2002 KDX 200 Fork Oil Air Gap

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2002 KDX 200 Fork Oil Air Gap

Postby Rooks » 04:19 pm Feb 25 2014

Changing out the front springs on a '02 KDX200 and was wondering what the nominal air-gap measurement is for these forks (as measured with no spring/fork fully compressed)? I've seen several posts mentioning oil volume...but have always preferred using the air-gap measurement...so I figured I'd ask.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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2002 KDX 200 Fork Oil Air Gap

Postby tirebiter » 05:48 pm Feb 25 2014

I'm running 120mm down, seems to work just fine. Using 5wt right now, but thinking about switching to 7.5 for a little more rebound..
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Postby JasonK94Z » 07:43 pm Feb 25 2014

tirebiter wrote:I'm running 120mm down, seems to work just fine. Using 5wt right now, but thinking about switching to 7.5 for a little more rebound..


Going up in oil wt actually slows down rebound.
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Re: 2002 KDX 200 Fork Oil Air Gap

Postby MCKDX220 » 11:22 pm Feb 25 2014

I am currently at 130mm, no casing, 4 compression hs valve shims removed from each leg. .41 springs.

The recommendation in the manual is 100mm, which if I ran the stock compression valving and springs, that is what I would run.

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Postby tirebiter » 11:46 pm Feb 25 2014

JasonK94Z wrote:
tirebiter wrote:I'm running 120mm down, seems to work just fine. Using 5wt right now, but thinking about switching to 7.5 for a little more rebound..


Going up in oil wt actually slows down rebound.

Well duh, that's what I stated...
More rebound equals slower, unless your from down under, then lord knows what's up or down..
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Postby Rooks » 04:01 pm Feb 26 2014

Thanks so much for the replies. I'll start at 100 and take things from there.
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Postby motogoalie1 » 07:41 pm Feb 26 2014

Im at 130 mm from top per race tech. Im also sporting .41kg xr 600 springx
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Re: 2002 KDX 200 Fork Oil Air Gap

Postby hsracer1962 » 09:58 am Mar 01 2014

to tirebiter. Mr well duh, your statement is in print you cant deny your error so just apologize and move on.
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Re: 2002 KDX 200 Fork Oil Air Gap

Postby tirebiter » 11:09 pm Mar 01 2014

hsracer1962 wrote:to tirebiter. Mr well duh, your statement is in print you cant deny your error so just apologize and move on.
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Re: 2002 KDX 200 Fork Oil Air Gap

Postby JasonK94Z » 12:10 am Mar 02 2014

There always has to be that one guy ... :roll:
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Re: 2002 KDX 200 Fork Oil Air Gap

Postby Joshmcmillan » 01:56 am Mar 02 2014

I think you two just had a mix up of words but were both implying the same thing.

To OP, sounds like 100mm is the way to go.
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Postby motogoalie1 » 12:17 pm Mar 02 2014

Using adjectives and adverbs can clarify ones meaning.

faster rebound action
or
less rebound damping

slower rebound action
or
more rebound damping

and stuff :boogie:
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Re: 2002 KDX 200 Fork Oil Air Gap

Postby Jason » 10:12 pm Mar 03 2014

tirebiter, maybe everyone does not use the same language as you.

Also, no need for misspelled foul language. :?
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Postby hsracer1962 » 06:35 pm Jan 07 2015

Rooks wrote:Thanks so much for the replies. I'll start at 100 and take things from there.

no you are wrong, more rebound means quicker.heavier viscosity oil / 7.5 vs 5 would result in slower { LESS } not more { quicker }. Well DUH so ends your lesson for today.
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Re: 2002 KDX 200 Fork Oil Air Gap

Postby Jason » 03:55 am Jan 08 2015

Your lesson is "welcome to forums", also known as "you replied to a message from 10 months ago" :grin:

Do try to be mindful of the dates.
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