Kips governor shaft lever

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Kips governor shaft lever

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Hi! Sorry to bother if this is a topic elsewhere, but I didn't manage to find an answer I am looking for.
I unfortunately unscrewed the lever (a)
My question:
How does one put this back in its position (is it aligned with the rear e-clip? ) ?
-1991 KDX250SR (japan mod).
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Later KX model but give a good idea how to install. About 20min into this video.

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Yes, thanks! That's the way I fitted it now.
Got some new spark plugs today. Will test ride later to see if it runs on high rpms.
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Works fine now👌
The main issue was that the engine did not get enough air supply- would not rev on high rpms- so took of the air box lid (with snorkel) and now it runs like a mean machine on gazoline :rock:
mj 128
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original muffler and carb (pwk35)
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:shock: A 128 main jet, in a Keihin PWK carb, on a KDX250? If so, you're going to melt the piston in it.
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I thought the OEM carb on the SR was a 28mm. That small a MJ on a PWK35 and you're going to have issues with longevity as SS109 said.
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Changed mj to 160, and pj to #40, needle in 4th groove. Still rich on low rpm, but it idles nicely.
Yes I know mj 128 is lean (with no lid on the airbox), but it's stock size along with #42 pj.
The carb is 35mm pwk. It's not a KDX250 (US version, which has a 38mm and different jetting and piston etc).
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Congratulations on getting it sorted. When jetting, the consequences of too rich is far less penalizing than too lean. Start rich and work down. :-)
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Thanks, yes I agree - Better off starting too rich than lean :grin:
I think I'll just need to drop the needle from 4th
to 3rd or 2nd clip position. Way too rich in the low and mid range, but really pulls on wot :rock:
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