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My 2000 ktm 200 will not start

I just bought the biek and it would start on first kick i took the bike home and ran it for about 25 mins it was great then i noticed i needed to add gas so i mixed it 32:1 when it needed 44:1 so it falled the plug. then i took and ran it again for about 20 mins the next time and it didnt idel so i took the carbrator apart and it was dirty. so i cleaned the carb and put it together it ran for a bit then just stoped starting. after that i pulled it all back apart and found it was dirty again so i cleaned everything with carb cleaner i even cleaned the filter and the filter box and took off the gas inserted and draned the tank and found it had stuff in the tank. i put it all back together and now the bike wont even try to start

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Hi, Aw98628 and the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel tank empty.
2. The fuel tank has old dead gas.
3. Fuel tank bottom contaminated with ethanol sludge, dirt, water, rust, etc.
4. Fuel supply valve/petcock turned off.
5. Fouled spark plugs.
6. Engine flooded as a result of overuse of the enrichner.
7. Vacuum hose to the fuel supply valve/petcock disconnected, broken, cracked, or pinched.
8. Fuel valve/petcock or filter clogged.
9. Fuel line to carburetor or throttle body pinched, kinked or blocked.
10. Carburetor float stuck.
11. Fuel injectors clogged.
12. A severely discharged or damaged battery, you need 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a load test if necessary.
13. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
14. Loose or corroded wire connection at the coil or plug between ignition sensor and ECM module.
15. Spark plug cables in bad condition and shorting check for spark leakage in the dark, cable connections loose, or connected to the wrong cylinders.
16. Ignition timing incorrect due to a faulty ignition coil, ignition module or MAP, CMP, CKP, O2, TPS, ETP, IAC sensors.
17. Faulty neutral, clutch lever, or kickstand safety switch.
18. Faulty fuel pump or fuse or relay.
19. A stuck bent or burnt valve.
20. Tilt sensor needs a reset.
21. Security system not disarming alarm needs a reset.
22. Check for engine trouble codes.
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Oil from the breather is an indicator of compression bypassing the rings. This causes sump compression.
Cause of the problem is worn rings.
You need to conduct a compression test, if the compression is low then rings are probably the cause of the bike not starting.



Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: 2008 ktm 530 hard starting, hard to kick start, remove emissions

If it's a real bugger to kick start, install an 09 cam, works wonders. Go to to inquire about emissions removal

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SOURCE: kick start is jammed

Put the bike in 3rd, 4th or 5th gear, the higher the better. Sit on the bike, with your hand off the clutch lever, and rock the bike back and forth to rotate the clutch hub. This might free up the lever. You will need to drain the oil and remove the right side casing to see and service the kick starter. If I recall correctly, there is a spring clip that allows the kick gear to engage the clutch hub. The piece could be broken, weak or out of position.

Please rate this answer. Thanks Shay!

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Bike dies as soon as it is started!

first you need to remove carb clean them , then new gaskets . sounds like they are glazed due to old fuel drain tank and refill with new fuel

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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SOURCE: i just bought a 2009 ktm 450exc new from dealer

First KTM's are great bikes and are reliable.
Second don't adjust the carb unless you know what your doing.
Third it's a big single cylinder and is also a dirt bike.

So with that being said, if your riding it on the street it's going to overheat and if your riding in tight woods is will overheat as well. The puke hose goes to the frame between the radiators and is a messy location in the event of coolant loss. Most riders make the mistake adjusting thiers carbs when that is usually Not the problem. Unless you've installed an exhaust system or live at high altitude you do not need to adjust anything on the carb Except maybe the IDLE stop screw.

For overheating: KTM has a great add on electric fan kit that will help greatly. Also use Engine Ice or at least Water Wetter for better cooling performance. This costs more but is my some Evans NPG coolant and never boil over again!

Lastly, I'm a huge Husky fan but buying that next is like moving sideways, it's still a 4-stroke. Note... KTM's and Husaberg's (the original husqvarna) are made in the SAME Factory.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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Wont start


Oil from the breather is an indicator of compression bypassing the rings. This causes sump compression.
Cause of the problem is worn rings.
You need to conduct a compression test, if the compression is low then rings are probably the cause of the bike not starting.



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but would start fine. I took the head off again too check it out. That is everything loked fine rebvuilt it this time went like a rocket. Couple of mates came down for the weekend rode all day Saturday and was racing with a Gas Gas 200 which it beat. Later Sunday afternon it starts missing tenderly chanbged plug, chewcked carb both fine. The bike did get me home suonding like it was about to run out fuel then would go like hell for a few secvonds before chugging alone again. Seem to go back to what it was like after the rebuild. The only thin I can think of is a electric problem.,I had the carb a part today & gave it a good clean, also droped the gear oil & which was fine. I did think it was the power vale at the very start of the prolbem but as the bike ran like a demon for the best part of two days it can't be that. Finally I stated first kick today and I took it for a rip around the garden. Seemed ok ravin fine not missing then when I was giving it gas in third it would start to miss. I have not got a clue what is wrong with it now and I am not keen to admit defeat and take it to the bike shop at 40 U.S and hour. ,,,

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