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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 65,391
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 4,463
Views: 617,458
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: 4,463
Views: 617,458
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: 4,463
Views: 617,458
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: 4,463
Views: 617,458
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 14,658
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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: 197
Views: 65,391
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: 274
Views: 37,973
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....
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