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Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 119,806
Posted By GSMarc
all the HP2E lovers, for sure Moosemeat :clap

all the HP2E lovers, for sure Moosemeat :clap
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,346,776
Posted By GSMarc
I would say : check all the connectors. ...

I would say : check all the connectors.

http://www.hexcode.co.za/products/gs-911/download/bmw_g450x_wiring_diagram_13.pdf
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,346,776
Posted By GSMarc
the bike sure was beautiful, I liked it when it...

the bike sure was beautiful, I liked it when it came on dealer's floor.
I'm not a enduro boy, that G450X would have been my 1st just for small journey in the authorized areas.
Finally I bought a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,346,776
Posted By GSMarc
In 2009, I was following a little an official BMW...

In 2009, I was following a little an official BMW pilot in Belgium.
I made a summary of what he wrotes on his website here.
But this is old story, some dealers BMW now sells blank-yellow-blue KTM ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,346,776
Posted By GSMarc
to summarize what I can remember : 1) BMW...

to summarize what I can remember :

1) BMW developped the CTS beleiving it was the enduro holly graal ;
2) 10/2007 started competition (Can-Am Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series)
3) poor...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,346,776
Posted By GSMarc
we will never know exactly all about the...

we will never know exactly all about the financial reasons of the selling of Husqvarna by BMW to KTM.

But we know that KTM killed Husaberg to promote Husqvarna.

Will KTM succed where BMW failed...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,346,776
Posted By GSMarc
I've read that from the richest business man in...

I've read that from the richest business man in the world :

"Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning."
Bill Gates


I understand this as Cleverness and Humility.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,346,776
Posted By GSMarc
In case you would have a major engine failure in...

In case you would have a major engine failure in the future :

http://shop.speedbrain.de/G450-X-engine-silver-BMW
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,346,776
Posted By GSMarc
I found it but the link fails now. I had copied...

I found it but the link fails now.
I had copied the comment when I saw it 0ct 26 2008 :

"Our network realises that the first and best contact with potential customers is at the track - they...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,346,776
Posted By GSMarc
I'm sure the CTS is a good idea but probably not...

I'm sure the CTS is a good idea but probably not tested as should have been.

(Exactly the same thing with the "revolutionnary" Continental air dumping of the HP2E..
I bet 80% owners have changed...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,346,776
Posted By GSMarc
I agree, idem for me. But, the amount of...

I agree, idem for me.

But, the amount of money I can afford to loose when changing my bike matters for me :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,346,776
Posted By GSMarc
I think this is not correct. They were...

I think this is not correct.
They were confident in the CTS, a "revolution" which will let all the others behind...
The results forced them to give up and sell also Husqvarna Italy (Varese - Lago...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,346,776
Posted By GSMarc
it is possible that garantees were different in...

it is possible that garantees were different in US and EUR.

For not being the same as everybody else, I've some HP2s models :lol3

But when I decided to buy an enduro, knowing that one day I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,346,776
Posted By GSMarc
well, I think that in 2009, the price was...

well, I think that in 2009, the price was equivalent to the one of a KTM but
they gave 2 years garantee instead of 6 monthes (if you didn't participate to races).

For the competition, I'm of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,346,776
Posted By GSMarc
They expected that, same thing with the S1000RR. ...

They expected that, same thing with the S1000RR.

They declared :

"when we will be champions in WSBK, we will go in MotoGp"
"we have the 1.000cc engine for that"
etc

See what happened : ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,346,776
Posted By GSMarc
when they invited David Knight, they were...

when they invited David Knight, they were involved at 100% in high level competitions.

I remember having read a comment like this from the responsible of the team :
"we must find new customers on...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,346,776
Posted By GSMarc
I've followed the adventure of the G450X since...

I've followed the adventure of the G450X since the beginning.

If you just consider the results, let's take Dakar for example :

G450X final positions in :
2009 : 30, 68, 88
2010 : 30, 42...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4,533
Views: 1,971,559
Posted By GSMarc
you wanted to write 125mm I suppose :clap

you wanted to write 125mm I suppose :clap
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,346,776
Posted By GSMarc
BMW's CEO and shareholders were stupid to stop...

BMW's CEO and shareholders were stupid to stop the selling of a so good and winning enduro bike.
They were probably earning to much world titles and money...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,959
Posted By GSMarc
it's written : "based on a R1200GS" so...

it's written :

"based on a R1200GS"

so no reinforced bearings on the interim shaft of the six-speed transmission and balance shaft present.

He should have started from the HP2E model, not...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,959
Posted By GSMarc
You are absolutely right :clap add 27.5...

You are absolutely right :clap

add
27.5 lbs for trans ;
10.0 lbs for clutch ;
========
37,5 lbs + 120 = 157,5 lbs.

