My 950 Refresh or Mission Creep...

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

  1. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    That is some funny stuff. Welcome to the rowdy side. I still have a BMW and I love the brand deeply but there's just something about the KTM that is truly intoxicating. The sound, the power, the hooliganism that they promote. Yes, unless I can get Chris to CNC some 1100cc cylinders there's not much more to do - but ride it! Yeah. Finally!

    Gregor

    PS Dear god Chris, please don't leave it outside. You have a miserable track record with things left in the lot. I do as well for that matter. Last time someone rammed a van through the locked gate, passed over a Ducati and a BMW and loaded my KTM 525 in and that was that. Maybe we can rent a drive in freezer?
  2. mookymoo

    mookymoo Mookish Mook

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  3. Fast_Boy_Slim

    Fast_Boy_Slim Don't call me Wighty

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    HI Gregor,

    You are probably aware, but your BMW is featured in a special BMW supplement in Bike magazine that just arrived this week in the UK.

    I am going to write to them and suggest they do a feature on the 950 Refresh.

    All the best

    Pete
  4. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    Very cool. I hope it comes stateside. Not in the digital version.

    Thanks. It would be fun to get some press on this bike.

    Gregor
  5. Fast_Boy_Slim

    Fast_Boy_Slim Don't call me Wighty

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    I can send you a copy if you want?

    Cheers

    Pete
  6. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    Pete it looks like we don't get the supplement here so PM me your Paypal info and I'll buy you a beer or two for your trouble!

    Gregor
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    Fast_Boy_Slim Don't call me Wighty

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    Thats a kind thought Gregor, but I won't take anything for it. After what you have given everybody here with this thread its the least I could do.

    Pete
  8. salvadorfrieri

    salvadorfrieri Been here awhile

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  9. shiftymike

    shiftymike Hooligan Schmooligan

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    Holy hell! I gave the index at the beginning of this thread a quick glance and thought I'd spend 10-15 minutes here. A few pages later, a cast of characters emerged and 10 hrs later I had consumed the entire 78 pages.

    Gregor and crew thanks for the laughs. There's quite the collection of quips, one liners and wisecracking to entertain. Not to mention the passion and love for this two wheeled addiction and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talents and curiosity because thats what makes for epic projects coming to life.

    I was luck enough to meet Craig and his mean green "Be all it can be" machine last year. I was really impressed by both! You guys have taken this another step. Great stuff! Hope to sample one of these great pieces of art again soon!

    Has the "left coast" been added to that rolling piece of passion yet?

    "Put a bird on it!" err two. Cheers.
  10. Pete640

    Pete640 Long timer

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    :cough.....
  11. KaytM

    KaytM Just a fella.

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    Best. Thread. Ever!
  12. Freakingreen

    Freakingreen They make used stuff every day.

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    Ok great thread the fabricator in me wont sleep for a month now.
    But on the starting topic....What about using a primer from a Ski-doo snowmobile instead of a choke? Yes the carbs have a pump that you can use prior to starting the engine but... If you have an ability to push the primer in slowly after the bike fires up it can inject a small ratio of fuel into the sytem without changing slide position. Its worked on all our stock and highly modified race sleds for years regardless of how cold it gets. The part is like $15 and finding a place to inject into the side of the carb or flange probably isnt that hard to do. I dont have carbs yet so I cant comment fully. Just a low buck idea.
    Great Thread, Love it.
  13. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    Thanks guys!

    Good news for those waiting on Chris to finish the chokes: I am too busy and broke with trying desperately to get into our house (so very close but like this bike it's epically beyond original scope) that I won't be shipping it out to Portland for the One Motorcycle Show but my Boxer will be in it. Realistically I have no time to ride right now and my garage is full of carpentry stuff as I continue to build out the house.

    Spring sometime is more likely. Chris, how's those chokes coming?

    Gregor
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    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    sakurama on an endless build

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    I'm ready to pull the trigger on a Full Monty with chokes. I have high hopes that it happens before spring. I understand it's quite a challenge, so I won't be too upset if it can't happen :)
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    Quote - Choke is available but not standard, please inquire.

    Looking on the Constantino website the above dot point is included - but the drop down doesnt allow selection.

    Where are we with this?:ear
  18. JRod152

    JRod152 will work for tires

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    I see the info on the site too... anxious to hear something on this!

    cough...cough...cough
  19. Unruled

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    Well that's cost me the best part of 3 evenings. But I read the entire thing and love it :D
  20. Ross Shafer

    Ross Shafer Been here awhile

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    Bravo, Bellissima, Molto Buono....Sehr Gut, Ausgezeichnet!

    Encore, Encore....wait a minute, maybe not.....ah WTF...ENCORE!!

    Chris and Gregor you're inspiring!