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Forum: Orange Crush 04-09-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By RedRupert
Don't waste your money on the carb repair kit -...

Don't waste your money on the carb repair kit - it costs a fortune, and there's a fair chance it won't solve the problem.

You could try swapping the front and rear float valves to see if the...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-12-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,796
Posted By RedRupert
Why did you replace the spacer? .

Why did you replace the spacer?

.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-19-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,946
Posted By RedRupert
Thanks for sharing this info with us. Something...

Thanks for sharing this info with us. Something to keep in mind now that these 950s are getting pretty old. I have noticed that carb cleaner swells the diaphragms, so perhaps it's best to clean...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-18-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 28,025
Posted By RedRupert
I see no reason not to do the front. I don't...

I see no reason not to do the front. I don't understand the safety bead argument, because the innertube does nothing to hold the tyre in place once the air has escaped (as others have said). A...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-22-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 9,675
Views: 1,947,989
Posted By RedRupert
Last time I checked in the UK, the OE DID KTM...

Last time I checked in the UK, the OE DID KTM black chain was 20 more than the DID aftermarket gold chain.

I didn't want the gold chain, but it seems to be more corrosion resistant that the...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-22-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,384
Posted By RedRupert
Why do you say that the KTM/Saxess system/concept...

Why do you say that the KTM/Saxess system/concept is better than Alpina's?
Forum: Orange Crush 01-22-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,384
Posted By RedRupert
Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: Orange Crush 01-22-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,384
Posted By RedRupert
If what b18 said is correct, then it's really the...

If what b18 said is correct, then it's really the other way round. The Alpina will be a fraction of the cost.

Alpina wheels are 980 (around USD 1,600) per set + plus you have your OE KTM...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-22-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,384
Posted By RedRupert
A fraction of the cost? Do you know how much the...

A fraction of the cost? Do you know how much the KTM/Saxess tubeless rims are?
Forum: Orange Crush 01-21-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,384
Posted By RedRupert
Why do you doubt the sealant method? ...

Why do you doubt the sealant method?

Thank you.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-10-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By RedRupert
I know you asked for a non-kit source, but the...

I know you asked for a non-kit source, but the Factory Pro kit represents good value for money as it includes a good range of jets, plus you get their unique titanium needles which many people claim...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-05-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By RedRupert
I found that the damper makes a considerable...

I found that the damper makes a considerable difference.

I've recently installed a 2008 990 motor into my 2004, and was struck by how quiet the newer motor is. Immediately after installing the...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-21-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By RedRupert
There were no washers on either of my engines...

There were no washers on either of my engines (2004 950 and 2008 990), just two O-rings on each pipe (inboard of the bulge in the pipe). Both pipes are held in place by two plates with three M6...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-18-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,345
Posted By RedRupert
Tan, it's quite difficult for me to understand...

Tan, it's quite difficult for me to understand what you write, and I'm a native English speaker... it must be incredibly difficult for a Norwegian to understand.

Leather provides much better...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-16-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 776
Posted By RedRupert
The first thing you should do is make sure the...

The first thing you should do is make sure the rear and front has minimum preload.

The difference between high and low at the rear is 30mm.


Preload only effects ride height, and not stiffness...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-16-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 776
Posted By RedRupert
All non-s 2003 and 2004s have 230mm suspension....

All non-s 2003 and 2004s have 230mm suspension. In 2005 they shortened it to 210mm.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-11-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By RedRupert
Did you use those same oil grades in your 950? ...

Did you use those same oil grades in your 950?

They are not what's recommended (in Europe). You should be using 10w50. I use 10w60 as I'm usually riding in hot temperatures. The 10w60 is...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-11-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,301
Posted By RedRupert
I could not cure the high oil consumption

Update:

I used the Millers oils as described in my last post, but oil consumption has not improved, just gradually worse. The bike has less power than a friend's 950 that I have recently ridden,...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-09-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,890
Posted By RedRupert
I'm 99% sure Mousitsas is incorrect, and that...

I'm 99% sure Mousitsas is incorrect, and that you'll be OK. I've sent a PM with some ways of double checking.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-08-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,890
Posted By RedRupert
Hi Crazybrit Have you got any further? ...

Hi Crazybrit

Have you got any further?

