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I have a 2006 Saxon Sceptre and I'm replacing the fork seals. I need to know what type forks they are? How much and what weight oil to use? Any video links on how to do it? Any help is appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2015

    I can't check or adjust the level once the bike is together as the upper tree (yoke to my English buds) covers the top of the fork.

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Contact a dealer and they possibly know all the info you need

Posted on Apr 01, 2015

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2015

    Not in business anymore! The bike uses all catalogue parts (except frame) but I just can't fig out what type forks they are.

  • ray gallant Apr 01, 2015

    then find the makers website and check with them

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Hi,
I am assuming the old oil is drained.
Once the tops are opened, lift the bike onto the center stand which will make the forks extend. Refill through the top of the fork with 12 oz of fork oil. The manual states that you must use oil with a weight of approximately SAE 3, and the amount going in needs to be equal in each fork.
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Factory service manual says 19 ounces > Manual Page 2-12

You can download a free PDF of a factory service manual at this web site >
http://www.carlsalter.com/motorcycle-manuals.asp

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hello m8,,i had one of these babys,,grab your self a medium grade oil,, if u have a litre bottle u need to put just over a quarter of that bottle in each fork,, or if u have a 500ml bottle pour half a bottle in each fork,, cheers

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SOURCE: Fork oil level: 2006 KDX 200

This all depends on what size forks you have, but a good rule of thumb is 120ml. After that then what you want to do is to ride the bike and make adjustments to your front end until your liking.

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SOURCE: front fork leaking oil from bottom of the seal.

Before you take it to the shop try this.Get some camera film,Cut the notched edge of it and trim the top to an angle of 45 deg..Slide this up into the fork seal and working it up and down,slide it all the way around the seal.When you get the feel of it,you can feel tiny bits of grit.This will clean the grit out 99% of the time.I always keep a piece of film in the toolbox.

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