Please help identify these forks

Questions and comments about converting to beefier forks..
Post Reply
TmGarth
Member
Posts: 3
Joined: 10:40 am Jul 17 2019
Country: South Africa

Please help identify these forks

Post by TmGarth » 06:09 am Jul 19 2019

Hi all.
I am looking for a set of forks to upgrade my KDX forks. Someone is selling this set of Kayaba forks. Apparently from a KX125 but not sure of the year. Can anyone help me identify and will they be good for the KDX?
I have attached 2 pics.
Attachments
Screenshot_20190719-130543_Facebook.jpg
Screenshot_20190719-130543_Facebook.jpg (1.19 MiB) Viewed 135 times
Screenshot_20190719-130600_Facebook.jpg
Screenshot_20190719-130600_Facebook.jpg (1.01 MiB) Viewed 135 times

User avatar
SS109
KDXRider.net
KDXRider.net
Posts: 3757
Joined: 05:11 am Aug 23 2009
Country: US
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Contact:

Re: Please help identify these forks

Post by SS109 » 06:35 am Jul 19 2019

Not sure but they look like what I remember my '96 KX125 46mm KYB's looked like.
AZ State Parks OHV Ambassador - Trail Riders of Southern AZ
'11 GasGas EC250 Race
Current KDX: '98 KDX220
Old KDX: '90 KDX200 -White/Blue

TmGarth
Member
Posts: 3
Joined: 10:40 am Jul 17 2019
Country: South Africa

Re: Please help identify these forks

Post by TmGarth » 12:58 pm Jul 19 2019

Thank you

User avatar
KDXGarage
KDXRider.net
KDXRider.net
Posts: 9845
Joined: 06:45 am Nov 01 2004
Country: United States of America
Location: AL, USA
Contact:

Re: Please help identify these forks

Post by KDXGarage » 01:11 pm Jul 19 2019

They look like 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 or 1998.

The lugs on the bottom changed on 1999. 1991 - 1993 were blue.

Ask them for tube dimension. 43 mm for 1991 - 1995. 46 mm for 1996 - 2001.
kdxrider.net forum member doakley participating in National Enduro series: (current class standing, 4th!)
viewtopic.php?f=136&t=23217&sid=e6a86d8 ... 9&start=40

Thank you for participating on kdxrider.net. :bravo: To post pictures here: "Full editor", "Attachments", "Add files", select the picture, "Open", "Place inline"

TmGarth
Member
Posts: 3
Joined: 10:40 am Jul 17 2019
Country: South Africa

Re: Please help identify these forks

Post by TmGarth » 03:17 pm Jul 20 2019

Great thank you. I believe pre 96 forks are a bit more difficult to switch with than later models?
I've found another set from a 04 kx250f. Pretty sure this will be a much better choice?

User avatar
KDXGarage
KDXRider.net
KDXRider.net
Posts: 9845
Joined: 06:45 am Nov 01 2004
Country: United States of America
Location: AL, USA
Contact:

Re: Please help identify these forks

Post by KDXGarage » 03:34 pm Jul 20 2019

Any year is going to be about the same as far as swapping parts over. Consider spring rate availability when purchasing.

Forks with the 43 mm inner tubes are going to have smaller outer tubes than 46, which will have smaller tubes than 48 mm.

I have ridden member treelimb's 1997 KDX200 with KLX300R forks. The outer tubes lightly touch the fuel tank when turned fully. I assume larger tubes will contact it sooner within the swing arc of movement.

If you are OK with the tubes hitting the tank, or plan a steering stop modification of some sort, the 2004 KX250F forks have aftermarket spring availability for many rates.
kdxrider.net forum member doakley participating in National Enduro series: (current class standing, 4th!)
viewtopic.php?f=136&t=23217&sid=e6a86d8 ... 9&start=40

Thank you for participating on kdxrider.net. :bravo: To post pictures here: "Full editor", "Attachments", "Add files", select the picture, "Open", "Place inline"

Post Reply