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Old 11-29-2012, 09:22 AM   #31696
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Just got this bike a while back, have not been riding much but want to change the oil. Yamaha tells me there is an oil filter. So I bought the real small paper filter and 2 qrts of oil and I see the drain plug and the fill cap, but were does the filter go?
This might help you out - http://www.wrrdualsport.com/tech-gui...e/93-oilchange
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:24 AM   #31697
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Write-up from High Five here:

http://www.wrrdualsport.com/tech-guide/maintenance

You can see the cover just in front of the brake pedal and left of the sight-glass in this pic:



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Old 11-30-2012, 09:48 AM   #31698
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:10 PM   #31699
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asleep? no... just frozen...

We've started to hit the deep freeze here in Fairbanks, got as low as -45 last night in places, possibly including my front porch where my WR250R sleeps on the stand.

When I left for work this morning, there was a small puddle of coolant underneath my bike, roughly directly under the water pump housing.

Here's hoping its a hose or something else just weeping, because what a horrible end to a great machine otherwise...
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:23 PM   #31700
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We've started to hit the deep freeze here in Fairbanks, got as low as -45 last night in places, possibly including my front porch where my WR250R sleeps on the stand.

When I left for work this morning, there was a small puddle of coolant underneath my bike, roughly directly under the water pump housing.

Here's hoping its a hose or something else just weeping, because what a horrible end to a great machine otherwise...
My ST1300 has always weeped antifreeze when it is 30 or below in Texas winters. As soon as it warms up in the spring it stops. Assuming your antifreeze is good for -45 it may just be a case of the cold weather causing something to contract enough to cause a weep.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:47 PM   #31701
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google coolant cold leak, not all that uncommon.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:57 PM   #31702
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We've started to hit the deep freeze here in Fairbanks, got as low as -45 last night in places, possibly including my front porch where my WR250R sleeps on the stand.

When I left for work this morning, there was a small puddle of coolant underneath my bike, roughly directly under the water pump housing.

Here's hoping its a hose or something else just weeping, because what a horrible end to a great machine otherwise...

Just remember to top up when it comes time to ride again.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:13 PM   #31703
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We've started to hit the deep freeze here in Fairbanks, got as low as -45 last night in places, possibly including my front porch where my WR250R sleeps on the stand.
I've started wearing a fleece in the mornings here in Sun Diego.....it's dipping below +50
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:26 PM   #31704
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I've started wearing a fleece in the mornings here in Sun Diego.....it's dipping below +50
F*#@ing Californian!

First dusting of snow of the season, and -5 C (23 F) as I write this. Both bikes are tucked away for their 5 month naps.

Jealous Crawdaddy

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Old 11-30-2012, 04:07 PM   #31705
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We've started to hit the deep freeze here in Fairbanks, got as low as -45 last night in places, possibly including my front porch where my WR250R sleeps on the stand.

When I left for work this morning, there was a small puddle of coolant underneath my bike, roughly directly under the water pump housing.

Here's hoping its a hose or something else just weeping, because what a horrible end to a great machine otherwise...
I'd actually be concerned. Cars are usually 50-50 glycol water to give -40F freeze protection....but most pre-blended motorcycle coolants are blended for -20F....I'd quickly get one of thise cheapie eyedropper thingies with the multicolor floating balls to see what your coolant blend really is....I sure wouldn't want to freeze a $350 radiator for that WRR....they are made of tissue paper thin aluminum to get the best heat rejection with minimum weight....in the mean time I'd put it to bed with a 20watt light bulb near the radiator...lit of course!!
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:56 PM   #31706
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My ST1300 has always weeped antifreeze when it is 30 or below in Texas winters.
I don't think my bike has ever seen the freezing mark. Come February, it will be four years since I've worn anything except shorts (except work, weddings and funerals) since moving to CA!!!
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:02 PM   #31707
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We've started to hit the deep freeze here in Fairbanks, got as low as -45 last night in places, possibly including my front porch where my WR250R sleeps on the stand.

When I left for work this morning, there was a small puddle of coolant underneath my bike, roughly directly under the water pump housing.

Here's hoping its a hose or something else just weeping, because what a horrible end to a great machine otherwise...

You're screwed!

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Old 11-30-2012, 09:25 PM   #31708
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:22 AM   #31709
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:54 AM   #31710
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my wr250r 2008

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