HyperProject

Sep 2016
341
1
ABQ NM
Thanks, one of the reasons it looks so good are your lights. '-)

On farkles and mods, you should see my BMW R1150S Project Bike, I got carried away on quite a few things for a boxer bike and still not done. It's a lot lighter, has more power and handles a lot more like a Jap bike than a Beemer boxer now. Hard to believe but true. You just have to trust the front end, it's hard to feel it. Last time I lost the front I saw it, didn't feel it but that's a longer story that could have ended well if I had just stayed on the track...

For me, I'm going to screw with a bike anyway, so some of the Hyper's warts aren't so bad for me or I would have gone elsewhere. 2 things still nagging me on it: 1) clutch, which I believe you're going help me with and 2) it's weird about using the alarm and recognizing neutral after turning if off, I find I have to pull the clutch in for it to work. Odd and slightly annoying but not a deal breaker.

Now if I could just get a MTS 1200 motor in there...radiator and exhaust are the biggest problem...probably solvable... :)
 
Sep 2016
341
1
ABQ NM
Thanx, they're working out well. So far I'm happy with them. Seem like a right size bag for the bike and the monokey mounts mean it will be easy to use on other bikes. Thinks about building an R1150R touring bike they could also go on. They're the Givi Dolomiti 30L bags.
 
May 2015
268
0
Denver, CO
OK, I'm in a motorcycle advanced rider safety course and still breaking her in (less than 1000km). Just finished my last exercise/drill and bike stalls while idling. Feels like it wants to run on one cylinder. This is a brand new bike!

One of the instructors suggests I remove the gas cap (vapor lock?). I'm doubtful and then I go to remove it and the suction on cap has a death grip on it. Get it off and hear all this gurgling. Something is not right with the vent. By now I've already called for a tow. Half hour later he arrives (that was quick) and my gas tank has stopped gurgling. So what the hell, let's see if she'll start. It's rough but it starts, clears out and idles fine. $60 later for showing for the tow, I'm riding home skipping the tow.

Now I'm on this forum looking for why and it was here. Carbon canister is now off. Thank you, everything pretty much worked as you said it would. I just added some clamps and ty-wraps to keep the vent/drain line from moving around and tight to stuff. Time for my first service. Sorry for the dark pic, I was up late in my garage watching MotoGP while doing this, so the lighting sucks (also rotated 90 degrees).

Was your bike new? You should have roadside assistance with your warranty, assuming you bought a new one or its less than 2 years old.
 
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Oct 2016
368
1
San Francisco
Was your bike new? You should have roadside assistance with your warranty, assuming you bought a new one or its less than 2 years old.
I did not know roadside was a thing as well. Good to know, my 'tard is still under warranty for a bit longer.
 
Sep 2016
341
1
ABQ NM
Bike was brand new, maybe 500 miles on her.

Road side assistance with dealer was more a notion than a reality. Never received my reimbursement either.
 
Sep 2016
341
1
ABQ NM
Looks quite farkled now :D

Should be a fun trip. Interested to see how you like that RCS17
RCS 17 is the way to go, no question. Modulation is huge compared to the stocker. Glad I went with the recommended 17 over compulsions to go with the 19, the 17 proved right sized...
 
Dec 2017
12
0
USA
Awesome bike! Can you tell me where you found the axial to radial adaptor? I have the SP master cylinder and the cable is stretched and not routed the way I would like it to be. Huge difference in the way the front brakes feel, it's a necessary upgrade. Wondering how much better the suspension is now that you have fully upgraded it, I'm definitely not happy with mine at this point but not sure it's worth the +$2k to try to get it right. Thx for sharing your build!
 
Sep 2016
341
1
ABQ NM
Thanks, rode it today. Still need to upgrade clutch, stock is just evil but surprisingly light for a mechanical only clutch.

Several people make the adapters. Here's one - https://www.srtfactory.com/en/brake-accessories/radial-master-cylinder-adapter

The brakes on this bike are now my favorite for modulation (have 5 bikes, soon to be 4). I can feel them to the last inch of stopping.

Suspension upgrade has been awesome but you can get most of the front upgrade with the cheaper Andreani cartridge. This probably means just the one side because if you want both sides you have to machine the left lower brake caliper mount and that means removing the lower stanchion tubes. So you can get a lot of improvement for $500. Rear shock always felt pretty good to me. Maybe a change to a linear spring would have been nice but I like high and low speed compression dampening.

Going with the SP forks and trees means adding the SP rear shock and 3" of inseam.
 
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