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Old 06-12-2013, 08:20 PM   #3631
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My 'swingarm' and FD are looking really shitty courtesy of spilt fuel (prev owner/s) and brake fluid (my disc carrier explosion). Anyone know the colour code for the shade of magnesium on these parts? I rather stay stock than change to black or something else.

I've found BMW Magnesium colour N32 which is from the 2009 GSA but I'm certain they're not the same colour. Will check when I get home since I happen to own a 2009 GSA in Magnesium.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:36 PM   #3632
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I did notice the TT tank is no longer on their webpage. Holan or Markus tank for me then.
I read that the HPN tank puts too much weight on the under-dimensionned front fork.
To avoid unless if you change the fork.

I'm not a specialist, I just tell what I have read.
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:06 AM   #3633
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I read that the HPN tank puts too much weight on the under-dimensionned front fork.
To avoid unless if you change the fork.

I'm not a specialist, I just tell what I have read.
Well, it's only 3 gallons, or 18-ish pounds of extra fuel, not very much additional weight.

This is not to say that the stock for isn't under-spec'd, though. It does indeed suck. :not

And be sure to add steering head bearings to to the underspec'd problems.

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Old 06-13-2013, 04:33 AM   #3634
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I put the hpn tank on years ago and no problems, all though I also put in the upgraded fork springs and thicker oil with less air gap. Matter of fact I have had almost no problems with this bike at all in 50,000 miles of riding. Richard.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:00 AM   #3635
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What is the be all - end all for the front end if running the HPN tank? Is anyone running uprated Ohlins or similar on the front, and what about triple clamps and bearings?

I have been riding motocross since I was a wee tyke, and am Currently 40. At 6'1" and 260lbs I am not what you would call "dainty", and am looking to upgrade any weaknesses that the bike may have. It's a lot to take on right away, but as you all know the older a bike gets the less there seems to be available for it, and I would like to get it set up for a long term run in my fleet. I will be riding it regularly, and depending on my love affair with the bike I may whittle it down to one and sell my new GS WC. With three kids and three different companies I unfortunately don't have the time to devote to the kind of travel the GS is built for.

CAN'T WAIT FOR THE BIKE TO SHOW UP!!!

Gotta get away from this thread for awhile - it's gonna drive me crazy!

Can't keep away though...
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:33 PM   #3636
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What is the be all - end all for the front end if running the HPN tank? Is anyone running uprated Ohlins or similar on the front, and what about triple clamps and bearings?

I have been riding motocross since I was a wee tyke, and am Currently 40. At 6'1" and 260lbs I am not what you would call "dainty", and am looking to upgrade any weaknesses that the bike may have. It's a lot to take on right away, but as you all know the older a bike gets the less there seems to be available for it, and I would like to get it set up for a long term run in my fleet. I will be riding it regularly, and depending on my love affair with the bike I may whittle it down to one and sell my new GS WC. With three kids and three different companies I unfortunately don't have the time to devote to the kind of travel the GS is built for.

CAN'T WAIT FOR THE BIKE TO SHOW UP!!!

Gotta get away from this thread for awhile - it's gonna drive me crazy!

Can't keep away though...
Bobby from BMW Atlanta has detailed a fork conversion here on ADV.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=655685

My front end followed his work. I sourced the lower clamp and progressive springs through him. He has two HP2's. The one I saw when I was through there used Ohlins inserts though, which he said he loved.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:42 PM   #3637
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What is the be all - end all for the front end if running the HPN tank? Is anyone running uprated Ohlins or similar on the front, and what about triple clamps and bearings?

I have been riding motocross since I was a wee tyke, and am Currently 40. At 6'1" and 260lbs I am not what you would call "dainty", and am looking to upgrade any weaknesses that the bike may have. It's a lot to take on right away, but as you all know the older a bike gets the less there seems to be available for it, and I would like to get it set up for a long term run in my fleet. I will be riding it regularly, and depending on my love affair with the bike I may whittle it down to one and sell my new GS WC. With three kids and three different companies I unfortunately don't have the time to devote to the kind of travel the GS is built for.

CAN'T WAIT FOR THE BIKE TO SHOW UP!!!

Gotta get away from this thread for awhile - it's gonna drive me crazy!

Can't keep away though...
Another thing you could do if you're worried about weaknesses is upgrade the whole frame. HPN takes your existing frame and beefs it up in known tender spots. The downside is that you can no longer use a Holan or Touratech rack for panniers as the attachment point at the pegs is no longer available.
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:06 PM   #3638
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Thanks for the replies OK Lucinda!

