2005 YZ 125 with 06 suspension

I just replaced the dust and oil seals on my sons 2005 YZ 125. I followed the manual for the procedures, but noticed that as I was working through it, the forks had differences than what was shown in the manual. I didn't think to much about it, but after I got it back together I checked out the parts section on TT and noticed that the previous owner obviously had changed the shocks to an 06 or newer. My question is what about oil levels? I followed the recommended oil heights for an 05, but not sure if that is what I should have done. Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks,

The Bug

The 05 forks work fine with 240-250ml of oil in the outa chamber.

The 06- forks would be way to soft with that amount of oil.

Did the fork hast spring seats with the large holes in it?

YES --> 06-

The Comp adjuster is also a bit bigger on the 06- forks.

The shock had a cone shaped upper spring seat like the parts break down indicates for an 06 (part number 19,43). I have a 2006 yz 250 and the forks look identical on the exterior. This is the first fork I have ever done, so not to sure. The valve assembly also looked more like the one in the 06 break down instead of the 05.

Thanks for the input.

The bug

Based on the pictures of the 05 and 06. I would suggest we have the 06 suspension. Guess we will be opening up the top and putting in more oil. :)

Thanks for the link and the information.

The Bug

06 forks are far superior to the 05. So that's good for you!

you can easily check if its a 06 - present shock: they have blue HS adjusters.

From 03-05 the adjuster is gold, before its red.

you can easily check if its a 06 - present shock: they have blue HS adjusters.

From 03-05 the adjuster is gold, before its red.

I will have to check the shock. I know that the spring is red and it is not metal, guessing it is titanium. Which may mean it came off of a 250F. Either way the SSS suspension is good for us.

The Bug

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