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Old 07-01-2013, 03:11 PM   #346
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Awesome pics!!!

What are you guys doing re the very short service intervals on the WR, adding extra oil capacity? Not an issue for trail riding but on long trips it would be.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:26 PM   #347
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thanks.

short intervals?

check valves every 100hrs
change oil every 15-20hrs
keep the stock airfilter + prefilter clean and oiled religiously
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:26 PM   #348
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Awesome pics!!!

What are you guys doing re the very short service intervals on the WR, adding extra oil capacity? Not an issue for trail riding but on long trips it would be.

I think it's supposed to be every 10 hours or so for racing conditions.

I'm not racing, run Rotella T6 synthetic, and figure it's fine to go 20-30 hours. Of course I check the level & color every few tanks of gas. It never gets dark between changing.

At first I was concerned about it only holding 1 liter, but since it's water cooled I figure it's a lot easier on the oil than the temps an air cooled engine reaches.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:47 PM   #349
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Yeah, good point Glenn. I do a mix of logging roads and singletrack, so I stretch it out to 15-20 with good synthetic
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:51 PM   #350
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re: extra oil capacity, i mentioned ages back in this thread but for anyone new...

did a write up here on a cheap way to add a liter of extra oil. quite easy to do as you just hook into the frame reservoir. for easy adv riding you can probably extend to 30+ hours with no problems.
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:13 AM   #351
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re: extra oil capacity, i mentioned ages back in this thread but for anyone new...

did a write up here on a cheap way to add a liter of extra oil. quite easy to do as you just hook into the frame reservoir. for easy adv riding you can probably extend to 30+ hours with no problems.
Thanks B1and everyone else. 20hrs would be two days traveling for me but for others it obviously works. I do have a trail bike too which is probably the difference too.
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:11 AM   #352
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Oil Changes

I knew I wasn't going to be doing too many k's with mine, and use it for easy trail/light adventure riding, so I planned on changing the oil at about 2000k's intervals. I changed the oil when I got it and I've done 500k's the oil still looks like new, so I'll continue with my plan and change it around 1500-2000k's and judge it from there.
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:21 PM   #353
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Well I got it. Close out price of only 329. The 03-06 4.1 gal safari tank. I planned on getting a 3,3 and swamping with my 6.6 all the time for longer rides. Now I will only use the 6.6 for 2 death valley rides a year.

There is one more 4.1 gal tank for sale at Dual Sport Touring in TN. well there was as of last week wen I ordered mine.










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Old 07-07-2013, 12:59 AM   #354
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clean clean clean

BygDaddee,
keep that air filter clean. Do it after every ride ( 500km ). I did 10,000km on my 03 450. Check valves at 8000km and still within tolerance. Use the BEST fuel you can get ( 98 or 95 RON ) and change the oil a little more regularly. I can't stress enough about cleaning the air filter.

I am sure I have read somewhere that the dust in Aussie is high in silica. When viewed under a microscope the particles appear very angular. This , combined with the hardness of silica ( getting close to diamond ) will carve your motor apart. I have seen the damage silica can do to pulverised fuel systems in power stations. Nihard ( high nickel copper alloy ) cuts up in 1000 hours.

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I knew I wasn't going to be doing too many k's with mine, and use it for easy trail/light adventure riding, so I planned on changing the oil at about 2000k's intervals. I changed the oil when I got it and I've done 500k's the oil still looks like new, so I'll continue with my plan and change it around 1500-2000k's and judge it from there.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:24 AM   #355
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Oh yeah, air filter clean and oil chain after every ride goes without saying for me, I've done it ever since my first dirt bike. I use 95+ Ron, unless I can't get it and then I don't mind mixing in a bit of lower octane into half a tank of 95. I'll keep an eye on my oil, do it somewhere between 1 and 2 thousand. I did over 300k's of adventure riding yesterday with some 20+ km 100km/h black top links, the WR450F handles that type of riding like a dream.

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keep that air filter clean. Do it after every ride ( 500km ). I did 10,000km on my 03 450. Check valves at 8000km and still within tolerance. Use the BEST fuel you can get ( 98 or 95 RON ) and change the oil a little more regularly. I can't stress enough about cleaning the air filter.

I am sure I have read somewhere that the dust in Aussie is high in silica. When viewed under a microscope the particles appear very angular. This , combined with the hardness of silica ( getting close to diamond ) will carve your motor apart. I have seen the damage silica can do to pulverised fuel systems in power stations. Nihard ( high nickel copper alloy ) cuts up in 1000 hours.
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:39 PM   #356
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:12 PM   #357
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Nice bike, what are the straps for around the seat? By the way nice garage too.
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:16 PM   #358
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Nice bike, what are the straps for around the seat? By the way nice garage too.
The straps are Tuggers. http://www.thetugger.com/

Thank you on the shop. Wish I could say it is mine. It is where I work though
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Old 08-16-2013, 04:35 AM   #359
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In case you're looking for a street legal WR450 I just posted mine in the "flea market". http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=912216
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:01 PM   #360
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Racks / pannier frames

just bought myself a new WR450

what are people doing about carrying luggage etc in the way of racks & frames for soft panniers

any photos or comments on home made solutions would be great also

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