I noticed that service on the HPN site - has anyone ever done this? What is the usual turnaround time?
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:10 PM   #3639
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Contact Dave at fast bike industries. He is a former ohlins factory mechanic and they have a cartridge kit which fixes the front end for less than the 950se full conversion.

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What is the be all - end all for the front end if running the HPN tank? Is anyone running uprated Ohlins or similar on the front, and what about triple clamps and bearings?

I have been riding motocross since I was a wee tyke, and am Currently 40. At 6'1" and 260lbs I am not what you would call "dainty", and am looking to upgrade any weaknesses that the bike may have. It's a lot to take on right away, but as you all know the older a bike gets the less there seems to be available for it, and I would like to get it set up for a long term run in my fleet. I will be riding it regularly, and depending on my love affair with the bike I may whittle it down to one and sell my new GS WC. With three kids and three different companies I unfortunately don't have the time to devote to the kind of travel the GS is built for.

CAN'T WAIT FOR THE BIKE TO SHOW UP!!!

Gotta get away from this thread for awhile - it's gonna drive me crazy!

Can't keep away though...
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:36 PM   #3640
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perhaps some ideas here

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Adventu...ler-Adam-Shani

another fork option here

http://www.specialthings.it/bmw/bmw-...p2-enduro.html
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:04 AM   #3641
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It seems there are some suspension experts on this thread. I'm not one of them. I had the 950 conversion done up front, Ohlins rear. I didn't do the Ohlins front insert because I was told it couldn't be serviced as needed with an rtw in mind. The initial set-up was a bit harsh but with cautious tweaks improved things somewhat. But it's never been right.

The bike's still somewhat harsh, has a tendency to plow in the super soft a bit still and truthfully I've lost confidence in the changes I'm making to try and adjust things without making something else worse, which is what happened after my last session. Arggh.

So I've been reading around in the web and have yet to find one good, comprehensive step-by-step guide to suspension set-up. The guides I've found sometimes even contradict each other. The one thing I have out here is time to read and work at it.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm sure I'll get flamed for having a nice HP2 and not the knowledge to dial it in, but that's how it is. I am trying hard however. Working with someone on-line would be the best solution. How to repay the favor might be difficult, but I'd work at figuring that out too.

The alternative is finding a good tuner in Panama or Colombia to work with who could teach me something about this black art. But I think finding someone close is a long shot, but who knows.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:52 PM   #3642
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white power on front and they are great so far. Head them set up properly.
cp2 on rear and it does the job over the rutts and bumbs and the occassional air. Im not a fan of the tripple clamp as it doesnt stay tight and i find myself adjusting it after a rough track. I reckon a great improvement is the bringer billet clutch and brake assembles.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:30 PM   #3643
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It seems there are some suspension experts on this thread. I'm not one of them. I had the 950 conversion done up front, Ohlins rear. I didn't do the Ohlins front insert because I was told it couldn't be serviced as needed with an rtw in mind. The initial set-up was a bit harsh but with cautious tweaks improved things somewhat. But it's never been right.

The bike's still somewhat harsh, has a tendency to plow in the super soft a bit still and truthfully I've lost confidence in the changes I'm making to try and adjust things without making something else worse, which is what happened after my last session. Arggh.

So I've been reading around in the web and have yet to find one good, comprehensive step-by-step guide to suspension set-up. The guides I've found sometimes even contradict each other. The one thing I have out here is time to read and work at it.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm sure I'll get flamed for having a nice HP2 and not the knowledge to dial it in, but that's how it is. I am trying hard however. Working with someone on-line would be the best solution. How to repay the favor might be difficult, but I'd work at figuring that out too.

The alternative is finding a good tuner in Panama or Colombia to work with who could teach me something about this black art. But I think finding someone close is a long shot, but who knows.
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 and I'll email it to you after I return home on Monday.
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:57 PM   #3644
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Hello, new HP2 enduro guy from South America

Hello everyone ive been reading every single post from this thread, all the 243 pages, im from Colombia South America i owned an HP2 enduro and i just love it, this is a country were you can ride a lot, landscapes for motorbiking are just great, here in Colombia there are only 4 HP2, the only extras of mine is the full system carbon fiber Remus, hope you like it,

ps/ looking forward to its paint job

ps2/ how can i post pictures, thank you
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:18 PM   #3645
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ps2/ Option 2, linking an image from another hosting service is the only option.


have a look here.

I hope you will enjoy your HP2E


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919
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