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    still leaking

    Its clean oil and I its leaking where the header goes into the engine. Should I start with replacing the seal or do you think it something worse than a seal?
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    still leaking

    I didnt forget to drain the frame. I see a black plug just above where the header enters the engine. Is that the decompression plug? If so it is there as well.
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    still leaking

    I posted the other day and learned that I probably overfilled my oil. It was leaking all over and pouring out of the dipstick hole. I went ahead and changed the oil and put in 1 quart. Today when i started it I noticed a slow drip where the header goes into the engine. Could this be just a little extra oil that needs to drip out or is this a totally new problem?
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    coolant question

    Got it. Thanks
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    coolant question

    Can someone please tell me where the drain plug for the radiator is on an 03 450?
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    Oil overflow and leak

    thanks. The book says 1.2 liters but I was told 1.5 was better becuase there is room for it in the frame so thats what I put in. I cranked it up again tonight and then checked the dipstick and it was still overflowing. I am going to change the oil tonight. You think 1 quart is what I should use?
  7. My 03 450 is leaking oil and I cant tell where it is coming from. I noticed it dripping out of the bottom of the bike. When i checked the dipstick it started pouring out of the dipstick hole. A rode about 5 minutes and the oil stopped leaking. I checked the dipstick again and it was normal. Rode another 6 laps and called it a night. Checked the oil this morning and the dipstick is completely dry. Any ideas? Also what is good suggestion for coolant?
  8. I just got some backgrounds for this season and wanted some tips for putting them on straight. I have seen people spray some type of liquid on the number plate and were able to slide them around until they were straight. What is it? Any suggestions?
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    spoke help

    I just replaced a few spokes on my yzf 450. Can I tighten them correctly without a spoke torque wrench? How do I know when they are tight enough? Can they be too tight? Thanks for any help.
  10. I just bought an 03 yzf 450 and noticed that it has a few bent spokes. When I try to loosen them the whole spoke turns and it wont come out. I put some wd40 on them and they still stick. any suggestions on how to get them out and can I buy single spokes?
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    New sprocket

    I just put a larger rear sprocket on and my chain is almost long enough. Is there any way to add one link or should I just pony up the 75 bucks and get a new chain. (My existing chain is only about 3 rides old) Thanks for any suggestions.
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    sprocket switch

    Thanks. I thought that guy was a moron.
  13. I am changing my rear sprocket from 50 to 52 teeth. The guy at the bikeshop said I don't need a different chain size. Can that be true?
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    Shrinking chain

    Thanks for your help everyone. I took the chain off, cleaned it, oiled it, and re adjusted it. I had to put it on the first line of adjustment to make it loose enough to ride. It is a new chain so it will probably stretch. The problem I have now is that some of the links are froze up so it bounces way too much. Any way to unfreeze those links? I dont know why the links would stick like that. I clean my bike after every ride and lube the chain.
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    Shrinking chain

    I cleaned the chain and it looks good. I am clueless.