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    KTM 200 XC-W

    Yeah putting around may cause spooge. The 200 xcw are known to be jetted very rich stock. The bike then doesnt run hot enough to completly burn the oil in the combustion chamber. It end up coming out the exhaust. The spark plug ger dirty too and you can have idling problem. I personnaly use motorex at 40:1. I change the piston at 100 hours with normal expected wears. Just a little spooge is not a problem if the bike is running great though.
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    KTM 200 XC-W

    Stock, the jetting is very rich. Mine was spooging slot too. Ive put a jd jetting kit in my 2012 200 xcw. Leaned the blue needle one notch from there recommandation. No more spooge and the bike run phenomenal.
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    Engine revs to the moon when I cold start the bike

    My ktm 200xcw 2012 does that since new most of the time on the choke. I just intermittetly press the killswith button to keep the rev down. Bike run fantastic otherwise and has for 160 hours. Jd jetting in the bike.
  4. I own a 2012 ktm 200 xcw for technical trail near home, and an xr 650l for exploring, dualsporting, going around town and such. I think its fun to have to such different bike. I rode each one every week. So yeah 2 bike for sure, but not 2 for the same purpose imo.
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    Jetting help for a noob.

    Thats a good jetting you got. Its even better if you put that blue needle on the third notch. Less smokey and more responsive. I used it at 40:1. Good torque down low and great mid and top
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    Bike Fever, Check it and See

    Love my ktm 200 xcw. So nimble. But my xr 650l get me around town and to farther trail so easily. Great bike. Very good on the trail also. You should consider it. its heavy, but very cheap and reliable.
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    100/100-18 tube in a 110/100-18 tire

    My friend putted a 18 inch tube in a 21 inch tire once. It stretched but it never gave up.
  8. Primary drive is the way to go. Cheap and last very long.
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    Yz125 for woods

    I own a ktm 200 xcw. Its very good in the wood. It got good low end power, strong mid-range and explosive top end. The power is very flexible. It very nimble and effortless to turn. It eat up single track all day. It flow very fast in the wood. Its a great bike for sure.
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    Xr650l tire recommendations

    Kenda 270 are oustanding
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    YZ250F good or junk ?

    I dont think tight budget and 250f go together. If your just going to be riding trail, get something else
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    Easy beginner question about chains

    The stock chain is a standard chain. If you ride in dirty condition, it will need to be ajusted often. Like every 4-5 ride. Get a o-ring chain with it need replacement. Those last longer and need less ajustment.
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    New bike, weird signs

    When I did my first top end on my ktm 200, some mark like that, but much less, appeared on my cylinder. They then disappeared and the bike still run good. I wouldnt worry too much.
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    Difference between 125 and 250

    Ive got a 200cc ktm 2 stroke and I think it lack power. Go for the 250.
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    Knee pads

    Ive busted my knee pretty good wearing cheap knee pad. Couldnt ride for 5 months. Since, ive bought the leatt dual axis. These are great like many said.
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    2014 200xcw + 38mm carb = wow

    Thank you!
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    2014 200xcw + 38mm carb = wow

    Does the 38 mm carb fit straight on the 200 xcw? Thinking about giving it a go
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    CVTech AAB

    Never used them, but know a few guy that got there cylinder replated there. All were happy with it.
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    2 Stroke piston life?

    My ktm 200 xcw piston was first changed at 97 hours. It could have gone longer some said. Its here The new one has 40 hours as of now. Still look good through the exhaust port. Plan to change it after 90 hours.
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    First dual sport?

    Xr 650L. Heavy but can go anywhere an xr 250l can.
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    Replate, or run it?

    If it was running fine before you took it apart, i would just run it. Sand it a bit and put that back together. Its just my opinion though
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    Starting 300 after a few years

    I would just start the thing without worrying at all. Let it idle for a few minute
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    Top end help! - Different piston grades/sizes

    The size depend on the hours the bike as. It come stock with a A piston, then you go for a B size. Eventually, you put a C. Get a B size vertex piston and call it a day.
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    2018 300 xcw jetting specs...

    Bigger bore suck in more air, but the ratio of fuel/air stay the same.
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    Is this normal smoke for a 2 stroke

    Look totally normal. My bike smoke more than that on cold start