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longdude17

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    Barn Find - 91 KDX 250

    Time for an update! Spent the past few weeks cleaning the bike up, getting the carb figured out and buying a few tidbits to replace. Tires aren't in terrible shape, hard but no cracks yet. Carb is 90% right, I need to tweak the float level a bit. Plugs look good. Been riding in the field and neighborhood a bit and noticed it's a complete pig when it's cold (yeah I know..). Once warmed up it's a ton of fun! Took it out with my son yesterday for an hour ride in the freshly plowed fields. Things started feeling funny and low and behold oil running down the fork legs. Guess it's time for a seal replacement. Anyone do this before? Tips tricks tools?
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    Barn Find - 91 KDX 250

    Well got the carb rebuilt and reinstalled. The fuel petcock was so corroded it wouldn't turn and was rotted off inside the tank. Cleaned the carb, blew it out with air and polished the float valve seat. I still have some random dripping from the overflow but it runs like a top! I'm now questioning if I have a crankcase seal leak because of the amount of smoke. I put all the jetting back to stock, left the air box cover and snorkel in place and mixed yamalube 2R @ 32:1... so yeah jetting is very fat and I need to make some changes lol. I have a few videos of it running but can't for the life of me figure out how to post a video
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    Barn Find - 91 KDX 250

    Well the process has begun... I pulled the carb and opened it up to find this wonderful mess. 5yrs of nastiness sitting in there. Cleaned out as much gunk as I could, and set it to soak in carb cleaner. I ended up destroying the carb float needle as it was glued in place with gradoo. Question for you fine folks, where do I find a carb kit? It's been awhile since I messed with a two stroke and I'm wondering where do I find a complete kit like I would for a four stroke atv?????
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    Barn Find - 91 KDX 250

    One is hotter than the other... just another variable in the 2 stroke equation
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    Barn Find - 91 KDX 250

    Well guys, it's sitting in my garage begging to be brought back to life. I figure I have two or three more hours of work on my cruiser thsts in pieces then I can tear into the kdx. In the mean time I've started ordering parts and getting things in line. So far I've bought the following: Rad hoses Ngk BR9ES and BR8ES plugs Air filter Coolant Fork shields Question, where can I find a repair manual for a decent price? I see a few downloadable versions but my computer refuses to open them. What gear oil do y'all recommend? What is the recommend jetting (I'm at sea level)?
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    Barn Find - 91 KDX 250

    You clearly never met my wife... if I slipped out everytime the baby cried, I'd get stabbed in my sleep!
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    Barn Find - 91 KDX 250

    Yeah I noticed the odometer cable and fork guards when I picked it up. Easy enough fixes. The water inlet to the cylinder hose is cracked and dry rotted, easy enough fix. My issue is time.... I work so much and have a new baby it's hard to find time. I'll just collect parts and wait till a good day and knock it all out I guess
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    Barn Find - 91 KDX 250

    Howdy guys! I just acquired a decent condition 1991 KDX 250 for $500. The guy I purchased it from put roughly 700 miles on it since he bought it new and used it primarily as a trail bike. It was last used almost 2 years ago and sitting in the barn collecting dust. This is my first 2-smoker and I'm use to riding XR250's, so this is going to be a bit of a change for me. I've started looking over the bike and of course I will need to do the usual maintenance on it such as replacing the radiator hoses, spark plug, changing the trans oil, cleaning the carb, changing the air filter and replacing the front tire (dry rot..but will do this after its running). So the big question is, what else do I need to look into since this bike has been sitting for so long? I've heard folks having reed and power valve issues but is that something I need to do now? The bike seems to be in decent condition with no loose bearings, good compression (no I haven't put a gauge on it yet), and the suspension seems pretty decent for its age. My intentions is to get it running and use it as a camp bike...sorry no enduro or racing here. Getting too old. Thoughts?
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