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Hello from Texas

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Hi guys, just found this site. Thanks for accepting me into your group.

I just bought a 98’ KDX 220 for a song earlier in the week. Been extremely busy at work so I haven’t even given it a kick. I know it has fueling issues as the kid I bought it from said it’ll start, rev to the moon, then bog down and die.

Hope to get a chance to Begin the tear down soon. Have a few small honey doos to finish up first unfortunately.

I’m Sure I’ll have a few questions for the group to laugh at soon.

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Were here to help. I'll get the popcorn ready. :grin:
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Welcome to the group. Pull and clean the carb first thing, and make plans for a top end job unless the PO has already pulled the OEM piston (search on here for 220 piston to see why), and get a service manual. Then have fun.
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Thanks a lot. Thanks and yes I’m already aware of the piston issue. This is my first 2 smoke since the mid 90s.
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I'm new to the board too. These guys are very friendly and super helpful. Welcome aboard!!!! I recently overpaid for a 93 KDX200 which I am trying to keep from flooding out. Before you say it I know... Jet Block Gasket....
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Ok so I finally began the project. First objective being get it to run. Cleaned carb, new plug etc... Reinstalling the carb I found the intake boot torn, not surprised. This carb is the Keihin 38mm and the boot seems too small. Period, even with the tear I can’t get it to spread out to what seems effective. Has Vforce 3 reeds. Is there a specific boot for the 38mm ???

Thanks in advance

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OK, after a quick search, which I’m terrible at on these places. Sounds like most here prefer the stock 36mm. Previous owner had it, I left without grabbing it. I’ll contact him.

Any recommendations from you guys will be greatly appreciated.
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Get that carb back.
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The stock carb on your 220 is a 33mm. The 33 and the 35 from the 200 are the same size body on the carb. The 36 and 38 are larger bodied. I stretched a 38 onto another bike and wouldn't want to try it on the KDX.
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Thanks a lot. Hoping I can get my hands on the supposed stocker.
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Got the stock 33mm in my possession, not in good shape at all...

Anybody have one for sale ?

Or has anyone used an ebay / amazon knockoff with success ?
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Don't use the knockoff's. Their not the same.
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Thanks and yeah I kinda knew that, wishful thinking I guess...
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Can I make a 96’ 200 carb work ? I know it’s the stock 35mm. I suck at searching and can have the the carb in hand quickly. Really want this project running Lol.
Thanks in advance.

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Yes it will work fine, you will lose just a touch of bottom end, but also gain a little top. Needs to be jetted properly of course.
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Thanks bufftester, yes I have enough jets on hand to dial in I believe. The 35mm is on the way. I’ll report back soon.

Thanks everyone

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Hi guys ! Been a while. Wound up splitting cases on 98 kdx220. Re installing transmission. Is this neutral on right side ?
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Yeti24 wrote: 07:06 pm Oct 12 2021 Can I make a 96’ 200 carb work ? I know it’s the stock 35mm. I suck at searching and can have the the carb in hand quickly. Really want this project running Lol.
Thanks in advance.

Greg
Welcome to the team Greg! I have a 97 220 with a 04 200 35mm carb on it. It runs great so far. Good luck. You are going to love the bike.
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Yeti24 wrote: 06:08 pm Aug 07 2022 Hi guys ! Is this neutral on right side ?
Yes. that is neutral.
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Good morning guys and thanks a lot. I’ll probably try to drop the gears in tonight. Probably be reaching out to you all again.
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