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weather temperature and top end break in

Postby bws2 » 06:31 pm Mar 12 2017

I've just done a top end rebuild on my '01 KDX200.

I haven't started it yet for break in and wondered if I need to wait for the weather
to be at least a certain temperature before I do that.

I live in western Washington state and the high temperatures have been from 45-50 degrees.

I'm running the stock jetting right now (160 main; 48 pilot)
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Re: weather temperature and top end break in

Postby Jason » 06:49 pm Mar 12 2017

I think the weather will not be an issue at all.
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Re: weather temperature and top end break in

Postby Friedom » 08:28 pm Mar 12 2017

Yeah, you're dealing in the 200°+ range, so whether it's 45 or 90 out shouldn't matter a ton.

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Re: weather temperature and top end break in

Postby bufftester » 03:23 pm Mar 14 2017

Not an issue for break in. The harder part is just finding a place to ride with some varied terrain that isn't going to leave you soaking wet around here.....the answer is there is no place like that in W.WA in the spring! :lol: Haul it up to Tahuya, nice mix of trails and fire roads so you can vary speed and load during the break in, and a nice concrete, flat parking area to do the break in inspections before and after.
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Re: weather temperature and top end break in

Postby bws2 » 10:38 pm Mar 15 2017

bufftester wrote:Not an issue for break in. The harder part is just finding a place to ride with some varied terrain that isn't going to leave you soaking wet around here.....the answer is there is no place like that in W.WA in the spring! :lol: Haul it up to Tahuya, nice mix of trails and fire roads so you can vary speed and load during the break in, and a nice concrete, flat parking area to do the break in inspections before and after.


Looks like we might get a break in the weather on Sunday, if so I'm going to take the bike out and break it in.

Haven't ridden since October!
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Re: weather temperature and top end break in

Postby bufftester » 09:28 pm Mar 16 2017

Awesome, I'm heading over to my Dad's in Mattawa this weekend and we're going to hit up the first poker run of the season in Vantage.
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Re: weather temperature and top end break in

Postby bws2 » 10:34 pm Mar 16 2017

Now that sounds like fun. I hope you guys have a great time.
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