matt3357

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  1. Will do, thanks for the reply For reference the dark area around the thread is not the shaddow of the thread and is instead the colour of the plug at that point starting to turn black
  2. Hi There I'm trying to jet for a new pipe, but am having trouble getting a nice brown color after a WOT run on a new plug, I'm wondering if someone with a bit more experience jetting can point me in the right direction? I'm worried its running too lean even with a larger main. Warm bike, new plug, 2x 15 sec of WOT in 6th gear, 170 main. Remove plug and push back to car. If I jump higher on the main (like, going from 170 to 185, or even 195) I still get the same kind of look, but the bike loses top end, so I think its getting rich without giving me a good plug color? Has this happened to anyone else? Stock main was 162, which was rich with the stock pipe, resulting in black plugs, but seemingly heaps leaner burn with the pipe I've just put on. Hence why I'm confused as to how it well it runs with the 170 main, so I'm starting to think that its not as lean as it looks and the oil/fuel im using is just burning well? Pic is of the 170 main run. I've read a lot but can't seem to work out why I'm getting this, and don't want to melt the piston, especially as I want to start racing next month. Can someone tell me what they would do or what else to test? KTM 200, (2 stroke) tl;dr: Hows this look? Would you run this? Thanks in advance
  3. Right, A helpfull reply would be appreciated Anyone?
  4. Are you being serious or poking fun at my angle grinder usage instead of a hacksaw? I know they don't like to rev. I'm trying not to run lean on the main though, but i'm not sure if the plug is lean or rich from the chop, I'm looking for advice. I'm seeing a lot of images from google where 2mm of dark on the plug is good, but i'm not sure if it applies to 2 strokes...
  5. Warm bike, new plug, 2x 15 sec of WOT in 6th gear, 170 main How's it looking? I'm having trouble getting it to give the plug a nice brown look. If I jump higher on the main (like, going from 170 to 185 main) I still get the same kind of look, but the bike hardly revs out, so its clearly getting rich without giving me a good plug color. Stock main was 162, which was rich with the stock pipe, resulting in black plugs, but seemingly heaps leaner with the FMF gnarly I've just put on. Hence why I'm confused as to how it well it runs with the 170, so I'm starting to think that its not as lean as it looks and the oil/fuel im using is just burning well? Pic is of the 170 btw KTM 200, (2 stroke) tl;dr: Hows this look? Would you run this?
  6. maybe watch their other vids......
  7. this link for anyone not logged into youtube
  8. Hi there I am looking to make my bike absorb square edge and other mostly small bumps (less than 10 inches) with little to no feedback felt, but have high bottoming resistance in the last few inches for emergencies, even if it is extremely harsh through the bars. Just wondering what people think the best way to achieve this is before I sent off for a revalve, so I can gauge if the suspension shop has any idea or if they are just willing to take my money. Most of my riding seems to be fairly flat, I don't think I use more than half the travel 95% of the time, and overall my ride feels harsh and tiring going over what I perceive to be, relatively small bumps. I would also like a setup that gives me a bit more confidence hopping out of ruts. I also don't jump. I'm guessing something along the lines of reduced damping both ways and higher oil level in the forks, not sure about how one would prevent bottoming in the shock. Is there a better way to achieve this? Finally, is tuning for the above something that is basically the same among different suspension brands/types, or will I need to find a tuner that has experience setting up my exact forks and shocks? For reference, my bike is a 2009 KTM 200 xc Thanks!
  9. Yep so its entirely possible if you can replicate a dedicated electronic shifting device with the fail safe method of "blipping the throttle" 600 times a race, but like said at @2:50 you screw it up a few times and its time for a gearbox rebuild.
  10. i'd love to see a heavily modified bike with stock plastics some day, anyone got one of those?
  11. if its stock there is no need for race fuel
  12. I would accept that I am making ruts, learn from my mistake and avoid doing so in the future
  13. I think dt called you out pretty well. No one likes ruts. Just because others do it is no excuse. If you dont make it up, turn around and give it another go. Don't sit there digging, go to a track that you can make it through without stopping
  14. contour roam
  15. @7:30 Now thats what I call a good premix ratio!