450 oil change ?

4 replies to this topic
  • Appalachian DR

Posted August 04, 2007 - 06:48 AM


do you guys pull the screen behind the skid plate on every oil change? If not how often?

  • gregwr450f

Posted August 05, 2007 - 02:29 AM



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  • MojaveThumper

Posted August 05, 2007 - 04:04 AM


Maybe every 4th oil change. Have yet to find anything in there. Wonder why yamaha even put it there, other than to aggrevate the owners.

  • chrispy1202

Posted August 06, 2007 - 03:21 PM


I think they put the screen in there for people that don't do oil changes very often, and need something to catch the pieces of filter that fall apart. i change my oil every 500 km, change the filter every other oil change, and clean nothing out of the screen every fourth oil change.

  • eissinger4

Posted August 07, 2007 - 06:55 PM


I was checking it every oil change and never found anything in it. Now I only check it MAYBE every ten oil changes. It's a giant P.I.T.A. to check, so I don't see the need to do it as often anymore.


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