2003 WR450F oil tank(frame) bypass


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  • crablej10

Posted June 29, 2014 - 12:42 PM

#1

Is there anyway you can bypass having to run oil through the frame on a 2003 WR450F. 


Edited by crablej10, June 29, 2014 - 12:43 PM.


  • mikenash

Posted June 29, 2014 - 03:49 PM

#2

Is there anyway you can bypass having to run oil through the frame on a 2003 WR450F.


I guess you could mount a can some where to hold extra oil. But why would you want to do that?

  • crablej10

Posted June 29, 2014 - 04:51 PM

#3

I guess you could mount a can some where to hold extra oil. But why would you want to do that?

Well I have a WR that has been bypassed and it's all seemed to be held directly in the motor

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted June 29, 2014 - 05:45 PM

#4

Well I have a WR that has been bypassed and it's all seemed to be held directly in the motor

 

If that's true, you need to change your oil and filter very often, like every 5-15 hours depending on dust, and watch for getting the oil too hot, which destroys it's abillity to lubricate...unless it's a high-ester synthetic oil.


Edited by Kah Ran Nee, June 29, 2014 - 05:45 PM.


  • crablej10

Posted June 29, 2014 - 05:58 PM

#5

If that's true, you need to change your oil and filter very often, like every 5-15 hours depending on dust, and watch for getting the oil too hot, which destroys it's abillity to lubricate...unless it's a high-ester synthetic oil.

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  • DeepPurplishBlue

Posted June 29, 2014 - 06:32 PM

#6

Well I have a WR that has been bypassed and it's all seemed to be held directly in the motor

 

Why are you asking us if it can be bypassed if you already have one that has been done?



  • eRRmmm

Posted June 29, 2014 - 06:43 PM

#7

This doesn't sound right to me. If you don't have an oil tank, your engine won't have any oil other than the very small amount in the DRY sump.  I can't imagine your engine would last long running like that.

 

Perhaps it has a 2007+ engine in it? In the alloy frame bikes the oil tank is incorporated into the cases, rather than in the frame like the steel frame bikes.



  • crablej10

Posted June 29, 2014 - 07:19 PM

#8

This doesn't sound right to me. If you don't have an oil tank, your engine won't have any oil other than the very small amount in the DRY sump. I can't imagine your engine would last long running like that.

Perhaps it has a 2007+ engine in it? In the alloy frame bikes the oil tank is incorporated into the cases, rather than in the frame like the steel frame bikes.

Why are you asking us if it can be bypassed if you already have one that has been done?

The bypass was done before we bought the WR so we are trying to figure out why this bypass was installed and if we should worry about it and we have figured out we should be concerned because the only oil is the little amount in the dry sump. Also no it is not a 07+ engine

  • DeepPurplishBlue

Posted June 29, 2014 - 07:25 PM

#9

The bypass was done before we bought the WR so we are trying to figure out why this bypass was installed and if we should worry about it and we have figured out we should be concerned because the only oil is the little amount in the dry sump. Also no it is not a 07+ engine

 

 

Technically it is possible, but that doesn't mean it is a good idea...

 

This is why everyone seems a bit confused...  there is nothing to be gained by doing this, and a lot to be lost in terms

of reliability and oil life.

 

Only possible reason I can see someone hacking up the bike like this is maybe they had a leak in the frame. 

 

It would be best for the bike to return it to the original configuration.



  • crablej10

Posted June 29, 2014 - 07:29 PM

#10

Technically it is possible, but that doesn't mean it is a good idea...

This is why everyone seems a bit confused... there is nothing to be gained by doing this, and a lot to be lost in terms
of reliability and oil life.

Only possible reason I can see someone hacking up the bike like this is maybe they had a leak in the frame.

It would be best for the bike to return it to the original configuration.

We are going to do a complete rebuild to solve the multiple problems with the bike




 
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