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About bruce991

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    Motorcycles, golf, kayaking, lots of things I haven't done yet.
  1. bruce991

    Brand new bike fouling plugs?

    Why would you bother to have a bike idle a long time? My 200 with choke/enrichener up it idles up fast so I drop and lift a couple times while blipping throttle when it responds crisply I ride. I don't run it wide open right away but I ride it.
  2. My 08 Ford van with flat screen tv, fold down bed made from a ATV ramp, room for two bikes.
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    New 2013 KTM 250 XCW - Not too happy as of now

    Why did dealer say splitting cases was big bucks. I took my motor without cylinder to my dealer they charge $50 to split. Not that pricey. Hope they can get you fixed up on the cheap.
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    What Have You Done To Your KTM Today?

    Put lower end back into frame after main bearings and new rod put in. Did all I could while still waiting for re-plated cylinder to return Monday. Including new sprocket, bleeding the clutch, greasing wheel bearings. Then did a few rides on my sons Yamaha WR250, much prefer my KTM 200 handling over the 250, but it was fun still.
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    07 200 xc-w

    I have an 07 200 XC but here are my settings for trails and woods Forks Comp 26 ccw, Rebound 13 CCW, preload 2 1/2 turns cw from out all the way. The shock Static sag 35mm Laden 100mm LS Comp 14CCW from seated and the Rebound 27 CCW. HS Comp 1 1/2 turns CW. Hope this helps. I have reducing compression all summer until I got what I think is a good feel. Bruce
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    2 stroke 250 or 250f?

    If it were me I would buy a KTM250xc 2007 or newer. Simply simple and fantastic bike.
  7. Your right went to a #70 leak jet and it got even better. Gonna leave her there until my son comes home and see what he thinks. Its a far cry from where it was when I got the bike.
  8. Excuse my response, I am a newbie on this forum but not to bikes of both 4stk and 2 stk. And I have been able to get old LC4 KTM's and newer KTM's 4 stroke to respond to instant twist of the throttle, and every time on a 2 stroke. I would have to disagree that you must roll on the throttle. Although that is the most practical way to be riding a bike.
  9. For what its worth I just bought a 03 250 WR and it exhibited a stumble off idle and a bog issue. I had to go from a #40 pilot to #42 (I had the fuel screw 3 plus turns out with the #40). Adjusted the A/P screw until I had just the right amount of clearance so the squirt just clears the slide when you blip the throttle. Still not the best IMO. Today went to a #80 from a #90 leak jet, and then turned the fuel screw in cw 1/4 turn, this made the best improvement to date. Can now loft the bike over an obstacle with a blip of the throttle off idle, and no stumble. It was interesting to see that a 1/4 CW on the A/P timing screw could make it worse, I assume the squirt was too sudden for the slide to open. I ride 2 stks so this has been a fun learning experience.
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    yz250f first day bought problem...

    Try putting in gear with engine off pull in clutch and rock the bike forward and backward several times. I have had to do this on some bikes for some reason. Especially if they sat a while.
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    Spark plug wrench for 03 WR250FR

    Could not copy the link but just go to BB, search OEM parts make, model yr etc. Then look in sub category frame and its item 44 #1218210 for $13.32 Bruce
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    Spark plug wrench for 03 WR250FR

    Just went to BB and got one coming thanks again.
  13. Just curious what do I need to remove the plug? A friend has a YZ and has a double jointed wrench. Looks like the only way to get in there. A straight 4,5 or 6 inch 16mm just will not get into the head will it? Do I need to get a Yamaha tool? Thanks Bruce
  14. Happened to me just the other day but it was out too far, my fault. So as I was testing different settings I put a dab of grease in the recess, that would stop it from falling completely out. Ended up with a bigger pilot and 2.5 turns out, was fine then, but still have cavity filled with grease JIC.