wr426 oil level

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  • askfus

Posted June 03, 2005 - 08:45 AM


Hi guys, I just bought a 02 WR426 and after have checked all the bike, i tryed to check the oil level but with a lot of surprise I didn't find dipstick.
Now, is there someone that can suggest me what to do?
I could use a gage o somthing like that but I don't known the min and max level. Please help me.

Thanks in advance.

  • byggd

Posted June 03, 2005 - 10:15 AM


I have the same bike. The dipstick is up by the handlebars in the frame because the is a dry sump bike. Be sure to run it for 2 pr three min, shut it off and let it sit for a couple min before checking it.

  • askfus

Posted June 03, 2005 - 10:31 AM


thanks for your answer, but I known the location where find the dipstick, the problem is that there isn't, and I would like to known if there are other solution to check the oil level (one probably is to buy a new dipstick)

  • byggd

Posted June 03, 2005 - 11:46 AM


I had to buy a new one for mine. Cost about $10 with the o-ring here in the US. The guy I got the bike from put a temp guage in the hole and forgot to give me the dipstick. I can measure it when i get home and let you know where the low/high reedings are but you really need something to plug the hold in case you lay it down. Plus Yamaha warns about removing the cap too soon after a hard ride as oil may spray out.

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  • askfus

Posted June 03, 2005 - 01:17 PM


Great, I wait your replay.

  • byggd

Posted June 03, 2005 - 03:53 PM


From where it seats when checking the oil (botom of the threads) it is 8 1/8 inches long. One inch up is full and anything below that is within range.

  • askfus

Posted June 04, 2005 - 01:45 PM


Thanks,I used your suggestion, the oil level is ok

  • byggd

Posted June 05, 2005 - 02:35 PM


You are welcome. Glad I could help out a fellow thumper!


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