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This is a discussion on Anyone know the stock fork oil weight? within the Ninja 650R Maintenance forums, part of the Kawasaki Ninja 650R category; I'm going to be doing my ZX-6e fork hybrid swap soon. Anyone know the stock fork oil weight for our bikes? -B...

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    Up-And Comer BrianRacerboy's Avatar
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    Anyone know the stock fork oil weight?

    I'm going to be doing my ZX-6e fork hybrid swap soon. Anyone know the stock fork oil weight for our bikes?

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    The Service Manual indicates "KAYABA KHL34-G10 or equivalent" This would indicate an SAE10w oil.
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    Wow, that's thicker than I thought it would be. Thanks for the info!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi View Post
    The Service Manual indicates "KAYABA KHL34-G10 or equivalent" This would indicate an SAE10w oil.

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    Dang I just checked Racetech.com and they are showing 15weight. Hmmm.

    Fork Oil (US0=2.5w, US1=3.5-5w, US2=10w, US3=15w) US3 ( 2 qt required)

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianRacerboy View Post
    Wow, that's thicker than I thought it would be. Thanks for the info!

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    But if you change the forks you'll need the oil for the new forks. If you want to play around to get the best feel to the fork, start with a 10 weight and go on from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by williamr View Post
    But if you change the forks you'll need the oil for the new forks. If you want to play around to get the best feel to the fork, start with a 10 weight and go on from there.

    Rob
    I'm finally going to change the springs and oil on my bike. I have a question, is it really worth the $ to do the emulators from Racetech? I plan on weekend rides through the canyons (SoCal) and weigh 210 (working on that...). Or can I get away with just a better spring and heavier oil? Like many others, the bike feels very spongy in the front.

    Thanks.
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    Oh sure, when I ask nobody responds! Nice to have the info now though.

    Quote Originally Posted by dlaning View Post
    I'm finally going to change the springs and oil on my bike. I have a question, is it really worth the $ to do the emulators from Racetech? I plan on weekend rides through the canyons (SoCal) and weigh 210 (working on that...). Or can I get away with just a better spring and heavier oil? Like many others, the bike feels very spongy in the front.

    Thanks.
    Yeah it is. I don't have it on my bike, but a friend had it done on his SV 650 and likes it. Its not like a proper set of suspension, and you do kind of have to rip the suspension open every time you want to make an adjustment, but its better than what its like right now. I tried riding his bike and the front end does seem much nicer and more stable, but its not going to perform miracles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockin_cj View Post
    Oh sure, when I ask nobody responds! Nice to have the info now though.
    Rockin_cj - don't take is personally, I posted stuff that no one answers too.
    It's all good, as long as we get the info like you said. Thanks for the repsonse!

    BTW - what about adjustable fork caps. I have only seen one place in North Carolina that offers them. Anyone else know of a place that offers them? Are they the same as say a SV650s??
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlaning View Post
    Rockin_cj - don't take is personally, I posted stuff that no one answers too.
    It's all good, as long as we get the info like you said. Thanks for the repsonse!

    BTW - what about adjustable fork caps. I have only seen one place in North Carolina that offers them. Anyone else know of a place that offers them? Are they the same as say a SV650s??
    I know, I was only kidding .

    My friend has them, but he says its very minor adjustment. Any time you need to make a proper adjustment you have to rip them open and play with the caps themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlaning View Post
    Rockin_cj - don't take is personally, I posted stuff that no one answers too.
    It's all good, as long as we get the info like you said. Thanks for the repsonse!

    BTW - what about adjustable fork caps. I have only seen one place in North Carolina that offers them. Anyone else know of a place that offers them? Are they the same as say a SV650s??
    Cheap fork upgrade (pre-load and rebound adjustability).

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