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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 07:38 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
I can't say anything yet but the whole choke...

I can't say anything yet but the whole choke system may not be dead. Don't expect anything soon but news on that front could be happening in the next month. News that I think will make many people...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-11-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
Let's just say that range is not an issue. Nope,...

Let's just say that range is not an issue. Nope, never going to be an issue. Perhaps we should have a raffle to see who can guess the capacity. Which surprised us by the way.



Tim!!!

That's...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7,753
Views: 3,601,500
Posted By sakurama
That's my friend's Jamie's collection. A small...

That's my friend's Jamie's collection. A small part of it. We used to share the space called "Spannerland" and there's a feature on him in Cycle World this month or last. Here's his site:...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7,753
Views: 3,601,500
Posted By sakurama
By way of apology for sidetracking the thread...

By way of apology for sidetracking the thread I'll contribute my friend Tim Harney's XS500.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7,753
Views: 3,601,500
Posted By sakurama
Perhaps I'm the old grouch but I get tired of...

Perhaps I'm the old grouch but I get tired of "haters" or people who decry whatever bobber or chopped up bike that younger builders are making. I shouldn't care because they don't but when I was...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7,753
Views: 3,601,500
Posted By sakurama
Or, if you're not a grouchy old guy who can't...

Or, if you're not a grouchy old guy who can't stand anyone doing anything different than you ever did and you happen to be looking at the cafe racer thread on... I don't know, say a board titled...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-05-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
There's some differences that made the SE a...

There's some differences that made the SE a better candidate. Namely the radiator is narrower, it already has double fans and the oil tank is tighter and the battery isn't in front but up under the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
Thanks Dan. I knew the Orange Crush crowd...

Thanks Dan.

I knew the Orange Crush crowd would be the most critical but then that's why I thought this would be a better place to document it then say on a bobber forum or street fighters or any...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
Sorry if you've already sent me a link but when...

Sorry if you've already sent me a link but when and where? Yesterday I picked up some soft bags for my bike to prepare for my trip to eastern Oregon in May but I'm going to be doing some recon rides...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-03-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
Hey guys. Sorry to drop off. Revit asked me to...

Hey guys. Sorry to drop off. Revit asked me to hold off on more photos until they get the bike back in a few weeks and the video is done. I have a bunch of great shots that you'll see once it goes...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
Thanks! I'm loving the look of the bike....

Thanks!

I'm loving the look of the bike. It's way different than I originally thought it would end up but I like it. It's very different. Seeing it all together for the first time (completed) is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
Been shooting since 6am today and this is the...

Been shooting since 6am today and this is the first chance I had to download a card from what I shot this morning. Here's a teaser until I can get to the rest.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
Chris is like the mad scientist who can do...

Chris is like the mad scientist who can do anything but be on time. The bike was supposed to be in TN Tuesday - it wasn't running much less put back together Sunday. We just finished three nights of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-16-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 76,120
Posted By sakurama
I want to see the Guzzi done too! I've seen...

I want to see the Guzzi done too!

I've seen a resurgence of interest in my boxer so the desire is high to make something that is as good as, or better than it. One thing I've not mentioned are...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-13-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 76,120
Posted By sakurama
The one in two weeks.

The one in two weeks.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-12-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 76,120
Posted By sakurama
Ha, no. Too far for me. Revit is bringing their...

Ha, no. Too far for me. Revit is bringing their bike to the GS Giants event in TN however.

Nothing has happened on the Guzzi. I ordered a hub from Cognito Moto back in November and they sent the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-19-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
Chris is wrapping the bike up this week. When I...

Chris is wrapping the bike up this week. When I was there the other day I saw the carbs with a Rottwieler setup. I don't know that Chris is going to continue to offer the stacks and the choke is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-16-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
Yeah, seriously. i think I could do better with...

Yeah, seriously. i think I could do better with my other hand.

Sometime this spring or summer I'm going to have a big party at my shop so anyone from the PNW who rides or has followed my threads...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-15-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
I can't show the final shots yet but we did use...

I can't show the final shots yet but we did use the tires.

Due to budget and time constraints we couldn't go to the dramatic locations we wanted but we did manage to make some pretty cool shots....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-15-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
Friday night I was under the weather and Saturday...

Friday night I was under the weather and Saturday I took the kids to the MonsterJam monster truck show (priorities you know) otherwise I would have loved to meet up with the ADV'er's. The show was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-13-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
That's funny. I'd never heard that one. ...

That's funny. I'd never heard that one.

