Theflyer

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  1. I've had my 2000 KDX 200 for 6 months now and I just had a new top end and reed valve put in. That really helped the performance but Its still not where I had hoped. Then the other day my friend got a crf150r and he was managing to keep up with me so I decided it was time to take apart the carb and see what was in it. The bike has a FMF Gnarly, PowerCore 2 and no air box lid. The carb is a Keihin V980 ANF4 with a 155 main jet and a 48 pilot jet with the needle on the middle slot (of 5). Is this the stock carb? I live in Goergia at about 1000-1200 feet asl. I know that it is running rich but is it rich enough to hurt the performance? It blows out a fair amount of blue smoke and it barely power wheelies in 1st (shouldn't it power wheelie in 2nd or even 3rd?). I'd appreciate any help on what settings to change and where to get new jets.Thanks. (I know there is a kdx jetting database on here but I couldn't find anyone with the same altitude and mods)
  2. I have a 2000 KDX 200 and it has been running fine but it would occasionally throw out a spark when it was revved and smoked a ton so I decided to take it to the shop. It has always made the tapping that people associate with the kdx that people say is from the KIPS and when the mechanic heard it he thought there was something seriously wrong with the engine. He called me back today and said that it needed a new reed valve, bore heads, bore, a resleeved cylinder which he says is warped and it has a compression of 96. I has always ran fine and starts first or second kick but for some reason after I had let it sit for a week before I could take it to the shop it turned over really easily and took a while to start. When I took it in he wanted 130 dollars just to look at it which I will have to pay even if I don't have him fix it. After all that he wants 920 dollars to fix it including the 130 up front fee. I was just curious what you all thought about that price to fix the problems above.
  3. I have a 2000 KDX 200 and it has been running fine but it would occasionally throw out a spark when it was revved and smoked a ton so I decided to take it to the shop. It has always made the tapping that people associate with the kdx that people say is from the KIPS and when the mechanic heard it he thought there was something seriously wrong with the engine. He called me back today and said that it needed a new reed valve, bore heads, bore, a resleeved cylinder which he says is warped and it has a compression of 96. I has always ran fine and starts first or second kick but for some reason after I had let it sit for a week before I could take it to the shop it turned over really easily and took a while to start. When I took it in he wanted 130 dollars just to look at it which I will have to pay even if I don't have him fix it. After all that he wants 920 dollars to fix it including the 130 up front fee. I was just curious what you all thought about that price to fix the problems above.
  4. It was a 1976 Cessna 421 B. It was pretty "cheap" in the airplane world at 200,000 but I was the pilot/part owner.
  5. Honestly who cares do you think someone is really going to call the cops and then the cops will come out with a decibel meter. Plus I have a 200 2 stroke which is probably way louder. I ride on the road in my neighborhood and if anyone complains I just say screw them.
  6. I was taking my airplane to sell it and instead of giving the buyer a full tank of gas I siphoned about 10 gallons out and took it home. It's called 100ll (low lead) and is ethanol free 100 octane. I was planning on putting it in my klx140 and kdx200 and was wondering if I should change any carb settings or mix the 2 stroke oil differently for this higher octane gas. By the way if you want some of this stuff it's 6 dollars a gallon but it is ethanol free and leaded so it's better for the engine and you can get it at any airport self serve.
  7. No it's a 2000 and by taking it apart is that just taking off the cover on the left side of the engine that says KIPS.
  8. I've worked on carbs and changed tires but never messed with the guts of the engine. If I take off the head and see a scratched piston or something how much trouble is a top end rebuild. I know basically what to do but is there a timing chain or anything that has to be in the right setting before reassembling the engine.
  9. I've pulled up the rattling and people day it's normal for the KIPS system and that's what the guy I bought it from said. The next time I go to the motorcycle store (this weekend, the tube tore in the rear tire on this 200 and the front in my klx140) ill buy some actual motorcycle 2 cycle oil. It blows thick blue smoke when revved but this may be from the jets from what I've seen and ill check what they are tomorrow. I really do like the bike though someone put on a fmf gold power core asv un breakable break and clutch levers and more so I guess the previous owner took some care of it at least.
  10. Kdx200 I just bought a 2000 KDX 200 off of Craigslist and it's my first 2 stroke dirtbike. I know 2 strokes blow some smoke but when I rev it it blows more smoke than I think is normal even for a 2 stroke. I've been putting in Stihl chainsaw/lawn mower 2 cycle mix at a 1:32 ratio which is 8oz per 2 gallons of gas and from what I've seen on the Internet is what you're supposed to use. And also in neutral with the clutch out idleing it makes a clicking noise. The final problem is that when it is first started it will idle all day but sometimes after riding it it needs gas to idle. I realize that it is a old dirtbike and it'll inherently have some issues but I was just curious if these are mechanical problems or not.
  11. I just bought a 2000 KDX 200 off of Craigslist and it's my first 2 stroke dirtbike. I know 2 strokes blow some smoke but when I rev it it blows more smoke than I think is normal even for a 2 stroke. I've been putting in Stihl chainsaw/lawn mower 2 cycle mix at a 1:32 ratio which is 8oz per 2 gallons of gas and from what I've seen on the Internet is what you're supposed to use. And also in neutral with the clutch out idleing it makes a clicking noise. The final problem is that when it is first started it will idle all day but sometimes after riding it it needs gas to idle. I realize that it is a old dirtbike and it'll inherently have some issues but I was just curious if these are mechanical problems or not.