Saturday, May 7, 2011

WR250R Oil Change

Yamaha recommends changing the engine oil on the WR250R every 3,000 miles, and the oil filter at 6,000 miles. It is a quick process and should only take 15 minutes. Yamaha recommends using one of the following oils: YAMALUBE 4, SAE 10W-30 or SAE 20W-40.

I’ve been using 10W40 in mine. I change my oil filter every time I change the oil.

Tools I used:

WR250R Oil Change

Consumables:

WR250R Oil Change

1) Run the engine for a few minutes. Warm oil flows better than cold.

2) Put the motorcycle on a dirt bike lift to keep it vertical.

WR250R Oil Change

Since I’ve lowered mine with a yamalink, it doesn’t quite fit on the stand. I used a couple scraps of wood under the kick stand instead.

WR250R Oil Change

3) position the oil drain pan under the motorcycle.

WR250R Oil Change

4) If you have a skid plate like my Thumpertalk skidplate, use the 10mm socket and wrench to remove it. If you don’t have a skidplate, skip to #5.

WR250R Skidplate

It does have a hole to allow draining, but I’ve found it makes a mess to leave it on. This is also a great time to clean the inside of the skid plate!

WR250R Oil Change

5) With the 12mm socket and wrench, remove the oil drain bolt (red arrow below). The oil may be hot, so be careful not to burn yourself.

WR250R Oil Change

WR250R Oil Change

6) Remove the oil filler cap to allow the oil to drain out more easily

WR250R Oil Change

7) Use the 8mm socket and wrench to remove the three bolts holding the oil filter cover on if also changing the oil filter.

WR250R Oil Change

8) Remove the oil filter. Clean the inside and the cover.

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Be careful not to loose the little o-ring on the top.  WR250R Oil Change

Inspect the oil O-ring for damage and replace if necessary.

WR250R Oil Change

9) Install the new filter onto the protrusion and re-attach to the bike. The three cover bolt should be tightened to 10 Nm.

WR250R Oil Change

10) After the oil finishes draining, replace the oil drain plug and use a new crush washer if necessary. Tighten the drain bolt to 20 Nm

11) Add 1.3L of oil if not changing the filter or 1.4L with a filter change. I use a funnel to avoid making a mess.

WR250R Oil Change

When filling, check the level against the oil sight glass and get it between the two lines.

WR250R Oil Change

12) Replace the oil filler cap and run the bike for a minute. Check for leaks around the oil filter cover and the drain bolt.

13) Replace the skid plate if you have one.

14) Go for a ride!

 

PS: yes, I washed my bike after changing the oil.

 

 

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10 comments:

  1. Dear Chris:

    Once again, I am amazed at how simple it is to change the oil on everyone else's bike. It really isn't hard to do on mine either, but this is a lot more to getting to the key parts and IO am not big on working on my hands and knees. Maybe next year I'll get a bike lift.

    Nice, thorough article.

    Fondest regards,
    Jack • reep • Toad
    Twisted Roads

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  2. Dear Jack: LOL. It's easy in all of my bikes since I have all naked bikes. A full fairing is nice, but makes even the simplest things more difficult.

    I just got a new lift. We'll see how it works this week. :)

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  3. Thanks for the walk through. Easy enough but being a newbie it's always nice to have it documented so well to remove any doubts!

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  4. I had changed my oil on my WR250R before but was at the store and needed to know how many quarts to buy because I couldn't remember off the top of my head. Anyhow I whipped out my Android and googled wr250r oil change and you had just what I needed. Thanks for sharing man!

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    1. you're welcome! it's the exact reason i posted it.

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  5. Do you know where the oil bleed bolt is, to check for oil pressure after changing the oil?

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  6. Nice! These instructions are certainly helpful. Thanks for taking the time to post and share.

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  7. Good instructions with pictures!! Thanks for taking the time to share.

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  8. Extremely useful thank you so much!

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