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LT80 carb issue and possible mods

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Old 11-03-2008, 09:00 PM
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The kid rides an LT80, recently put a little $ into it: bored to 51.50mm, new piston, rings, top end gaskets, carb kit, KN filter in stock box, Boysen reeds, new petcock. Here the problem, every time I start it cold have to remove the tube from the front of the carb and block it off with my hand. What gives? I spose these carbs can wear out! Also would like to pick up some more snort! Whats the best/least expensive mod. Mill the head 30? Thanks for the help!
 
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:02 PM
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One more thing, what about a 10 tooth front sprocket, it'll pick up top end but will it be a dog out of the hole?
 
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:15 PM
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180 grams on rear clutch , mill head. really brings it to life. if moore [img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif[/img] is needed get it to jack!!!!! as for the hand choking never had that problem. your turn lt80
 
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:56 AM
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The choke circiut is obviously messed up. I'd clean the carb. When it was apart, did you remove the choke plunger and clean in there?

Stock gearing is 10/22 (520 chain) cept for the older ones with the 428 chain, those are 12/26
 
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:56 PM
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When the carb was apart it was cleaned well, but maybe not well enough, will try it again.

I read in some of the other posts that some of you get the lt80 to rev to around 11-12k rpm's, how? Will a pipe and some port work make this big of a change?

Looking for good all around perf. what would the recommended spocket sizes be?

Thanks guys!
 
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:32 PM
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The holes in the carb are very small. Sometimes it takes a cpl times to get it all. Use compressed air to blow all the ports out if possible.
RPM's:: Yes, it's all porting and the choice of a pipe. That's the quick answer. [img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif[/img]
Sprockets: for a stock motor, going up a tooth on the front is possible.
 
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:35 PM
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Where would be a good place to get the spockets, are the LT80 only parts or do they fit others?

Thanks for the info.
 
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:41 PM
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If you have the 520 chain size (10/22) you can get a 11 tooth yamaha blaster sprocket.
 
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:47 PM
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Would like to change the chain and go with the 480.
 
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