HPN cured my burn-out !

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by RJB (holland), Jul 11, 2019.

  1. RJB (holland)

    RJB (holland) AIRHEAD

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    I crashed my G/S last year July in Luxembourg.

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    I hit the guardrail pretty hard but was not hurt.

    Took the bike back to Holland, had the steel frame examined since the bike burned 23 minutes. All fine so sent the frame to HPN in Germany for checks and reinforcements. They turned it into HPN # 1142.

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    Used another engine but the same swing-arm, drive and gearbox. New kevlar TAG tank:

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    Bought some parts and already had a bit on the shelf:

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    All bolts, rods, front axle and shafts titanium:

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    Prutser triples and DRZ forks of course:

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    Silent Hektik alternator, ignition coil and thermostat:

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    Kraftpaket:

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    Same heads re-used:

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    Lightweight:

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    Exhaust headers cleaned and re-used:

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    Wings:

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    40 mm BING

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    F800GS caliper:

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    Moto-Master floating disk:

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    Bas (prutser) doing his magic:

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    Hyperpro:

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    A few parts at the paint shop:

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    Detail:

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    Last weekend I had the first trip with the bike, drove 1.200 km’s and went back to the crash site.

    July 2018:
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    July 2019:
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    Same place, where they brought my bike after the crash:

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    My bike is named “Phoenix”.

    Rise from the ashes!
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    And is now HPN #1142: come back stronger...and lighter:

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    170,6 kilogram (375 lbs) with all fluids but no fuel.

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    So good to be back on my G/S!

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  2. tennessee thumper

    tennessee thumper Long timer Supporter

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    Amazing attention to detail on the rebuild. Well done.

    A rather quick turn around getting it back on the road, all things considered.

    What a treat to see the circle of events w/ this bike.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  3. WRC51

    WRC51 Long timer

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    Wow,beautiful...
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  4. Uke

    Uke visualist Super Supporter

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    Is the front cover carbon fiber? I'm guessing the stock valve covers are under carbon fiber guards?
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  5. RJB (holland)

    RJB (holland) AIRHEAD

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    Yes, carbon fibre (bought at HPN).

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    Valve covers full carbon so not suitable for offroad:

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    For offroading I use these:

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    Starter cover full carbon. I drilled holes for airflow:

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  6. ME 109

    ME 109 Long timer

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    Good on you man, that’s got to make you smile.
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  7. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked

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    :bow:ricky Do the titanium guys make valve covers yet?! :ear
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  8. Uke

    Uke visualist Super Supporter

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    4 tanks and 3 pairs of fenders for one bike, nothing like being prepared!!

    How much does the TAG kevlar tank weigh compared to a factory steel version? Does the kevlar version have a reputation for durability, is it bulletproof?

    I hope I don't come off as sour grapes, I am IMPRESSED that you brought back your burned bike even better than before!
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  9. 2WheelTraveler

    2WheelTraveler backinthesaddleagain Supporter

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    Wow!
    I'm so glad you were not hurt and that you put your energies into this phenomenal rebuild.
    The Bionic BMW, so cool!
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  10. Cogswell

    Cogswell Road General

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    Well done, great looking machine !
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  11. SculptD

    SculptD Making and Fixing

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    Beautiful.
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  12. sky44

    sky44 Gummikuh

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    nice.

    are those TI bolts as strong as grade 8? (or whatever the metric eq is.. 12.9 or some shit)

    Ti hardware freaks me out. galling and weirdness. but I'm willing to be educated.
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  13. RJB (holland)

    RJB (holland) AIRHEAD

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    I used titanium grade 5 bolts. Things like pegs are probably tougher. I tried a lot of different ones but most like the Titanium Raptor.

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    KTM Adventure pegs are nice too but I think they are too big/long.

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    On my HPN #171 I have these titanium pegs. Very nice but for offroading a bit narrow:

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  14. RJB (holland)

    RJB (holland) AIRHEAD

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    The steel PD tank weighs 7,1 kg, the TAG kevlar is 3,6 kg:
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    Kevlar cracks when hit hard but it proved durable on normal use I found out.

    2 years ago I had 5 G/S tanks made in carbon. The are beautiful but for the HPN #1142 I like the PD look.
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    Very light, 1,8 kg:
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  15. Tanami

    Tanami Under The Weather

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    Congratulations man. Very cool story, and fantastic machine.
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  16. pietas

    pietas Been here awhile

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    Very beautifully rebuilt with choise components. I am amazed how much if the burt bike you could recover
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  17. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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  18. RJB (holland)

    RJB (holland) AIRHEAD

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  19. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    Thanks for that Roel, nice job on the bike rebuild. Great to see my favourite bike back on the road :-)
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  20. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer Supporter

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    Wow!
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