2000 WR400 Question ?????
Posted November 09, 2003 - 11:32 PM
Hey guys just a quick question from deepest darkest africa....This week-end I went for a ride on Sunday (Clear day, 28 degrees C, 5800 ft ASL) and when I got back noticed that oil was dripping from main breather pipe
Any ideas as to why this would happen ? I was thinking maybe the heat and me riding with the throttle pegged WO may have been a contributing factor
Thanks in advance guys.
Posted November 10, 2003 - 08:12 AM
Posted November 10, 2003 - 08:34 AM
Don't worry about it, it's okay.
Mine does the same thing
Posted November 10, 2003 - 11:31 PM
It is a relief to know that it is not just me
Posted November 11, 2003 - 02:36 AM
That oil then can't be pumped out of the bottom of the cases, and back into the frame fast enough, so it find's it's way up to the crank-case breather.
It's common on many other four-strokes as well. Just keep a clean filter in it. Check the oil level when you stop to take a wizz. Then don't worry about it.
Posted November 11, 2003 - 05:24 AM
Guys I feel alot better now....One thing I did also notice was that oil seemed to have come out the breather pipe while riding as well because there was oil on my left boot, down the side of the frame and over the gear lever..
Would this also be as a result of the way I was riding on the day ?
Posted November 11, 2003 - 09:24 AM
The stock hose should run below the motor footpeg frame and everything. It may be too short and dripping on your boot.
I've seen other guys who re-route this hose to just above the c/s sprocket so it lubes the chain instead of the ground!
Again, high speed running will push quite a bit of oil out of the pipe. It also will come out like crazy if the oil is overfilled which is a common occurance.
Posted November 11, 2003 - 09:39 PM