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    KLX with TM-36 flatslide pumper carb - idle issues

    It makes sense now i didn't think of that, I have used it many hours and bought used. The wire trick is working for now will give it a test next time carb is off. Will have to replace slide or carb eventually. If i set idle to 1400 (stock) when warm it will either idle 1400 or rev to 2000 or stall and not start so i have it at 1900 and no issues. I wonder if the slide is a bit loose moving about at low rpm causing unstable idle but higher idle keeps it a bit tighter from the vacuum. At 1900 it doesn't rev to 2400 for example or try to stall.
  2. Hey guys ive been having a varying idle with the bike, I thought it had a air leak but sprayed with starter fluid around the carbneck and no change in idle. What I did notice was that it rises idle about 500rpm once it warms up from 1400 to about 1900 I think thats normal. But whats not normal is that without touching the idle screw with the bike warmed up the rpms vary almost 1k can go up to 2100 down to 1300. I had a look around and i noticed that the idle screw moves around a bit, as in it moves in a circular motion not being tighty seated. With the bike on i can adjust the idle fine then i give it a couple of revs and it changes. So I go down to idle screw and give it a slight move (not screwing or unscrewing) with the bike on and my idle changes dramaticly, it changes so easy that the vibration of the bike is definently moving this around. Ive never had a problem like this so what should i be looking for, are the carb threads to loose or is the screw itself stuffed? I noticed there is a spring there holding it in place can i put a stronger spring to hold it? Anything super complicated and unexpected if i remove or does it just unscrew? Sorry for silly questions this flatslide carb looks like a spaceship compared to smaller carbs ive worked on. At the moment to have the bike running nicely i have a wire holding it with slight tension and adjusted it from there but its dodgey as lol Bike is a KLX300R with 351 kit and tm36-68a carb Thanks for the help!
  3. I made a recent discovery and figured it would help some noobs. I recently bought a 2000 klx300r with big bore kit and pumper carb (no battery). Ridden bikes for almost 10 years but most electric start road bikes. It would run perfect when started but kickstarting it seemed impossible. It would start right up with a bump start and I thought the kicker mechanisim wasnt strong enough for the compression. It couldnt be kicked at the hard bit and im 100kg, 20 kicks and plug was wet this set me off path thinking im running rich. I did every kickstarting technique and had been kicking from tdc just past the hardest bit. I tryed gas no gas open throttle no throttle with no luck. I was dreading what bike i bought cant even commute with this thing until I downloaded the klx300r owners manual and read the proper technique. it says find the hard resistance go past it find a second resistance go past that. Then push a further 60 degreees and kick from the top. I tried this and the bike kicks first time everytime! playing with it i noticed piston is just before intake stroke and nearly all the way up exhuast stroke. also the meaty compression stroke is almost at the bottom of the kick. meaning a full kick doesn't make all 4 strokes happen and kicking from where i was origninally didnt even get me to compression and spark!! hope this helps someone or makes somone laugh lol!
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