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KTM LC8 1050 / 1190 / 1290 / Exhaust metal work 1190
« on: August 08, 2018, 12:33:30 pm »
Hi Fellow Dogs,

Any recommendations of someone who can assist with metal cutting\grinding of exhaust pipe in Pretoria area? I have a end can that i need to fit, but require a bracket to be made as well as some pencil grinding in removal of DB killer insert.



KTM LC8 1050 / 1190 / 1290 / Rear Brake problem KTM 1190 R
« on: April 26, 2018, 10:55:30 am »
Fellow Dogs,

I recently embarked on a gravel trip through KZN and was returning via lower Lotheni Road when i noticed no rear brake slowing down in corners. If i pump rear brake, normal braking return for a few corners only. This only happens on gravel, not tar.

Any ideas please. I checked the brake fluid, level still fine. Seals or air in the brake line?



KTM LC8 1050 / 1190 / 1290 / Strong petrol smell when riding 1190 R
« on: November 20, 2017, 09:50:38 am »
Fellow owners,

After riding for 15 minutes on highway, the smell of petrol is quite strong. I have checked the petcocks, connectors etc. no fuel leaks when bike is stationary. I did change the air filter some time ago and had to remove fuel tank but all connections seem ok. Smell seems to be stronger front left side....


BMW HP2 / Spare Niku Screen?
« on: May 08, 2017, 03:24:26 pm »
Fellow HP2 Owners,

Does anyone still have a spare Niku Screen that they wan't to part with? I have the bracket, but my existing screen is broken.



KTM LC8 950/990 / 990 SMT issue - revs drop very low clutch engaged
« on: January 11, 2017, 09:55:34 am »
Fellow dogs,

I have recently had a issue where the revs drop to 1000 rpm and sometimes less when i engage the clutch (before gearing down) in slowing down for Robot\Stop street and then stabilizes at 1500\1600 rpm once stopped. I have had 4 instances where the bike cuts out a few weeks ago.
Idling - no problem. Any ideas? Bike serviced 2 000km ago.



Navigation, Maps and GPS / Garmin 62S Screen repair - sorted
« on: July 22, 2016, 08:04:48 am »
Fellow dogs,

Does anyone know where i can get my 62S repaired in the Pretoria region? Screen and LCD damaged.


BMW HP2 / wanted - Sidestand enlarger
« on: July 21, 2016, 11:28:58 am »
fellow HP2 owners,

I am searching for a sidestand enlarger (plate) for our bikes. Any assistance will be appreciated.



BMW HP2 / What do fellow owners use for bike lift?
« on: January 14, 2016, 03:00:33 pm »
What do you use for lifting HP2 off the ground for tyre changes, maintenance? Was looking at the typical MX stands, but they seem to be to high to fit under bash plate. A friend indicated that a normal trolley jack with a metal plate welded on might do the job.

BMW HP2 / Wunderlich controller HP2 E
« on: November 26, 2015, 11:43:18 am »
Fellow owners,

Will the benefit of a Wunderlich controller still be felt without changing the header pipes (cat still fitted) and adding blue air filter? Bike has the standard headers with Remus slip-on and Uni Filter.


BMW 1100/1150/ADV / Original red sticker kit 1150adv tank?
« on: October 13, 2015, 10:32:45 am »
Fellow owners,

I have decided to keep the pig for now due to recent sale not going through. I am looking for the original red sticker kit (adv) for tank? If anyone has or know of someone who might have locally, please let me know.


BMW HP2 / Replacement Battery Options?
« on: September 25, 2015, 09:41:43 am »
Fellow owners,

Seems my battery is on the way out. Struggling to find shops in Gauteng that supply replacement battery. Saw a online shop called www.bigdogs.co.za that advertise a Yacht CTZ14S-bS battery....any experience or suggestions?


BMW HP2 / Valve cover protectors?
« on: September 17, 2015, 03:10:51 pm »
Fellow HP owners,

Does anyone have a spare set or know of someone who might want to sell their plastic valve cover protectors? Mine has broken off at most of the mounting points.


BMW HP2 / 12v hella socket issue
« on: August 16, 2015, 07:39:36 am »
Good Day

I recently purchased a small 12v compressor however when i connect to built-in female connector on the right side of bike compressor runs for few seconds and then stops. Had female connector replaced, tested compressor in car's sockets..all fine. Rules out comp and connector.

It seems compressor runs great until the electronic checks start as displayed on instrument cluster, then cuts out. Any ideas appreciated.

BMW Airheads / R80GS horn electric cabling
« on: August 03, 2015, 11:26:55 am »

Can someone please assist? My airhead's horn cabling has been severed and need to reconnect. Does the brown\white connect to Black (Neutral) or to Red (Live)


BMW Airheads / Gaston Rahier signed tank?
« on: August 02, 2015, 08:23:54 am »
Fellow Airheads,

I recently had someone ask whether my petrol tank is the original as it does not have the Gaston Rahier signature. Were there only a few distributed with the signature or did all the original Paris Dakar tanks have them?


BMW HP2 / loss of power at high speed
« on: July 25, 2015, 03:56:37 pm »
Fellow HP owners,

I took the beast on the highway and opened the throttle to check performance at 140+. I noticed that at 160km/h, there was a sudden loss of power. Anything less, no issues.
No speed drop at 160 but also no km/h gain beyond.

Any ideas what could be the cause?

BMW HP2 / Additional HP2E noob questions
« on: July 15, 2015, 09:39:52 am »
Hi Guys,

I have 2 additional questions regarding the suspension and oil filler cap tool.

1. The oil filler cap, are there alternative ways of opening to gain access to oil or do i need to get the special BMW tool for opening? Seen some pics of guys using car key to open.

2. My bike has the CP2 suspension at the back and the MP forks in the front. When i travel at approximately 80km/h on tar, ride very bumpy at front. Higher speeds symptoms disappear.  I initially thought it might be a bent rim, but seems ok. Any ideas?

Thank You.


BMW HP2 / Enduro Side Stand loose
« on: July 13, 2015, 04:03:17 pm »
Dear fellow HP2 owners,

Just got my bike back from recall campaign service from BMW. Replaced flange and fuel pump. I mentioned that the side stand is very loose, and noticeable when i ride over speed bumps, retracted stand straighten's and scrapes against the ground. Cost for replacement stand, R2500. Any advice on how to stiffen stand so that it does not scrape against surface?

The 2 springs seem to be ok.


BMW HP2 / HP2 connector under seat?
« on: July 07, 2015, 11:33:21 am »
Good Day,

When removing seat, i noticed the following connector. What is it used for? not plugged into anything.

BMW HP2 / HP2 for a short bloke
« on: June 24, 2015, 12:57:58 pm »
Fellow dogs, i am considering buying a HP2 however my only concern is the height. Standing 1.73m tall, i am literally only but only reaching ground tippy toe, gravel will be a different story.

Your inputs are appreciated. There is aprox 2cm space left for lowering on back shock.


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