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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-09-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,633
Posted By RedRupert
Fuel connection O-ring size

Those O-rings on the brass elbows are difficult to measure accurately. I tried a few different sizes before I found these that do the job perfectly:

Material: NBR 70 (suitable for petrol, but...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By RedRupert
Do you mean this ^, or what you said in post #5. ...

Do you mean this ^, or what you said in post #5. If it is this, then your bike does not run great.

It may be normal for the coolant level to rise to almost full, but this will depend on what...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-27-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By RedRupert
Those exact settings worked well on my 2004 950. ...

Those exact settings worked well on my 2004 950.

Later, I installed a 2008 990 SD engine (with ADV gearbox ratios), and the same settings worked perfectly - I was expecting to have to adjust,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-26-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 31,705
Posted By RedRupert
You're right - mine have been in service for...

You're right - mine have been in service for around 75,000 km and are still fine. Flats do get worn on to them, but you simple need to rotate the protector a few degrees when this happens. I do this...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-30-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 35,743
Posted By RedRupert
The safety bead is there to stop the tyre...

The safety bead is there to stop the tyre slipping into the valley. It's what it was designed for. It may also help with burping, but that would be a useful side effect if it is so. I would only...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 54,410
Posted By RedRupert
Question Suspension sag help please

Hello all

I have recently acquired a 2008 WR450F. I've set the rear race sag to my weight (suspension length unloaded, minus suspension length with me and my kit = 96mm). Free sag is 20mm...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 114,011
Posted By RedRupert
Question Help - mask - headlamp compatibility

Please can anyone help. I would like to fit a white 2011-2014 mask to my 2008 WR450. From photos, it looks as if my headlamp unit will fit the latest white mask - they both have mounting screws level...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 114,011
Posted By RedRupert
Thanks BygD. .

Thanks BygD.



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Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 114,011
Posted By RedRupert
Thank you. Do you have a part number -...

Thank you.

Do you have a part number - I've looked in the Yamaha parts book, and it looks as if the European bikes all came with switches?

My connector looks like this (the male side goes...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 114,011
Posted By RedRupert
Ignition lock

My bike came with a push-button ignition switch. Can anyone recommend an ignition lock (with a key) that will plug into the loom?

Thank you.


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Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 114,011
Posted By RedRupert
New to me...

Hello all!

I've just joined the WR450F club! It's a road registered 2008 with 2,700 km. It's a real luxury to be riding a proper light enduro with appropriate tyres - in the past I've ridden...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-25-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,784
Posted By RedRupert
Thanks. I've looked at those seat cutters. ...

Thanks. I've looked at those seat cutters. Would I need just one head and one pilot for the LC8?

If the seat contact surface becomes too wide, would I need one (or two) cutters to cut the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-24-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,784
Posted By RedRupert
The '2' is not oversize as such - i.e. it is not...

The '2' is not oversize as such - i.e. it is not the next size up after re-boring an original cylinder.

KTM match pistons to cylinders, so a new engine from the factory can have '1' or '2'. It's...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-24-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,784
Posted By RedRupert
Please can you explain why one should not lap the...

Please can you explain why one should not lap the valves?

Thank you.


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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-24-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,020
Posted By RedRupert
It's the difference between the centre of the hub...

It's the difference between the centre of the hub and the centre of the rim.



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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-23-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By RedRupert
There could be two differences. 1) Colour -...

There could be two differences.
1) Colour - all 950s and early 990s are silver. Later black.
2) The 990 support bracket is thinner so as to allow the bobbins of floating disks to pass.

All...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-23-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By RedRupert
Yes, that's a good ideal. Thanks. The...

Yes, that's a good ideal. Thanks.

The supports are pretty close to the disk, so I'll get about 3mm machined off the supports so that the 2.5mm proud bobbins will clear. The extra 0.5mm help...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-21-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By RedRupert
How to fit 990 brake disks / discs to a 950?

I have a set of 990 S/R floating disks that I would like to use on my 950.

I think the rear will fit OK - I just need longer fixing bolts (16 in place of 13mm) to make up for the fact that the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-21-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,020
Posted By RedRupert
Yes, that would be good to know. I cannot...

Yes, that would be good to know.

I cannot say, as I do not have access to my sprocket carrier/support at the moment.

Could we calculate by taking measurements from the outside of l/h...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-21-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,020
Posted By RedRupert
Thanks Peanuts! .

Thanks Peanuts!

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-17-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,020
Posted By RedRupert
Rear wheel offset? 950 / 990

Hello

Does anyone know what the rear wheel offset should be?

Before dismantling I found the hub (disc surface) / rim to be 13mm, but cannot be sure that it was correct.

Thanks.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-09-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-12-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,869
Posted By RedRupert
Why did you replace the spacer? .

Why did you replace the spacer?

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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-19-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,462
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-18-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 35,743
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 12,007
Views: 2,636,337
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: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-22-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,965
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: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-22-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,965
Posted By RedRupert
Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-22-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,965
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: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-22-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,965
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: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-21-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,965
Posted By RedRupert
Why do you doubt the sealant method? ...

Why do you doubt the sealant method?

Thank you.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-10-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-21-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
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: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-18-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,416
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-16-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-16-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-11-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,549
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-11-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,659
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: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-09-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,660
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.
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