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Old 10-23-2013, 09:25 PM   #3766
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:12 PM   #3767
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just found this oldie

and I"m not referring to the rider


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Old 10-24-2013, 05:18 PM   #3768
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My new bike....

Loving every minute on top of it...

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Old 10-25-2013, 07:18 PM   #3769
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Following the cliff top for miles south of Paracas, Peru. Almost beyond belief and going back for more tomorrow. Paracas is another good beach town but without the party intensity of Mancora. A good place to chill though. Despite this amazing place, it would be a mistake to spend too much time on the coast. The Cordillera is where it's at. Headed back there in a few days and riding it down into Bolivia where I intend to get the best HP2 shot ever!


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Old 10-26-2013, 12:53 AM   #3770
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Fantastic shots Lucinda

Keep 'em coming!
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:35 PM   #3771
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Paracas again. Sealions, vultures, pelicans and strange sand.

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Old 10-27-2013, 07:55 AM   #3772
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Good excuse to buy the CF version from Holan.

http://holan.pl/en/carbon-parts/1005...er-carbon.html

Live up to your screen name.
I've been trying to get one of those for months... The Holan guys don't answer emails.

When you select USA for shipping, you get pointed to http://www.advmotorrad.com

Jason Smith there is very responsive, but that doesn't seem to make the Polish guys any faster.


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Old 10-30-2013, 04:59 PM   #3773
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Mono Lake, CA perfect weather this past weekend for riding.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:24 PM   #3774
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17 inch knobby tires on supermoto rims

I just picked up a spare set of rims:
17 inch black supermoto front rim (and 2 conti attack tires) and
17 inch gold enduro rear rim (and 2 new metzler karoo dirt tires)

along with 2 - 17 inch TKC80 TL tires - just for shits and giggles

I was thinking of putting the 17 inch TKC80s on a set of spoked 17 inch TL rims and using my HP2E like a Megamoto Enduro machine and do some two track. I realize that the front tire will swallowed in whooped out sections, but I am really curious how it will perform in regular two track and twisty single track.

Has anyone ever put knobby tires on 17 inch spoked rims and taken their bike in the woods? Any thoughts or advice? Pics?

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Old 11-11-2013, 04:23 AM   #3775
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Hoping someone here can help

In Cuzco. The riding since my last pic has been incredible. I post some more pics soon.

I've had a recurring problem since Nicaragua. One day back then my bike wouldn't start in any gear other than neutral. As you can imagine this is a real problem in dirt, steep hills starts, etc etc.

1) The kickstand was bypassed a year ago. Not the issue.

2) When I listen for the clutch switch 'click', it's there.

3) The potentiometer has been replaced. And anyway, it's later been determined this isn't the issue.

So, I've been through various BMW shops on my way down, all have replaced the switch and it runs for as much as a month, as little as a day. Then failure again.

No mechanic understands what's going on.

It failed again a few days ago. I listen for the switch sound, no problem.

If anyone out there can help it would be greatly appreciated. Or maybe you know someone who can help. I've got Bolivia coming up and need this permanently sorted out before being gear-startless in the middle of 400K of sand with the nearest help days away.

Thanks HP2 brothers.
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:41 AM   #3776
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man, stay in the biggest town you can and wait for the cavalry, the info must be out there somewhere. You have done the side stand plus other things so im sure if we all do some ringing around we will find an answer. Take care mate
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:19 AM   #3777
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Recheck the sidestand bypass. If the brown and white wires are not connected or if the subharness has been remove without a jumper wire being placed, the symptoms you described will be exhibited.
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:24 AM   #3778
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Take care mate
Thanks Mike.

This was at about 12000' three days ago in the Reserva Nacional Pampas Galeras, Peru. A stunning landscape and a reserve for the vicuna, a 'llama' like animal, but leaner. It was bitterly cold. This is a major paved route, but none-the-less a 250 long wilderness ride on the way to Cuzco. I was off-route exploring and looking for vicuna. Ahead a few hundred yards of the bike there are a few by the stream. Later there were hundreds!

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Old 11-11-2013, 06:03 AM   #3779
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Recheck the sidestand bypass. If the brown and white wires are not connected or if the subharness has been remove without a jumper wire being placed, the symptoms you described will be exhibited.
Yes, this has been checked and re-checked. Confirmed by the fact that whenever the switch is replaced it starts fine, for a while. It's as if the ECU detects something amiss once, or nearly wrong, then decides it's a permanent fault. But that's a wild-ass guess. Basically nothing can be found wrong. At this point I'm prepared to bypass the clutch switch if someone can tell me how to do that.

So to pay my way here, some more HP2 travel story. The Panamerica highway through Central and South America is generally detested. But sometimes there's no choice, like for some of Panama, and sometimes it's just incredible. For instance the road south from Riobamba to Cuenca in Equador. And the road from Nazca to Cuzco. No way could the Cuzco road not be called spectacular and remote. Huge sustained climbs and drops through jawdropping places. This is the Andes after all. In places the pavement is laughably fun. (No bike in this shot, so this is an exception and a sales pitch for getting HP2's out on monster rides)


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Old 11-14-2013, 05:33 AM   #3780
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