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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by moosemeat, Apr 19, 2011.
Wow, the first Triple Black HP2E I've ever seen.
IF the engine is largely intact, that would be an opportunity to really go your own way with the HP2. Replace the FI computer with a Microsqirt system. Build your own headlight setup -- the stock one sucks anyhow. Make a CF rallye fairing. Go nuts.
For better or for worse, it looks like quite a job to get it back onto the road. Good luck, and take pictures along the way.
Jist got frame back from powdercoater, all ducati red, everything else all gloss black including the final drive housing, rims and hubs. Nipple bolts polished to high luster. The motor and trans are oem perfect condition and spotless. 515(purchase price)+750(powdercoater fee)+ 30 hour of driving parts around and cleaning with a golf club brush = 3 offers already from local bmw shops for over 4 grand. the fuel cell was half full of fuel when i tore her down. was heat damage to bike not raw fire. So running your mouth here with out knowing what i know is well, fill in the blank. "Assumptions are the mother of all fuck-ups." Pictures of the bike and frame are on the way guy. I promise you will be frothing at the mouth .....and ass....
I would have left it as-is, that scorched GS was a beautiful piece of art, it was.
Blah, blah, blah. Let see youtube vids of it running.
Just as in almost every knock out beautiful actress or model-
One man's trash is another man's treasure.
did you check frame for straightness before spending that $750??? Have any clue how many HP2's I've discovered untrue frames on? I'd have spent good money on the HPN frame mod if you plan on using the bike as the HP2 was meant to, BMW kind of went a little weak in the frame dept for a real offroad/dual sport machine and HPN can make it significantly better not only in the robust factor but better handling too.
I hope it turns out to be a gem for you, but if you want to get your panties in a wad because I would have passed then get over yourself, I've passed on alot prettier projects then that because I don't do anything half-assed
Ok so this AM I looked up just the parts that are required for replacement in the pictures or items mentioned in this thread to include all body work, tank, gauge cluster, air box and all plastic rubber associated with it, grips, headlight assembly, seat and wiring harness. The total was over $5700 at retail with no labor, transport or refurbishing of existing stuff and there is sure to be a lot of piss ant stuff like fasteners and a sensor here and there that will need replacing. This is going on the ASSumption as the OP put it that everything else will be just hunky dory.
I'm all for a hobby and have torn down my own HP2 twice, but one thing is for certain and that is the lack of extra parts sitting at bike junk yards or Ebay means not a lot of inexpensive parts solutions for a project like this.
Forget making the bike whole again, make a rack crawling go cart
I'd have taken a punt on that thing at that price if it was in my neighbourhood. Hope it works out well. The bloody internals are worth a bucket-load more than what he's paid for the 'wreck', and if it's a good runner and he spends $5 k all-up, then it's still a bargain based on our prices around here. Good buying for some small change, so good on you mate. Cheers, and have fun with the project.
Heck the wheels are worth 500 EACH. LOL!
Can't wait to see it. I love to see people take something that is "trash" and make it useful again.
As a firefighter I can tell you that bike did not get that hot.
I bet the engine did not see anything higher than normal operating temps.
It doesn't take much heat at duration to melt plastics.
I have seen rooms that appear to be untouched yet all the plastics in the room had melted into pools of "stuff".
However I agree....all the rubber and plastic on that bike would get replaced if it was mine..save time chasing gremlins down the road.
Since when has buying a motorcycle ever been an exercise in good and rational judement? Who cares if it takes $20K to fix the damn thing. If the guy has the means and is willing to do what it takes to make it right "for him" more power to ya.
There is an invaluable component to owning anything, much less a motorcycle, that you have personally ressurected from death. The knowing that this project, if and when completed, was accomplished by oneself, and ever last little item that makes its existence possible has been touched, felt, examined, understood and assembled by the owner will have a meaning that no one but them will comprehend. Put a price tag on that.
What's the Buddhist saying..."to journey well is better than to arrive" or something like that. Hell I would have bought the thing just for the challenge.
I'm with MIXR, Good on ya mate. Now get busy and let's see some progress pics.
thats 400 more than I would have paid for it. LOL no serious nice project
Nice find.....I hope you get it going, and do wheeling up and down to show all the "Debbie-downers" here what for!!!
$515.00? damn.....good for you bro
Bracky is going to post my picts for me here. She looks like a HP2e but only way more cool. Kind of like BMW dropped off the parts in bologna Italy in raw form and the Ducati plant painted it and put it together. She will be finished within the next few weeks. I hope "Bobby" (CAPTAIN AMERICA) from BMW of Atlanta likes it. LOL.
Can't wait to see it.
any news from here ??
Looks like a hell of a project. I hope you took lots of photos along the way. I would have loved to buy that bike!
looks like you got burned on the deal!
Love to see an update ....