wr 450 servicing


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  • minty0_10

Posted July 11, 2008 - 12:18 PM

#1

evening all just bought a 05 wr only 350 miles on the clock 1 owner from new, bad thing is its never been serviced:crazy: (only now its sinking in)

how do you go about servicing it do i fill the engine first?
the dip stick in the frame looks rather small to be putting oil in through there?
how much oil does it take with a filter change to (litres please)

how do i go about checking the valves?

last thing there a slight rattle from the clutch that go,s when the leavers pulled in. is this a common fault or have i bought a dog :thumbsup:

any help is gratefully received :thumbsup:

  • WR450FGreg

Posted July 11, 2008 - 02:12 PM

#2

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minty0_10,

The best advice I can give you is to go on eBay and buy a copy of the relevant Owners Service Manual for your bike on CD.
They are usually about $10 and they tell you everything.

how do you go about servicing it do i fill the engine first?
the dip stick in the frame looks rather small to be putting oil in through there?
how much oil does it take with a filter change to (litres please)

I don't know about the '05 model, mine's an '08 (it's my first WR450F) so it's no good me trying to tell you how to do an oil change.

how do i go about checking the valves?

Get hold of that manual!

last thing there a slight rattle from the clutch that go,s when the leavers pulled in. is this a common fault or have i bought a dog

No, I think they all have rattly clutches! Mind you, if it's really loud it might be an issue.

Greg

  • minty0_10

Posted July 11, 2008 - 02:17 PM

#3

i,l get hold of that asap but i want to do an oil change tomorrow before i go for a blast.

clutch is not really noisy but is noticeable.

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  • WR450FGreg

Posted July 11, 2008 - 02:50 PM

#4

clutch is not really noisy but is noticeable.


Mine's done it from brand new!

Greg

  • thumper tom

Posted July 12, 2008 - 11:34 AM

#5

Hey Minty, FIrst of all congrats on your purchase you'll have lots of fun for years to come if taken care of , First thing I would do is Get a Manual, Then take the bike apart and lube and grease the swing arm , steering head and wheels if necessary, I really wouldn't worry about the valve just yet, I have a 06 with 3000 dirt miles and no valve adjust was necessary yet, Change all fluids and chek the Plug, but GET THE MANUAL AND READ IT FIRST,

Happy Motoring
TT

  • Demo_Slug

Posted July 12, 2008 - 12:17 PM

#6

minty. download a manual on PDF. its free.

http://www.yamahaown...ook.com.au/?r=0

  • minty0_10

Posted July 12, 2008 - 01:19 PM

#7

thaks for all the imfo guys sorted the service this morring :thumbsup:
not been out for a proper blast yet but seems like a fu bike so far apart from the hard seat




 
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