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    KDX 220R 2003 lights?????????? Help!!!

    Yep, mine had the resistor mod but when I put the brake light on everything just dimmed. Fitted twin filament holder, rewired it with separate feed for the brake light and fitted LED bulb and its fine, bright enough to be legal and prevent awkward questions at MOT time. Just make sure you take the feed for the brake light from the red wire (same as the back light) not the yellow which is unregulated or you will be burning out expensive LED bulbs. Only problem is, the brake light is then switched by the light switch so you have to keep your lights on permanently on the road, but not a bad thing.
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    Kawasaki KDX/KX inspirational vid.

    Love it, he also has some good vids of the 70's street triples another passion of mine.
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    KDX 220R 2003 lights?????????? Help!!!

    Monty, 25w bulb in the front, one of those LED brake/tail bulbs that go into a normal bayonet fitting (sell em in Halfords) and its fine. Won't turn night into day but its legal.
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    the 2 stroke picture thread

    My KDX220R in North Yorkshire last week...
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    Air Screw

    I bought a KDX220 a couple of months ago and it has always seemed to stutter and miss at low revs, which made riding it a pain. Also seemed to take a long time to clear itself when cold, as though it was running rich. Was going to strip the carb to check the main and pilot jet sizes, but decided to check the air screw first and it was 1 turn out (should be 1.5), so gave it another half a turn. What a difference, suddenly it runs clean, revs easily and feels crisp and lively! From thinking I might have to sell it and go back to a 4-stroke, it is now a joy to ride, I couldn't believe what a difference half a turn on the air screw can make, no other bike I have owned has been that sensitive to air screw adjustment.
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    A program for new 2 stroke riders

    We are metric in the UK, so I get my wife (who is a nurse) to get me 25ml screw-top containers from work, the type they use for urine samples! They fit perfectly in a fender bag and I carry about 7 or 8 so when I need to top up, its one container of oil per litre of petrol (40:1).
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    Running Rich?

    I bought a KDX220 a couple of months ago and it has always seemed to stutter and miss at low revs. Also seemed to take a long time to clear itself when cold, as though it was running rich. Was going to strip the carb to check the main and pilot jet sizes, but decided to check the air screw first and it was 1 turn out (should be 1.5), so gave it another half a turn. What a difference, suddenly it runs clean, revs easily and feels crisp and lively! I couldn't believe what a difference half a turn on the air screw can make. No other bike I have owned has been that sensitive to air screw adjustment.
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    Florida Trail Tours?

    That looks like the kind of thing I need, thanks.
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    Whats up in Florida in februari?

    Hi Thomas, I am in a similar situation, going in April and fancy something other than the theme parks. I will watch your thread with interest. This is the request that I made....... http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=585635 Good luck!
  10. Organised Trail Tours are getting quite popular in Europe, is there such a thing in Florida? Basically you fly to your destination and they provide bikes, insurance, all the gear and a guide, usually for 1-3 days riding. For many it is a good way of trying trail riding before they spend a lot of money. I notice from web searches that there is "The Croom Motorcycle Area" but no mention of bike hire etc. Would also prefer trails rather than a motocross type track. I will be over there in April for a couple of weeks with a friend who has never tried off-road riding so it needs to be fairly basic. It would be great if we could get a couple of days riding, can anyone point me in the right direction?
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    Crd Exhaust Packing

    Thanks for the tips everyone.
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    Crd Exhaust Packing

    Sorry, just found the excellent guide on re-packing a Yoshi muffler in the "knowledge base" thread. Any CRD specific tips would be appreciated though.
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    Crd Exhaust Packing

    Any tips on repacking an exhaust? I have a 4 year old CRD system on my DR-Z400E and it hasn't been done in the 18 months that I have owned it and its starting to get a bit noisy, so I guess it needs doing! I presume that it is simply a case of drilling out the pop rivets holding the silencer end plate and pulling the baffle out. Then repack with fibreglass?
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    DRZ pics, lets see your Z

    Not my own DRZ (see previous post), but DRZ heaven! I went on a trail tour in Spain with a company called Redtread who run a fleet of DRZ's & CCM's....
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