Just venting a bit. Bought a 95 kx250 last year and figured its time for a rebuild. So I tore the whole bike down to the frame stripped and painted it, checked and replaced swingarm, wheel, headset, and linkage bearings. So now I'm on to the engine and as I take the top end off I noticed that the govenor linkage is misaligned. Figured that was a simple mistake then I realized the PO had completely botched the kips system. The sub valves were opening completely opposite of one another one was closed while the other was completely open. I have to wonder what effect this had on the performance of the motor? The good news is that while it could use a piston and rings the cylinder, head and the bottom end all look pretty good. I guess my point is why would anyone start taking apart a kips valve with no idea of how it goes back together. A clymer manual is $29.00 and is the first mod I buy for any bike or quad!!!! The kips system is a piece of cake with the manual but I can't imagine trying to time it blind. I guess I can look forward to riding the bike after the rebuild, it has gnarly pipe on it yet it has always been flat on the bottom. Now I just wait for parts to arrive.