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  1. Greenisbest

    Cant get oil off air filter, little advice please?

    Uhm you need air filter oil, thats what keeps the dirt out of the engine. I was just wondering what to use as a cleaner before giving it more oil.
  2. Hey all, ive used the air filter oil that came with my 2012 ktm 150, and this last time I went to clean it, i couldnt get that blue tacky crap off. Id like all that nasty tack to be off because ive gotta imagine theres some dirt or sand in it. To clean it i spray it with uni air filter cleaner and let it sit for 10 mins. Then i wash it with a bit off dish soap with the highest temp water i can stand. I do this for like 10 to 15 mins and usually its completely clean. But this time for some reason i washed it for 30 mins and its still covered in tacky oil. How do you guys clean your filters? And is there any reason it would suddenly be like this? Thanks ahead for any help.
  3. Today after a fricken tight single track harescramble. Some dude was like "today wouldve been a goid day for bark busters". No sh**. I dont know how his hands are still intact.
  4. Greenisbest

    Weird fouling issues.

    No, thats kinda what i figured was happening.
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    Weird fouling issues.

    Yeah i was thinking about just going to an 8. And theres nothing special about the trips. Im just talking about it being in the back of the truck on the way to a race.
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    Weird fouling issues.

    I dont even need the choke, so it is running a bit rich. Also I dont let it warm that long, just until the engine feels pretty warm and the bike is fully responsive. It has a c ast piston in it so I dont think any cold seizures are likely any time soon.
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    Weird fouling issues.

    So heres something thats always bugged me and i really hope you guys can help. When i used to race my kx 100 nearly everytime i took it on a long road trip it would foul the plug almost as soon as i started it. But it would foul a plug other than after a road trip. I always turned my gas off and just figured it was an old piece of crap bike and whatever. But now that hapoened on my brand new ktm 150. So it there something im doing wrong? I always kept the gas off while it was in the truck. And again it didnt even act like it wanted to foul a plug other than after the trip. Also the jetting is just about spot on. Running just a tad rich. And its running br9es plugs. Maybe thats to cold, but im always a little nervous about making it run hotter. Any help will appreciated! Thanks!
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    Some help with riveting would be appreciated!

    Thats fricken sweet, thanks a bunch everybody!
  9. Everything i'm about to say is 100% truth. Even though it's gonna seem like a list of the stupidest things you can do.So this guy whos a friend of mine asks me to help him work on his quad. He picked it up for 200 bucks and he said he cant get it to start. So I come over, and he's got a 1988 suzuki 250. It's been spray painted completely black, it minus well have street tires, and it's covered in monster energy stickers. So i'm like, lol, this is gonna be good. I check the gas and it has none, he says he's been trying to get it to run by injecting starting fluid in the carb. Lol. So we go to mix some gas, he guestimates some oil in his gas. I tried to explain to him why it was stupid but he didnt give many F@#$s. So he gets some gas in it, I sit on and go to kick start it. The kickstarter smacks up backwards into my foot and jammed my ankle. I was like &%$#@!? He says oh it does that sometimes. Whatever, so I get off, I also note how the suspension has literally no dampening what so ever. And I say lets try some starting fluid, but were gonna put it in the airbox this time. I open up the airbox and theres and airfilter that isnt even remotely the right size duct taped it there. It's also covered in holes and mud. So after trying for a while we get it started for about 30 seconds, I ended up killing it because it was spraying more smoke than a diesel mixed with motor oil and 2t oil. Also I notice the engine is ridiculously hot, like steam is coming from between the gaskets due to the gaskets melting. I wait for it to cool down and I check the radiator fluid, there is none. Meanwhile he's examining his engine. He says "I just don't know what went wrong", I just rebuilt the top end". I'm like lol, lets have a look then. At this point i'm still hanging around because i'm highly amused by the situation. We get the top end off, and I didnt even ask where he got the parts, but it's definately a broken piston with 1 of 2 rings. I pretty much tell him to scrap this thing for metal. Also somehow there was spray paint in the cylinder. So that's the stupidest situation involving motorized vehicles i've ever been in. But the stupidest part is, he threw the engine back together, and sold it for $600. Thats right, he made a 400 dollar profit.
  10. Hey guys, so I need to change out the stock exhaust cap on my 2012 Ktm 150xc. The first race of the year is this weekend and it requires a spark arrestor. So I went ahead and ordered one from enduro engineering. For some reason this never crossed my mind, but I noticed today that the cap is only held on by rivets. I've never worked with rivets in any way and have no idea where to start when dealing with them. So if you guys could tell me how to take the rivets out, and re install them with the new end cap that would be great! Thanks!
  11. Yeah im not gonna lie, i occasionally ride quads. But ive never owned one. I usually use my friends polaris 500 for starting new trails. Also ive used a quad to pull my deer out of the woods once. Also i rented one one time since i was 5 hours away from my bike. That was completely off topic so allow me to say something on topic. The other day i was bringing home my new ktm 150 xc. A guy in the parking lot was like, wow what did that set you back? Like 2k? I laughed and said, "add on roughly 5k to that." he made the face everyone does when they here how much these things can cost nowadays. He said "you can get a quad for less than 3k and there more useful in every way." i pretty much said have a good day, and left. I could tell he had no idea what he was talking about.
  12. Yeah, i use wd 40 to clean all the time. Makes em shiny to.
  13. I know this guy whos never used a torque wrench. He's replaced the top end on his cr 250 4 times. Always has troubles afterwords, I wonder why?
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    What to do after buying a brand new bike

    Lol, I see someone moved it to Ktm 2 stroke. My bad.