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  • November 11, 2018 8:10 AM
    Message # 6899238
    Deleted user

    Looking for suggestions. The bike would start and run but after a couple of minutes would die and after that you could not hardly kick it over. It acted as if it was trying to seize. Took top end apart and can not find any reason. Looking for answers. I hate to put a top end on and be back where we are.


  • November 11, 2018 10:32 AM
    Reply # 6899345 on 6899238
    Deleted user

    Power valve?

  • November 15, 2018 3:06 PM
    Reply # 6909568 on 6899238

    Any time I have had issues with starting and running with my KTM 200 it has come down to plugged jet or passageway in the pilot circuit in the carburetor.


  • November 15, 2018 3:10 PM
    Reply # 6909574 on 6899238
    Anonymous wrote:

    Looking for suggestions. The bike would start and run but after a couple of minutes would die and after that you could not hardly kick it over. It acted as if it was trying to seize. Took top end apart and can not find any reason. Looking for answers. I hate to put a top end on and be back where we are.


    How did you check the top end? According to a KTM Manual and check measurements and clearances or the that looks OK method?


  • November 15, 2018 7:23 PM
    Reply # 6909897 on 6899238
    Deleted user

    Just a visual inspection. The piston only has 42 hrs on it.


  • November 15, 2018 8:56 PM
    Reply # 6909955 on 6909897
    Anonymous wrote:

    Just a visual inspection. The piston only has 42 hrs on it.


    invest in a set of micrometers, inside gauges, and a KTM engine manual and learn how to use them. Or take the piston and cylinder along with the rings to a competent shop to be checked.


     
  • November 15, 2018 8:57 PM
    Reply # 6909956 on 6909897
    Anonymous wrote:

    Just a visual inspection. The piston only has 42 hrs on it.


    invest in a set of micrometers, inside gauges, and a KTM engine manual and learn how to use them. Or take the piston and cylinder along with the rings to a competent shop to be checked.


     
  • November 17, 2018 8:03 PM
    Reply # 6912285 on 6899238
    Deleted user

    If it is the carb, here is my post on August 5 Tech Tips thread:

    I have had the same issue with my KTM's after sitting up. Here's the guaranteed fix for a dirty carb:  Yamaha Carb Dip (or carb cleaner).  You need two bottles of it and a tub or dishpan. Mix the stuff with water as directed....yeah, I know it sounds weird, but it works, so just follow the directions.   Lay the carb in it overnight (you don't even have to dissassemble if you don't want to, although I think it helps).  If you do disassemble, lay all of the parts in the fluid, and you can even throw in any other jets, needles, etc that you want cleaned. Take everything out after 6-8 hours, shake out the excess, and let it all dry for 12-24 hours.  You will have a very clean carb.  The good part about this stuff is that it gets all up inside the venturi's and channels that you can't see and can't get to.  It won't hurt the rubber and plastic stuff.  Ta-Da!  Squeaky clean carburetor.


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  • November 19, 2018 4:31 PM
    Reply # 6914907 on 6899238

    When you said it ran for 2 min.  and was hard to kick after that?  Did you mean something was binding?  If so,  the carb is not the problem.  There is a problem with pump gas called phase separation.  You might have bad fuel.   You might not be getting proper oil with the fuel.  Just a thought.

  • November 20, 2018 3:32 PM
    Reply # 6916385 on 6899238

    Does your 200 have a Rekluse  clutch?

     

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