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Old 02-04-2011, 01:22 PM   #16
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Thanks Bobby I will check out QTM. Looks like a good solution.

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Old 02-07-2011, 09:11 AM   #17
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Thanks Bobby I will check out QTM. Looks like a good solution.

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However if you're just trying to get more travel, you could just change out the cartridges in your existing forks or modify them to get more travel. Have to see if your lower stanchion sliders are the same as the others, but I bet they are.
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Old 02-07-2011, 02:22 PM   #18
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I think your right. I have been digging into a bit more and I think I can get what I want with the existing forks with some internal changes. The benefit of the WP48 forks is there are all kinds of options.

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Old 02-08-2011, 12:54 PM   #19
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Oil weight

Bobby,

What weight and height were you running when you had progressive springs in the Zokes?

Think I may have gone a bit heavy with 10w with the Hyperpros
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:51 PM   #20
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Bobby,

What weight and height were you running when you had progressive springs in the Zokes?

Think I may have gone a bit heavy with 10w with the Hyperpros
I think there was a misprint somewhere in the HP2 service spec because the most up to date resource from BMW specifies 7.5wt oil but the original CD Rom specifies 10wt,....All Marzocchi 45mm forks I am aware of specify 7.5wt on all other brand of bikes.

If I remember correctly 90mm on air chamber
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:23 PM   #21
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I think there was a misprint somewhere in the HP2 service spec because the most up to date resource from BMW specifies 7.5wt oil but the original CD Rom specifies 10wt,....All Marzocchi 45mm forks I am aware of specify 7.5wt on all other brand of bikes.

If I remember correctly 90mm on air chamber
Yeh that sounds about right(although mine was delivered with about 120 air gap) so did you stay about the same when you changed to the Wilbers progressives?
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:19 AM   #22
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Awwwwww

I was wondering where my bike went....I miss it for sure. I love a good project.Im now "making" a base MTS 1200 into a S model with manual clickers and preload getting rid of all the electric crap.
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I have the bike that ebrew originally modified to use the WP48 fork. As you can see in the photo below the bike is set up with a 320mm disc and a radial mount caliper. Stopping power is quite good. I can readily get the rear wheel off the ground and have yet to change the color on the temperature sensitive sticker that is on the caliper.

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Old 02-09-2011, 05:50 AM   #23
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Just make the fork "long travel"

I had it valved for road use. I had the springs cut 1" and a spacer for less travel. Put a longer spring in and remove the spacer. Revalve for DS riding and it should be good to go.


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Not sure what forks they are. But are a little harsh off road. OK when running fire roads but not much more. Travel looks to be 200 mm.

The axle spacer is 4 mm shorter than standard.

I would like to find a way to use this caliper mount on the longer fork. In looking at the rebuild manual i though that it might just thread onto the bottom of the fork leg, but not really sure.

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Old 02-09-2011, 05:37 PM   #24
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ebrew,

Thanks for the suggestions about the fork. Most likely will head in that direction, however you really nailed it for road use. It is a very quick bike through the coastal canyons in so cal.

it is a great bike and the mods you made work very well.
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:34 AM   #25
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Second production run showed up last week and have been shipping out at a steady pace. What I really like is that by using the WP's folks have been able to develop their own custom fork from a 300mm travel to 250mm for their given use and preferences, getting tons of great feedback!
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:34 PM   #26
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itís a no brainer

You only have to look at all the fork options you have with fitting this kit


First big thanks to Bobby for this kit and heís a very helpful person to deal with

Sorry a little history about my Hp2

My Hp2 started as a trail bike and playing in the dirt in the UK only, had lots of fun on it



But started using it for trips into Africa and Eastern Europe





So sold my 1200 GSA (as the Hp2 is the very thing I wanted form my GSA) and have been modifying it for my travel needs and was looking at fork options when I saw this kit

As Iím returning to North Africa in April with the Hp2, Bobby pull out all the stops to ship me his kit

I had the clamps removed wait for my new ones to arrive





Then the kit arrived and a quick go on a mates press and my new clamps were ready to be fitted ( fitted new bearings as well just because it was striped down )





My new forks all sorted by a mate Kevin ( runs an engine and suspension workshop for the MX & supermoto boys) who has done all my WP forkís for my ktmís when I raced them

They are a little bit special not that far way form WP factory ones, MX closed cartidge forks with 290mm of travel revalved, stiffer spring rate and billet feet (The MX top tube is shorter than the SE fork so with the 290mm travel its only 8mm longer than the standard forks)







After a quick test ride they are 50% better than the standard one itís great and Iím sure there is still a little fine tuning to be done




Ok the up shot of this is what ever you are using your Hp2 for and you want to improve the front of your Hp2 IMHO going down the WP route has got to be the way forwards and this kit makes it easy

MX or EXC forks are easy to pick up second hand, then have them revalved and new springs. Only thing I would say is get your new forks revalved and new springs done by someone who knows what there doing as this is whatís going to make the biggest improvement

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Old 03-16-2011, 08:20 PM   #27
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I'm in. Ordered kit.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:45 AM   #28
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I want to order a kit, how do I go about doing it?

Also, I am a 170 pound 5'8" rider... Can you give me an idea of what model forks would be best suited for my size?
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:48 AM   #29
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Can I use orginal BMW SuperMoto wheels whit this kit?
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:17 PM   #30
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You can use the SM wheel with the small brake disc, the large disc will not fit. There is no second set of holes to reposition the caliper for the large disc on the WP fork.
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