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Old 08-02-2003, 05:31 PM
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Default KX Fork Oil amount

     

First off, this is my first post here, so Howdy to the forum!!

I am trying to do a fast oil change on my forks on 1996 KX250. If memory serves at my body weight of 205 on H.S. terrain, think they used approx 500cc of oil last time...but that was too long ago unfortunately.

I do not have the utensils/inclination to try to measure it from the top. Anyone know if this amount of oil is sufficient?

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Old 08-02-2003, 07:07 PM
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Default Re: KX Fork Oil amount

all you need is a zip tie and a tape measure or a ruler and you can measure. if you're changing the oil why not take the time to measure?
also weight has very little to do with oil height/volume. that is what springs are for.
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Old 08-02-2003, 07:43 PM
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Coolusername, gottaroost! Welcome!
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Old 08-02-2003, 09:22 PM
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Default Re: KX Fork Oil amount

First, welcome to ATM Gottaroost!! With a username like that one, I hope to see you around the boards, that is pretty creative man!

Second, Yardpro hit this one, you really don't need to know how much oil to add, you should add oil until the oil level gets to where it should be.

Third, I am moving this one to the Suspension Forum so it has a chance at more replies.

Again, welcome man enjoy the boards and all the fine members here at ATM.
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Old 08-03-2003, 09:18 AM
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Default Re: KX Fork Oil amount

Thanks for the welcome to the forum. Looks like this may be the real thing...no one is letting me slide by on trying to take a shortcut...dang!!! I like it already. I figure I gotta do it by the book to make it around here.

I had just no time then to do it right sad to say---all that I poured out of the forks was about 515cc of black water. I just an equal amount of fresh oil.

I PROMISE THAT I WILL revisit this project and do it properly. More than once in a great while I have found myself having to cut a corner to get a ride in.
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Old 08-04-2003, 01:55 PM
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Default Re: KX Fork Oil amount

I redid a buddies seals last year he has a 98 KX250. The KX and your YZ use the same forks. He didn't have a manual so I called a couple of dealers and asked if the Yamaha specs would work on the KX " answer YES". I even ended up using yamaha seals and scrubbers. I think we went 105mm as measued from the top of the tube with the fork collasped. I believe the range of hieght is from 130mm to 95mm.
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