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Excessive oil from muffler

My son has a 2003 kdx and after riding, he get's a lot of oil that runs down the bottom of his muffler and will actually drip.we use a 40:1 gas mixture so is this normal or should we change something. or do we have a bigger problem?

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Unburnt oil will cause this issue that you have, on my old wr250 this was the case, get the carb mixture set properly for the oil gas and air. clean the piston and the spark from carbon deposits. do this and you will even get more power out of your 2 stroker.

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