.69 Quarts = 2016


14 replies to this topic
  • Krannie McKranface

Posted August 26, 2016 - 06:50 AM

#1

CHANGE IT OFTEN FELLAS !


Put .75 in to see if anything ' bad ' happens...



  • Bitteeinbit

Posted August 26, 2016 - 08:13 AM

#2

That's borderline ridiculous. I know performance is important, but for your average trail rider, reliability and long engine life are essential. 



  • Spiritwalker2222

Posted August 26, 2016 - 08:28 AM

#3

Wow. I wonder if it went something like this.

 

Yamaha guy 1: We need to lose 1/2 lbs off this bike.

Yamaha guy 2:Why don't we just put less oil in it?

Yamaha guy 1:Your a god damn genius!



  • stevethe

Posted August 26, 2016 - 08:44 AM

#4

I use about a quart and dump it in three to four rides.

  • RR@ARS

Posted August 26, 2016 - 11:09 AM

#5

I was suspect of the owners manual so I measured the oil that came out of my 2016 WR450F and it measured .90 LIT.  Now granted I drained as much out as I could...took about 20-min or so to stop dripping.  PErhaps they don't believe most owners will wait that long to drain it.



  • Krannie McKranface

Posted August 26, 2016 - 11:17 AM

#6

I was suspect of the owners manual so I measured the oil that came out of my 2016 WR450F and it measured .90 LIT.  Now granted I drained as much out as I could...took about 20-min or so to stop dripping.  PErhaps they don't believe most owners will wait that long to drain it.

 

...I know that I don't ...



  • Bitteeinbit

Posted August 26, 2016 - 03:45 PM

#7

Wow. I wonder if it went something like this.

Yamaha guy 1: We need to lose 1/2 lbs off this bike.
Yamaha guy 2:Why don't we just put less oil in it?
Yamaha guy 1:Your a god damn genius!

Seriously...

How much extra weight if they made the capacity 1.5L (oil and slightly bigger cases)? Maybe 3 or 4lbs? That would make exactly zero difference to 95% of riders, yet would allow for longer trips.

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  • Krannie McKranface

Posted August 26, 2016 - 04:09 PM

#8

Seriously...

How much extra weight if they made the capacity 1.5L (oil and slightly bigger cases)? Maybe 3 or 4lbs? That would make exactly zero difference to 95% of riders, yet would allow for longer trips.

 

 

You are jumping to conclusions



  • Krannie McKranface

Posted August 26, 2016 - 04:11 PM

#9

http://www.ktm-parts.com/18-91635.html



  • TwentyFive20

Posted August 26, 2016 - 04:40 PM

#10

The bigger the container, the more the container weighs and the more space it takes up.

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted August 26, 2016 - 04:47 PM

#11

No one here has any idea what their priorities were, there budget constraints, cross platforming limitations, etc.

 

Get over it.



  • shrubitup

Posted August 26, 2016 - 05:14 PM

#12

For a race bike, OK, I see their point but on a trail bike? No way. Seems the 16 WR450F is the same for oil quantity?



  • stevethe

Posted August 26, 2016 - 05:33 PM

#13

Hum 07-11 WR450 three to four rides and dump the oil. 16' WR450 three to four rides and dump the oil. I'm over it and used to doing the same thing.

  • Super_Davee

Posted August 26, 2016 - 06:07 PM

#14

So how exactly how much is everyone pouring in? I've been going by the book at .7L (.69 is spec) and I change it often since i'm also riding street.

Its always over the sight glass after checking the level by the book, and no oil comes out of the check bolt hole so I figure its right on the money, right?



  • shrubitup

Posted August 26, 2016 - 06:14 PM

#15

So how exactly how much is everyone pouring in? I've been going by the book at .7L (.69 is spec) and I change it often since i'm also riding street.

Its always over the sight glass after checking the level by the book, and no oil comes out of the check bolt hole so I figure its right on the money, right?

Dude! You're .01 quarts over. Watch out!






 
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