KX250 forks on KLX300R?

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I posted this over in Thumpers, but this is probably the place to be.

Have an opportunity to buy some '98 kx250 forks and crown. Have heard it's a bolt on, but wondering exactly what I'll need (wheel, brakes, rotors, etc)to do this. Have heard the fork is much better than stock. Any opinions?

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Mark
 

Jeremy Wilkey

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Mark,
Sorry but I don't have a clue.. I was hoping someone might have done this. it will be triple clamps for sure.. The Forum over here is more techincally based I wish our collective would be able to help you..

Jer
 

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Larry Roessler built some magazine test bikes with KX forks. Check his company Stroker for info. The way to go is undoubtedly to get the whole wheel/brake package from the KX if possible. The KDX forum guys might know if the KLX stuff will bolt on.

Jer, the KX forks are vastly superior to the KLX/KDX pattern forks if I remember past discussions correctly. Right?

I believe you will also want to use a KX shock shaft to balance the travel F/R. This will fix my biggest gripe with the KLX - low ground and peg clearance.

I haven't got any practical experience with this - but this is how I would proceed if this were my project.
 

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Yes the KX has x^3 better componets. I remmber that article actually. I'm not sure what the longer shaft really actualy acomplishes though.. The KLX does have a very short stroke and the body tube could handle more shaft length but what would putting a longer shaft actually acomplish other than raising set ht 3 inches? Maybe the KX forks do that? The rear suspension is really bad so with the forks it may workout much better. I would just guess something else must change beacuse we are not changing shock mounting points or linkage ratio.. I would defintly go talk with someone who has done it if you don't like big adventures in patience..

Jer
 
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I'm leaning now towards investing in the front end, triple clamps, and the rest of the bike attached. While I love the challenge and think the KLX is very capable, I think it will stay the fun trail bike it is, and I'll start saving for a slightly used mx'r. I can have both, can't I?


Mark