Oil change 426
Posted October 22, 2004 - 06:25 AM
Sorta embarrased to ask but we dont have a service manuel.
Posted October 22, 2004 - 08:25 AM
Oil change for oil-in-frame bikes:
-Warm it up
-Loosen completely or remove the top tube filler cap/dipstick
-Remove down tube plug & drain oil in frame, clean & replace plug
-Remove engine case oil drain plug, drain oil, clean & replace plug
-Add 1 US qt. oil in frame filler, replace dipstick, start & run engine briefly and turn off
-Add remaining oil in small increments, running and stopping engine, checking oil level on dipstick without screwing it.
-Repeat until the correct oil level is reached
This works well for me.
Posted October 22, 2004 - 09:11 AM
Posted October 22, 2004 - 12:07 PM
and 1.48qt with filter change not 1.2 qt.I think that is for a 450 which has less oil capacity ( one of the many reasons that the 426 is a better bike IMO)
Posted October 22, 2004 - 12:22 PM
Posted October 23, 2004 - 02:23 AM
Posted October 23, 2004 - 07:25 PM
( one of the many reasons that the 426 is a better bike IMO)
Hey, I just sold my 01 WR426F to buy a new 04 WR450F, and I have to admit, I do like the 450 better, but its just my opinion. The magic button was about the only reason I did it, but since, I like the 450 trail handling compared to my 426 (it was YZ timed, re-sprung for racing)