Maintenance on WR426F
Posted June 24, 2011 - 03:21 AM
A) All the links in the FAQs section are for free manuals that cost money. Am I doing something wrong or did Clymer start charging recently?
I don't know what I should be doing. Oil change is obvious but I'm not sure how much the bike takes. Oil filter probably needs changing too while I'm in there. Air filter ought to be replaced or cleaned but do they come pre oiled or do I buy oil for them and apply it? The chain seems a bit loose to me but I read that i should be able to put three fingers and the back end of the chain guard. Is the stacked vertically cause that seems a bit loose (but that's where it sits now).
I don't mean to be a hassle but I just got this bike and I want to make it last. I am very new to this whole thing and just need a bit of guidance on how to take care of my newly aquired toy.
Thank you for any help.
Posted June 24, 2011 - 03:45 AM
Posted June 24, 2011 - 04:10 AM
Thanks Maniac, that makes alot of sense. I'll give that a shot. I'm gonna buy a new air filter so I know it's good. The guy I bought it from seems like he took care of it, but just to be sure I'll start off fresh.
The bike was in decent shape when I got it, plastics have the white lines and some scratches so once I get the bike under me a bit more I'll pick up some new plastics.
Thanks again guys, hopefully it won't be too long till I move from newbie to some one who can give advice out.
Posted June 24, 2011 - 04:14 AM
Posted June 24, 2011 - 04:37 AM
Posted June 24, 2011 - 05:17 AM
OP, your dealer will also have the correct info on how much oil you need (as well as it being imprinted on the engine case by the oil filler) when you pickup your filter. I buy the Ready Filters that come pre-oiled and just change them every few rides. For $10 it's cheap and easier to do it that way. If you ride a lot, then get an air filter oiling kit like No-toil.
Posted June 24, 2011 - 05:51 AM
Thanks guys, you're a wealth of information.
Posted June 24, 2011 - 05:58 AM
Posted June 24, 2011 - 06:56 AM
Posted June 24, 2011 - 07:13 AM
Posted June 24, 2011 - 06:24 PM
Oh, and one more thing! Don't trust those marks scribed into the axle blocks. I found one of mine (Right side) to be off by 15mm!!! This is H U G E ! ! ! My bike was handling like crap, as the rear wheel was trying to go right the whole time! The best way to check this is to measure from the swingarm pivot to the rear axle on each side. If your measurements are equal, then your good to go. I hope this helps, and doesn't confuse anyone. Maniac