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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Today, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By renogeorge
Slave piston should not be that tight/hard to...

Slave piston should not be that tight/hard to push back into slave bore unless you are trying to push it in without pressure being released on back side--line off or bleeder open. Correct seals on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 03:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,557
Posted By renogeorge
Thanks for sharing this with us! Just curious as...

Thanks for sharing this with us! Just curious as to what if any top end work has been done to get through 200,000Km?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By renogeorge
Alaska, Mexico, wherever you want to ride them

Alaska, Mexico, wherever you want to ride them
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-28-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By renogeorge
I have had sidestand issues on both 950 and 990. ...

I have had sidestand issues on both 950 and 990. The bike will shut down totally--just like the key was turned off. Not an issues with idling or returning to idle.

You need Tune ECU and read the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-28-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By renogeorge
Not a good sign if clearance has changed so...

Not a good sign if clearance has changed so quickly. I would do a leakdown test. I have a friends 990 in my shop now. It whistles air through the intakes when performing the leakdown. Theorizing...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-27-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By renogeorge
My guesses would be grooved fingers on the clutch...

My guesses would be grooved fingers on the clutch basket, slowing release of discs. And/or check the inner "booster" spring at the clutch hub. Worn out or grooved into steel clutch plate. If...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7,662
Views: 1,267,180
Posted By renogeorge
I know it's been mentioned. But for anyone...

I know it's been mentioned. But for anyone considering one of these, make sure you research the "oil transfer" issue. These can be great motors. KTMTalk has a whole lot of discussion on it. Talk...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-26-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,106
Posted By renogeorge
I think all of the 950/990 filters I have bought...

I think all of the 950/990 filters I have bought over the years, from KTM, were packaged as K and N, just like the dirt bike filters they sell. I was/am curious if there is another OEM filter which...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-26-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,106
Posted By renogeorge
Is there an OEM KTM filter other than the K and...

Is there an OEM KTM filter other than the K and N? Is there a specific part/brand/# reference to the bad filter?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 707
Posted By renogeorge
OK, with that, it has to be bleeding or one of...

OK, with that, it has to be bleeding or one of the cylinders--master or calipers. Kits are available to rebuild the cylinders.

Before I went there I'd be absolutely sure I had thoroughly bleed...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 707
Posted By renogeorge
The abs system doubles the distance fluid must be...

The abs system doubles the distance fluid must be pushed. More important to this discussion, it adds numerous spots for air to be trapped in the lines or for leaks at any of the many connection...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By renogeorge
All the more reason to check it

All the more reason to check it
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By renogeorge
Check the oil pressure switch on the back side of...

Check the oil pressure switch on the back side of the front cylinder. They break and leak
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7,662
Views: 1,267,180
Posted By renogeorge
See if something is keeping the tank from going...

See if something is keeping the tank from going all the way forward. Just because you can get the bolt in doesn't mean it is all the way forward. Things like the radiator overflow tube coming off...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7,662
Views: 1,267,180
Posted By renogeorge
Hard to say without knowing what you have in...

Hard to say without knowing what you have in there. But I'd start, assuming you are jetted properly for warm weather and sea level, dropping 2 main sizes, 2 needle clip positions and 2 pilot sizes. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-24-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 707
Posted By renogeorge
No ABS and single, larger disc for me. I am MUCH...

No ABS and single, larger disc for me. I am MUCH happier with the stopping both on and off road. ABS can be a wonderful thing in some situations. Not so sure that KTMs early version is, at least...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-23-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 707
Posted By renogeorge
The Adventure brakes should stop you just fine. ...

The Adventure brakes should stop you just fine. Sounds like a problem with bleeding. ABS is really tough to bleed.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-22-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By renogeorge
If you are still running the Shorai you need...

If you are still running the Shorai you need 14.4+ volts running to keep it charged. Battery needs to be around 13.3V after charging and sitting without motor running. I suspect voltage regulator or...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-21-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,439
Posted By renogeorge
I have used Goop Found it at auto parts stores...

I have used Goop Found it at auto parts stores and Home Depot. Some guys are apparently using regular old RTV silicone sealant. Breaking down one of these 150/18 may not be a pleasant learning...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-20-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By renogeorge
Well I hope you have it fixed. But your...

Well I hope you have it fixed. But your description of the problem makes me think that it is in the safety system which connects the clutch, sidestand and gear position indicator with the ecu so that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-20-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,439
Posted By renogeorge
For a quick fix you could try sealing on the...

For a quick fix you could try sealing on the outside with a little sealer on the top of the spoke nipple where the spoke screws in. Best bet would be to dunk the whole wheel and note any leaks, mark...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-19-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By renogeorge
All depends on how it was taken care of for those...

