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Rev'It! Doubles Down on #95

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by sakurama, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    Assumptions.

    Gregor has said repeatedly that they want to narrow the bike, so why do you assume that this will be a Safari tank?

    I would guess 5 gallons or so, but I will also wait and see. So far Gregor, I absolutely love it!
  2. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    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 hoping for around the 5 mark.

    Gregor
  3. Lupin 3rd

    Lupin 3rd Raygun Gothic

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    Nice, makes me think of scramblers

    <a href="http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/gallery/husqvarna-baja-concept/2012-husqvarna-baja-concept-9.jpg"><img src="http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/gallery/husqvarna-baja-concept/2012-husqvarna-baja-concept-9.jpg" /></a>
  4. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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

    Gregor
  5. Head2Wind

    Head2Wind MotorcycleMayhem

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    :freaky

    Again with the 'this one goes to 11'.... :lol3

    Excellent work everyone!
  6. oldfuddy

    oldfuddy Long timer

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    I'd never have the skills, resumes, or money for such a build. As such, I'm interested in the final result. With that said, look at some of the participation thus far in another way… you took a pristine low production limited edition highly sought after Erzberg winning 500-original mile big-bore bike and stripped it, drilled it, grinded it, welded it, and talked about "almost cartoonish" 180 rear, "megaphone" exhaust, "I-phone" electronics, and a 19 up front.... to a crowd of loyal LC8 Adv riders. :dunno

    just an observation... :*sip*

    back to the build... :lurk
  7. Head2Wind

    Head2Wind MotorcycleMayhem

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    I personally like the 'let's reconsider the visual design based upon these criteria', I enjoy the visual and mechanical photographic and written journey that Sakurama is sharing, from concept to mock-up to sparks flying and melting metal together. Deviation from the definition of the KTM breed, culture, pedigree based upon a new criteria as with any 'custom' build can draw critical reviews. What I see of the skills of the team so far, the businesses that they operate, the products that they produce I applaud their entrepreneurship and willingness to build what appears so far to be a pretty darn cool motorcycle..

    Thank you for the renewed inspiration to get out the cutting wheel, the TIG torch... and maybe even the old Oxy/Acet torch to melt together a 'special' fuel tank...

    Keep up the effort and excellent work both fabricating metal and the epic story. :deal
  8. Dustodust

    Dustodust Long timer

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    I kinda expect to see these side bags for this 950 SG project :

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    snark, snark :huh

    I am cringing that you guys modified to the extreme in the direction of castigating the off road intent of a perfectly perfect 950 SE
    you guys could have used a superduke or ADV because the engine and mainframes are pretty much the same

    the extravagant opulence of the Chritini FWD was tolerable but welding a skinny subframe onto the mainframe ??? ......ouch !!!! (I just hope you are using proper Cromalloy welding proceedures and materials

    if you had bolted on an exposed Titanium subframe .....well now we are talking mega $$$$ functional bling

    I can't watch anymore , sorry, its like watching a transgender-ectomy
  9. Head2Wind

    Head2Wind MotorcycleMayhem

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    I have been told that the Coach bags are made from Bull Sack :lol3
  10. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    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
  11. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Steward

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    Keep it lit.

    I destroyed a perfect 950 Adv....still doing it.
  12. jfink

    jfink Can't get there from here

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    Would this be different if all we saw was the final product? Thanks for taking us along, even if we are finding it a bit bumpy. Isn't that what we adventure riders do???? ...when we aren't typing comments on a interweb board.

    In ...
  13. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    When finished you must (!) make an adventure movie starring the bike and put it on YouTube.

    Was it Icon that made the fun video with a couple Triumph's and a great story?
    (Escape from Seattle or something?)
  14. Afry

    Afry Why hike?

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    Pissed me off with the Iphone....:D at least use a Galaxay S5!
  15. misery goat

    misery goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    My sensibilities have become pretty damn practical after actually traveling long term on the SE. 21s are available in just about every country in the world and good luck sourcing that fat rear tire.

    It's your project so I don't know why anyone would get upset at what you're doing. I, like many others here, love the old scrambler styling. Your sense of style is certainly visually appealing, I don't think many will dispute that. And I'm sure it'll be a big hit with the hipsters at the coffee house. :evil

    Seriously, great thread and thanks for taking us along. :freaky
  16. Unhingedlizard

    Unhingedlizard Long timer

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    I hate the round headlight (not my style) and think the comment re 21' tyres being available is a valid one.

    And yet I found myself browsing SE's on trademe (NZ Ebay) and wondering if I convert a 990 SMR to an SE.....

    Style aside I love these engineering builds. Makes me want a lathe
  17. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    I'd do just about anything for a round headlight. :D

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  18. oldfuddy

    oldfuddy Long timer

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    Whew! Now that we got all that out of the way... Where's that 2nd post and more pics? Get 'er done!
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    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    So sorry, but that was my feeling as well, despite the absolutely marvelous photography of the project. The SE is one of the most amazing motor vehicles every engineered, from a design standpoint and a form following function point of view. A lightweight 100 horsepower Urban/Jungle military grade assault vehicle.

    Even putting on a Safari tank sort of ruins the original design objectives. In the dirt, you want light. Gallons of gasoline are great for long distance trekking, but not for dirt.

    And as far as the request for a youtube video, I believe there is one available for the last two wheel drive vehicle two year project. Showing it drive off into a ravine with the front wheel locking on the brake caliper. Clearance problems, I believe.

    This is an Anti-KISS prototype. The SE is a perfect KISS machine. I also would have rather you do this to an SM, since your leaning towards street use...:cry:cry

    Again, fantastic photography, though! :D
  20. Unhingedlizard

    Unhingedlizard Long timer

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    Steampunk style I do however like a lot!