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Old 12-28-2016, 04:57 AM
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Jeff you are going to love your bike they do however have a starting technique that you will need to learn . I try to find TDC top dead center choke on and then a good kick gets it most of the time . The most it takes me is 3 tries and do not forget to take off the choke . If you take care of it in 5 years it will bring you back $3500. in 10 years $2500. Unlike enduro bike they do not need many extra parts . So enjoy your new bike !


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Old 12-30-2016, 05:03 PM
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I had no trouble starting the 280 after it was warmed up. But for my use, I would prefer a little easier starting. I will use the bike for practice, goofing off in the back yard and trail work. A lot of starting and stopping.. Jeff
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Congratulations and enjoy your Contact! My '17 Gas Gas TXT 125 is an awesome bike and in 6 months I've become hooked on trials riding.
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:03 AM
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I had no trouble starting the 280 after it was warmed up. But for my use, I would prefer a little easier starting. I will use the bike for practice, goofing off in the back yard and trail work. A lot of starting and stopping.. Jeff
Try turning the air screw IN, (richer) maybe 1/4 to 1/2 turn. Made a HUGE difference on mine.
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:45 AM
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I thought the Contact had a fuel screw. It has a different carb.
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Old 01-15-2017, 06:15 PM
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Picked up the 250 Saturday. I may have misled some to think I don't know how to start a 2 stroke, not a problem. That being said, the 250 is easier to start because of the lower compression and maybe a little bit better jetting. The 280 can be a chore to start hot or cold. I don't know why. The TXT and the Contact use the same engine if I am correct. It started on second kick today. It is just too sloppy here to ride. Hope soon I can ride. My dealer said Maxima at 100 to 1. But the manual says 50 to 1. Any suggestions? Jeff
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Old 01-16-2017, 07:22 PM
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In my trials bikes I run 80 / 1 most of the time since you are not running them hard and long like my enduro bikes . So by going 80 / 1 it does not load up and rarely fowls a plug . Enjoy your new ride !
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Picked up the 250 Saturday. I may have misled some to think I don't know how to start a 2 stroke, not a problem. That being said, the 250 is easier to start because of the lower compression and maybe a little bit better jetting. The 280 can be a chore to start hot or cold. I don't know why. The TXT and the Contact use the same engine if I am correct. It started on second kick today. It is just too sloppy here to ride. Hope soon I can ride. My dealer said Maxima at 100 to 1. But the manual says 50 to 1. Any suggestions? Jeff
It's OK to name your dealer here. Unlike other forums out there, you won't get booted for saying a good things here

Charlie at TTC fussed at me for running 80:1. He recommends 100:1 for just about everyone unless your a Pro-Champ class rider! I think your good at either but for me, I may try 100:1 just to see how it affects power delivery. The big thing is to run a quality fuel.

Congrats on the bike, hope to see you at Training Days.
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I agree with Rod if you are riding trials but if you are using the bike for trail riding where you wined it out a little more oil is a good thing .
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What octane is the most used? Jetting off idle doesn't chop clean without a little rattle every now and then. I am running 102 race gas.
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