Almost 1000mi.

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  • mmbasa

Posted October 05, 2002 - 01:09 PM


I've got almost a 1000mi on my 02 wr426, and I'm thinking about taking it into the dealer for a service, since I'm not much of a mechanic. I've lubed my linkages and bearings, change oil and plugs and had the clearances checked after break in. just wondering what I should have them check if anything at all. Bike is running good, just want to keep it in tip top shape.

  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted October 05, 2002 - 04:43 PM


Great question!! I've owned a 400 and a 426. One thing I have learned is that valve clearance is really important. Have your mechanic check your valves. You'de be amazed how improper valve clearances put a damper on performance, I just had mine done for the third time.

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  • mmbasa

Posted October 05, 2002 - 04:46 PM


That was one thing that I was definatly goung to have done, just wondering if I should have them check anything else out while they got the bike.

  • Blue...ByeU

Posted October 05, 2002 - 08:12 PM


Whoa! i'm at approx. 2000 to 2500 miles and haven't touched anything but oil, air filter, rear axle, front axle. Suppose i should lube the rear linkage as i heard the factory really skimps on the lube. Will probably take er in during the snowy season to get valves checked out.


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