WR426F Oil Filter Access


8 replies to this topic
  • redrider77

Posted July 04, 2004 - 11:40 AM

#1

What is the trick to getting the last bolt on the oil filter cover out? Do you really have to take the (I have the stock) head pipe off? :thumbsup:

  • yasotay1

Posted July 04, 2004 - 01:38 PM

#2

I have the exact bike and no you don't have to take the headpipe off. You should have plenty of room unless your headpipe is bent down. I have the stock headpipe as well on an 01 wr426.

  • icerider

Posted July 05, 2004 - 05:15 AM

#3

I have change my oil at least 8 times now never had a problem with the pipe and it has all stock exhaust. Dont know why you have this problem :thumbsup:


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  • JVP

Posted July 05, 2004 - 11:57 AM

#4

Most likely you head pipe is bent. My friend has the same problem with his WR426. It seems the WR426 a just a little less room to work than the WR450. :thumbsup:

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  • redrider77

Posted July 05, 2004 - 12:42 PM

#5

Yeah, it must be bent somehow. I looked at another 01426 today while I was riding, there was definatley no problem getting to the bolt on that bike. I guess I'll try loosing up the bolts on the head pipe and try and reposition it. Thanks for the input.

  • bushy

Posted July 05, 2004 - 02:56 PM

#6

I belive the 02's have a higher headpipe for oil filter acess. 01's do not. :thumbsup:

  • Dodger

Posted July 06, 2004 - 05:46 AM

#7

The '01's have a revamped bend to the head pipe, anything earlier have the lower bend. If you cannot access your upper right oil cover bolt, you bent your head pipe down a bit. I've too many to know this :thumbsup:....

Dodger :devil:

  • Dodger

Posted July 06, 2004 - 05:46 AM

#8

The '01's have a revamped bend to the head pipe, anything earlier have the lower bend. If you cannot access your upper right oil cover bolt, you bent your head pipe down a bit. I've bent too many to know this :thumbsup:....

Dodger :devil:

  • Gadsen

Posted July 06, 2004 - 04:00 PM

#9

What is the trick to getting the last bolt on the oil filter cover out? Do you really have to take the (I have the stock) head pipe off? :thumbsup:


I have a 01 WR426F with the stock exhaust and remove nothing to change the oil filter. :devil:




 
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