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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-19-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
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, 04:46 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
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, 02:27 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
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, 11:31 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
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, 09:40 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
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, 10:43 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
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, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7,522
Views: 3,524,990
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, 08:59 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
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, 03:59 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
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, 03:38 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
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, 01:34 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
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, 10:32 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
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, 07:08 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
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, 09:17 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
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, 07:42 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
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, 01:57 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 69,409
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, 11:30 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
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, 10:23 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
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, 12:03 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
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, 10:41 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
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, 08:39 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
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, 09:54 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
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, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4,623
Views: 636,519
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, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4,623
Views: 636,519
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...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4,623
Views: 636,519
Posted By sakurama
Thanks for the tips guys. I'll look for some...

Thanks for the tips guys. I'll look for some thicker material today and I'll pick up some more thicker 4043 rod as I'm running low on that.

Yes, I've watched almost all the YouTube videos of his...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4,623
Views: 636,519
Posted By sakurama
Hi guys, Years ago this forum was helpful...

Hi guys,

Years ago this forum was helpful when I tackled welding stainless and building my own exhaust. I've built a few now and am very comfortable with stainless. Recently I've decided that I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-01-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
Posted By sakurama
Thanks man! I love the 950/990 platform and KTM...

Thanks man! I love the 950/990 platform and KTM in general. I also love BMW and Ducati's... and Guzzi's too. I love motorcycles actually. While this build is on fast forward it will surely have it's...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
Posted By sakurama
Alright, we're done! Here it is with some of the...

Alright, we're done! Here it is with some of the new collection of uber sophisticated riding gear - notice chest plate doubles as a bib!
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
Posted By sakurama
Guys, I appreciate the input and the support. ...

Guys, I appreciate the input and the support.

I was the one that wanted to do the ADV thread as I like the involvement and back and forth. They have their blog...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-29-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
Posted By sakurama
Ha! :rofl If we weren't upsetting at least a...

Ha! :rofl

If we weren't upsetting at least a few folks then I'd wonder if we weren't pushing hard enough.

Tank fab is happening now and we'll have photos this week.

Gregor
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-29-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
Posted By sakurama
Yes, you're on the right track. I like those...

Yes, you're on the right track. I like those Huskies too.

Gregor
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-28-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
Posted By sakurama
Thanks. We've been comparing the width to...

Thanks.

We've been comparing the width to the stock tank and we're about the same but it's larger for sure (deeper and taller). No idea yet on size but it will be bigger than the SE tank and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-28-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
Posted By sakurama
Wow, one of my all time favorite songs by one of...

Wow, one of my all time favorite songs by one of my all time favorite bands - and I never would have made the connection! Love it.

Are you doing the Polar Bear ride?

Gregor
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-28-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
Posted By sakurama
Man, put a 19 on a Super Enduro and all of sudden...

Man, put a 19 on a Super Enduro and all of sudden everyone's knickers are in a knot? Oh, how delicate the inmates sensibilities have become.:evil

Deadly, I was in your camp when the build started...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-28-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
Posted By sakurama
A driven 19. There are other reasons as...

A driven 19.

There are other reasons as well but you'll have to trust for now.

Gregor
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-27-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
Posted By sakurama
We left off with our clear vision of the bike...

We left off with our clear vision of the bike etched in cardboard...

http://gregorhalendaphotography.smugmug.com/photos/i-wKvR4QJ/0/X2/i-wKvR4QJ-X2.jpg

As you can see we've made some big design...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-16-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,875
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: 317
Views: 52,875
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: 317
Views: 52,875
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: 317
Views: 52,875
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.
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