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1996 kdx 200, starts good, boggs out and shuts off while riding like it is running out of gas. any ideas?

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My 1998 kdx 200 had the same problem last week. I know exactly what the problem is. My air filter was so clogged with dirt,oil,gunk, that there was absolutely no air or very little mixing with the fuel that it just refused to run. I fouled 3 plugs trying to make it back to campground. I also had black gunk just a dripping from my exhaust which has never happened before, but since it wasnt getting any air it was running so rich. At first i thought that i got water in my carb or fuel lines somehow,cause we were going through some nasty deep puddles. when i got to camp and removed my seat and saw my air cleaner i knew exactly what the problem was. I cleaned out the air cleaner and she ran again...but just like you stated, on the trail my bike acted like i was running out of fuel and just stalled. wish it wasnt when i was doing about 35 but ya know how it goes...i let my bike sit for 5 min, cause wouldnt immediately restart, then it would start. I would make it another 500 yards and stall again. confused i switched tank to reserve, still had plenty of fuel but i was stumped. then eventually i would foul a plug but i always carry 3 plugs even though i make it 2 seasons on 1 im 99% sure thats your problem....

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I have a KDX 200 1998 when I,am at Idle the rpms are fine but if I shake the bike back n forth or sideways the motor boggs down unless I give it gas it stalls . I.changed Float valve, jet s etc went thru multiple float adjustments new plugs still it will stall any suggestions

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SOURCE: Fork oil level: 2006 KDX 200

This all depends on what size forks you have, but a good rule of thumb is 120ml. After that then what you want to do is to ride the bike and make adjustments to your front end until your liking.

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SOURCE: Will a 1989 kdx 200 flywheel fit on a 1988 kdx

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SOURCE: kdx 200 clutch not engaging properly

The clutch in your bike is a wet clutch. There is a lot of hyrdostatic friction even when the clutch is released completely. I think a large factor is the type, age and condition of oil. Perhaps something as simple as an oil change would help.

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It gotta close the valve when the bowl is full. You can test by replacing the bowl in place and connecting the gas, if it does not overflow its good, it gotta let the gas enter the bowl till full and it will be correct. Its not a precision settings, just try and see...

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