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Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,802
Posted By HunSolo
Beautiful designs. Bummer that you have to wear a...

Beautiful designs. Bummer that you have to wear a backpack full of fuel, though.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,965,239
Posted By HunSolo
Many more choices in off road tires with an 18"...

Many more choices in off road tires with an 18" rear. The 1/2" of increased rolling diameter adds a slight rise in the already tall effective final drive ratios.

I believe the owner of the 18"/18"...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,965,239
Posted By HunSolo
You're a man with exceptional taste in bikes,...

You're a man with exceptional taste in bikes, Rocky.That's a beauty!

I am unfamiliar with the pannier rack/luggage rack on your bike. Are they custom parts? Could we see a better picture of them?...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,965,239
Posted By HunSolo
I saw the note on both the Max and the A&S fiche...

I saw the note on both the Max and the A&S fiche as well. The Megamoto 320mm disc is 4.5mm thick, the Enduro 320mm disc is 5mm thick as we have both previously noted. The 21" wheel comes with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,965,239
Posted By HunSolo
That's partially right, too, I believe. The 305mm...

That's partially right, too, I believe. The 305mm HP2 rotor is 4.5mm thick, the same thickness as the 305mm 1200GS disc. The 320mm rotor is 5mm thick on the HP2 and 4.5mm on the RT. The new...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,965,239
Posted By HunSolo
Sno Dawg, If you were running the 17" front,...

Sno Dawg,

If you were running the 17" front, your caliper is probably set up for the 320 mm SUMO rotor. Either size will work on your 21" wheel. The fork has caliper mounting holes for both rotor...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,965,239
Posted By HunSolo
All of the aftermarket companies, like Galfer and...

All of the aftermarket companies, like Galfer and Braking, make them. Most of the r1200's use the same 305 mm rotor, so a used one should be easy to come by, too.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4,530
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Posted By HunSolo
I don't think your vibration harmonic is the norm...

I don't think your vibration harmonic is the norm on the HP2. I don't have anything like that on my bikes.

I run Fasst Flexx bars and Vibranator bar ends, which calms the bars down nicely, though...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4,530
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Posted By HunSolo
What is the disc on the muffler hanger on these...

What is the disc on the muffler hanger on these SA bikes?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4,530
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Posted By HunSolo
Really, the major gains come from removing the...

Really, the major gains come from removing the cat. Remus makes a fine product, as do other manufacturers. I have come to believe that the crossover pipe is useful for low end grunt, which leaves...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,965,239
Posted By HunSolo
RevZilla has a hot price on the Akro Ti system....

RevZilla has a hot price on the Akro Ti system. Probably nobody has one in stock.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,965,239
Posted By HunSolo
If you like loud, the full race system in the...

If you like loud, the full race system in the Flea Market is the one for you...it's deafening. You don't need loud to get the performance gains, however. Most of the better breathing comes from...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,965,239
Posted By HunSolo
The one for sale has the super loud twin mufflers...

The one for sale has the super loud twin mufflers and is advertised by Akro as race only. You are better off with the single muffler HPN version. None of the aftermarket pipes have a catalytic...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,965,239
Posted By HunSolo
This link is the Akro GS full system with twin...

This link is the Akro GS full system with twin mufflers. It would require some fiddling to mount on the HP2. Might be helpful if the local traffic judge was your uncle, too. If loud pipes save lives,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,965,239
Posted By HunSolo
Akro makes a 2 into 1 into 2 system that will...

Akro makes a 2 into 1 into 2 system that will redefine your idea of loud. It's a bloody amplifier.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,965,239
Posted By HunSolo
I've added heated grips twice. One used set from...

I've added heated grips twice. One used set from an 800 GS, the other from a 1200 GS. Both worked without a hitch.

I believe the MM has ABS and a button to turn it off, as do most available...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,965,239
Posted By HunSolo
I've run both systems and an LV system on my...

I've run both systems and an LV system on my bikes. I think the Akro pipes are dramatically better. The muffler seems to be of secondary importance; even with the stock muffler the gains from...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,965,239
Posted By HunSolo
Oziexplorer has a set of Africa Queens tanks in...

Oziexplorer has a set of Africa Queens tanks in the Flea Market tonight.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,059
Posted By HunSolo
I have a new Wunderlich handlebar that I bought...

I have a new Wunderlich handlebar that I bought for my '07 GS and never mounted. It is the high bar with the big sweep that came on the stock bike. This bar cost a damn fortune and is aluminum, not...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,965,239
Posted By HunSolo
I also have a handsome but fragile 30 liter Boano...

I also have a handsome but fragile 30 liter Boano Italian fiberglass HP2 tank that was on a bike when I bought it. I cracked it immediately and put it on the shelf. I won't mount it again. It might...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,965,239
Posted By HunSolo
Mike, I have a tough 41 liter nylon Touratech...

