My 950 Refresh or Mission Creep...

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by sakurama, May 5, 2009.

  1. StevenD

    StevenD Hmmmm, dirt!

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    Just that, a gyro in the air.

    For the big bore, have you considered using RC8 105mm pistons? I'm looking for one myself to do some measurements, that would be an easy bigbore than. I think getting a piston wil be either the hardest, or the most expensive for a bigbore block.

    The piston pin is the same, rods diffrent, stroke about the same so the pin offset should be exactly what we want. No idea about heights though.

    I'd love to build my 999cc in to a 1180 here!
  2. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    Yes about the gyro effect - Doug Domokos, the Wheelie King, put electric motors in his front wheels to keep them spinning for his epically long monos.

    Haven't looked at pistons yet as we're waiting to hear from Cometic. One of our requirements was not boring the cases which would massively complicate the whole thing.

    Gregor
  3. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    Been giving thought to what this bike should look like. I've always loved maps simply as a collection of meaningful lines so I've decided to let my two coasts provide the artwork. I've been playing with downloading open source maps and while I've managed to get a screens worth of data I don't quite know how to export it into a large enough file to be useful for a graphic. I'll figure it out though. Each side will be a map depiction of each coast as it relates to me. Here's the NYC side of the bike which is the "right" coast and the right side. It is the area from Brooklyn, where I lived and have my studio, through lower manhattan to my shop in NJ. It's abstract and yet meaningful. I like it.

    [​IMG]

    I tried it in white as well which looked very cool too but orange seems to blend more as a graphic and read less as a map. It almost looks like circuitry.

    Gregor

    PS Like that better Johnny? Obviously this is a tip of the hat to Deadly whose bike was so pretty.
  4. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    Yep there's your graphics. :thumb

    Looks great!
  5. 35xj

    35xj Long timer

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    dig it! thats cool in orange
  6. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    That's wicked cool!
  7. jonnykilo

    jonnykilo Viator

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    WOW Gregor - this is amazing. Even for proofs you take so much time and care with your images - this looks fantastic. I fully appreciate the NYC side - I wonder how you will chose the Portland map coverage given that your time there is still fairly new? I have been to both cities many times - even navigated up the Columbia River to Portland a few times. - so I can also appreciate how both places speak to you.
  8. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    Flanny-approved.

    That looks bitchin'

    :thumb
  9. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    +1

    Nothing says adventure like maps.
  10. Pete640

    Pete640 Long timer

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    39 FCRs with chokes - dont forget us over here.....:freaky

    Is there a practical length of the forks for the front drive.. Just askin cos the pyndon forks are 320mm....
  11. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    Chokes are our priority - Chris has to have them done before we tear into the bike for the AWD. I don't know about the 320mm - mine is very tall, about the height of the older 04 S bikes. Evidently it's not a problem as we only swap the fork lowers where the axle attaches. I think the drive shafts can be made any length.

    Don't worry Pete, the 39's will head to you long before anything happens on the drive train. :clap

    Gregor
  12. Pete640

    Pete640 Long timer

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    G - just a friendly poke is all....

    Have you thought through the LH tank clearance issue over the chain drive? I know its early days but?????:ear
  13. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

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    Love the graphics idea!
  14. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    Yes, we've thought extensively about that. We're planning on changing the kit significantly in order to keep the entire package within the frame rails and to preserve the stock tanks. We have some unusual ideas about that drawn from Chris' history of race bike chassis design.

    Glad you guys like the graphic ideas. The other side will be more topo related to hint at the dual nature of the bike as I will still run two sets of wheels. If in fact I have to sell my Husaberg to fund the AWD build the 990 will end up as my "dirt bike" for the summer so it will spend a lot of time with knobbies.

    Gregor
  15. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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    Very cool graphic design!

    Say, has the Version 2 of the TPS mount gone to production yet? Haven't heard back from Chris yet. I'd like to have that installed before the season is upon us again.
  16. thisflatearth

    thisflatearth 2 wheel has been

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  17. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    If by "project" you mean madnesses. Discount for an ADV riders of course! Also up for sale is a Steyr Tactical Scout rifle (308), a Hammerli 208 target pistol, a couple of nice Canon lenses (24mm f1.4 & 50mm f1.2), a CRF100 and a number of other pricey things that will be reappropriated into this bike or my new garage shop.

    It worries me to sell the Husaberg but its too cold to ride and I suspect that the 990 will be my focus this summer anyway - wonder if I can fit paddle tires front and back for the dunes...

    Gregor
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    thisflatearth 2 wheel has been

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    Watched a video of someone slapping a paddle on a F800gs, possibly Touratch. Dont know how it would steer with the paddle on teh front.
  19. Bronco3738

    Bronco3738 Mike

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    +1 I really like the maps.
  20. CosentinoEngineering

    CosentinoEngineering Been here awhile

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    >>39 FCRs with chokes - dont forget us over here..

    Choke parts just went out to the anodizer along with corrected TPS brackets. The epoxy and glues came in for putting the carb halves back together, I'll get to that Monday or Tuesday and follow up with a dyno run to verify it is all working like it did before the choke. I know a few people are interested and will finalize it as soon as I get through some work that is in my lap.

    >>Have you thought through the LH tank clearance issue over the chain drive? I know its early days but?????

    The Christini parts should be here soon at which point things will be a lot clearer. Hopefully I can do something nice and tidy.