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keestan31

changing oil ?

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Well i just bought a 99' yz 400 and before riding it went through all the normal maintnence...when i was changing my oil i took out the bolt on the frame and the oil shot all ove my front tire...i know this is normal but i was just wondering you all take off the front tire when changing the oil or just dont worry about it?

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No man, you don't need to pull your front wheel off. :) Just hold a catch basin right in front of the drain until the thing starts tailing off. It's a pain, but XR600 owners have been doing this for years now. :p

That must have made a helluva mess :)

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Put a pan under it, the bigger the better. When you loosen the bolt, DO NOT remove it all the way. I mean unscrew it all the way, but hold it about 1/4" away from the frame. The oil stream will hit the bolt and go strait down into the pan. After about 10 seconds the flow eases up a bit and you can remove your hand and just let it flow. Latex gloves are spectacular for oil changes BTW, the local grocery or drug store probably carries them for < $10 for 100. After a few tries you'll be able to do it without spilling a drop. :)

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Or you can just hold up the basin w/one hand on an angle untill the oil lows down???duh

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Since my first oil change, and after I cleaned off the front tire, I started to pull the case plug first and then the frame plug after the pressure was down a bit. I don't know why that should be a problem even though it's against manuel procedure. :)

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Or you can just hold up the basin w/one hand on an angle untill the oil lows down???duh
Too complicated.

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