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Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2015, 09:55 AM
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Posted By configurationspace
I'm not so sure if power/weight is the best...

I'm not so sure if power/weight is the best measure of a "dirt bike". The Bugatti Veyron has a nice power/weight ratio, too...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By configurationspace
My local dealer (was living in Oregon at the...

My local dealer (was living in Oregon at the time) gave me the paperwork.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By configurationspace
It won't be much of a problem. I've done the...

It won't be much of a problem. I've done the reverse (importing from the States to Canada).

The Canadian HP2 is the same as the european model. So you'll likely be required to change the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4,710
Views: 2,042,245
Posted By configurationspace
Just teasing you. No worries.

Just teasing you. No worries.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4,710
Views: 2,042,245
Posted By configurationspace
It's okay, I think "pro" is English as well as...

It's okay, I think "pro" is English as well as French.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4,710
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Posted By configurationspace
No idea if it's installed properly but you can...

No idea if it's installed properly but you can always put in a little "arm" to change the angle of your exhaust. The place where the exhaust connects to the rear frame. If you can't adjust how it's...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4,710
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Posted By configurationspace
Okay, I'm starting to get a sense for the power...

Okay, I'm starting to get a sense for the power difference. I haven't seriously flogged the bike yet but on my daily commute I've been finding some space. There are moments where I have to tighten...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 747
Posted By configurationspace
A common way to get stuttering "out of the blue"...

A common way to get stuttering "out of the blue" is to unseat your throttle cables from your throttlebodies. Take a close look to see if they're where they're supposed to be.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,147
Posted By configurationspace
Have you balanced the throttlebodies, or does the...

Have you balanced the throttlebodies, or does the present condition make that impossible? Are the cables seated properly?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4,710
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Posted By configurationspace
So far so good. It's clear the engine is either...

So far so good. It's clear the engine is either not entirely broken in yet, or that the additional compression makes a significant difference. The starter has a bit more difficult time turning this...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 959
Views: 71,869
Posted By configurationspace
I just noticed this bearing was totally thrashed...

I just noticed this bearing was totally thrashed on my HP2. The thing was almost solid rust, very little uncorrupted steel was remaining. It still worked fine -- I've beat the snot out of it not...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4,710
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Posted By configurationspace
It's back and running. I haven't taken out for a...

It's back and running. I haven't taken out for a proper exercise yet, will do that hopefully tomorrow.

But here's how it looks.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4,710
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Posted By configurationspace
Yes, of course. Pretty much everything I have to...

Yes, of course. Pretty much everything I have to say about my HP2 goes in this thread. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4,710
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Posted By configurationspace
New engine going in. ...

New engine going in.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o64/configurationspace/P3260016.jpg (http://s117.photobucket.com/user/configurationspace/media/P3260016.jpg.html)
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Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4,710
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Posted By configurationspace
The shop seems to think the compression ratio is...

The shop seems to think the compression ratio is from longer travel in the pistons. They don't think this will be a problem with the HP2 electronics.

On the plus side, they say the replacement...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4,710
Views: 2,042,245
Posted By configurationspace
Ah, neat. I didn't know that. Do you know where...

Ah, neat. I didn't know that. Do you know where that 12:1 compression ratio comes from -- do the pistons travel further? Or do the injectors just push more fuel and air into the pistons, or is it...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4,710
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Posted By configurationspace
The guys at the local shop think the increase HP...

The guys at the local shop think the increase HP spec on the 2008-2009 engine is all tuning. They don't think there's any real physical differences in the engine, it's just mapping upgrades, which...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2015, 11:01 AM
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Posted By configurationspace
The point is there are absolutely no other...

The point is there are absolutely no other differences. So they're essentially the same engine.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4,710
Views: 2,042,245
Posted By configurationspace
Aren't all HP2 enduro's 2006's? I guess they're...

Aren't all HP2 enduro's 2006's? I guess they're all that "production year" but the actual date coming off the factory floor can be a small bit different.

WB10369096 is the VIN. I've had my HP2...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4,710
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Posted By configurationspace
Huh, the mechanic at the BMW shop pointed out the...

Huh, the mechanic at the BMW shop pointed out the valve failure was slow. It started with a small crack where the rod meets the valve head (it was quite stained) and that's where the valve eventually...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By configurationspace
Thanks. I'll be getting the local BMW shop to...

Thanks. I'll be getting the local BMW shop to swap engines on the bike. I imagine they know what to do but it's helpful to have these insights (in case they don't know what to do!).
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4,710
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Posted By configurationspace
I'm putting a 2008-2009 GS engine in the thing. ...

