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Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
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, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4,350
Views: 1,898,943
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, 02:40 AM
Replies: 4,350
Views: 1,898,943
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, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4,350
Views: 1,898,943
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, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4,350
Views: 1,898,943
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, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4,350
Views: 1,898,943
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, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4,350
Views: 1,898,943
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, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4,350
Views: 1,898,943
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, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4,350
Views: 1,898,943
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, 03:15 AM
Replies: 4,350
Views: 1,898,943
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, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
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, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
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, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4,350
Views: 1,898,943
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, 01:47 AM
Replies: 3,087
Views: 529,193
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, 06:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,821
Posted By HunSolo
Heal well, Brother. Good report.

Heal well, Brother. Good report.
Forum: EMEA 11-25-2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
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, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3,087
Views: 529,193
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, 03:05 AM
Replies: 3,087
Views: 529,193
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, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1,110
Views: 164,664
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, 06:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 254
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, 05:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,857
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, 07:34 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 92,078
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.
Forum: EMEA 07-30-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By HunSolo
Wink Thanks, Court. My biggest concerns are: (1)...

Thanks, Court. My biggest concerns are:

(1) Being tempted to ride through something stupid to escape from Germany or cross the Pyrenees;

(2) asking my faithful barn help to miss part of the...
Forum: EMEA 07-30-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By HunSolo
Latest date for Heidelberg-Portugal?

I am looking to ride to Portugal from Heidelberg late in the year. I am repositioning my GSA for a March-April trip to Morocco. Any input on the latest date with semi-decent weather possible in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,857
Posted By HunSolo
Inmate Rbott (Underground Machine) offered to...

Inmate Rbott (Underground Machine) offered to make a custom Scott's mount kit for my HP2e as the one he regularly produces won't work with my NRP triple clamp. He produces quality products at...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 31,407
Posted By HunSolo
...but a steering damper added to the mix is a...

...but a steering damper added to the mix is a lovely addition. It is probably impossible to anticipate the magnitude of the change that a damper makes. Everything gets easier.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4,350
Views: 1,898,943
Posted By HunSolo
Suspension set up

There was a beauty of an article on suspension set up in the excellent Brit mag "Bike" a couple of months ago. I hung onto it because I thought it was so useful. If you can't find it online, PM me...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By HunSolo
I swapped the Ohlins on my '07 GS for a pair of...

I swapped the Ohlins on my '07 GS for a pair of GSA Ohlins, and I have an '06 GSA with GS shocks, so I'm in a perfect position to advise on your question. I'm a big guy and I like big things (you...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By HunSolo
Thanks Rocky and MJS. When the switch fell apart...

Thanks Rocky and MJS. When the switch fell apart as soon as I touched it, I took it as a sign from above. Brown and white did the trick. Again, my thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By HunSolo
I was thinking that too, Rocky. I winced when I...

I was thinking that too, Rocky. I winced when I cut into that $147 loom this morning to eliminate it, but the bike has been behaving itself again. Here's hoping. Thanks for your suggestion.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By HunSolo
Help! My HP2e has a bad cough

Hi guys,

Traveling in Arizona on my HP2e. My bike has been stumbling a bit the last few days, cutting out off and on for perhaps 30 seconds. This has usually happened when the bike is not fully...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,768
Posted By HunSolo
Pay attention to the fit of the ball joint into...

Pay attention to the fit of the ball joint into the trailing arm. When I pulled mine, the joint shaft had obviously been orbiting in the oversize hole. The non-tapered shaft was quite sloppy on my...
Forum: Face plant 03-12-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,043
Posted By HunSolo
Heal well, Doug. All the best to you.

Heal well, Doug. All the best to you.
Forum: Vendors 01-15-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 23,684
Posted By HunSolo
Email sent on another set of long extensions. My...

Email sent on another set of long extensions. My feet won't stay put on stubby pegs now. Thanks Craig.
Forum: Vendors 11-14-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,737
Posted By HunSolo
PM and email sent for HP2 racks and tanks.

PM and email sent for HP2 racks and tanks.
Forum: Vendors 11-10-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,737
Posted By HunSolo
Hinges?

Is there a lid hinge option on the Nomada Pro cases?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 279
Posted By HunSolo
TACHNIQUE QUESTION: Mounted GS gauges on an HP2?

I would really like to have a tach on my HP2e. I would really not like to spend a grand on a Megamoto gauge cluster, which looks like a white faced GS cluster. The HP2 has a tach output in the wiring...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,949
Posted By HunSolo
I have the Wunderlich lower triple clamp on my...

I have the Wunderlich lower triple clamp on my '07 12GS with a 21" Woody Superlace Excel wheel. The difference on the dirt is really astonishing, both rolling and tracking. My RalleMoto 1 dampener...
Forum: Face plant 09-22-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,624
Posted By HunSolo
Well said, Olorin. Ride safe, Brothers.

Well said, Olorin. Ride safe, Brothers.
Forum: Face plant 08-29-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 44,977
Posted By HunSolo
Ron, I love everything about this story except...

Ron, I love everything about this story except the trashed bike. Your wife and daughter apparently getting a preview is really thrilling. Would you mind elaborating on the 'pile of feathers?' You...
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