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Old 04-02-2012, 05:22 PM   #151
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salvage site

could you post a link please
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:30 PM   #152
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could you post a link please
iaai.com

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be carefull, the China-men are buying up everything BMW. shipping em overseas by the hundreds. and paying out the waaazoo for them. no more good deals to be had.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:32 PM   #153
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Yep, let's see the pics. I've been told bending aluminium is tricky as it can weaken at the bend so let's see how you did it.

proper tools and some heat and you can bend anything.
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:47 AM   #154
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Shorai Lithium battery

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Anyone got the skinny on the 1.5# lithium battery that's the size of a rubiks cube???

I wanna get one. Nice n' lite
Yes, I installed one this past weekend on my HP2. Shorai LFX14A1-BS12... 14Ah model. It spins a little slow on first hit. I recommend turning the bike on, and waiting 60 seconds or so to let the battery wake up. It hits strong on the second crank. I've only had if for a week, so we will see how it goes.

I added 25mm of padding to the front side of the battery box, and 15mm of padding to the bottom. Then dropped the battery in, and secured with the clamp. Nice and tight. The shipping box comes with about 15 pieces of medium density foam with sticky backing. Great for making the smaller battery fit in a larger space. Very thoughtful of the Shorai folks.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:07 AM   #155
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Yes, I installed one this past weekend on my HP2. Shorai LFX14A1-BS12... 14Ah model. It spins a little slow on first hit. I recommend turning the bike on, and waiting 60 seconds or so to let the battery wake up. It hits strong on the second crank. I've only had if for a week, so we will see how it goes.

I added 25mm of padding to the front side of the battery box, and 15mm of padding to the bottom. Then dropped the battery in, and secured with the clamp. Nice and tight. The shipping box comes with about 15 pieces of medium density foam with sticky backing. Great for making the smaller battery fit in a larger space. Very thoughtful of the Shorai folks.
Nice! Thanks a bunch Warthog!
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:52 PM   #156
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Yes, I installed one this past weekend on my HP2. Shorai LFX14A1-BS12... 14Ah model.
They say : LFX18A1-BS12 , 18 Ah for the HP2 models
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:33 AM   #157
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:12 AM   #158
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A Ballistic 12 cell battery is firing my R1200 right up. A cheaper option then the Shorai.
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:45 AM   #159
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Have you actually had it running yet?

If still having trouble with pics, send a few of the latest to me again and I'll post them for ya.

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Old 04-05-2012, 06:57 AM   #160
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Congratulations on the perseverance to take on such a project. My hat truly goes off to you! Please post some pictures of how the bike looks now.

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Old 04-05-2012, 06:59 AM   #161
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Have you actually had it running yet?
Sorry, don't want to join the attack brigade, but I've been wondering the same thing. If the mechanicals are already dealt with then I'd say this was an outstanding project. But, if the bike isn't running and fully operational then I can't see spending so much money and effort on cosmetics. In my way of thinking dealing with the mechanical aspect is the FIRST thing done, then once that is all sorted and correct you move on to addressing the cosmetic concerns.

Forgive me for asking, but after all these pages all I've really seen mentioned is looks, coolness, and other purely cosmetic considerations. Perhaps I'm wrong but I just haven't read much about what was done to get the bike mechanically sound.

Perhaps it didn't get all that hot. Maybe it didn't get hot enough to actually damage any of the major metal components like the frame, etc. But, it obviously did get hot enough to do a real number on all of the plastic/rubber parts, and seeing as how the BMW is a very high tech machine that relies heavily on electronics for almost everything, and electronics rely heavily on plastics for insulators, etc. Well, let's just say that electrical gremlins could be an ongoing issue with a bike that suffered that sort of damage and I personally would want that all sorted before worrying about making the bike look good.
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:22 PM   #162
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Sorry, don't want to join the attack brigade, but I've been wondering the same thing. If the mechanicals are already dealt with then I'd say this was an outstanding project. But, if the bike isn't running and fully operational then I can't see spending so much money and effort on cosmetics. In my way of thinking dealing with the mechanical aspect is the FIRST thing done, then once that is all sorted and correct you move on to addressing the cosmetic concerns.

Forgive me for asking, but after all these pages all I've really seen mentioned is looks, coolness, and other purely cosmetic considerations. Perhaps I'm wrong but I just haven't read much about what was done to get the bike mechanically sound.

Perhaps it didn't get all that hot. Maybe it didn't get hot enough to actually damage any of the major metal components like the frame, etc. But, it obviously did get hot enough to do a real number on all of the plastic/rubber parts, and seeing as how the BMW is a very high tech machine that relies heavily on electronics for almost everything, and electronics rely heavily on plastics for insulators, etc. Well, let's just say that electrical gremlins could be an ongoing issue with a bike that suffered that sort of damage and I personally would want that all sorted before worrying about making the bike look good.
As soon as my CAN-bus harness gets here fron Deutschland ($118.00 from a HP2 mega moto non abs unit) i will know if the bmsk is good or not. thats the only "IF" i have to deal with. If the bmsk didn't survive MAXBMW will send a new one. What's another 700.00 bucks at this point? gonna snap some picts right now. my machine shop project came out pretty cool i have to say! It's off to powdercoating tomorrow.

oh and it's a good thing i'm in the BMW Motorrad program cuz i never would have thought of checking out the mechanicals before spending some cake on some garage art. good thing huh? duh!

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Old 04-08-2012, 06:56 PM   #163
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It sounds like a fantastic sculpture so far!
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:24 PM   #164
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A Ballistic 12 cell battery is firing my R1200 right up. A cheaper option then the Shorai.
I got one a few days ago. The box felt empty cuz the dam thing is so lite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1.7 pounds and it even matches the red frame......ewww laaah laaah! plenty of room on the battery tray now for a nice custom made tool box! Next project me thinks
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:44 PM   #165
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Just wondering if there are any updates on the sculpture.

BTW, I've logged a thousand miles on my 'boring, bone stock' Boxer in the last three weeks.

Let's see some miles on that HP, eh?

WHOOOOOO-AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!
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