1996 kdx 200

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Just bought a used kdx 200 1996 has a loud click at idle goes away when I rev it up or ride above about 2000 rpms. any ideas what it might be? seems to have plenty of power runs fine.
 
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KDXs tend to have a rattly, deisel-like sound at idle and very low rpms. Unless the sound is very loud, it is probably just the normal Kawie rattle.
 
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Thanks spanky I had heard that from a friend too, Does it have to do with that kipps devise and is there some kind of adjustment?
 

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It's just the way it is... So I'm told... Mine is kinda noisy. Some folks use a full quart or fill the tranny to the top of the site glass to try and quite it a bit.

I'm not sure it it's the KIPS linkage or what. No one seems to know for sure. I'd pay $100 for some aftermarket what ever to fix it :)
 

70 marlin

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inspect kipps valve !

my boy's 96 was carboned up real bad! made weird rattle© remove left side inspection cover ¥looks like big flat screw¤ with a 10 mm socket gently exercise it if it move smoothly it's oK if not , most likey the kipps valve needs service© at least mine did© also the bike will be very flat on the bottom end©