Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Some fork questions for a 99 kx125?

Recommended Posts

Just did a rebuild on my kx forks and they seem a little stiff from the first ride. I put in new bushings and seals and followed that with ss-7 5 wt oil. With the forks compressed and spring out I had 95 mm from the top of the oil to the top of the fork. Just wondering what characteristics I would see from taking some oil out? Or if you guys have a magic number that works good for more woods riding than mx?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
With the forks compressed and spring out I had 95 mm from the top of the oil to the top of the fork.

these are bladder fork numbers. the 99 has no bladder fork, its more like 125mm, but have no exact numbers here. for woods its even less oil, 130-140mm...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok I think im going to try and run 125mm. Am I measuring the height correctly?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ok I think im going to try and run 125mm. Am I measuring the height correctly?

yep :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just did a rebuild on my kx forks and they seem a little stiff from the first ride. I put in new bushings and seals and followed that with ss-7 5 wt oil. With the forks compressed and spring out I had 95 mm from the top of the oil to the top of the fork. Just wondering what characteristics I would see from taking some oil out? Or if you guys have a magic number that works good for more woods riding than mx?

Is your fluid Showa Suspension Fluid SS-7 (5 wt)?

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

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×