Fork spring spec

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For a ‘91 200
CD’s site Fredette suggests the .33kg springs from an earlier KDX. PS doesn’t suggest oil level which may also help pindick a page or so back.

Does anyone know the rating of the std 89-93 springs? The kawasaki US site doesn’t list any specs for older bikes.

This would be useful if it’s in a manual somewhere. Saves me calcuguessing. (want to increase the rate of the spring by cutting it down & making up the length removed. Yes this does increase the spring rate).


PS: Just changing the seals & find my fork legs are bent after telling some other chap how to straighten them, how ironic!
 

G. Gearloose

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David,
Jeff set me up with 'take off' .35 springs recently, for about 50us$.
thay are markedly stiffer than the .30 stockers on '91. He includes oil weight and height recommendations. I belive the '89s were slightly stiffer and may be the .33's you mention, and '93/94 were usd so they don't apply.
 
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Canadian Dave

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I seem to remember checking into this before and finding the stock 1995 to 2001 KDX200/220 fork springs will fit the 89 to 92 KDX200s. Let me have a look at it again and I’ll get back to you. The stock 95+ springs are 0.35kg/mm units.

David
 
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Thanks guys, much apprec’d. .3 is what I needed to know. I cut my springs last night to up the spring rate to .33. :)

Still wouldn’t mind a guess at the oil level. They look the same as 88 forks so I guess 4.5-5” would be the go.