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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,710
Posted By sakurama
Ah, you jest but actually tires did play a part...

Ah, you jest but actually tires did play a part in the design decisions. Oil, not so much.

Gregor
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,710
Posted By sakurama
Yeah, but how great was it when the teasing was...

Yeah, but how great was it when the teasing was done?

G
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,710
Posted By sakurama
YES! Okay, no. We had a lot of ideas...

YES!

Okay, no.

We had a lot of ideas bouncing back and forth but to be all in the same room with the bike was an extremely cool experience. The group of guys we've gathered together are all...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-13-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,710
Posted By sakurama
This is the first bike that Revit has built and...

This is the first bike that Revit has built and so it's very important. If the project isn't successful in all the various metrics than there might not be another since the expense isn't small.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-12-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,710
Posted By sakurama
Hey Joe, Does the SM have the narrower...

Hey Joe,

Does the SM have the narrower radiator and high oil tank like the SE? Didn't expect that but it's a very nice and compact package.

Gregor
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-11-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,710
Posted By sakurama
The past week or so has been very for Chris. He's...

The past week or so has been very for Chris. He's gotten a new CNC that has taken time to set up but simultaneously he's been working on getting the frame converted. To do the conversion requires...
Forum: Vendors 12-09-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,994
Posted By sakurama
Business has really picked up for Chris this...

Business has really picked up for Chris this year, which is good, but it's not motorcycles that pays the bills. Fortunately we're building a bike for Rev'It!...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-08-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,710
Posted By sakurama
With any build there are two distinct elements:...

With any build there are two distinct elements: look and function. For our team these are essentially intertwined. To make a cool looking bike that wasn't functional would be sacrilegious. We're...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-08-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,710
Posted By sakurama
Hey Deadly! You'll see refinement for sure and...

Hey Deadly! You'll see refinement for sure and hopefully some innovation as well.

Gregor
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-08-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,710
Posted By sakurama
I'm going to catch up with this tonight - I have...

I'm going to catch up with this tonight - I have to process out more photos - but for now it might be interesting to see that the weight of our bike was 408lbs. (it was 198lbs in the front and that's...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-07-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 60,193
Posted By sakurama
Oh yeah. Got the chokes perfect on the fcrs,...

Oh yeah. Got the chokes perfect on the fcrs, finished the kitchen and then trimmed out the house. Built the new welding table and benches and then...

...um, no.

I need to source a rim for the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-03-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,710
Posted By sakurama
Holy cow guys! Thanks for the replies! #95...

Holy cow guys! Thanks for the replies!

#95 confused me as well when Revit decided that they wanted the project named that. The reasoning was brilliant though; it's when they were founded - 1995....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-30-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,710
Posted By sakurama
Rev'It! Doubles Down on #95

Like most of life's best ideas this was hatched over beers and BBQ.

I've been photographing Revit's gear since 2006 and have become good friends with their team especially their creative director...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-28-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 60,193
Posted By sakurama
That right there was a master class! Thanks Al. ...

That right there was a master class! Thanks Al.

Gregor
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-27-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 60,193
Posted By sakurama
Lovely Daytona. As luck would have it...

Lovely Daytona.

As luck would have it Cognito Moto actually sent me the wrong hub by accident but the right one should be arriving soon and then I'm going to try my hand at building a wheel -...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-21-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 60,193
Posted By sakurama
Wow, both those videos are amazing. I love the...

Wow, both those videos are amazing. I love the Internet :clap

I gotta try that brazing rod on my weeping boxer tank and I'm going to lose hours watching that dude in his shop.

Thanks!

Gregor
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-13-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 60,193
Posted By sakurama
Another good tip. Thanks Al! G

Another good tip. Thanks Al!

G
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-12-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 60,193
Posted By sakurama
Thanks for the tip on the welding. I'm watching...

Thanks for the tip on the welding. I'm watching Youtube and practicing when I get the chance. It's nice to have the welding set up in the next room as opposed to the next state like it used to be. A...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-10-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 60,193
Posted By sakurama
Oh, no. That wasn't the intention. The change is...

Oh, no. That wasn't the intention. The change is due to the fact that I picked up a Ducati 900SS and was in the middle of building a Hyper a few years back before it was stolen. Well, the 900SS is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-07-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 28,760
Posted By sakurama
Oh thank god. It's one of those seminal bikes...

Oh thank god. It's one of those seminal bikes that's not easily replaced so I'm glad it's been... um, replaced.:wink:

Gregor
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-05-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 60,193
Posted By sakurama
It's true. I believe the saying is, "The only...

