what was yamaha smoking??


14 replies to this topic
  • yamazuki10

Posted May 22, 2008 - 05:45 AM

#1

So I did my first full oil change on my 00 400 the other day nad was a bit perplexed when I discovered that you have to remove/loosen the entire frikin exhaust to get the last long bolt that holds on the filter cover. Is there anyway to avoid this in future oil changes? Any tricks anyone has found?

  • PBDBLUE

Posted May 22, 2008 - 05:58 AM

#2

They fixed that after 2000. Go on Ebay and get an 01/02 WR426 head pipe.

  • yamazuki10

Posted May 22, 2008 - 06:18 AM

#3

Of coarse I buy the year prior to the fix. :thumbsup: Thanks, I'll start looking for one.

  • drtbk4ever

Posted May 22, 2008 - 09:49 AM

#4

And you don't have to change your filter every oil change.

I change my filter on average, every third oil change

  • yamazuki10

Posted May 22, 2008 - 10:04 AM

#5

And you don't have to change your filter every oil change.

I change my filter on average, every third oil change


Yep, and this was lucky #3

  • drtbk4ever

Posted May 22, 2008 - 01:25 PM

#6

Yep, and this was lucky #3


Lol.

At least you will enjoy the ease of oil change #1 and #2 that much more. :ride:

:thumbsup:

  • WR_Dave

Posted May 22, 2008 - 04:06 PM

#7

Next time you have that exhaust off, why don't you install a stud and nut instead of a bolt? That way you just take the nut and copper seal washer off and remove the cover. Should fix your pain. WR Dave. :thumbsup:

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  • Solo

Posted May 22, 2008 - 09:14 PM

#8

So I did my first full oil change on my 00 400 the other day nad was a bit perplexed when I discovered that you have to remove/loosen the entire frikin exhaust to get the last long bolt that holds on the filter cover. Is there anyway to avoid this in future oil changes? Any tricks anyone has found?


Welcome to the club :thumbsup:

Get an '01/'02 header and that'll fix it. They seem to be rare since I've been looking for a while.

  • chickenstrips

Posted May 22, 2008 - 09:19 PM

#9

You can probably get an aftermarket header for around $150 if you don't feel like waiting for a WR426 one to pop up. Sure beats $290 for an oem one. Seems like it would put it in a place less prone to hitting when the bike went down too?

  • yamazuki10

Posted May 23, 2008 - 04:48 AM

#10

Welcome to the club :ride:

Get an '01/'02 header and that'll fix it. They seem to be rare since I've been looking for a while.


I have also discovered that there is no abundance of that pipe.:thumbsup:

  • swede426

Posted May 23, 2008 - 01:38 PM

#11

What is abundance?
Forgive my ignorence, I blame it on my swedish parents.

  • off_road_4_me

Posted May 23, 2008 - 01:42 PM

#12

What is abundance?
Forgive my ignorence, I blame it on my swedish parents.


an extremely plentiful or oversufficient quantity or supply
no need to worry mate :thumbsup:

  • headhunter622

Posted May 26, 2008 - 09:35 PM

#13

i put a 2003 yz exhaust system on my 2000 400 wr. fit great and i can get to the filter. just FYI.

  • yamazuki10

Posted June 02, 2008 - 04:57 AM

#14

wuh-hoo, I found a 426 header on flea-bay for $60. SHould be here any day now. do need a new gasket or anything??

  • off_road_4_me

Posted June 02, 2008 - 08:28 AM

#15

no you should not.




 
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