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I got a question. I own a 2016 KX 85. It ran AMAZING after it first bought it used and was in beautiful condition and I picked it up for only 2500. I was riding when all of a sudden it started bogging down right before the power band.i don’t think it’s jetting because the bogging just turned on like a switch and it was running perfect before it. The bike was like that for a month. Apparently the previous owner never oiled the filter so it was dry as a rock and was falling apart and got sucked into to the intake so I’m guessing my power valve is gummed up or stuck close or open. I was riding one day with the bog issue and about 35 minutes of riding I shut it off to take a break. Came back 20 minutes later and it would not start.I changed the spark plug, cleaned out the carb,checked the reeds,and tried hill starting it but nothing. When ever I try to hill start it I can hear it trying to crank and It starts for like half a second but then dies.I don’t remember if I left the fuel petcock on but what I’m guessing is that I flooded the engine and tried starting which messed up my electronics.The reason why I think I flooded the Engine is because when I took off the reeds the intake manifold and reed were soaked in gas.I heard that starting the engine while flooded can mess with a woodruff key or your CDI or something. There is spark coming from the plug though.And yes I mix the gas with oil at 32:1 cause I’m in the pipe all the time.This is my first time owning a 2 stroke.Any answers or tips.
Hi everyone! New mx rider here, 4ft 9 inches and 15 years old. Started on a kx65 2003 and very quickly got used to it and since trying my friends yz85 2008 I'm thinking a 85 is the way to go. Price range is pretty low so ktm is on the high end of my budget. Heres one im looking at https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycles-scooters/bryanston/2005-ktm-85-sx/1002152666330910250952509 And another https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycles-scooters/noordhoek/kawasaki-kx-85/1002070768290910325658009 the Kawi is 1250 usd The ktm is 1400 usd. otherwise what suggestions do you guys have? Not able to race it anyway since I'm too old, so just a bike for fun on the track. Thanks everyone! Looking forward to your replies.