MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > General Discussion > Dirtbikes, Mini's, ATV's.....
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 05-15-2015, 11:46 AM   #1
shsu1k
Senior Member
 
shsu1k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: where pirates go to die.
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 4,157

Experience: 1-3 months

Bike(s):
04 GSXR 750









07 crf250r first fluid change

Hey fellas,
Just bought my first dirtbike. I've changed the oil filter, the air filter is drying from a cleaning so I can oil it, I've drained the transmission fluid, and I've drained the engine oil. I've got the two oils pictured. So how much should I put in? I've found that the general idea of amounts is 690 ml of the engine oil, and 700 ml of the transmission oil.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	34
Size:	92.7 KB
ID:	85701  
shsu1k is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
General Question about road grime, rad fluid, brake fluid, dripping on bike SideVinder650 General Discussion (Moto Related) 3 08-12-2014 02:04 PM
07 crf250r tips? S.D.W. Dirtbikes, Mini's, ATV's..... 0 05-05-2014 11:27 PM
2005 softail heritage* change primary fluid Iautorico Cruisers Lounge 4 08-09-2012 08:31 PM
Need to flush/change brake fluid... can someone supervise/walk me through it?... Blue91 How To's and Q & A's 10 09-14-2007 08:48 PM
Advertisement
Old 05-15-2015, 11:53 AM   #2
40acres
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Tomball, TX
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,085


Bike(s):
2008 zx-6r
2011 kx250f
2006 zx-6r (R.I.P.)
2004 RM 125 (sold)






Yep, your service manual will state the exact amount, but I'm pretty sure that's what we put in my buddy's '08 last weekend. And FYI, you can run a synthetic oil in both sides of it rather than tranny fluid. Depending on how hard you ride, I'd change it every other ride or at about 4 hours of operating time. Also, clean your air filters at the same intervals. Every ride if it's super dirty or dusty.
40acres is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2015, 11:59 AM   #3
Jason_Canuck
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 3,829

Experience: 6 years

Bike(s):
A black one
and a red one








Put in all the tranny fluid.
__________________
Vegans are eating the solution to global warming!
Jason_Canuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2015, 12:15 PM   #4
shsu1k
Senior Member
 
shsu1k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: where pirates go to die.
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 4,157

Experience: 1-3 months

Bike(s):
04 GSXR 750









Thanks for the advice fellas! It's really appreciated! I'm not planning on riding it super hard till I get the hang of it. Will putting those oils in rather than just engine oil in both hurt it?

Do yall take off the screw on the transmission side (I forgot what it's called) to tell when to stop filling it up? (I believe the transmission oil runs out the open screw when there's enough)
shsu1k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2015, 12:18 PM   #5
shsu1k
Senior Member
 
shsu1k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: where pirates go to die.
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 4,157

Experience: 1-3 months

Bike(s):
04 GSXR 750









Also, I'm cleaning the air filter that was on the bike, but I also bought an air filter. Do I need to oil the new filter as well when it's time to put it on?
shsu1k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2015, 12:53 PM   #6
Jason_Canuck
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 3,829

Experience: 6 years

Bike(s):
A black one
and a red one








For transmission, a lot of CRF riders dump whole bottle. Might check out crfsonly.com or thumpertalk.com for more information.
__________________
Vegans are eating the solution to global warming!
Jason_Canuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2015, 02:42 PM   #7
brandontx
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 4,747

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2008 Husqvarna SM 510
2008 Yamaha YZ250F








Check the valve clearance as well. If some valves are zeroed out don't even bother adjusting. They will zero back out in a few hours. You will have to get them replaced.
brandontx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2015, 08:39 PM   #8
shsu1k
Senior Member
 
shsu1k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: where pirates go to die.
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 4,157

Experience: 1-3 months

Bike(s):
04 GSXR 750









Replaced the fluidS and oil filter. I oiled a brand new air filter and installed it.

I started the bike (took three kicks), it idled for 15-20 seconds then died. Had trouble kicking it over again... And it started. It idled for about a minute then died.

Hopefully the filter was replaced incorrectly?
shsu1k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2015, 09:22 PM   #9
brandontx
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 4,747

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2008 Husqvarna SM 510
2008 Yamaha YZ250F








Filter won't likely do that. I would start with the carb. It may be clogged. Best thing to do would be to take it off and clean it. You may be able to get away with just taking the bowl off and pulling out the jets and cleaning those. It is best to pull it all off and clean it. Then check the valves. Bike won't want to start if they are really tight. The carbs on those bikes requires you to take pretty much the whole back half of the bike apart but you will get to know the bike.
brandontx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2015, 09:55 PM   #10
Morgan
Member
 
Morgan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: SE Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 73


Bike(s):
05 CRF250x (plated)
06 CRF250x
99 and 01 XR100
12 CRF50
81 CT110






You might consider finding an ethanol free fuel so you're not dealing with clogged jets again. There are additives which claim to prevent build up or you can run the bowl empty, but I've been using VP "C9" that has a 6 mth shelf life and is 93 [motor]octane.

VP costs more, but I've encountered carb issues even using additives so I've resorted to non-ethanol fuel.
Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2015, 10:31 PM   #11
brandontx
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 4,747

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2008 Husqvarna SM 510
2008 Yamaha YZ250F








That would help. In the future just make sure you run the bike at least once a week and you can go years without running into a clogged carb.
brandontx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2015, 11:02 AM   #12
shsu1k
Senior Member
 
shsu1k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: where pirates go to die.
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 4,157

Experience: 1-3 months

Bike(s):
04 GSXR 750









So the bike will start after kicking a few times and using the choke. The hot start sucks and requires a lot mor kicking. The idling is better and doesn't die after adjusting the choke and letting it warm. However, I felt a burst of air when giving it a little throttle. I found that the exhaust pipe was a little off (see pic). Is this a problem?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	29
Size:	54.7 KB
ID:	85720  
shsu1k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2015, 11:04 AM   #13
shsu1k
Senior Member
 
shsu1k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: where pirates go to die.
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 4,157

Experience: 1-3 months

Bike(s):
04 GSXR 750









2nd
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	32
Size:	60.6 KB
ID:	85721  
shsu1k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2015, 12:20 PM   #14
40acres
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Tomball, TX
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,085


Bike(s):
2008 zx-6r
2011 kx250f
2006 zx-6r (R.I.P.)
2004 RM 125 (sold)






Yeah, you'll want to make sure that the header is fully seated. Exhaust leaks are no bueno, sir. Take it off and get it to properly seat.
40acres is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2015, 04:36 PM   #15
shsu1k
Senior Member
 
shsu1k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: where pirates go to die.
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 4,157

Experience: 1-3 months

Bike(s):
04 GSXR 750









Anyone know how much a dealership will charge for a tune up and a carb clean?
shsu1k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2015, 05:10 PM   #16
brandontx
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 4,747

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2008 Husqvarna SM 510
2008 Yamaha YZ250F








Contact magicman on here. He will get it fixed.
brandontx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:25 AM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy