Metal in the oil


4 replies to this topic
  • brianb

Posted February 22, 2004 - 07:20 PM

#1

I bought a used 01 wr426 this summer from a dealer. The bike had difinitely been used. When I got it, I noticed that it ran extremely hot. On one night ride, I noticed that the head pipe was glowing orange while riding! I had a mechanic check jetting and timing items and he made a few adjustments. Then I went to change the oil and a noticed a lot of metal fragments in the oil filter. Should I dump this piece of s**t, while it still runs? Any imput is welcome. Thanks!!

  • 5spoke

Posted February 22, 2004 - 07:33 PM

#2

I bought a used 01 wr426 this summer from a dealer. The bike had difinitely been used. When I got it, I noticed that it ran extremely hot. On one night ride, I noticed that the head pipe was glowing orange while riding! I had a mechanic check jetting and timing items and he made a few adjustments. Then I went to change the oil and a noticed a lot of metal fragments in the oil filter. Should I dump this piece of s**t, while it still runs? Any imput is welcome. Thanks!!


All of the above sounds normal. Welcome, if you do a search you will find these topics have been addressed recently. Check out the WR250 forum, much of the FAQ applies to the 450 as well. Happy reading. :)

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  • _Blue_Mule_

Posted February 22, 2004 - 07:34 PM

#3

hows your clutch? i would say its clutch shavings, if so that aint that big of a deal :) :D :D

  • Bamster

Posted February 22, 2004 - 07:42 PM

#4

Thats normal.

  • 5spoke

Posted February 22, 2004 - 08:23 PM

#5

Get a magnetic drain plug. :)




 
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