I'm putting a 2008-2009 GS engine in the thing. They apparently have similar power output to the 2006 HP2 enduro. Maybe slightly different torque curves. Apparently I'll be finding out!

The...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By configurationspace
Thanks. I'm finding some 08/09 engines on ebay...

Thanks. I'm finding some 08/09 engines on ebay in the $1000-$3000 range which is pretty reasonable.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By configurationspace
I don't remember exactly but something like...

I don't remember exactly but something like 60,000. Whether or not it has the balance shaft doesn't matter to me. Finding a stock HP2 enduro engine is probably more hassle (and money) than I care...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By configurationspace
Aren't the "hexheads" the 2010- engines, also...

Aren't the "hexheads" the 2010- engines, also called camheads and such, will they really fit? That'd be awesome. I'd maybe contemplate a new engine if one of those would fit.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By configurationspace
Which GS engines will fit in an HP2 enduro?

Hi everyone,

My HP2 enduro sucked down a valve (right side exhaust) through the piston all the way down into the engine case. So I need a new engine.

I'm wondering, will any 2005-2009 GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4,710
Views: 2,042,245
Posted By configurationspace
The original rear subframe is a very light...

The original rear subframe is a very light aluminum unit. I still have the original, it's off the bike. A bunch of us do. You might be able to weld it, you can perhaps buy someone's old one, too. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4,710
Views: 2,042,245
Posted By configurationspace
Probably depends on the platform. On my Android,...

Probably depends on the platform. On my Android, everything appears accurately.

Major bummer today. Riding into work in the wee hours of the morning it appears I destroyed a valve. :cry Had...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4,710
Views: 2,042,245
Posted By configurationspace
The original rear shock on the HP2 is a...

The original rear shock on the HP2 is a Continental. No Ohlins on the HP2 at all, except for after-market parts.
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,666
Posted By configurationspace
I also have Sidi crossfires. I don't wear them a...

I also have Sidi crossfires. I don't wear them a whole lot but they are pretty comfortable. On long 8-14 hour days I get kind of tired wearing them but on more reasonable-length rides they're great.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4,710
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Posted By configurationspace
FYI, the reflector they put on the Canadian model...

FYI, the reflector they put on the Canadian model is the same as the one they put on the European one. As far as I can tell, the HP2 sold in Canada is identical to the one they sold in Germany.

...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4,710
Views: 2,042,245
Posted By configurationspace
I'll try to take a photo of the beam pattern...

I'll try to take a photo of the beam pattern tonight. It does not have the severe cut-off that the stock bulb+reflector has. My old HID bulb in the stock reflector similarly had the same stock...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4,710
Views: 2,042,245
Posted By configurationspace
Small potatoes

This is pretty small stuff. Replaced my HID bulb with an LED bulb last week. It's a bit brighter, and there's no more LAMPF error warning, and it has a better pattern on the road. Also, the LED...
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,937
Posted By configurationspace
I've had the Bosch vac090 for a few months now. ...

I've had the Bosch vac090 for a few months now. Seems to function perfectly with the Festool units.

From the reviews I've seen, the Bosch is pretty comparable to the Festool units, and has maybe...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,937
Posted By configurationspace
When you have something valuable to contribute,...

When you have something valuable to contribute, we're all ears.

To everybody else, thanks for contributing. I got a lot out of this... and I lost a pile of money. But it's getting me where I...
Forum: Trials 02-04-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,301
Posted By configurationspace
I was thinking of asking about street-legal tanks...

I was thinking of asking about street-legal tanks but had a change of heart. Plus, artillery is either expensive or time-consuming to make.

The Gas Gas Randonne is currently not imported to...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,937
Posted By configurationspace
Goddamn. You guys got me all worked up. Just...

Goddamn. You guys got me all worked up. Just ordered a Festool Domino Joiner, too. Between this and the plunge track saw, I've spent as much money as I would have on a giant cabinet saw. And it...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,822
Posted By configurationspace
After thinking through all the bracing I'd have...

After thinking through all the bracing I'd have to do for this bunkbed, I'm talking with the landlord about drilling into the walls. So far they've been okay with my modifications to the house. ...
Forum: Trials 02-03-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,301
Posted By configurationspace
Thanks. I found a Gas Gas importer within a...

Thanks.

I found a Gas Gas importer within a few hours of my home. There appears to be only one Ossa importer in Canada, and they're way out east in Ontario. :cry
Forum: Trials 02-03-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,301
Posted By configurationspace
Trials bike for commuting to work

I want something close to a trials bike for commuting to work. My commute is about 6-8 miles at relatively low speeds (below 80km/h). I want something that's light, is awesomely suspended, has to...
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