Oil and filter changes

5 replies to this topic
  • YZFmunky

Posted May 31, 2004 - 05:44 AM


How often do you guys change your oil and filter on the 450?

  • Vet28

Posted May 31, 2004 - 11:07 AM


Vet28 changes his oil after every 2 rides (4-5 hours). His filter goes every 10 hours.

It's cheap piece of mind. Depending on how/where you ride that is.

Some go 15 hours on a filter.

Vet28 :thumbsup:

  • svotta

Posted May 31, 2004 - 03:51 PM


I just changed my oil and filter for the first time today. Wow! So much more complicated then on my 2-stroke. Had fun doing it though. Something like four drain plugs, oil filter, oil screen, etc... all new stuff to me. One thing, when I removed the frame drain bolt oil gushed all over my front tire. Big mess but I won't make that mistake again. Live and learn.

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  • Anssi

Posted June 01, 2004 - 01:01 AM


Usually no real need to remove the screen from the frame. I take it out about every 30 ours and it's very clean. I change my oil every 5 hours and my filter every 10 hours.

  • gonzo

Posted June 01, 2004 - 03:47 AM


I change both oil and filter every 5 times I ride.

  • dvn

Posted June 02, 2004 - 03:12 AM


I change my oil every 2-3 hours and filter every other oil change. Cheap insurance.

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