2012 wr450 oil in airbox?

3 replies to this topic
  • littlebigpuff

Posted September 23, 2013 - 04:51 AM


ok so i was out for a ride(on rode) and during the ride we stoped for petrol and i notices a small bit of oil on the ground under the bike , asuming it was there before me i rode on but when i got home . 30 mins later icould see that the kick stand was covered in oil . i traced it to the airbocx  to find it full of oil and the filter was covered in it.
wat could have caused this ... ? i asked yamaha and they ssaid it must have been on its side . and i know for sure it wasnt . bike has done 1700kms and only been serviced by them . i check my oil levels and such things and everything appers normal also no changes have been ,made in the last month

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted September 23, 2013 - 05:17 AM


Did you drain the oil, when changing it, using both drain plugs?


Sounds like the normal over-fill senario.

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  • MidlifeCrisisGuy

Posted September 23, 2013 - 09:53 AM


I had the same thing. Its over filled. Mine was, by the dealer for the former owner.

There are 2 drain plugs on these bikes. And you are supposed to removed the filler cap and the dipstick so that everything drains properly.

  • littlebigpuff

Posted October 13, 2013 - 05:03 AM


ok i sent the bike up to them so they could check it over . and when the bike returned i had the same problem 2 rides later ... am i missing somthing or is my dealership a bunch of MUPPETS


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