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New KX 85: what do I need to know . . .

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We just moved up to a KX 85. So far all we have done is rejet. What do I need to know. What should I look out for. What spares should we have.

THanks for the info in advance.

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are you racing the bike or trail riding it liesurely? when i had my 85 i was young and didnt know any better and would only ride trails and i NEVER touched the bike other then change tranny oil and clean air filter/oil it. bad i know. I would probably keep a spare top end handy because to make any power you really have to wind them out. thats about all i can think of. on my rm 144 i just keep a spare top end handy. basic maint. stuff like greasing wheel bearings/linkage/shock bearings. im sure somebody else with more knowledge on racing wear and tear 85 will chime in.

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we will be racing HS and MX with lots of practice in between. SO far we have only fouled a plug in the cold.

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my son has a 08 that we have raced for 2 seasons now... #1 switch to a iriduim plug. #2 at the least re-spring it to your sons weight also the kx likes to run that R&D rear link on it. #4 cut i think it was 1.5-2.0 inch's off the end of the stock silencer and re-pack it. It makes it into a FMF shorty.There is a thread on it somewere. Watch the engine mount bolts they love to come loose.........Thats about it..Oh yea we been running ATF in the tranny

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yep thats exactly what I need to know

Why did you sat switch to irigium plug (we had trouble with the stock 105 and did the same)

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It was recomended on teamgreen site. Un fortunatly i re-jetted and switched plug at the same time.So not sure what they do.Have yet to foul a plug since thou.

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