Changing the oil on my '99 WR400

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  • 4dirt

Posted April 26, 2001 - 07:26 AM


I just bought a wr400 from a guy and he didnt have the owners manual. Can anyone tell me how much oil my bike holds? Also I am looking for a maintence manual or an old owners manual. I checked with Clymer and they don't make one for a 99 wr yet. I checked at the local dealer and they said that a new owners manual would cost me $53.00! (no thank you) Anyway . . . if any of you have an idea where I can get an old manual or order one online for a reasonable price please let me know

  • Bryan Bosch

Posted April 26, 2001 - 08:07 AM


1.7 quarters (approx.) Check ebay for a manual or ask someone to copy and mail you pages. I'd be happy to. Email me your mailing address or a fax number.

  • paul913

Posted April 26, 2001 - 11:26 AM


Of all the bikes I've owned, the WR's manual is far and away the best. In hindsight, mine was well woth the $53 bucks. Get someone to fax or scan some pages for you. You will se what I mean.


  • MN_Kevin

Posted April 26, 2001 - 11:48 AM


BE SURE YOU DRAIN THE FRAME COMPLETELY!! Pull out and clean the frame screen as well.

You never know with a used bike if it was REALLY taken care of. You can just hope!

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  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted April 26, 2001 - 01:09 PM


Kevin, what frame screen?

  • Lou*

Posted April 26, 2001 - 01:57 PM


The screen is located at the bottom of the front of the frame, below the frame drain plug.


  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted April 26, 2001 - 02:10 PM


Is this the deal thats in-line. My guess that it is one of the oil lines in front of the frame.

  • Bill

Posted April 26, 2001 - 02:23 PM



That is correct. It looks like a 70's, Ford gas filter that bolted right to the carb. It's on there tight, probably around 70 ft/lbs.


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