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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.
Ok guys Ive got one for ya. Ive been out of riding for the last couple years and now I have to itch to get back into it. I have a 2007 Honda CRF450R. I bought it in 09 with less than 10 hours on it. I have been religious with oil and filter changers and keeping up on the bike but I have never done anything with the valves. I don't race, at best I would go to a practice track and hit it a lap or two and trail ride. I usually ride it on the gravel roads or ditches around here. After the first season of riding I noticed the bike did not like to hot start. Cold start was never too bad but right up to the point of putting it in storage it had become an absolute bear to start at all. Typically I would carry a strap with me and have one of my buddies pop start me. Or I would park up on a jump or hill and pop start it. It would go with no issue, hot or cold pop starting it. If I want to start it I would have to get my one leg on a buddies tire and just jump on the starter. Its not like it has way too much compression but it just seemed to work better if I gave it all I had compared to just dropping my leg on it. I don't run cheap gas or ethanol in it and I am around 700ft above sea level. I have a buddy who is very patient and meticulous when it comes to carbs. I plan to have him take a look at mine but I was wondering if I should get a shim kit for the valves as well. I would like to remedy this issue. Also when I pull in the hot start there is no difference to the starting ability. Thanks in advance