Mike, I have a tough 41 liter nylon Touratech tank made for the 1150GS. I have trial fitted it on my 1200GS and it fits fine. I'll set it on my HP2 as soon as work calms down and see if it is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,965,239
Posted By HunSolo
Majorbumsore might have a fix for you, Simon.

Majorbumsore might have a fix for you, Simon.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,965,239
Posted By HunSolo
Hey, no worries about the ruckus. It's part of...

Hey, no worries about the ruckus. It's part of the entertainment.

Perhaps your dealer or a buddy will loan you a front wheel from a 1200GS to try out. Same hub except for the twin rotors, so it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,965,239
Posted By HunSolo
Thanks for the picture of loose dirt. Yes, I...

Thanks for the picture of loose dirt.

Yes, I must be naive. I keep thinking that the concept of using the best wheel and tire combination for the task at hand is a simple concept. I have two HP2...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,965,239
Posted By HunSolo
Huh! Perhaps you should have educated those fools...

Huh! Perhaps you should have educated those fools at the BMW factory who sold these bikes with a set of 17" wheels without the benefit of your insight.

I bought a 19" front for mine after...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,965,239
Posted By HunSolo
Having an extra front wheel defeats one of the...

Having an extra front wheel defeats one of the selling points of the bike? I never knew that!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,965,239
Posted By HunSolo
A 1" shorter shock, a low seat and a 19" front...

A 1" shorter shock, a low seat and a 19" front wheel will get you most of the way there without negatively affecting the geometry. I often run a 19" front on mine and consider it an improvement on...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,965,239
Posted By HunSolo
Really sorry to hear about your loss, BigDom....

Really sorry to hear about your loss, BigDom. Every fire story is a sad one. So glad your house was spared.

I'd love to see some more pictures of your beautiful HP2 and to hear what changes you...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By HunSolo
Interestingly, the front and rear sensors are the...

Interestingly, the front and rear sensors are the same part, so an ABS ring will tell you what the signal spacing is in the final drive. The HP2 FDs were built with the current 'big hole' spacing...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By HunSolo
GS/HP2 final drive speed sensor question

No, it's not what you're hoping to not see. It is the expected speedometer problem that arises when adding a non-standard FD to...well, to any BMW, I assume, but certainly to the HP2e. Though I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,965,239
Posted By HunSolo
The 3.0 final drive speedo drama

No, it's not what you're hoping to not see. It is the expected speedometer problem that arises when adding a non-standard FD to...well, to any BMW, I assume, but certainly to the HP2e. Though I...
Forum: Vendors 07-15-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 3,140
Views: 555,635
Posted By HunSolo
Hey Woody, I want a canyon carver/road...

Hey Woody,

I want a canyon carver/road touring wheel set for my HP2 enduro. I have seen you produce 17/17 SUMO wheels for this bike in 3.5"front, 5.0" rear widths. I assume that 2.5" is still the...
Forum: Face plant 12-07-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,166
Posted By HunSolo
Heal well, Brother. Good report.

Heal well, Brother. Good report.
Forum: EMEA 11-25-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,543
Posted By HunSolo
Spent a month riding in the Balkans this...

Spent a month riding in the Balkans this June/July, including Slovenia. Very easy, very pretty, very civilized. Essentially zero break-in time for a westerner. Go and enjoy. Mid July is the start...
Forum: Vendors 11-20-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3,140
Views: 555,635
Posted By HunSolo
GSA double disc front to single disc HP2 conversion

I will call Rochelle and send the wheel to you, along with (2) HP2 sidestands for your adjustable length mod.

I find that your Superlace wheels make such a difference in rigidity that I have given...
Forum: Vendors 11-20-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 3,140
Views: 555,635
Posted By HunSolo
Hey Woody and Zach, My son and I have HP2...

Hey Woody and Zach,

My son and I have HP2 enduros. You built me a 19" front that I like a lot. I'm planning on giving a 19"-17" GSA wheel set to my son for his bike. Do you still turn the front...
Forum: Vendors 09-28-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 185,379
Posted By HunSolo
Any idea when you will have your crash bar mounts...

Any idea when you will have your crash bar mounts back in stock?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By HunSolo
Haunted Blinkers on my HP2e!

Hey guys,

I've been on a lovely back roads tour for the last few weeks on my HP2 enduro. Midwest, Michigan Upper Peninsula, Canada around the Big Lakes, down through New England, and now in...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,233
Posted By HunSolo
This will be your favorite addition to your bike....

This will be your favorite addition to your bike. Get ready for every mile, pavement and dirt, to get softer, easier and safer. Consider a road damper instead of an off-road model if available if the...
Forum: Face plant 09-19-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 110,577
Posted By HunSolo
Nothing tougher than a tough girl. All the best...

Nothing tougher than a tough girl. All the best to both of you.
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