Orange Crush Halls of Wisdom and Other Info

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by F=ma, May 13, 2006.

  1. Roughidle

    Roughidle Slipping into darkness

    Sep 29, 2006
    Jersey City, NJ, USA, Earth, Sol System, UNIVERSE!
    With a new riding season for North America quickly approaching, and the hughe influx of noobs with repeat questions (I was totally one of these guys at one point) I figured some back ground info would help. (I hope this is ok to post here, if not my BAD)

    When you ask: "what is best" your going to get different answers each time.
    Some things are pretty easy to sort out, say which after market clutch slave to buy.

    But others such as tires, or pipes, or windshields are much....much more subjective.

    When I bought my 950 I tried to soak up as much info from this forum as possible (and the HOW).

    While I cannot guarantee the existence of a single individual who is "mr. 9X0" I can say without hesitation that every question you could possible have about one of these bikes has been answered here.

    Every thing I have done to my 950, every problem I have encountered, and every solution have come from this forum. I have found out about recalls and issues through the OC that even dealers in my area didn't know about. I cannot understate the value of this resource to a new 9X0 owner.

    My advice would be that you sit down with your list of questions and spend some time reading/ searching this forum. There are 9X0 owners here who have wondered the same things you have. So just search, read, and decide for yourself.

    You will discover that questions about Tires, Oil, windshields, heated grips, pipes, suspension, and seats have all been covered in great detail, I can promise you that if you write a post that says something like "what is the best oil for my new 990?" or "how to properly break in this bike?" you will get responses from newer members, but those who have been around will just post a link to an existing thread.

    When in doubt, and the built in search engine fails you (it will) you can always use google to search a specific site, just type: site: xxxxx and hit enter. replace the x's with your keyword and POW, results.

    Incase you didn't know or realize it, the 9X0's are more the same year to year than they are different. And while suspension travel, and engine output have changed (especially with the addition of Fi) the majority of parts on a brand new 990r will work on a older 950 and the other way around. As such most of the solutions to problems, or modifications you want to make will work across the board. So if you find an answer to a question about oil or tires or the like, and the bike in question in the thread is an 04' 950, chances are the solution found in the thread will work for you.

    As suggested above, read, ride, enjoy.
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  2. Smedley

    Smedley sshhh, don't tell my wife

    Apr 11, 2009
    Not on the wet side anymore
    Found the steering head bearings as:
    29mm X 50.25mm X 14mm Taper roller bearing
    Timken part numbers L45449/L45410

    This is what I got from H of W on wheel bearings:
    (2) 6906 bearings
    (2) 35x47x7 seals
    60009013000 spacer r/s
    60009012000 spacer l/s

    (2) 6205 bearings
    3206 bearing {2006 and newer use (2) 6006 bearings}
    30x52x7 seal brake side
    7206AVH seal sprocket side {2006 and newer use 6006AV}
    60010013000 spacer r/s {2006 and newer use 60110013000}
    60010012000 spacer l/s {2006 and newer use 60110012000}
    NOTE: 2006 and newer models use a different rear hub and sprocket support

    I also suggest replacing:
    (6) 54610459000 damping rubbers ​
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  3. robdogg

    robdogg turnip truck driver Supporter

    Jan 29, 2004
    wren-tonne, WA
  4. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

    Oct 4, 2006
    gone RTW...
    Inmate Gefr has managed to get the fuel filters used on the fuel injected LC8 machines manufactured and selling them over here in the vendors forum. KTM sells these filters for 150$ including a few othe bits n pieces which you mostly won't need so his product is a steal !!
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  5. Guano11

    Guano11 Stop me if you've heard this one....

    Mar 26, 2007
    Pacific NW
    Several windscreen modification threads consolidated here.
  6. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-) Supporter

    Mar 9, 2005
    Mill Spring, NC
    Fuel inet O-rings

    KTM Spare connectors

    Brake Recall:

    Fuel Pump Points: K&L 18-4615

    03, 04 and early 05 noise reduction’s-still-have-noise-after-timing-chain-replacement.1318391/#post-35151629

    Oberon slave bleeding, Post #4:

    Alternate temperature switches for the 950/990
    SUZUKI : 17680 50 F1
    ECHLIN : FS154
    AC DELCO : A1854
    STANDARD : TS306
    4 SEASONS : 36567
    WELLS : SW1888

    Alternate oil pressure switch
    Rein® part # ELP0148P

    All have the same gearing;
    950 ADV
    950 SM/R

    The only one that is different is the 990SD/R