fork oil

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Can anyone tell me what the standard fork oil quantity (or height from top of the fork) is for a kdx200e (1991)
Also what is the recommended weight of oil

Thanks
 
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Jeremy (mx-tech) recommends mobil-1 for interval home maintenance. I've never measured its viscosity, but it is around 5-7W depending on whom you ask.

Oil level recs vary, too. Most often you'll hear 100mm. I prefer 110.

That level is measured with the fork collapsed, spring out. If you've just changed your oil, insure there are no bubbles/voids in the fork. 'No bubbles' by letting it set for a bit, maybe some light tapping on the fork. 'No voids' by moving the rod up and down until you don't hear any air squishing.
 
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well, from my manual the stock oil capacity is 618+/-4 ml oil level is 140+/-2 mm with spring removed and fully compressed adj. range is from 110-170 mm i m sure if you look at the search part of this site there are many threads on fork oil, type quantity ,methods ,springs ect. hope this helps ps get a manual either factory or clymer you need one to work on your bike.!!!!!!
 

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I was using 7.5W oil (5 + 10 combined) which was fine for the trails until I started riding MX and found it was letting the front wheel rebound back up into the air after landing from jumps so I changed to 10W (as Kaw recommends) and that took care of that problem.