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Forum: Orange Crush 07-25-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,459
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: Orange Crush 07-24-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,459
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: Orange Crush 07-24-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,459
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: Orange Crush 07-24-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
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: Orange Crush 07-23-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
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: Orange Crush 07-23-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
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: Orange Crush 07-21-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
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: Orange Crush 07-21-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
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: Orange Crush 07-21-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By RedRupert
Thanks Peanuts! .

Thanks Peanuts!

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Forum: Orange Crush 07-17-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
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: Orange Crush 04-09-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 977
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: 2,203
Posted By RedRupert
Why did you replace the spacer? .

Why did you replace the spacer?

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Forum: Orange Crush 02-19-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,645
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: 163
Views: 29,976
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: 10,484
Views: 2,178,220
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: 1,574
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: 1,574
Posted By RedRupert
Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: Orange Crush 01-22-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,574
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: 1,574
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: 1,574
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: 592
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: 1,048
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: 575
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: 2,734
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: 930
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: 930
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: 1,284
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: 3,744
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: 69
Views: 4,951
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: 69
Views: 4,951
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: 344
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: 698
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: 3,900
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: 4,641
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: 859
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: 4,382
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: 1,254
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: 1,254
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: 4,382
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?
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Forum: Orange Crush 09-13-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
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.
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