1990 Front end

Questions and comments about converting to beefier forks..

1990 Front end

Postby Nailhead426 » 06:38 pm Dec 02 2017

I bought this 1990 kdx200 and it has rebound adjusted on the forks. Is there anyway to tell what these forks came off of or the year of them? It still has the stock triple clamps but I just ordered a top clamp from a later model kdx so can have more bar move ability. I was going to swap the forks out but they feel good with stiffer springs so I'll just work with what I have. Any info on how to find out more about these would be great thanks.
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Re: 1990 Front end

Postby Jason » 08:47 pm Dec 02 2017

A picture is worth a thousand words. :cool:
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Re: 1990 Front end

Postby Nailhead426 » 10:37 pm Dec 02 2017

Jason wrote:A picture is worth a thousand words. :cool:


Absolutely, as soon as I get home from Mexico.
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Postby Nailhead426 » 07:48 pm Dec 05 2017

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Re: 1990 Front end

Postby Jason » 08:35 pm Dec 05 2017

Those are the stock forks. That is an air bleed valve. Put the bike on a work stand (not kickstand), so the front wheel is off the ground. Remove the brass screw, and the air pressure in the fork will equalize with atmospheric pressure. Reinstall. It is very light torque. It is brass, and the cap is aluminum. Don't crank it down.

Under the bottom of each fork leg is a rubber cap covering a compression adjuster screw. DO NOT crank on them. Lightly turn them all the way in, then back out a certain number of clicks, depending on your choice and what suits your riding.

And by the way, that is a very clean looking KDX! Congratulations! :partyman:
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Re: 1990 Front end

Postby Nailhead426 » 10:47 pm Dec 05 2017

Thanks! Your some reason I thought I saw an air bleed in front of that screw but sadly mistaken. I'll post up some pics when the rest of the parts get put on. Hoping to have it done by our New Years trip.
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Re: 1990 Front end

Postby Jason » 01:05 am Dec 06 2017

You're welcome. :partyman:

Keep up the good work. It looks very nice.
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