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I just got my atv, I checked oil level and it' too high. When I start it up, there's white smoke coming out of the exhaust, how can I take just enough oil without having to drain and fill?

About the white smoke a friend of mine who got a 525 EXC told me that it'll disappear after first 3 miles ride.

What would be the best way to go about this? I decided to solve these before going out riding it.
 

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Looking for best way or easiest? Best way would be to unscrew the drain plug let a little out and check it, repeat till its ok. Easy way, remove fill cap and lift the quad up on the opposite side. I recommend the drain plug.
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thank for your reply, i m actually looking for the best way, but won't the drain screw be filled with oil? Is it good to close it when there s still oil in the engine?
 

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I used a seringue with a straw at the end,got oil down to the lower marker. Turned on the engine, waited for the fan to start and turned it off. Checked the level and filled a little bit to get to the center marker. Turned the engine on and noticed smoke only when I use the throttle.

A friend of mine messed with the idle screw... How do I get it back to stock setting? Can't seem to find the right procedure, it just keeps turning either way..
 

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Your best off to turn the idle counter-clockwise, If you turn it to far clockwise there is a fail-safe that will make it so it won't get spark. You may have to give it throttle until it warms up then turn it clockwise until you get a low idle and it runs by itself.
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How far out of wack did you make it? You shouldn't have had to turn it that far. Back it off a half turn and you should be fine. What's it doing right now? Idling to high or to low?
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Ok Now I got somewhat a low noise, how do I fine tune it? getting it near cutoff and starting from there? or is there another way?
 

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Ok Now I got somewhat a low noise, how do I fine tune it? getting it near cutoff and starting from there? or is there another way?
yes that will work, turn it to the left (counter-clockwise) until is shuts off then turn it up from there. To get it just right it helps that its good and warmed up. Long as you can walk away and come back 5 min later its ok. If it sounds like its going to die but keeps running you will want it up a bit more. Some people like a bit extra idle because it will make your throttle more snappy when you accelerate. But as long as your jetting is right you don't need to over idle as it will just make your quad hot just sitting still.
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yes that will work, turn it to the left (counter-clockwise) until is shuts off then turn it up from there. To get it just right it helps that its good and warmed up. Long as you can walk away and come back 5 min later its ok. If it sounds like its going to die but keeps running you will want it up a bit more. Some people like a bit extra idle because it will make your throttle more snappy when you accelerate. But as long as your jetting is right you don't need to over idle as it will just make your quad hot just sitting still.
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Are stock jetting specs ok for sea level very hot a humid weather?
 

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So if I don't want to do any mods on the bike, the stock jetting should be just right. Did I get it right?
 

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all I can say is: WOW, so much power!!! I need to get that thing on a big area to get used to it!!
 

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Like Bronson said, Stock is to lean. Really depends on attitude and heat.

Best to buy extra jets, for me they cost $4.50 each
Also JD jetting is the way to go http://www.jdjetting.com/xcart/product.php...at=7&page=1

If your riding at sea level you will need to buy a few more main jets (jd kit only had up to a 172main)
Get a 45 pilot jet
Buy these extra main jets 175,180,185
Might need a 190 if you add full exhaust system and better air filter. But I don't think I've read anyone going that big yet.
I run 185main at sea level blue needle 3rd clip temp around 70f
2000ft 175main.

After using the JD Jetting it was like a whole new quad. Installing jets is pretty easy so you should learn how to do it, especially if you plan to ride at different altitudes.
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Actually, I m sure I won't be doing any mods, most probably going to get harder springs(right now I m 245lbs. Do ) do you know where I can find some by the way? I really don't know anything about atv's (nor bikes) I m learning...

About the jetting, I would like to know what jets are just for sea surface riding (I assure you I won't going more than 100ft). I m getting the kit and the jet I need(I don't want to get lost lol, I m already on unstable ground) knowing that it can gets over here in temps from 25°C to 35°C (75°F to 95°F) and humidity is always around 80% more or less.

Also, I d like to know more about the deal
 

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"Features:
Low and High altitude custom designed triple taper needles
Main Jets
Spare Needle Clip
Dyno Tested
Developed and tested from sea level to 12000ft elevation"

This is what is written on ktm-parts.com about the jd jetting kit for our ATVs. Did he make a mistake?
 

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Actually, I m sure I won't be doing any mods, most probably going to get harder springs(right now I m 245lbs. Do ) do you know where I can find some by the way? I really don't know anything about atv's (nor bikes) I m learning...

About the jetting, I would like to know what jets are just for sea surface riding (I assure you I won't going more than 100ft). I m getting the kit and the jet I need(I don't want to get lost lol, I m already on unstable ground) knowing that it can gets over here in temps from 25°C to 35°C (75°F to 95°F) and humidity is always around 80% more or less.

Also, I d like to know more about the deal
To The Springs, 245lbs .... your fine. Your front shocks turn them all the way clockwise (top nob) after they gone all the way, turn them counter-clockwise 10 clicks. On the bottom of the shock there is a small screw located about 1/2 inch above the bolt that attaches to the A-arm, turn it all the way clockwise then counter-clockwise 8 clicks. Do same to both sides.
page 29 of owners manual

Rear, top knob turn all the way clockwise then counter-clockwise 5 clicks, bottom of shock there is return dampening. Refer to page 32 in manual, turn it all the way right then turn it left 4 clicks.
Setting should work pretty good for ya. If you want it perfect to match you then look up rocket Ron on this forum and you can send him your shocks for a custom fit.

You plan to stay at low sea level .....
Get Jd jetting
Use Blue needle 3 clip
185 main Jet
45 Pilot
Fuel mix screw 1 1/2 turns out (buy a fuel mix screw, it will sit below your carb for easy access, if you install your self be careful when removing the factory fuel mix screw, there is a spring and small washer that can fall out and be lost easy)

Take these steps and you will be running just fine.
 

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Thanks a lot for your info, I m asking ktm-parts.com about what number jets are included in the kit and I ll tell you what I ve done.

About the shocks, I will put these settings and try it after we figure where the leak is.

Thanks again
 
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