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SnagleTooth

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  1. SnagleTooth

    250 sx Low compression

    I have a 2003 ktm 250sx that i havent had any problems with so far. Sunday i went on a 4 hour pit ride. The bike ran fine all day until i shut it off and when i went to start it the compression seemed unusually low. it wouldnt start so i pop started down a hill and it quietlly backfired a few times so i just putted it back to the trailer. When i got home i stripped the bike and noticed a corner on the airfilter wasnt sealed and left a small hole. and the air boot was coated in dust on the inside. I eventually took the carb off to notice a small bit of sand on the slide. The reeds were fine. I think It needs a top end rebuild and oil change due to the dirt prematurelly wearing the rings but im no expert so what are your thoughts?
  2. I have a 2003 ktm 250sx that i havent had any problems with so far. Sunday i went on a 4 hour pit ride. The bike ran fine all day until i shut it off and when i went to start it the compression seemed unusually low. it wouldnt start so i pop started down a hill and it quietlly backfired a few times so i just putted it back to the trailer. When i got home i stripped the bike and noticed a corner on the airfilter wasnt sealed and left a small hole. and the air boot was coated in dust on the inside. I eventually took the carb off to notice a small bit of sand on the slide. The reeds were fine. I think It needs a top end rebuild and oil change due to the dirt prematurelly wearing the rings but im no expert so what are your thoughts?
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    Buying 2003 250sx

    I am buying a 250sx this weekend. I know the general things to look at in a bike but is there anything specific i should make sure of before buying it? Is there a way i can tell if its been bored bigger or resleeved?
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    Ktm 250 exc

    I am currently looking for a ktm 250. I was planing on buying a sx since its the motorcross bike but recently i found a nice 2001 ktm 250 exc with 2008 suspension. How are these bikes? Do they keep up with the 250 sx's?. The owner has a 12 to 53 gearing on it.
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    2003 Rm250 or 2003 Ktm 250sx

    Yea sure The ktm has a scotts stering dampner and a hydraulic clutch. Also, I dont have tons of money so i do all the rebuilds and maintence on my bikes. So i was also curious how hard the hydraulic clutch is to work on.
  6. Which bike is better for that year. The ktm looks nice but the rm looks practically brand new so i dont know which to get?
  7. My only question about doing this is if i tip it on its side will oil not leak out? Or will i have to drain and replace oil?
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    Rm125 wont start after sitting a day.

    You were 100% correct just pushed it for 10 minutes with plug out then started it with gas off and atleast 4 ounces of gas dumped out of the exhaust. lol
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    Rm125 wont start after sitting a day.

    Just cleaned carb and tried starting....Still nothing. Checked the spark again and it was nice and blue but the plug was wet?
  10. I recently bought a 97 rm125 that is in great condition and ran great until yesterday. I took my bike out of my van were it was laying at a 60 degree angle. I tried kicking it over and it just wouldnt start so i took the plug out turned off the gas and kicked over about 15 times to make sure it wasnt flooded then put a new plug in. it also has good spark. Keep in mind the day before it started and ran fine.
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    Kx80 Piston skirt shatter!

    Alright, Thank you for your advice
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    Kx80 Piston skirt shatter!

    Hello, late October my bike died while doing a hillclimb. Make a long story short the skirt on my piston has shattered on the exhaust side. My neighbor who has lots of expeirence with dirt bikes said the skirt shattered because my rings were worn. I had replaced them then rode it prolly 40+ hours so thats most likely to be the cause. He says all i need to do is get some kerosine or diesel and flush the bottom end out 5-10 times to get all the fragments out then do a top end rebuild. I got 2 large chunks out that cover about 50% of the broken skirt out just by shaking it. What is you guys opinion about this method of fixing it?
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    Kx80 Radiator plastic question

    Will a 98 kx80 radiator plastic fit on a 97? They look like the holes for the bolts are identically placed. -Thank you
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    Piston rebuild sizing.

    Thanks!
  15. Hello. I am buying a rebuild kit for my 1997 kx80. I have read that Prox pistons are decent. Problem is on the spec sheet for my bike it says the bore is 48.00 mm and the kit is 47.96 you can view it here. http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/products/123883-prox-01-4108-c-piston-rings-clips-bearings-prox-piston-kit-standard-bore-47-96mm
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