Yeah, no worries about not having a scar there. I guess since I already had a scar from the first surgery they weren't very concerned about leaving one...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-12-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
Okay, I'm finally digging out and trying to get...

Okay, I'm finally digging out and trying to get caught up. I slept for a week when I got back and then I had surgery on my wrist to remove some hardware from an old crash - that's slowed me up a bit....
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7,753
Views: 3,601,500
Posted By sakurama
Would love to see some more of this bike or info...

Would love to see some more of this bike or info on it. It's just about as good as it gets for blending modern and vintage together seamlessly. So pretty and so functional.

Gregor
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
We're all trying to catch up after the week of...

We're all trying to catch up after the week of chaos. I'm editing the photos for the next post and will try to have that in the next day or so. We've still got a lot of work to do to finish the bike...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
:freaky Cheers brother. There's no way...

:freaky

Cheers brother. There's no way everyone would like it. In a way we'll have failed if that's the case - but hopefully it can be appreciated for the work and functionality.

Gregor
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
Awe, you really know how to hurt my feelings....

Awe, you really know how to hurt my feelings. :cry

I'll try to get time to wrap up the weekend but after three back to back 20 hour days I'm beyond wiped out.

Obviously we weren't going for...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-24-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
I don't mind. Sorry guys. We're so behind right...

I don't mind. Sorry guys. We're so behind right now...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-24-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
Hey guys. I can't make an update - no time, but...

Hey guys. I can't make an update - no time, but I'm putting up some photos on my Instagram: gregorhalenda with the hashtag #revit95. It's not going to be rideable done but it's getting close.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
With only three hours of sleep this will be a...

With only three hours of sleep this will be a short update.

Parts have been coming back and Scott is still working his ass off having underestimated the difficulty of the tank. Some of the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-21-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
Yeah, I know it's bad form. I was also sanding...

Yeah, I know it's bad form. I was also sanding the weld so I didn't want to get grit on the ways of Chris' lathe. I was going very slow with a hand on the power. I would normally use some butcher...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-21-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
It's difficult at the end of a build, especially...

It's difficult at the end of a build, especially when you're on a (very tight) deadline. Things are constantly being ordered at the last minute and adjustments are being made before finishes can be...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-18-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 76,120
Posted By sakurama
Yeah, I have too many things going on at the...

Yeah, I have too many things going on at the moment. It's a nice problem to have but some of it is my own doing.

My Ducati finally showed up and of course, even though it was basically perfect, I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-17-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
We're planning on a studio shoot next Saturday...

We're planning on a studio shoot next Saturday for the bike and, as you might imagine, there's a fair amount to do.

The seat pan is finished and at the upholsterer's now being made. Scott did a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-14-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
Sorry guys, I know it's seems quiet but it's a...

Sorry guys, I know it's seems quiet but it's a flurry of activity. We're supposed to have the bike finished for a studio shoot next week and we're coming down to the wire as you may have noticed. I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-09-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
Todays photos are curtesy of friend Scott...

Todays photos are curtesy of friend Scott Calabrese who lives near Scotts shop in Saugerties. Thanks Scott!

http://gregorhalendaphotography.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZNfRR7t/0/X2/i-ZNfRR7t-X2.jpg
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
Thanks! It's appreciated. I always wanted to...

Thanks! It's appreciated. I always wanted to write when I worked for newspapers but back then photographers were the second class citizens of the newsroom. Luckily blogs have democratized the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
Scott sent some photos today of the subframe tray...

Scott sent some photos today of the subframe tray that he's worked up. While not exactly Tommy quality photos (no offense Scott - Tommy's got the killer RX-1) they're great to show the progress and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-06-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 70,675
Posted By sakurama
So our own Tommy braved a snow storm to visit...

So our own Tommy braved a snow storm to visit Scott upstate at the Kolb Machine skunkworks and came back with some really killer shots of the process so far. He's an equally talented photographer -...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4,756
Views: 661,694
Posted By sakurama
Thanks for the tips guys. I spent a couple of...

Thanks for the tips guys. I spent a couple of hours tonight welding coupons and then deciding to weld up a box from scrap after finding that for whatever reason I was able to get a better, more...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4,756
Views: 661,694
Posted By sakurama
Thanks. I stopped by Airgas today and picked up a...

Thanks. I stopped by Airgas today and picked up a pound of both 1/8 and 3/32 in 4043. I asked about the 5356 but they didn't have any and I'm going to keep it simple for now. I also went by Alaskan...
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