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Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,301
Posted By BigTwin
If that were my bike and those were my tires, I...

If that were my bike and those were my tires, I would wait to change them until they were worn out, or at least until I got home from a 1200 mile trip. But hey what do I know, I only get 4-5k out of...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,172
Posted By BigTwin
Yea, yea, yea, I know, but it's a good kind of...

Yea, yea, yea, I know, but it's a good kind of hate, I can tell.
After I bought the first one I started thinking "what in the heck am I going to do when this thing is worn out, buy a honda 650"? (I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,172
Posted By BigTwin
Hey gkaan, I have two HP2s and one 950S. You...

Hey gkaan, I have two HP2s and one 950S. You wanna trade your HP2 for my 950??? I'll throw in some cash.

The only vibration I have noticed on my bikes is a little buzzyness in the motor when...
Forum: Vendors 06-01-2008, 09:23 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 78,439
Posted By BigTwin
just what HP2 riders have been waiting for

Great job Marcus.
You are making HP2 riders all over the wolrd very happy right now.

If you are making a list of buyers, I will take two tanks.

Roger
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2007, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,581
Posted By BigTwin
Fastway does not have pegs for the 2007 GS. The...

Fastway does not have pegs for the 2007 GS. The pegs will be the same, but the bushings will be different. I talked to someone at Fastway last week and they are in the process of designing the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2007, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,225
Posted By BigTwin
If you are refering to the dealers having gotten...

If you are refering to the dealers having gotten word from BMW to replace the aluminum spacers with the rubber isolater mounts, then yes it is an offical service bulletin and all of the dealers...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2007, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,225
Posted By BigTwin
Hi guys, Roger here and yes that was my HP2 at...

Hi guys, Roger here and yes that was my HP2 at Rawhyde. My HP2 came with solid mounts front and rear. The front mount is the stainless bracket pictured above and the rear had aluminum spacers between...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2007, 05:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,829
Posted By BigTwin
1150 or 1200?

Ok, I had a 2001 1150 GS and absolutely loved it, no problems whatsoever. It is a great bike on the highway, an absolute blast on twisty mountain roads and a hell of a lot of fun on dirt roads.
I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2007, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4,441
Views: 1,916,633
Posted By BigTwin
Hey, that's my bike! (unfortunately) On day...

Hey, that's my bike! (unfortunately)

On day two of Rawhydes Adventure Challange this last weekend I rolled over a pile of logs at the end of a section and my skidplate clipped the top of the logs....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2007, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,453
Posted By BigTwin
Yup, that's what Bertie said, and he's the man at...

Yup, that's what Bertie said, and he's the man at BMW Racing. We were doing some pretty cool stuff on the HPs that weekend in the Mojave and they were working great. I think I was the only one there...
Forum: Vendors 01-28-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,036
Posted By BigTwin
The Pastrana's I'm using are 1-1/8" and I have...

The Pastrana's I'm using are 1-1/8" and I have them in the oem clamp but I'm also using the 1" riser block from Touratech to help get them back up to the stock height. The bars are a little bit low...
Forum: Vendors 01-26-2007, 07:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,036
Posted By BigTwin
Hi James, The finished product looks great....

Hi James,

The finished product looks great. I am in, so add my name to the list of interested buyers.
I am using ProTaper Pastranas so I need at least 1" of rise. Are you making different...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2006, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 662
Posted By BigTwin
Scotts Steering Damper for HP2

I just got off the phone with Colin at BMW of Ventura County, and he says he has Scotts steering dampers comming in for the HP2. He said they should be here in a few days. I asked if the post would...
Forum: Vendors 11-27-2006, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,753
Posted By BigTwin
Oops, I guess I'm typing slow tonight, you...

Oops, I guess I'm typing slow tonight, you slipped in a couple of posts ahead of me.
I think I have an extra Emig pinch type post clamp. I'll grab a caliper and see if the stearing head diameter on...
Forum: Vendors 11-27-2006, 07:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,753
Posted By BigTwin
Need a damper

Hey James,
I am running ProTaper Pastrana's with the stock clamps and TT riser blocks on my HP2, and I need another 1" of rise for stand up riding. Your bar mounts look like they may do the trick....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2006, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By BigTwin
Black print on a dark grey background is really...

Black print on a dark grey background is really hard to read.

It seems like you might be the distributor of this product.
What is so sleek about bolting a couple of pelican cases to the sides of...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2006, 10:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,660
Posted By BigTwin
Exactly right. These bikes were never intended...

Exactly right. These bikes were never intended for this kind of riding. They are great for dirt roads, fire roads and desert roads but they are not moto-cross bikes, they are just too heavy. I bent...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2006, 10:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,587
Posted By BigTwin
Not Nigeria but you are close. They're in...

Not Nigeria but you are close.
They're in Riverside, California where it's illegal to ride your offroad motorcycle on your own property. They have shut down one of my favorite trials bike spots in...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2006, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By BigTwin
I'm interested. The bike could definitely us a...

