New 01 wr426 Need some info from the Experts

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  • Larry_Bond

Posted February 09, 2002 - 11:10 AM


First, just want to say what a wealth of info this page has been! I just purchased my bike although i wont pick it up for a few weeks i thought i would start learning all i can about maintaining it. If i get get some advice on proper break in, pre-1st ride greasing and so forth i would be grateful! I will be doing all minor maintenance (oil changes etc, but i will let dealer do valves and all) I have read that the new WR come with little grease in critical areas and i am unclear about taking the bike apart just to grease these areas before riding, is it something i should let the dealer do or try myself? Well, i am a newby to the new 4strks as i am military and havent ridden in 8yrs or so so any and all info would be appreciated. Cant wait to ride!! thanks to all who reply and make this a great site!

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  • Woodzi

Posted February 09, 2002 - 12:14 PM


Don't worry about the grease if the bike is brand new. You only need enough grease to lubricate the bearings. Any excess will just attract dirt. Most people like to see a lot of grease, but it really isn't necessary.

You should however service your bearings periodically. How often depends on the conditions you ride in and whether you use a pressure washer to clean your bike. Sand, mud and water are very bad for bearings. This is an easy job to do yourself.


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