Need Quick, Easy Help...Oil Check



A friend borrowed his friends 450X for the week...

We're concerned about the engine oil in the heck do you check it?


. one side is the tranny oil and the one with the dipstick the engine?

How do you check the tranny oil?

AND is it same kind of oil?

Left side is engine

Right side is tranny.

Each side has a dipstick.

Warm the motor up for 5 minutes (including riding it).

Wait 3 minutes.

With bike on level ground, check dipstick(s).

High mark is good. Low mark is very bad.

** if the engine oil is low, it is probably time to change it**

** you should change it every 5-15 hours, depending on dust/conditions**

** check the oil every ride, and top off: the engine holds a very small amount of

oil, and if you don't check it and change it often, you will be unhappy**

** Always use a full quart in the tranny**

** Use Motorcylce oils only in the motor and transmission (no auto oil)

** Clean the air filter each time you change the oil, or sooner.

** Be careful removing the filter; dont drop crap into the boot

** Be careful removing the filter: it will tear if you force it; fine the 'combination' to removing it by rotating the filter about 90 degrees, tilt, and pull out.


Each side has a dipstick.


My 05 only has dipstick for the engine side. Tranny side has a 10 mm/phillips check bolt at about 4 o'clock from the clutch

Did they change this on other years?


My 05 only has dipstick for the engine side. Tranny side has a 10 mm/phillips check bolt at about 4 o'clock from the clutch

Did they change this on other years?

Ooops, no dipstick on the tranny side, I forgot. It's a black cap that looks like the dipstick cap though....

I personally don't trust check bolts, as the oil has too many places to hide to be accurate.

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