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My 98 KDX200 leaks a steady stream of fuel from one of the tubes that come from under the carb when I turn the fuel on. If I really nail the throttle, it acts like it's flooding it out. What's the deal? I thought at first maybe I had a cracked reed or something, but at the time I didn't notice the major fuel leak. If I crimp the line that's leaking, then it begins leaking from another, so I tried crimping both lines, then it went to the 3rd one. Need some help please, where do I begin? The gas and oil are both fresh, so I'm stumped.

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The float bowls are stiking open. you got dirt or something stuck in there. take carbs off and clean bowls.

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I recently installed a power pipe on my 1994 KDX200 and I adjusted the air mixture screw as recommended 1.5 turns.
I rode thew bike for about 10minutes evrything was going ok until it just died. Since then it will not start and all it does is backfire through the exhaust and the exhaust gets hot. I have cleaned the carb over and over, emptied the fuel and replaced with fresh fuel and checked the spark which is ok.
Can you provide any advice as towhat could be wrong.

Cheers Shaun.

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Dirty carb or bad needle and seat wich is where the gas comes in from fuel line take carb off and clean blow out all holes with low air pressure . may need to adjust floats by bending float tab with needle nose pliers there is a measurement on floats but you can hold carb bowl on by hand and let fuel fill the bowl and check level you want it below that metal over flow tube also make sure floats float and are not leaking hopefully its just trash . there is a filter in valve on gas tank clean it also

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

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    Check the colour of the tip of the spark plug if it's running too lean/ hot it will be white which will cause popping and backfiring u want it brownish in colour black means too rich as in - too much fuel the carb might need to be adjusted jetting or pilot screw hope that helps! Oh and never use car carb cleaner on motorcycle carbs it eats and swells the rubber seals and diaphragms


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