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How much front fork oil on a 1997 RMX250 with standard forks?

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Redoing the forks, can't seem to find information that is not related to the RM250

but I guess it's a motocross setup so wouldn't work too nice on the RMX, any tips

are much appreciated.

 

Thanks

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3 hours ago, ThePlague said:

Redoing the forks, can't seem to find information that is not related to the RM250

but I guess it's a motocross setup so wouldn't work too nice on the RMX, any tips

are much appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

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In my Clymer manual it says Front Fork Oil Capacity And Type for 93-on RMX250's it says 653mL or 22.1 U.S o.z and oil type is Suzuki SS-05. And for Front Fork Standard Oil Level it says for 93-on RMX250 Oil Level should be 87mm or 3.4in. If you don't believe me I can get you some pics. 

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That's one of the problems with clymer manuals, and why I don't buy them anymore. 93-on RMX did not use the same forks. 96-98 Suzuki ditched the USD forks and went with 45mm conventional Showas on the RMX.

The above info is the exact same as what's in my 1998 OEM RMX service manual.  

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Ok. You got the right info there for your 97 assuming your forks look like those. The 96-98 RM 250s also used a conventional fork, but were  49mm twin chamber design, and once re-sprung/valved, a better fork. I wouldn't be surprised to see RM forks swapped onto a RMX. 

@ 165 lbs. I ran mine at 110mm to help with bottoming resistance in the last 1/3 of the stroke. Heavier riders typically go with heavier springs....

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1 minute ago, Jeremyf1 said:

Ok. You got the right info there for your 97 assuming your forks look like those. The 96-98 RM 250s also used a conventional fork, but were  49mm twin chamber design, and once re-sprung/valved, a better fork. I wouldn't be surprised to see RM forks swapped onto a RMX. 

@ 165 lbs. I ran mine at 110mm to help with bottoming resistance in the last 1/3 of the stroke. Heavier riders typically go with heavier springs....

Interesting, that was for a friend's bike and he is quite heavy as well, will let him know that cause I think that he was going for standard settings.

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