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New 2010 KLX250S. HARD to start cold or hot. Follow the handbook, same problem. Flat spots when riding. Poor performance, not even as good as a ten year old Honda XR250! My son can't start it either, it is dangerous to ride & let's you down. Poor engine torque. Dealer said it is normal as the bike is heavily restricted for emissions & that is they way they are! Not fit for purpose! A truly sadenning experience. Anyone else with the same? please advise!! Robert

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Try to adjust the carburetor air adjuster , some klx has blind the adjuster , dont worry you can only pull that put ..

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