KX Riders
  Home Help Login Register   *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
August 21, 2018, 08:25:22 AM

Login with username, password and session length
Recent
[Today at 05:44:12 AM]

[August 20, 2018, 10:01:26 PM]

[August 20, 2018, 05:08:20 PM]

[August 19, 2018, 07:33:49 AM]

[August 17, 2018, 03:56:29 PM]

[August 16, 2018, 09:09:39 AM]

by Pmcg
[August 16, 2018, 04:57:49 AM]

[August 14, 2018, 07:19:35 PM]

[August 11, 2018, 06:19:07 AM]

[August 11, 2018, 04:48:58 AM]

[August 07, 2018, 06:52:41 PM]

[August 07, 2018, 11:19:35 AM]

[August 04, 2018, 10:04:09 PM]

[August 03, 2018, 08:52:59 AM]

[August 03, 2018, 08:49:34 AM]
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: '86 kx80 Shock Oil Change  (Read 555 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
oldpoo
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Joined: 06.05.18
Posts: 1


« on: June 10, 2018, 07:18:59 AM »

I'm new to this forum and new to Kawasakis in general. I picked up this bike to fix up for the grandkids. The shop manual is somewhat confusing on how to replace the oil in the rear shock. There was very little oil and no pressure in the shock, and I doubt that it had ever been serviced. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Logged
umberto
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Joined: 01.14.15
Posts: 2,079


Goliath Returning from Battle


« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2018, 07:44:25 AM »

Hi oldpoo, welcome to the site.  If the shock is out of oil and has no pressure, I would seriously consider buying a shock rebuild kit to keep it from leaking out again.  We have this handy video posted to the site that explains how to rebuild a dirt bike shock.  I used it to rebuild the shock for a 88 KDX 200, which will be pretty close to your shock in design, and it still applied.  Once you have the shock rebuilt and full of oil, you can go to your local bike shop (or sometimes a tire shop) and have it re-pressurized with nitrogen.  That should do the trick.

http://www.kxriders.com/forums/index.php/board,53.0.html
Logged

Perhaps I have a dirt bike addiction?

03 KX 250/88 KX 525 - Goliath
2017 KX250F/2004 KX250
04 KX 250 - Lunchbox's Bike
05 KX 125/144
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
TinyPortal v0.9.7 © Bloc
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.131 seconds with 27 queries.