Let's see your HP2

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by NJ Moto, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. Visian

    Visian Look out!

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    there are actually some braces that go between the two mounts and the frame. and the quick-click does more than lock... it is a very rugged billet-cut mount.

    your point about attachment to the bike at more points is interesting. i wonder about peoples' reaction when see these mounts. some of the bags i saw that mounted with quick-clicks featured a flat aluminum plate on the inside of the bags designed to spread the load, but there were no bars between the bags or other contact with the frame at the rear. (the mounts for the R12GS have two delron rub blocks...)

    so i, too will be interested in hearing glen's thoughts, and would also like to test drop a bike to see what happens (but not my bike!)
  2. IceR

    IceR Lets go sideways

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    Very careful at that moment since the ice only was tested to the small island in the back of the picture..

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  3. IceR

    IceR Lets go sideways

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  4. ziro

    ziro n00b

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    I use it only onroad...
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  5. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    Nice pics Ziro. Who makes those black frame protectors that you've added near the foot pegs.
  6. CarbonCat

    CarbonCat Long timer

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    Hi Ziro!
    I read your posts on german HP2 forum, about the light conversion - nice job!:deal


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  7. ziro

    ziro n00b

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    The frame protectors are self made. The number plate holder made from aluminium is self made too. I made a series of these for the German HP2 guys...:D
    You find more photos in the German forum under "ziros Heckumbau"

    http://www.gs-forum.eu/showthread.php?t=11299&page=7
  8. NJ Moto

    NJ Moto Long timer

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    Nice work!
  9. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    Nice work. I like them better than the Touratech ones.:clap
  10. Pir8te

    Pir8te over forty victim of fate

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    I just have had mine for almost 1 yr and rotate it with the other 3 bikes bikes so far just under 9,000 mileas ( 8750)
  11. strikingviking

    strikingviking Long timer

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    I'll process photos and post them tonight but here's the weight specs.
    Each Safari bag weighs twelve pounds and the stainless steel brackets were ten, for a total of thirty-four pounds.
  12. ebrew

    ebrew Motorcycle A.D.D.

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    photos please as mine will be here next week

  13. Doug Mo

    Doug Mo Been here awhile

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    Yo Crash a ron, what kind of tires are those on the 17 inch motar wheels, they could be the hot set up for an upcomming event? Thanks Doug Mo
  14. crash a-ron

    crash a-ron mmm...burnt steel

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    They are Pirelli MT60R Corsa front 120/70-17 and rear 160/70-17.
    I think they were origionally for the KTM Duke when it first came out. The 160 fits fine on the stock motard real wheel with no problems on the bike. Great fun tires, they stick like crazy and are great in the rain too...just don't expect to get too many miles on them!

    Another great set could be something like the Avon extreme DOT rains. I've heard they are even better in the wet.

    Speaking of, has anyone figured out what the speedo error is with the street wheels on? I haven't bothered to figure out the percentage that the speedo reads higher with the smaller profile tires, but I'm guessing 5-10 mph off at highway speeds...
  15. strikingviking

    strikingviking Long timer

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    Even if you have never owned a set of Jesse's, you've surely seen them on other bikes and over the seasons, watched them evolve. During the last ten years, Al has been continuously refining his product with little upgrades in materials and mechanical devices like locks and mounting hardware.

    BUT, this time, Al Jesse has made a giant leap in technology, esthetics and pure innovation. Pictures don't do this product justice, you need to handle the machined aluminum mounts and stainless frames to appreciate their strength, and all things considered, negligible weight.

    As promised, the bags click on and off with the pull of a pin and the new super-strong latches are as easy to use as those on the finest of suitcases. As a rider accustomed to hauling heavy loads over rough terrain, durability and support are critical. When wiggling the boxes individually by hand, the fit was tight and heavily braced. And judge for yourself how we finally get the style that our fine machines deserve. (The bags in these photos are the smallest of three available sizes.)

    The easily mounted hardware. (A 1.5 hour job.)
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    The boxes weigh 12 pounds each and the mounting kit is another ten.
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    Among other goodies, Al also designed a steel tube, wrap-around dash-protection bar that accommodates a Wunderlich windscreen.

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    Finally, style to match the machine.
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  16. ebrew

    ebrew Motorcycle A.D.D.

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    so much cant wait as they are to ship on friday
  17. CarbonCat

    CarbonCat Long timer

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    Viking!
    Thanks for the review!

    So,
    1. What are the available sizes?
    2. What is installed now on your bike?
    3. What do you think about not having a rear brase between boxes like TT or Micateks?
    4. it's hard to see from the picture, but are the closed lids higher then the seat?
    5. Are they going to be available soon for sale, or these are still prototypes?
    6. Do you know the price?


    Thanks!
  18. MysteryRider

    MysteryRider Laughing at danger

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    Viking,
    Thanks for the review.
    It's getting close to where I can say that they a were worth the wait.
    Mine are supposed to ship tomorrow.:D

    Ride Safe,
    Vettster
  19. clang

    clang Not lost, Exploring!

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    Very Nice!
  20. NJ Moto

    NJ Moto Long timer

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    Looks great Viking.