I've recently fitted a <2000 mile 2008 SD 990 engine (8-610 engine number) into my 2004 950 ADV (I installed an ADV gearbox as I could not find an...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-07-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 296
Posted By RedRupert
Lighter Throttle for my 950 - how?

Has anyone had experience in lightening the throttle on a 950 ADV?

My throttle cable is in good condition - new and lubricated. I don't want to do without the return cable. I've made sure that...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-03-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By RedRupert
I'm with you. I had the same last year - checked...

I'm with you. I had the same last year - checked out OK with multimeter, but not with bulb. A new pressure brake switch in the rear master cylinder sorted it. 13.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-02-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,398
Posted By RedRupert
It's 27 mm. A ring-spanner is better, as you...

It's 27 mm.

A ring-spanner is better, as you can get at the nut without removing the handlebars.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-30-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,194
Posted By RedRupert
Dear Rattis Your original question was a...

Dear Rattis

Your original question was a good one. The BMW brakes are better than the KTM brakes for road riding. It's a fact, backed up in tests. However, breaking, like many things, is a...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-21-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By RedRupert
I've been using off-the-shelf NBR 7 x 1.2 mm...

I've been using off-the-shelf NBR 7 x 1.2 mm O-rings, and have had no problems.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-20-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,956
Posted By RedRupert
Thanks. Don't go back to your cave. But please...

Thanks. Don't go back to your cave. But please allow people to ask questions.

This is a worldwide forum, so there will be others with different priorities to your own.

Be glad that your...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-20-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By RedRupert
Are you sure that your parting tool did a proper...

Are you sure that your parting tool did a proper job? Could it have made contact with the two pinch-bolts in the r/h axel clamp before it was able to part the clamp sufficiently?

Once I've...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-20-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By RedRupert
I've found this centre bush to be loose (i.e....

I've found this centre bush to be loose (i.e. when fitted into the aluminium fork tube, there is still pay at the axel clamp end of the of the inside tube). I asked WP in Holland if this is correct,...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-20-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,956
Posted By RedRupert
Why are you and flynride being so tough on...

Why are you and flynride being so tough on mousitas? The above comments are just rude and unnecessary. Or have I missed something - if I have, please would you be kind enough to spell it out?
...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-13-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By RedRupert
I agree. Also, if you increase the ride...

I agree.

Also, if you increase the ride height at the rear only, it could make the bike unstable at speed on-road.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-16-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,010
Posted By RedRupert
You could have swapped the relay with the one...

You could have swapped the relay with the one next to it - they are identical. Or just bridged power in and power out, in order to test.

In the manual it mentions to test the resistance, rather...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-03-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,010
Posted By RedRupert
If all is well, the Facet pump will pump for 5...

If all is well, the Facet pump will pump for 5 seconds every time the ignition + the kill switch are switched ON (not always the case with the OE pump, as that may not pump if good pressure in the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-02-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,010
Posted By RedRupert
There are two relays side-by-side to the left of...

There are two relays side-by-side to the left of the headlight. They are identical, so you can swap them to test.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-02-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,010
Posted By RedRupert
I don't think it'll work. Best is to feed...

I don't think it'll work.

Best is to feed the pump with + & - (via a fuse) directly it its connector. If it does not work, then remove it and check the points and make sure the plunger is free.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-02-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,503
Posted By RedRupert
Well spotted!

Well spotted!
Forum: Orange Crush 08-02-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,010
Posted By RedRupert
The fuel pump relay is behind the left-hand...

The fuel pump relay is behind the left-hand fairing,
just left of the head lamp, roughly in line with the indicator lamp.

With ignition ON, the pump should cycle for 5 seconds after flicking the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-01-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,884
Posted By RedRupert
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Vendors 08-01-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 48,578
Posted By RedRupert
How thick is the Al mounting plate, please? ...

How thick is the Al mounting plate, please?

Thanks.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-01-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By RedRupert
This method will not tell you the float height,...

This method will not tell you the float height, but fuel level. It may be useful to compare the settings of the two carbs. Maybe a bit long-winded.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-01-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,503
Posted By RedRupert
Cyril's bike used bar-end weights and the KTM...

Cyril's bike used bar-end weights and the KTM isolated handle-bar mounts.

http://media400.dropshots.com/photos/253262/20130801/b_081243.jpg
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