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My dirtbike sat in the garage for 4 years now it wont run right .

My dirtbike is a 1993 kx 125 the carburrator is completly cleaned now the bike will start only when i catch it in gear but doesnt run strong and wont stay idiling..

Steve

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    steve albertson May 16, 2009

    i put new spark plugs in 2 times the exhaust isnt clogged the reeds are what i was thinking is the problem thats what i was going to check tommorow, can you clean reeds or do they have to be replaced???

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Have you checked the reeds inside the induction side if they are corroded from sitting it will cause that problem, also check the spark plug, may just be a case of weak spark ,if still no good check the coila good way to test if it is a spark problem get a can of aerostart (wyns start ya bastard) and spary a little in carby, should start real easy. if so then spark is your problem. also just thinking check tat your exhaust has not collapsed inside itself or is blocked, that can cause no power too. hope i have been of some help.

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  • matthew menzies May 16, 2009

    REPLACE REPLACE REPLACE, they are not very expensive and they are very brittle they may only be slightly warped and they will cause major running problems.

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