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i got oil leaking from my filter cover and the bolts are tight so idk. anyone else got this problem? oh and by the way i just got it like an hour ago
 

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QUOTE (KFXrider1228 @ May 3 2007, 12:17 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=1675
i got oil leaking from my filter cover and the bolts are tight so idk. anyone else got this problem? oh and by the way i just got it like an hour ago
It's just a oring behind there. Maybe it got pinched during assembly. Easy to replace. guy.
 

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Fixed it, the o-ring had all this excess rubber on the edge and was breaking the seal, cut it all off with the exacto knife
 

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I just change my oil for the first time yesterday... everything went smooth... but you should be careful when you're replacing the oil filter cover it has two O rings on it that could get pinched or damaged when reinstalling.

Also like many other 450s there is a aluminum washer on the 17mm oil plug that happen to stick to the motor and fall in the oil pan when I wasn't looking... but luckily I noticed it in the oil pan before reinstalling the oil plug (so be careful).

The manual calls for replacing the O rings during every oil change, but I do not think this is necessary. I personally will be changing them every third or fourth oil change. I do think it's a good idea to keep a pair of them in stock. Just in case.

Did my first oil and filter change after one hour... with regular motor oil 10-40

Second oil change after two more hours... with regular motor oil 10-40

Third oil and filter change after two more hours.... purple magic synthetic 20-50w

from here forward change the oil every 5 to 10 hours (the oil will be relatively clean so I use it in the other motors around the shop lawnmower, pressure washer, etc.)



Ride hard...
 

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mine is leaking there too. I dont no why yet but i havnt really looked into it yet. prolly this weekend. Ill post again if i find anything out. I got a recall in the mail the other day too for mine. some models leak fuel from the fuel pump plate at the bottem of the fuel tank.
 

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Has anyone stripped out the threads to that tiny drain bolt? Mine stripped after the 2nd oil change. I guess it's in there for good now. I'll just drain it with the big one.
 

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glad the kfx is the wifes bike cause you all are having a lot of problems
 
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