I'm interested.
The bike could definitely us a steering damper.
Did he say how many orders it would take to get him interested?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2006, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By BigTwin
pssstt... I hope no one gets offended if I...

pssstt... I hope no one gets offended if I respond to the original question.:1drink The headlights look cool by the way.

The head, ie. valve cover guards work great. They are made of a really...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2006, 02:34 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 19,098
Posted By BigTwin
Although I have never actually seen Heather on...

Although I have never actually seen Heather on Jimmy's HP2, I'm sure she rides it and does just fine. I have seen her riding his KTM 950 Adventure S which is just as tall, and she has no problems...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2006, 12:54 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 19,098
Posted By BigTwin
Congratulations! Let us know how it compares to...

Congratulations!
Let us know how it compares to the 1200 GS.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-03-2006, 12:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By BigTwin
Get ahold of Boejangles on this web site. His...

Get ahold of Boejangles on this web site.
His Renazco seats are the best.
James is the KTM 950 seat wizard.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2006, 08:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,519
Posted By BigTwin
Don't let the dark force steer you to the orange...

Don't let the dark force steer you to the orange light.

Indigo Blue / Alaskan Grey

HP2 all the way!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2006, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By BigTwin
Well, I don't think I would call them "touring...

Well, I don't think I would call them "touring bikes with knobby tires", but they sure aren't dirt bikes. I have a KTM 525, a BMW GS 1150, a KTM 950s and a BMW HP2. I am on a quest to find the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2006, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,750
Posted By BigTwin
Do you know if he changed the head angle with the...

Do you know if he changed the head angle with the custom triple clamps?

Do you have any information about the hubs? The rear looks especially interesting. Also what rear tire is on the bike?
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2006, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,750
Posted By BigTwin
Yea the gas tank is great, but I really want to...

Yea the gas tank is great, but I really want to hear about the suspension, the exhaust system and those wheels/ hubs/ brakes.

It looks like maybe someone needs to start a "show us your HP2" thread.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2006, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By BigTwin
Not true! I have an orange 950 S which I bought...

Not true!
I have an orange 950 S which I bought in Illinois and had shipped to California because the S model was not available at dealers here. This bike came in one of the first batches from...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2006, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By BigTwin
I can't see any reason for changing the brake...

I can't see any reason for changing the brake pads when changing the rotors unless your new rotors are made of an exotic material. All you need to do is slide the caliper up the fork leg to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2006, 09:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,587
Posted By BigTwin
Two very interesting ideas. Option 1 has a...

Two very interesting ideas. Option 1 has a definate Paris/ Dakar look to it, while Option 2 has more of an Iron Butt Rally look.
I'd be willing to give you five bucks for an Option 1 if you could...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2006, 07:03 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 19,098
Posted By BigTwin
Here's another.

Here's another.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2006, 06:59 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 19,098
Posted By BigTwin
Yes I do.

Yes I do.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2006, 10:16 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 19,098
Posted By BigTwin
I got the Laser head pipe which comes from...

I got the Laser head pipe which comes from Holland and an Akrapovic ti slip-on muffler. The feeling was that Akrapovic quality is hard to beat, but since their head pipe wasn't available yet, that...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2006, 09:29 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 19,098
Posted By BigTwin
I was at BMW of Ventura County today and this...

I was at BMW of Ventura County today and this bike had a great big "Sold" sign on it. I don't know what it sold for, but it was listed at $29,990. It has Ohlins forks, Penske shock and trick wheels,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2006, 09:42 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 19,098
Posted By BigTwin
And now one less sitting on a dealers floor. I...

And now one less sitting on a dealers floor.
I got mine from Mac's Cycle in Clarkston, WA.
The dealer was glad to get rid of it, and for what I paid, I'm really happy to be getting it.
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2005, 07:33 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 22,413
Posted By BigTwin
Yea, we learned how to hotwire too, but that...

Yea, we learned how to hotwire too, but that didn't involve the biggest screwdriver/prybar you've ever seen.

There was a guy from Estes Park, CO on a beautiful 640 Adv, and he was riding the pants...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-09-2005, 11:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 599
Posted By BigTwin
Fun Mart Cycle in Moline, Illinois is where I got...

Fun Mart Cycle in Moline, Illinois is where I got my 525 EXC from a couple of years ago, when they were not available here in California. I dealt with a guy named Tim, he was great. They ship bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2005, 11:18 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 22,413
Posted By BigTwin
Damn, I can't believe I just read through twelve...

Damn, I can't believe I just read through twelve pages of tank guard sniveling. One of you guys needs to get ahold of some fabric and epoxy, pull on a pair of rubber gloves and get the job done. I...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2004, 09:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,297
Posted By BigTwin
I have an 03 Orange 950 S which I purchased from...

I have an 03 Orange 950 S which I purchased from a shop in Illinois and had shipped to me here in California because the S models were not available here at that time. I took it into the DMV last...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2004, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,717
Posted By BigTwin
Did you order yours yet Greg?

Did you order yours yet Greg?
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