It's true. I believe the saying is, "The only thing worse than no work... is work" but I suppose you can flip that depending on the time. Right now the thing I'm trying to do is find projects that...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 998
Posted By sakurama
So in speaking with Kevin he said he pulled the...

So in speaking with Kevin he said he pulled the plug with three days since it didn't look like it was going to make the goal. Personally I'd have left it go but I understand. Anyway, he's going to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-04-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 60,193
Posted By sakurama
I have a few parts coming for the bike and I'm...

I have a few parts coming for the bike and I'm practicing my aluminum welding so I can try making some temporary side panels but not much other progress. Work has been keeping me busy and I spent the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-24-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,286
Posted By sakurama
I believe when I did my conversion I offset the...

I believe when I did my conversion I offset the caliper about 5mm and then made spacers for the disk. I may be going back to that now with the new front end.

Gregor
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-22-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 412,626
Posted By sakurama
http://gregorhalendaphotography.smugmug.com/Motorc...

http://gregorhalendaphotography.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KTM-950-to-990-conversion-with/i-4Brkt4s/0/L/image1-L.jpg

So the answer is yes. It was the spoke clearance. I believe what happened is that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-04-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 412,626
Posted By sakurama
Wink ^^^ This ^^^ :evil

^^^ This ^^^ :evil
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-04-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 412,626
Posted By sakurama
Well it does have an "OFF" lever so you're...

Well it does have an "OFF" lever so you're welcome to hang it out as much as you like with the system off. :evil

Right now I'm driving it at 70% of the front so the rear wheel is spinning about...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-02-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 412,626
Posted By sakurama
No, no ideas yet. Or rather a couple of ideas...

No, no ideas yet. Or rather a couple of ideas without time to check them out. The leading theory is a broken bearing cage but until I get in there I can't say. I pulled it out yesterday and checked...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-29-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 412,626
Posted By sakurama
That would be quite the test eh? Depends on the...

That would be quite the test eh? Depends on the dates. I'll send you a pm.
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 998
Posted By sakurama
I agree the Kriegas are nice packs. I think...

I agree the Kriegas are nice packs. I think Kevin's stuff has an edge in functionality and beats it by a wide margin in style. Things like the fact that the pockets have high strength magnets that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-29-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 412,626
Posted By sakurama
When I bought my first real bike, my R90S BMW, I...

When I bought my first real bike, my R90S BMW, I saved up and had the engine rebuilt and a bunch of stuff fixed on it at the dealer in Denver (before I was ready to do my own wrenching) and when I...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 998
Posted By sakurama
New Moto Backpack - check it out!

It's not often that anything motorcycle oriented shows up on Kickstarter but this campaign is a friends and he's good people, a serious motorcyclist (hence the design) and I helped him with some of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-28-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 412,626
Posted By sakurama
Mikael, no need to send beers, I have a great...

Mikael, no need to send beers, I have a great shop just down the road so I'll get a good Danish beer and toast your kind words. When you visit the states you're welcome to stay some days here and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-28-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 412,626
Posted By sakurama
I never did find the cause or a "smoking gun" but...

I never did find the cause or a "smoking gun" but considering my engine was going on 65,000 miles and had a severely leaking rear cylinder base gasket that sucked in water during the many stream...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-24-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 28,975
Posted By sakurama
Video is set to private - maybe that's on...

Video is set to private - maybe that's on purpose? :evil
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-23-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 28,975
Posted By sakurama
That was dictated by KTM as only certain vendors...

That was dictated by KTM as only certain vendors get the "right" to sell while others are only allowed to display their gear and can't sell. Strange but it's KTM's decision.

The bus ride down from...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-23-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 412,626
Posted By sakurama
Yes it ran under it's own power Pete - oh for...

Yes it ran under it's own power Pete - oh for your sake!

So, I picked up the graphics Thursday morning - or tried to as they weren't done. Turns out it was a bit more tricky than expected and took...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-19-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 412,626
Posted By sakurama
Well, I didn't bring a laptop so you'll have to...

Well, I didn't bring a laptop so you'll have to wait until Monday night unless you're at the KTM rally in which case I'm leaving the bike at the Revit tent so come by and check it out. Katoom, have...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-18-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 412,626
Posted By sakurama
Thanks, man. How's yours coming along?

Thanks, man. How's yours coming along?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-17-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 412,626
Posted By sakurama
This thread has been epically long but it is now...

This thread has been epically long but it is now nearing the end. I may continue to update it as I make small changes to the bike but to me the goal has always been to "finish" the bike and take it...
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