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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-13-2007, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Front fork oil capacity

I have a 05 kx250 that i had to replace a fork seal.After discovering there is a inner and outer chamber, I decided to get a manual.Apparently the dealer didnt order it last friday like they should have. Now here I sit with forks that need oil, and I dont know the proper procedure and capacities for them. I am supposed to leave tomorrow for some races.So i really need some help.Either In the form of some scanned pages or detailed instructions to get this back together.Thanks in advance for any help.
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Per my manual for the 05' KX250 the oil level should be 3.46 inches from the top of the outer tube. If that's confusing you collapse the tubes together with the spring out. Fill the tubes one at a time until the oil is 3.46 inches from the top. Put the forks back together the way you took them apart and your good to go. Any other info let me know.

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FPMXer, what manual do you have? That doesn't sound anything like the usual procedure.

05kx250, compared to older forks, it is a pretty complicated procedure. Maybe you have time to run by a dealer who knows twin chamber style forks.

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after a long conversation with RaceTech i figured out how to do it. It is somewhat complicated but not hard. the inner reservoir is what i was having a problem with. The last set of forks i had apart were off of a 1990 250. After that I had somebody else do them for me.But he is currently gone.The procedure is as follows minus the some details.You put 160ml in the compression res. purge it using the compression rod.then put the cap and valve assembly back on.then assemble the fork and then put 300 ml into the outer res. the reassemble, and that is it. Thanks for the help.Next time I need work done that isnt a rush they will be going to RaceTech!! The were extremely helpful.
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FPMXer, what manual do you have? That doesn't sound anything like the usual procedure.

05kx250, compared to older forks, it is a pretty complicated procedure. Maybe you have time to run by a dealer who knows twin chamber style forks.
I have a full factory service PDF manual. It's the way I did the fork oil on my 99' per the fella a pro-tech that did my revalve. I did the springs after the fact and replaced the oil.

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What is the part number on the PDF manual? I thought that Kawasaki just sold printed manuals.

You might be reading it wrong, or it is not for the 2005 KX250. The 2005 KX250 forks are filled like he said with a quantity measurement, not a measurement with level, like you said. What you said works on the 2004 and most earlier KX250 forks, though. The twin chamber style are different than the earlier versions.

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