2006 YZ450 Ever check oil cold?

5 replies to this topic
  • wpsnowman

Posted March 31, 2006 - 04:28 AM


Well I recieved my new 450 2 weeks ago. I have yet to start it (I'm very patient) because its recommended you shouldn't garage run it until after break in. Needless to say I can see they started at dealer ship and spun rear tire :thumbsup: . My question has any one ever pulled oil dip stick when engine is cold? I know Yamaha puts oil in from factory and the dealer ship said they started and checked it. But last night I decided what the hell where is at when cold. The answer, just touchs bottom of stick. Maybe I should just run in gargage for 3 min like manual says and check. Any feed back. :thumbsup: It's always these stupid little things that keep me up all night...LOL

  • wpsnowman

Posted March 31, 2006 - 05:42 AM


Ok let me ask this. If at all possible and convenient could someone check there oil when motor is cold. Also as stated above I checked cold and that was with dip stick screwed in which usually you wouldn't do.

  • yami racer

Posted March 31, 2006 - 07:43 AM


No problem here....the oil will settle into the crank case when it is cold and you will not get any reading. You need to run it for a few minutes (not just let it idle) and then get your reading. I always drain the oil and refill on a new bike before going out...Remember also do not screw in the dipstick when checking

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  • crazycracker

Posted March 31, 2006 - 08:05 AM


let that bad boy run

  • kid on a 426

Posted March 31, 2006 - 05:31 PM


Well I recieved my new 450 2 weeks ago. I have yet to start it (I'm very patient)

WOW you are really patient. I could never do that no matter what

  • Stevequest2000

Posted March 31, 2006 - 05:34 PM


I learned my lesson on checking 4 stroke oil on an old WR I had. I didn't know that you had to let it warm up before checking the oil and added so much that I blew a gasket and the bike wouldn't start for crap. I can understand you being worried about the dealership putting in oil, so just open one of the drain bolts a little to make sure something comes out. If there is some oil there, you'll be okay to run it for a little bit and the make sure the oil is touching the dipstick. To get a good reading though, you'll have to run it and operate the clutch like Yami said.

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