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post #1 of 4 Old 09-16-2013, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Kdx 200

I just bought a 2000 KDX 200 off of Craigslist and it's my first 2 stroke dirtbike. I know 2 strokes blow some smoke but when I rev it it blows more smoke than I think is normal even for a 2 stroke. I've been putting in Stihl chainsaw/lawn mower 2 cycle mix at a 1:32 ratio which is 8oz per 2 gallons of gas and from what I've seen on the Internet is what you're supposed to use. And also in neutral with the clutch out idleing it makes a clicking noise. The final problem is that when it is first started it will idle all day but sometimes after riding it it needs gas to idle. I realize that it is a old dirtbike and it'll inherently have some issues but I was just curious if these are mechanical problems or not.
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-14-2015, 03:01 AM
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KDX's do rattle at idle, almost like a diesel. My 05 doesn't smoke excessively, I would get away from the chainsaw oil and try something for the bike for starters. Does it have a lot of wear? Could be time to do the top end, freshen up the rings. The idel could be an idle adjustment, tough to say without seeing/hearing it.
32:1 I believe is the stock mixture, pick up a ratio rite and you'll love it!
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post #3 of 4 Old 05-14-2015, 05:55 AM
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for not using chainsaw oil, i used Motul 800 factory line 2t oil on my 2 stroke bikes.
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-14-2015, 10:15 AM
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yea they rattle , my 2006 does... bump the idle up a bit..

and 2 strokes smoke, its what they do..

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