat, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Nice to see plans to resurrect a burned out bike.
    I owned a '71 Commando that had been in a fire, it became my daily rider for over 6 years.
    The HP looks not too bad, it is all relative. Here is what happened to a buddy of mine's F650GS 99 twin model.

    He won't be rebuilding this one.

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    Insurance is still investigating, things move slowly in Veracruz for police reports etc...
  2. hillbillypolack

    hillbillypolack Grumpy Old Goat

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    How's the bike running?? I haven't seen the HP2 posted in any BMW magazine, so I thought I'd see how the bike dyno'ed and if we can see evidence of your ability to resuscitate the bike.


    Or. . . .
  3. Motomochila

    Motomochila Mad Scientist

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    one of the saddest images I've seen.
  4. Spyker

    Spyker Been here awhile

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    This is my 1100GS after it burnt out at the office. I really miss this bike.. :cry

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  5. CHAPIN

    CHAPIN Been here awhile

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    After looking at those pivtures I'm affraid to ride my bike, it will catch fire! :lol3

    Hector
  6. hillbillypolack

    hillbillypolack Grumpy Old Goat

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    Don't be afraid. Moosemeat can fix it.




    I think . . . . . . . .




    LOLZ




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  7. GS-Jake

    GS-Jake All about the Bike

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    Off course he can. It may look like a reject from a Ducati parts bin:huh and it will have to sit in your lounge room and you will have a huge number of forum followers but it will be fixed, sort of:evil, as long as your happy not to ride it again for a long time. or you could buy a Ducati in the first place and be happy:rofl
  8. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    and don't forget the angry chinese mob following you trying to cut off your balls for fckn' them over :lol3

    Just kidding of course
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    How is this thread still in Oilhead Boxers and not in Yo Momma ? :huh
  9. GS-Jake

    GS-Jake All about the Bike

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    Don't worry, unless its a HP2 then of course :eek1it could catch fire at any time as this thread proves:cry. But you will always get a good price for it even burnt out:rofl, $550 USD or $150 AUS (I think thats the exchange rate at present):lol3
  10. Randy

    Randy Long timer

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    I had forgotten all about this thread until just now... Hmmmm...

    Whether or not it ever runs wasn't my original point way back when in this thread. My original point was, that in my opinion, a smart guy would address the mechanicals first, and then, once that was all sorted, move on to the cosmetics. Instead, he chose to invest a ton of time, money, and energy in making a very cool looking piece of garage art, and THEN trying to get it running. Then of course there was the smart ass attitude that he's copped with most people in this thread. I mean, I can run out in the garage, start any of my bikes, take a quick video clip on my phone and post it here quicker than I can type this post. Why is it that a guy that can rebuild a burned out heap into a very nice looking bike, can't manage to do that in over 4 months???? I mean, from what I read in this thread, I understood that he had it running back in August, but was just too busy with school... I still smell :topes

    I really hate to say, because I'm a generally nice guy, and I'd hate to see anyone fail after putting this much work into a project, but with his juvenile attitude and the rude comments he's made to members that asked legitimate questions and or made suggestions, I almost hope... Well, I won't go there... Still waiting....
  11. bikecat

    bikecat Long timer

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    A vid of the bike running will be legendary .. like ....

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    :rofl
  12. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Not quite - but I get your point. Honestly, it should not be that difficult - in fact, having once established that it had compression, the rest is just buying parts that would obviously have been damamged by the conflgration. He already replaced everything except the motronic I thought. At this point, stopping short of spending that additional (however much) would be silly.

    I hope Moose is too busy out riding it to tell us how great it runs but you'd think by now he would have posted SOMETHING! I know I couldn't stop short at the 95% mark.

    Personally, I would have put carbs, a standalone electronic ignition with a home made wiring harness on it and had it on the road for under $3000
  13. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander only happy when sad

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    The OP hasn't posted here in three months but for some reason there's still a viral vigilantism going on that keeps the thread alive :rolleyes

    Do people really carry a grudge that badly?
  14. Timthai

    Timthai Never still

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    Of course... This is the Internet... Time has no bounds!

    The OP was looking for validation, and got some "constructive" feedback, which he clearly took to heart... But despite all that, I think that every time the thread pops up again, everyone has been hoping for the much anticipated video... No video just invites more discussion on its absence.

    Where's the freakin' video!!!
  15. Pampero

    Pampero Verbose Adventurer

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    It's a celebrated (cyber-rated actually) event on the forum, and because of the controversies it has retained life. This is natural and understandable. I have friends who don't give a shit about GSs or HP2s that read this thread. I started out quite neutral but have become a skeptic myself, mostly because of the weird give and take of this thread.

    I hope Moose, that you get this thing to make some smoke (the good kind) but I am starting to have doubts myself. Anyway, if the exercise was about reviving a moribund HP2 on a sensible budget, that moment has long passed.

    Now it's really about closure but that aside, this thing has been the serial version of Battlestar Galactica for some of the inmates here, and who really doesn't want to know how it will end? I know I'm hooked.
  16. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander only happy when sad

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    There's the attitude I'm questioning .... people seem to have a vested interest in proving him wrong because of his way of delivery.

    Kind of like people who gather around to stare at an accident scene ... kind of morbid :huh
  17. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    Yes Dan, I concur.

    Although I probably would have put it differently.

    I would have said "damn, what a bunch of assholes!"
  18. Pampero

    Pampero Verbose Adventurer

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    Nonsense. It's a conversation on the internet that became a curiosity among people who ride, build or repair motorcycles mostly for pleasure. Skeptics have questioned the sensibility of the project, others have looked on with a mix of amusement or bemusement. You're just as invested as the naysayers, you just feel the criticism is overblown and now you are responding in the same way but in defense of the project.
    A perfect example of the type of comment that gives this thread legs.
  19. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander only happy when sad

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    :rofl

    I was trying very hard to be polite

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  20. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    Not invested at all, just appears like a bunch of kids on the playground making fun of another kid.

    Yall have fun with it.