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Ride-n-Hard

New blue ride

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So I've moved from red (honda), to red/white (husky) to blue. I just picked up a new '12 WR450. I think I got a decent price on it. I have the new ecu, programmer, hand guards on the way. The plan is to install the new ecm and leave the moduals stock ignition timing numbers (unless I find some map that includes the stock exhaust ) but richen up the FI for a while for break in. Then when I get a new slip on exhaust I will remap the timing as well. Long term goal is to plate the beast, either in CA or if I have to use a relatives address from out of state. Add the ims tank, "seat concepts" seat and a non plastic skid plate.

The wierdest thing about this bike is the swing arm and those cover plugs. I'm not sure I've ever seen or noticed a bike with those. Odd in my opinion but so what.

Doug

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Oh ya, I haven't recieved my manual yet. So whats the procedure for checking the oil level. I don't want to start it till I'm sure it has oil in it. Not that I don't trust the dealer but....

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Doug

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This bike comes with a dip stick (black knob at the front of the motor), warm it up, let it sit for a few minutes and check the level.

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No dip stick, just a cap. The dealer said something about removing a bolt but didn't know which one and the service dept was closed for the night.

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thats the oil fill cap. the dipstick it going to be up and to the left, sitting almost in the middle at the front of the motor. its a black plastic knob.

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Is that what that thing is. I haven't had a great look at the bike yet, but it looked like there is a oil hose line on the rt side of the bike that runs up to that thing.

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Is that what that thing is. I haven't had a great look at the bike yet, but it looked like there is a oil hose line on the rt side of the bike that runs up to that thing.

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And yes there is an oil level check bolt just in front of the sprocket ( number 1 in pic ) but U never really have to use unless you overfill the bike. Remember that the dipstick doesnt be screwed in when checking. If your kinda particular about it like me you can keep track of everything. Manual says every 1000km but i do it every 500km.

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Great thanks. The dealer should have me my manual this week. I appreciate the effort all.

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