It seems pratically equivalent to 160 lbs of LC engine
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,959
Posted By GSMarc
he says that a model "Hubert" (Auriol) should be...

he says that a model "Hubert" (Auriol) should be build in very few numbers for special customers.
Build on a separate line, pratically by hand with a lot of special parts.
It should be a model for...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,959
Posted By GSMarc
the weight of the actual HP2E engine is about 120...

the weight of the actual HP2E engine is about 120 lbs (54,5 kg)

the LC engine is 160.72 lbs (73 kg ==> +18,5 kg).

I think that no one actual HP2E owner will buy that because of the weight....
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,346,776
Posted By GSMarc
I just explained why I didn't bought one but I...

I just explained why I didn't bought one but I tried it at an open day.

You can find them for very little € here, even with low mileage-hours.
Nobody wants that product, even with a BMW roundel.
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,346,776
Posted By GSMarc
If I remember, the CTS was used only on 1 bike in...

If I remember, the CTS was used only on 1 bike in competition

Husqvarna’s new recruits hit the dirt in 2011

Andreas Lettenbichler will now race the WR300 for Husqvarna in various Extreme enduro...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,346,776
Posted By GSMarc
Husqvarna Italy Varese did some engineering and...

Husqvarna Italy Varese did some engineering and changed the axle of the system and perhaps some other mods.
But the product was not good (or finished), call it as you want.
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,346,776
Posted By GSMarc
* many failures in enduro competitions ; *...

* many failures in enduro competitions ;
* search for David Knight and G450X ;
* coaxial traction system not bullet-proof ;
* they even tried to use another system (see picture) ;
* enduro...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 1,346,776
Posted By GSMarc
@ Philippe de France The G450X has been a...

@ Philippe de France
The G450X has been a complete technical/business failure.

It exists 2 models (black/gold fork). Gold is the last with some mods.
I decided to buy a KTM instead, even if more...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,037
Posted By GSMarc
it already exists for a long time :wink: 133...

it already exists for a long time :wink:

133 hp (HP2S engine) and no more weight

http://img.xooimage.com/files73/a/3/0/qde01-30252ed.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,372
Posted By GSMarc
I've read somewhere that the fork doesn't like...

I've read somewhere that the fork doesn't like adding weight in front.

Somedude can have experience on that.

In Italy, they did some improvement :
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4,533
Views: 1,971,559
Posted By GSMarc
don't misunderstand me : There were people...

don't misunderstand me :

There were people paying the price for the bike "out of factory" but soon, they noticed the bad choices of BMW (marzocchi-continental).
For those with no budget...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4,533
Views: 1,971,559
Posted By GSMarc
Yes, these bikes are fine but as you said : *...

Yes, these bikes are fine but as you said :
* new forks,
* new shock
* stronger set of 18/21" wheels.

you can also add
* new front light

as often, BMW did wrong choices for a full...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 4,533
Views: 1,971,559
Posted By GSMarc
well, I left a R1150GS for a new MM/ABS in 2008. ...

well, I left a R1150GS for a new MM/ABS in 2008.
Not happy with my MM in the winter, I bought a used HP2E.
I bought another used MM to ride a little with my son.
I found a used HP2E converted in...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4,533
Views: 1,971,559
Posted By GSMarc
I agree with you but they must be modified a...

I agree with you but they must be modified a little.
I will never swap my HP2s for 4 new GSLC even with no charge... :evil

http://img.xooimage.com/files110/f/f/5/p8220048-800x600--4849707.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4,533
Views: 1,971,559
Posted By GSMarc
strange, Thank you :cry I have emailed to...

strange, Thank you :cry

I have emailed to Touratech.de, waiting for answer.
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 27,178
Posted By GSMarc
I agree with you but will add some other (front...

I agree with you but will add some other (front fork & rear damper), light.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,455
Posted By GSMarc
There are still some low mileage for sale here in...

There are still some low mileage for sale here in Europe.

Add weight to just get 20 hp more with the new LC engine isn't my choice at all.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4,533
Views: 1,971,559
Posted By GSMarc
fine pictures, thank you :clap I would like...

fine pictures, thank you :clap

I would like to know how your German friend has resolved the "LampF" warning after having installed the Dual Light of Touratech ??
:ear
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,168
Posted By GSMarc
Best Grip ...

Best Grip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag0ARsvJElA

http://www.best-grip.net/
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,168
Posted By GSMarc
typical heavy "GS spirit" option... light...

typical heavy "GS spirit" option...

light weight option : change the tyres

http://img.xooimage.com/files95/d/1/3/spikes-tyres-424890e.jpg
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