Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

1999 and newer KX Cartridge Holding Tool Part#?

Recommended Posts

Hi. I am working on a friend's 2000 KX125 forks, and of course, we don't have the service manual. He is doing a fork swap onto another bike if that will let some slack get cut for us. :D Anyway, is there a Kawasaki "special tool" fork cartridge holding tool listed in the service manuals for the 1999 and newer KX125's and KX250's? If so, can someone give me the part number? I looked on the Race Tech site, and they do not list a cartridge holding tool for those years of bikes. The only KX tool they list is for 1989 - 1998 KX125/KX250 and 1989 - 2004 KX500. I'll guess that is a 57001-1057 equivalent tool. I already have the 57001-1057, but it is not for the newer forks.

Thanks for any help on the part number.

By the way, I know I could hit it with the air gun :D , but I would rather have the tool, especially on reassembly and proper torque.

Thanks again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lowe's and Home Depot were fresh out of 28mm ID/32mm OD PVC pipe, so I spent about two hours grinding away at a 1" PVC pipe. For anyone else who reads this in the future, that idea may work well if you have had them out before and didn't Loc-Tite them back in, but I had to grind the PVC so thin that it cracked one of the four extensions when I took the forks apart. I found the part number information on another site, and the tool was $84 at ronayers. Motion Pro has a tool that may work, so I am going to try it.

Thanks for the suggestion/encouragement, kawamaha.

---Follow-up in case someone finds this thread in a search.---

I got tired of not knowing, so I bought the service manual. There is a 1999 KX125/KX250 specific tool, then a 2000 - 2002 (maybe more years) tool. The dimensions are different.

The Motion Pro tool won't work. The nice salesperson measured the dimensions of their tool while I was on the phone, but the tool is not the right size.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Reply with:

Sign in to follow this  

×