KDX gear oil?


11 replies to this topic
  • Little Jeff

Posted 04 April 2008 - 06:41 PM

#1

Hi there everyone, I am in the mist of rebuilding a 2000 Kawasaki KDX200. Doing a complete engine rebuild. I run Shell Rotella T 15-40 in my '02 KTM300EXC for gear oil and was wondering would that be OK in the KDX gearbox as well? I have no problems with it in my KTM, but that bike also has a Rekluse auto clutch and that's what Rekluse recomends for gear oil. Also, I heard that you should put more oil in the gear box of the KDX to stop some sort of engine noise. I read that somewhere on this forum. What oil do you guys run in your KDX and how much? Eventually this bike will be getting a auto clutch as well, but probably a EFM auto clutch, as Rekluse doesn't make one for this bike yet:rant:
Thanks in advance for your time and answers
Little Jeff

  • AwfulSmokey

Posted 04 April 2008 - 06:51 PM

#2

Yes that will work and yes to adding more oil to quiet it down. Use 1 full quart.

  • SteveWR450F

Posted 04 April 2008 - 08:46 PM

#3

I agree. Started using Rotella in my WR 450. It also had rekluse. Got rid of that big heavy bike and got 2 KDX 220s (one for me and one for the son). Been using Rotella in the KDX for 2 seasons. No problems. I go to Walmart and buy it in the 5 gallon buckets.

  • KDXGarage

Posted 05 April 2008 - 03:48 AM

#4

My friend had a 1997 KDX220R. When he put in a full quart, it blew a fair amount out of the crankcase breather hose.

  • hi_im_sean

Posted 05 April 2008 - 05:52 AM

#5

i use a full quart. manual says 700cc. or 7/10ths of a quart
the kawi manual says any 15w-40 motor or gear oil. ive used castrol 2t 15w-40 since ive had mine

  • KDXGarage

Posted 05 April 2008 - 06:14 AM

#6

Sean, I think it is 10w-40 in the manual.

  • AwfulSmokey

Posted 05 April 2008 - 06:15 AM

#7

Sean, I think it is 10w-40 in the manual.


It is 10-40 , thats what i use.

  • rdsrf

Posted 05 April 2008 - 04:07 PM

#8

Do most people use a full quart of oil in thier KDX 200/220? I've always run the recomended 700cc's in mine and it does make a bit of mechanical noise. Any problems with it blowing out of the breather like stated earlier?

  • hi_im_sean

Posted 05 April 2008 - 04:26 PM

#9

Sean, I think it is 10w-40 in the manual.


your right sorry. really early in the morning for me

  • AwfulSmokey

Posted 05 April 2008 - 05:17 PM

#10

Do most people use a full quart of oil in thier KDX 200/220? I've always run the recomended 700cc's in mine and it does make a bit of mechanical noise. Any problems with it blowing out of the breather like stated earlier?


Not on mine. The previous owner has it routed into the airbox. I didn't mess with it.

  • camaro_guy_z28

Posted 06 April 2008 - 05:27 AM

#11

I run the belray gear saver 80w. I can't remember how much i put in but i go by what the book calls for, no problems so far

  • trailnewcomr

Posted 06 April 2008 - 10:19 AM

#12

i also run the bel-ray gearsaver but may have to switch (assuming walmarts rotella is cheaper)





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