Added reply in a thread 2009 SX50 HELP! 8/21/2019 7:55 AM

I can get a compression gauge for the plug hole but I don't know how I'm going to test the underside. I'll do that and if the compression looks good we'll be that much closer.

Added reply in a thread Refrigerator/Freezer help! 8/20/2019 5:44 PM

It appears to have been nothing more than condensation. I truly can't believe how much water we're talking about in that regard.

Added reply in a thread 2009 SX50 HELP! 8/20/2019 3:39 PM

UPDATE: No go on the starter fluid down the intake throat. Not even a pop. The stator tests within normal range for resistance (510 Ohms.) Like I said, it's giving me a solid spark outside the cylinder with the plug grounded to the studs. I cleaned off ... more »

Added reply in a thread 06 RM 250 8/20/2019 10:51 AM

x3 on the power valve, especially if the main jet is clean as you say. Does it run correctly at low RPM? If you gradually rev it up to higher RPMs while riding, is the cut-out at the same RPM range? Remember, the PV governor works at a particular RPM; ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2009 SX50 HELP! 8/20/2019 10:44 AM

Thanks for the continued help, guys. I'm going to test the stator for resistance today; I just found out the spec for that, so we'll see. Project Racer, I'll try the "no carb" starter fluid idea if the stator turns out to be good. I just changed the ... more »

Added reply in a thread When to - clickers or add pressure? 8/19/2019 7:42 AM

As a basic rule, air pressure and/ or coil springs are for your weight. Damping adjusters are for how fast you go or how hard you land. Make sure to set your sag to around 100mm in the rear and then adjust your air pressure for a simar sag in the forks. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Spoke with my Bitcoins 8/19/2019 7:35 AM

Cool AF.

Added reply in a thread Math with Falcon, 2019 MX edition 8/18/2019 9:24 PM

Sorry; you are correct. I must have been on cruise control! OK, revised math with Falcon! Ferrandis would need to win both motos to score 50 points. He still must make up 31 points, which means Cianciarulo will need to go 5-DNF or worse for DF to win ... more »

Started new thread Math with Falcon, 2019 MX edition 8/18/2019 6:36 PM

OK guys, I guess I should have done this a week ago, huh? Anyway, there's still one championship up for grabs. Adam Cianciarulo leads Dylan Ferrandis by 30 points heading into the final round. Here is the only mathematical chance Ferrandis has: With ... more »

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Added reply in a thread 2009 SX50 HELP! 8/18/2019 5:58 PM

I understand the deck height thing, but this bike won't even begin to start. It hasn't even shown one iota of combustion at all. This is not a "runs poorly" or "takes a long time to start" or "won't quite start" situation; it's a "now has a half hour ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2009 SX50 HELP! 8/18/2019 4:49 PM

OK, I checked the plug after kicking and it doesn't seem wet. I went through the carburetor again and removed the jets, the idle adjuster, the air screw and the choke knob & cleaned all the circuits out. There did not appear to be any obstructions

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Added reply in a thread MotoStuff snuffed helping privateers 8/18/2019 3:11 PM

This. And the riders in that 25th-40th range should be grateful as can be when they get support. It sucks when they don't acknowledge that fact and end up taking away potential support from someone who could use it and would benefit the sponsor while ... more »

Added reply in a thread Would Justin Bogle benefit from training at Aldon's? 8/18/2019 1:27 PM

Does Aldon allow leg swag?

Added reply in a thread Your job/career 8/18/2019 9:44 AM

Up until recently I was an accessory developer for one of the Japanese OEMs. It was a cool gig; I got to travel pretty regularly and felt like I made a difference. Now I'm between jobs and looking to pivot to something that pays a living wage. We'll ... more »

Added reply in a thread Luongo's new comedy show. Available August 16th. 8/17/2019 8:18 PM

There's an indoor "Scoot park" near my house that my kid made me take him to. The things I saw there are gnarly! Much respect for those guys. They were pulling some pretty wild tricks that I've never seen in FMX, that's for sure.

Added reply in a thread 2009 SX50 HELP! 8/17/2019 8:02 PM

I don't think it's wet. I haven't looked too closely at that. I gave the carb a quick clean today, including the pilot but I didn't disassemble the choke or anything. maybe I'll jump in there tomorrow. I actually tore it all back down today to make sure

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Added reply in a thread 2009 SX50 HELP! 8/17/2019 6:50 PM

Bright blue spark

Added reply in a thread 2009 SX50 HELP! 8/17/2019 3:22 PM

I'm posting again at the bottom to help reduce confusion. Trying to start a KTM SX50 with a brand-new top end. It has fresh gas, a new spark plug, reeds and carb are clean and in good condition, but the thing won't fire up. No rag in the airbox, no blockage ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2009 SX50 HELP! 8/17/2019 8:12 AM

I see. Is there a recommendation for stock?

Added reply in a thread Started my own moto business, introducing 3DP Moto 8/17/2019 8:10 AM

I was going to ask about chain sliders and guides myself. Personally, I like the "ugly" look of purpose-made works parts. Brown magnesium and non-shiny carbon fiber are beautiful to me.