All depends on how it was taken care of for those 32000. My 2007 990 has 45000 and is running great, using very little oil and takes me wherever I want to go. YMMV. Freshening a motor up is not...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-19-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By renogeorge
I run the SW7 and Remus 2 into 1 on my 2007. I...

I run the SW7 and Remus 2 into 1 on my 2007. I am using a CPR map which I have customized by leaning the F maps and smoothing the spikes in the ignition curves. 40 ish highway mileage and very good...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-18-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,439
Posted By renogeorge
Bend a rim because you are running tubeless?? ...

Bend a rim because you are running tubeless??

I have plugged some monster holes with multiple plugs. There is no rule saying you can't carry a tube in the unikely event that your tubeless tire...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-18-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,310
Posted By renogeorge
As I understand, the ECUs changed when the dash...

As I understand, the ECUs changed when the dash changed and security system was added. I know '07 and '08 were the old style. AFAIK, maps are compatible only within each group of years. Cams were...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,419
Posted By renogeorge
Sidi Goretex for me and my narrow feet. I am a...

Sidi Goretex for me and my narrow feet. I am a Forma guy but there is no comparison between the level of protection. Sidi, with hinged ankle approaches MX boot protection and still pretty damn...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-17-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,310
Posted By renogeorge
TUNE ECU is a fantastic tool and very affordable....

TUNE ECU is a fantastic tool and very affordable. Even an old guy like me can figure it out. Hell there are plenty of free maps out there which should get most bikes in the ballpark without even...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-17-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,439
Posted By renogeorge
And for grins, remove the wheel, break the bead,...

And for grins, remove the wheel, break the bead, install the tube and re assemble as you would on the side of the road. Then think about what it would have taken to pull a nail, plug the hole and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-16-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By renogeorge
I have also seen similar speedo issues with...

I have also seen similar speedo issues with low/fluctuating voltage--battery, wiring VR.

FWIW
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-16-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By renogeorge
There are several threads related to tubless...

There are several threads related to tubless conversions. Tubliss will work on the front if you go to a narrower rim. Lot of guys, me included, are using Goop, silicone seal or some such sealer in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-11-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,310
Posted By renogeorge
I'm no expert. But nothing I have experienced...

I'm no expert. But nothing I have experienced tuning my 990 or researching indicates that the OEM system will self adjust to changes in intake and exhaust or heal the throttle response issues. It...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-10-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By renogeorge
NV will require you to register here. Fees...

NV will require you to register here. Fees probably higher that OR, as I remember OR was quite a bit cheaper.
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7,662
Views: 1,267,180
Posted By renogeorge
Yes the preload adjuster. You might try the Race...

Yes the preload adjuster. You might try the Race Tecj on line spring rate calculator to deteime a rate for that load
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7,662
Views: 1,267,180
Posted By renogeorge
Your weight and sag numbers are comparable to...

Your weight and sag numbers are comparable to mine. I would say you have an 8.0 spring. But the 27mm of preload doesn't seem right. That would mean you have tightened down the rebound nut so much...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-09-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,578
Posted By renogeorge
Been using the Red Line 10/60. Amzoil has a full...

Been using the Red Line 10/60. Amzoil has a full syn 10/60 also
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-08-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3,241
Views: 563,483
Posted By renogeorge
Thanks. But you are over my head. I was just...

Thanks. But you are over my head. I was just trying to get a basic understanding of the F to L switch. From PT I get, in general, that the switch is not absolute--100% F switching to 100% L. From...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-08-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 119,452
Posted By renogeorge
I was promoting Genessee for beer and burgers. ...

I was promoting Genessee for beer and burgers. It didn't work out but the alternative wasn't too shabby--Negra Modelos and Mexican in Portola. Mark is a lot more gentle with us old guys compared...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-08-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3,241
Views: 563,483
Posted By renogeorge
Maybe just semantics. I have read and re read...

Maybe just semantics. I have read and re read Power Tripp stuff which is very helpful. I am not clear on what you see differently?? TPS is a measure of throttle opening. So the switch point is a %...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-07-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 3,241
Views: 563,483
Posted By renogeorge
With more reading I think I have answered part of...

With more reading I think I have answered part of my earlier question on the FL switch. If the setting is at 20 for a given RPM, I am running on the F map until I reach 20% throttle opening. With...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-07-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3,241
Views: 563,483
Posted By renogeorge
Whatever works for you I guess. I might be...

Whatever works for you I guess. I might be missing something here but for my 2 cents, putting any dust and dirt attracting lube, particularly a heavy grease on the throttle tube is asking for...
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