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Kips cleaning and headlights

Postby Scrandy » 02:07 pm Jun 08 2016

Hey guys, I think it might be time to clean the power valves. Basically I would like to know how hard it is, how to do it (like how to clean the parts) and if theres anything I should be aware of. I heard something about a reverse threaded bolt? Another thing is about the headlight. I like the stock light but I've always had bad luck with stickers/graphics and the white sticker on the headlight is cracked and peeling. I would like an all white headlight. I like the look of the stock one and the Polisport mmx one but idk where to find a stock all white one and the Polisport is to small IMO. The Acerbis DHH single bulb one isn't bad but I really don't like the 2 different shades of white between the sticker and plastic. Thanks.
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Re: Kips cleaning and headlights

Postby doakley » 04:04 pm Jun 08 2016

Can't help with the headlight but you might want to invest in the cyclepedia.com manual for the kdx series, either digital or print. It covers the KIPS valve in pretty good detail. There's a link on this website.
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Re: Kips cleaning and headlights

Postby Scrandy » 07:25 pm Jun 08 2016

Alright thanks, I'l take a look.
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Kips cleaning and headlights

Postby Scrandy » 08:20 pm Jun 09 2016

Hey I had my first problem with the bike today. I guess I jinxed the lights haha. I just had the bike idling and I accidentaly hit the light button. The lights were on then the back one flickerd and then went out. I then tried turning the lights off then on again then the front one died lol. Maybe I shorted them out? It was raining pretty hard today. Sorry about my grammar. I'm not great in my english class.
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Kips cleaning and headlights

Postby Dekon » 07:25 am Jun 10 2016

What year is it? The 89's did not come with a voltage regulator and if one of the bulbs burned out it would send all the voltage to the other bulb and blow that out. I've had my bike out in the heavy rain and have been through some major water crossing and I've never had a problem.
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Re: Kips cleaning and headlights

Postby Tedh98 » 11:15 am Jun 10 2016

It looks like you have a 220, so here are some pics that should help out. Once you have everything cleaned up, it is really pretty easy to time it as you are just aligning various dots, indents, marks, etc.

Timing KIPS

And if you scroll down on this page, there are some more pictures of installing the KIPS: 220 build
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Re: Kips cleaning and headlights

Postby Scrandy » 09:19 pm Jun 10 2016

Thanks, that is very helpful. And the bike is a 2004. :)
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