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Old 07-27-2009, 12:46 AM   #1531
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Mav, tell me about the cartridges in the forks. Did you get the cartridges from Marzocchi and install yourself? Or was it done behind the Wizard's curtain at the suspension shop? I've been doing my own suspension work here in Korea - always looking for new info.

Thanks!

* Also... there was a blurb in the July or August '09 issue of Motorcyclist magazine ...Ohlins is supposedly creating cartridge inserts for the F800GS...which I'm pretty sure uses the same fork legs as the HP2...
Suspension is one area I've not played with yet - the wizard took care of it. First time around - they lasted 19,000 miles of commuting, two up touring and plenty of abuse off-road. The original coating finally gave way which lead to the seal going on one of the legs. For 400 pounds - a local suspension specialist rebuilt them including stripping and recoating the legs, this time chrome rather than the original fancy coating. It doesn't look as cool and, for the experts, it will have a little more 'stiction' but I'm no expert and it will last a hell of a lot longer

Certainly seemed to do the trick at the MX track:



My next bit of bling is a second set of tank panels - I'd like to get a custom paint job. Any suggestions? I'm liking this:

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Old 07-30-2009, 07:42 PM   #1532
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Dude,
Like your sig line.
Be original with your custom paint. YOU have no need to copy the factory scheme. You're out there doing it!




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Suspension is one area I've not played with yet - the wizard took care of it. First time around - they lasted 19,000 miles of commuting, two up touring and plenty of abuse off-road. The original coating finally gave way which lead to the seal going on one of the legs. For 400 pounds - a local suspension specialist rebuilt them including stripping and recoating the legs, this time chrome rather than the original fancy coating. It doesn't look as cool and, for the experts, it will have a little more 'stiction' but I'm no expert and it will last a hell of a lot longer

Certainly seemed to do the trick at the MX track:



My next bit of bling is a second set of tank panels - I'd like to get a custom paint job. Any suggestions? I'm liking this:

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Old 07-31-2009, 06:42 PM   #1533
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Thumb Bokkura enduro club, Japan - HP2 paint

The Bokkura enduro club has 3 HP2 riders. Each guy has applied a different version of the factory race colors. You can dig around in their site and look through quite a few trip postings and other stuff.





English page - Trips http://bokkura.com/trips/hashiri-e.htm

Here you can see 3 different versions of the factory race color on the front 3 HP2 bikes. (last 2 bikes are G650X Challenge bikes, I think)

http://bokkura.com/iroiro/divers.htm



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Old 07-31-2009, 09:12 PM   #1534
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nice video

great to see the jap guys using the hp2's .
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Old 08-01-2009, 03:49 AM   #1535
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great to see the jap guys using the hp2's .
Pity they do not know about ATGATT!???
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Old 08-01-2009, 01:24 PM   #1536
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first off on my new bike HP2

http://www.youtube.com/v/9CJuwbde1xE&hl=pl&fs=1&">

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Old 08-01-2009, 02:03 PM   #1537
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first off on my new bike HP2

http://www.youtube.com/v/9CJuwbde1xE&hl=pl&fs=1&">

god, i wish i was tall and could walk the bike around like that.

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Old 08-02-2009, 03:55 PM   #1538
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Hp2 rides the ski slope

HP2 Ski Slope from Louis on Vimeo.



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Old 08-02-2009, 05:18 PM   #1539
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Hp2 rides the ski slope
Best Motorcycle Video Soundtrack Ever.

Seriously, that looks like a blast to ride. Where was that?
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:41 PM   #1540
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HP2 will take you there!

Looks like the Italian Alps...

Nice video Louis. Beautiful terrain...
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:31 AM   #1541
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Stolen from this excellent thread I could not resist... 950 Super Enduro's Photo Thread:

Posted by edgy - the 950SE owner


I took the liberty to steal the pictures coz I believe it's the 1st time I saw a 12GSA windscreen mounted on the HP2.
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:02 AM   #1542
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Best Motorcycle Video Soundtrack Ever.

Seriously, that looks like a blast to ride. Where was that?
Love the soundtrack (and the video). I was listening to this song (French version by Jacques Brel) while climbing Everest last May.

HP2 & Mountain, nice combination
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:10 PM   #1543
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Where was that?
Pieve Di cadore Italy

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Old 08-03-2009, 11:03 PM   #1544
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took a ride out to Saskatchewan

oops (BC)



arrival in Alberta



almost in Saskatchewan -- I think this is Wainright, Alberta



the guy working here was sitting around, teaching himself to play the trumpet.
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:57 PM   #1545
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Damn gooooood, CS !
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