oil checks wr450 06


10 replies to this topic
  • dobbo

Posted October 03, 2006 - 12:38 AM

#1

Hey i just bought a wr 450f and when checking the oil it gives me a low reading I just picked it up from the shop.
Is there a special trick to checking the cause i am new to owning a bike.

  • pHreaC

Posted October 03, 2006 - 01:01 AM

#2

Read your manual: there you will read, first turn on your bike; let it run for a while, then check your oil... (if you did not turn it on first you will get a low reading)

regards,

pHreaC

  • dobbo

Posted October 03, 2006 - 02:00 AM

#3

:thumbsup: cheers, thats how it did it, the bike shop must of not put enough in...

  • the bandit

Posted October 03, 2006 - 03:19 AM

#4

i tried to check my oil for the first time the other day and when i unscrewed the dipstick oil started running out. does this mena there's too much oil in?
should i let some out incase it blows a seal or something?

  • boer

Posted October 03, 2006 - 04:47 AM

#5

i tried to check my oil for the first time the other day and when i unscrewed the dipstick oil started running out. does this mena there's too much oil in?
should i let some out incase it blows a seal or something?


Yup, there's too much oil. You should drain some oil out.

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  • drtbk4ever

Posted October 03, 2006 - 07:14 AM

#6

i tried to check my oil for the first time the other day and when i unscrewed the dipstick oil started running out. does this mena there's too much oil in?
should i let some out incase it blows a seal or something?


And make sure you turn the bike off before checking your oil.

  • face_plant

Posted October 03, 2006 - 07:55 AM

#7

i can say if u changed the oil yourself the first time you prpbably forgot to drain the oil tank. i made the same mistake until i read the manual..

  • the bandit

Posted October 04, 2006 - 01:30 AM

#8

i just bought the bike and the person i bought it from had just changed the oil. he must have put way to much in.
what's the quickest way to get it down to the proper level? could i just undo any of the drainage bolts and let a little out at a time?

  • boer

Posted October 04, 2006 - 01:43 AM

#9

I would be on the safe side and drain all the oil and replace with new oil and oil filter as you never know what oil is in there right now. :devil:

  • the bandit

Posted October 04, 2006 - 01:48 AM

#10

i know for a fact it's got new oil and filter in as he was busy doing it the first time i went to see the bike. just a shame he couldn't be bothered to finish the job!

  • texas_hippie

Posted October 06, 2006 - 02:11 PM

#11

And make sure you turn the bike off before checking your oil.

Uh huh! :devil:




 
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