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Old 07-09-2012, 06:26 PM   #29551
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. think i dodged a bullet with this one...[/QUOTE]

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Old 07-09-2012, 06:43 PM   #29552
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Does anyone actually do this?



High Five, an experienced wrench and WRR expert, doesn't mention it in his how to:
http://www.wrrdualsport.com/tech-gui...e/93-oilchange

No other bike I ever owned had this step. If I need to, I will, but it seems strange that only the WRR/X needs this done.
DRZ had the same bleed/weep check bolt. I have never used it on either. I think valves will let you know real soon if they are not getting oil.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:12 PM   #29553
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TW200 has a similar oil flow check bolt.

And the XT-225
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:24 PM   #29554
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Does anyone actually do this?



High Five, an experienced wrench and WRR expert, doesn't mention it in his how to:
http://www.wrrdualsport.com/tech-gui...e/93-oilchange
Says who? Don't believe it.

Follow everything in your Service Manual exactly as stated....and maybe you'll save your warranty.

Too late for me. I lost mine when I wrote the check.

For the record, I never messed with it. Scouts Honor!

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Old 07-09-2012, 08:20 PM   #29555
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Pardon the interruption:
I finally decided on a street bike. I want a R. I found a new 2008 at a small local dealership. The tech guy said it was NOT fuel injected. Is there a certain month in 2008 that they changed from non FI to FI? You guys are the experts. I have tried to do my homework on this thread but I can't find the answer. Perhaps a little help here?
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:20 PM   #29556
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:23 PM   #29557
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I finally decided on a street bike. I want a R. I found a new 2008 at a small local dealership. The tech guy said it was NOT fuel injected. Is there a certain month in 2008 that they changed from non FI to FI? You guys are the experts. I have tried to do my homework on this thread but I can't find the answer. Perhaps a little help here?
If it is a WR250R or WR250X, it is fuel injected. All of them are. If it isn't fuel injected, maybe he's talking about a WR250F?
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:25 PM   #29558
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Pardon the interruption:
I finally decided on a street bike. I want a R. I found a new 2008 at a small local dealership. The tech guy said it was NOT fuel injected. Is there a certain month in 2008 that they changed from non FI to FI? You guys are the experts. I have tried to do my homework on this thread but I can't find the answer. Perhaps a little help here?
I think he is mistaken.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:30 PM   #29559
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Anyone remember the name of the ride report where a guy rode his wr from oregon to idaho into wyoming and back. it was something like great basin route. I would like t look at it again but can not find it . thanks Greg
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:31 PM   #29560
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Thanks! I was hoping he was wrong. The bike has no turn signals or mirrors. Don't they usually come street legal OTD? It does have the headlight and taillight. Maybe he has had it so long he stripped it?
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:38 PM   #29561
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Thanks! I was hoping he was wrong. The bike has no turn signals or mirrors. Don't they usually come street legal OTD? It does have the headlight and taillight. Maybe he has had it so long he stripped it?
It's an "F" not an "R". No FI, no signals, no mirrors.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:39 PM   #29562
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:50 PM   #29563
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oil bleed bolt

I checked mine. It was easy and quick. Oil came out pretty much immediately. I wonder how long the engine would last without oil pressure? To the point where if it hasn't been working for a while that checking it at the next oil change makes a difference in a possible save?
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:02 AM   #29564
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Well, I made it about a half mile without a drain plug if the trail of oil behind my bike can be believed, and there was still enough to make a decent sized puddle when I stopped and shut the motor down so... maybe a mile? I don't even know where that bolt is located, never looked for it, never used it on oil changes.
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:45 AM   #29565
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I have to ask, how did you realize the bolt fell out? Did a warning light come on when the oil pressure dropped? I am partially deaf and worry if this happened to me I would never know until it was too late unless a low oil light comes or something. I just changed the oil this weekend now I am nervous haha.
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