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2010 Kawasaki KX 85 fork oil capacity

How much oil needed in front forks for kx85 2010 @

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SOURCE: level of oil in front forks

not sure about newer models but the old models take 280 ml in each fork

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

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robotek

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Hi Lukepentcof.

its 350cc or 11.8 ounces in the Clyma book, but that's for a 1986 onwards model. you can vary the amount you use to suit your style of riding anyways. I doubt it would be that far from the mark.

regards
robotek

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Hi
You can download the whole workshop service manual that has this info and heaps more from here. Hope this helps Thanks for using Fixya. 
regards robotek

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

Anonymous

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

change the oil seals and oil in the fork,and avoid wheelies on the bike and off road biking 

Posted on May 17, 2009

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medium fork oil - 150 mls in each leg

Posted on Nov 01, 2009

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