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Old 02-03-2012, 03:26 PM   #1
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KDX 250 oil pump info

Kia Ora all,

I have a water cooled KDX 250, I would guess 94 - 96 vintage. I have been running it on pre mix because I do not trust the oil pump, the bike is a bit of a hack. The pump works & I would rather run it as intended but I have no idea how to service or calibrate it for my piece of mind. Can any body supply some info or links with diagrams so I can check it?

Yes, I'm a bodger unfortunately, mechanics is not my strong point & I always need guidance, I do everything wrong the first time.... All help appreciated.
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:30 PM   #2
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If i was you, i would keep it on premix. That way you can be 100% sure your motor is getting oil, and how much it's getting.
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:46 PM   #3
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If i was you, i would keep it on premix. That way you can be 100% sure your motor is getting oil, and how much it's getting.
My concern is that the pump may be lubricating other parts of the engine, I know bugger all about them & am struggling to get info off the web.
Cheers for the reply.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:42 PM   #4
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If oil disappears from the tank then it reaches rings rods and mains. Monitor fuel vs oil consumption. A ratio will emerge. Who are we to second guess Kawasaki's engineers? Honestly I thought all KDX's never had injectors. Ether way works.
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:12 AM   #5
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If i was you, i would keep it on premix. That way you can be 100% sure your motor is getting oil, and how much it's getting.

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Old 02-05-2012, 10:11 AM   #6
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I did not realize kdx's had oil pumps. I thought they were premix right from the factory
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:11 PM   #7
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we had the KDX 250SR(Japanese model) here in Australia they were a good bike.....however they are now old and being over there have fun trying to find parts new
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:57 PM   #8
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we had the KDX 250SR(Japanese model) here in Australia they were a good bike.....however they are now old and being over there have fun trying to find parts new
Where those bikes road legal? Mine still has the wiring loom on it & a steel tank, everything else is probably lying in the bush somewhere... The motor is basically a KX so I'm told.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:01 PM   #9
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Where those bikes road legal? Mine still has the wiring loom on it & a steel tank, everything else is probably lying in the bush somewhere... The motor is basically a KX so I'm told.
yes and steel tank is the "SR" model there was also a KDX200SR so the pump Might (if your lucky) be the same
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:16 PM   #10
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yes and steel tank is the "SR" model there was also a KDX200SR so the pump Might (if your lucky) be the same
Thank you. I will carry on with my research.
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