WP KYB Conversion oil level

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6/17/2021 8:09 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/17/2021 8:10 AM

Ok- Please help me with some direction.

What oil level are most of you running on these? Generally?

I have turners with very different options- 265 all the way to 400-

I understand it depends on valving, but the range should be closer than the differences posted eh??

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Current rides-
1988 RM250
2019 KX450

6/17/2021 8:34 AM

350-360CC IS WHAT I HAVE RUN IN THESE KITS

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@stwperformance
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6/17/2021 8:47 AM

KNIGHT104 wrote:

350-360CC IS WHAT I HAVE RUN IN THESE KITS

Easy man, no need to shout.

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6/17/2021 8:56 AM

KNIGHT104 wrote:

350-360CC IS WHAT I HAVE RUN IN THESE KITS

kieran_macca wrote:

Easy man, no need to shout.

Mybad, I run caps lock silly

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@stwperformance
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6/17/2021 11:42 AM

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6/17/2021 11:59 AM

Cool. Thx for the input. I’m blowing thru, went from 265, to 285… gonna try big change to 340-350

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Current rides-
1988 RM250
2019 KX450

6/17/2021 5:10 PM

360ml TT from Belgium speced mine, I ended up going to 320ml cause the forks were too stiff, they sent me a new shim stack specs and now it's perfect at 360ml

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6/17/2021 8:12 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/18/2021 5:56 AM

So apparently there’s 2 different types of kits? One has spring tubes, which doesn’t take as much oil??

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Current rides-
1988 RM250
2019 KX450

6/18/2021 10:31 AM

Enzo has national style spring tubes as an option for his KYB kits.

He told me 325 w spring tubes .360 with stock spring seats.

spring tubes give a bit less mid stroke harshness/ spike as you raise oil level.

The difference in oil amount was what the spring tubes displaced over stock seats.

Less restriction & oil is further away, lower before it hits gets to the restriction of the tubes.

Your filling space above spring seat vs stock seat.

lower oil more free movement before oil hits restriction at seat/ tube.

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6/18/2021 10:33 AM

Enzo spring tubes for reference. Photo

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6/30/2021 3:05 PM

Mine had 375cc and was kinda harsh and couldn’t use the whole stroke. Dropped 30cc now good to go 170lbs.

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7/9/2021 4:21 AM

Im at 300 with my 200lbs and 5.0nm. Never bottoms out harsh.

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7/9/2021 4:29 PM

Can confirm after speaking with Aees that 300ml is perfect

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7/10/2021 8:40 PM

Rotaholic wrote:

Can confirm after speaking with Aees that 300ml is perfect

Who’s that?

Decker set mine @ 260..

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Current rides-
1988 RM250
2019 KX450

7/11/2021 2:21 PM

Rotaholic wrote:

Can confirm after speaking with Aees that 300ml is perfect

Superdave19 wrote:

Who’s that?

Decker set mine @ 260..

The post above my last post.

I over jumped a triple on the wknd and had a pretty harsh clunk. Might go to 320 or 330 now lol

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7/12/2021 1:32 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/12/2021 1:32 PM

Rotaholic wrote:

Can confirm after speaking with Aees that 300ml is perfect

Superdave19 wrote:

Who’s that?

Decker set mine @ 260..

Rotaholic wrote:

The post above my last post.

I over jumped a triple on the wknd and had a pretty harsh clunk. Might go to 320 or 330 now lol

I think this might be related to how you also handle inner cartridge oil. It should be filled up with oil all the way to the drain holes with the rod in fully compressed position. Should be almost impossible to get the comp unit into the cartridge (with rod fully extended of course).

Then push out excess oil by compressing cartridge a few times all the way to the bottom.

If you have say 180ml oil only and assemble the cartridge it makes a big difference.

I have cased a lot of jumps and had short landings, and with 300 it is holding up just as good as my CV forks smile

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7/12/2021 2:10 PM

Running 350mm oil.

80kg running 4.5nm springs. SXF 250.

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