I picked this up for 400$ with on road title.. Guy says it has not been started since before year 2000. It was in a heated garage under a cover.. The gas smells like paint thinner lol.. It has good compression but the kick starter only grabs every 4 or 5 kicks... Any idea on my problem? I plan on doing a motor rebuild
Photos from Alex Vasquez's post
Do a carb rebuild. Establlish fuel flow and spark first, then go from there.
Kick starter just might be the spring and gear assy
Okay I figured it might be that.. Never had a kdx before.. This will be my first road legal bike.. Any opinions on gearing? And supermoto
I can't help you in that area, sorry. Keep us posted on your progress, and good luck!
I have a 91 200 that had the same problem, as Alex mentions, try the spring or the ratchet pawl, I changed the viscosity of the engine oil and problem cured without parts.
Sorry meant Dan's comments
What oil did u use im going to try it
I used Ford F type ATF oil better viscosity when cold preventing slip, if it is the ratchet ir spring, then the part numbers are:- 92081-122 Spring Ratchet, 13078-1063 Ratchet, 59051-1041 Kick Start Gear Spur. Good Luck!
The KDX's are prone to slipping kick start ratchets if the oil is old or thicker than it should be...strip the carb....drain the tank and add a bit of premix down the plug if everything seems ok see if you can start it! I bought one last year that had been stood in a garden shed for 7 years and it's run fine ...I bought another this year that had been left outside in the rain for 4 years and that's been good as well .....thank God for the fork gaiters!