1980 KE100 - No carb kits?

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by ihatemybike, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. bogieboy

    bogieboy Long timer

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    Pull the spark plug... The problem with a 2 stroke is that you can have the right amount of smoke (due to the auto oiler system working right) but still be lean from the carb. You are dealing with 2 seprate systems there...
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  2. solorider40

    solorider40 Been here awhile

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    Your right! I was thinking in pre-mix mode and the auto oiler changes that. I'll make some adjustments and see if that fixes it.
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  3. bogieboy

    bogieboy Long timer

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    Haha hope it helps!
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  4. ihatemybike

    ihatemybike Been here awhile

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    Well, the float valve is now junk. Serious grove worn into the taper, won't even fall out of the assembly when shaking it. Replacement would be $65 after shipping, but I think I'm done with the stock carb. No needle valve adjustment, no carb kits, no idea who made it.

    I just purchased a used Mikuni from a late 80s / early 90s on eBay for $75 and I already have a rebuild kit (that didn't fit the existing carb). The same Mikuni VM19SC carb was used in the KE from 1982-2001 and every single part is still available. Cant' wait to receive it, rebuild it and get the bike going.

    Hoping the added adjustment in it increase my MPG as well.
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  5. motodojo

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    I have an 82 ke100 and thought I had a carb problem but it turned out to be a timing issue. I adjusted timing and low end bog went away as well as stalling.
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  6. ihatemybike

    ihatemybike Been here awhile

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    My bike was running great for a long time, then the power dropped, 5th gear bogs it down now. Finding the sticking float valve makes me think it's just not able to draw enough fuel to produce the torque needed for that gear. It was still able to wind 4th up pretty good.

    Trying to get the KE back to daily rider status, while prepping it for a ride out to the West coast next summer.
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  7. Turbo Ghost

    Turbo Ghost Been here awhile

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    Don't feel bad! Mine's got so many air leaks you can put your hand over the carb inlet and it will still run! Don't know when I'll get the chance to rebuild it!
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