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Oil Change without stands

This is probably a dumb question but as I dont have stands would it be alright if I just change my oil with a buddy holding the bike upright? I'm skipping the oil filter as my last oil change was about 800 miles ago.
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Re: Oil Change without stands

you might have a tough time getting a drain pan under there. i need to loosen the drain plug, then put the pan under it, then spin the drain plug out the last 2 threads by hand.

this is on bike stands
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Good point I didnt think of that, but if I was able to get something under the drain plug I wouldnt be leaving a lot of old oil in there would I?
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Re: Oil Change without stands

your drain pan has to hold about 3-3 1/2 quarts. maybe you can make somethin work...cut the side off of a laundry soap bottle or something.

there may be 1/2 quart still in the filter
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Alright wish me luck lol
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can you lift/roll the rear tire on a cynderblock and have your friend hold it. the oil change takes like 1 minute for the oil to drain
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Re: Oil Change without stands

We had a similar situation on a buddy's motorcycle. Go to a parking lot with a curb. Find a spot where the curb comes together at a 90 degree angle.

Put the bike up on the curb, the rear tire on one curb, the front tire on the other curb. That gives you an extra few inches to where you can then slip a cheap pan from walmart under there with no problem.

I hope this makes sense ....
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Re: Oil Change without stands

I took a 5 gallon bucket and cut it of so that it just fits under my bike and I have room to get my hand in to spin the drain plug out... Works great!
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ummmm... you should have NO problem at all doing this.... don't even have a buddy hold the bike up just put it on it's side stand.

Guess I'm not seeing the issue here.... I changed my oil about 3 times before I bought my front and rear stand and just left it on the side stand and slid under my oil pan and changed my oil like normal??? What's the issue? There's plenty of room under there, can even do the filter without removing the fairings.
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Re: Oil Change without stands

I don't even own stands and I've done all my oil changes just fine. Everything is the same as with stands except you need to make sure your drain pan is short enough to fit under the bike.
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Re: Oil Change without stands

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ummmm... you should have NO problem at all doing this.... don't even have a buddy hold the bike up just put it on it's side stand.

Guess I'm not seeing the issue here.... I changed my oil about 3 times before I bought my front and rear stand and just left it on the side stand and slid under my oil pan and changed my oil like normal??? What's the issue? There's plenty of room under there, can even do the filter without removing the fairings.
If you have to do it a couple times, it's probably no big deal, however, you could argue that there's a bit of space on the downhill side which is going to hold some older oil.

Maybe it doesn't matter. I dunno. You can't get ever drop out anyway, even putting the bike vertical.

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If you have to do it a couple times, it's probably no big deal, however, you could argue that there's a bit of space on the downhill side which is going to hold some older oil.

Maybe it doesn't matter. I dunno. You can't get ever drop out anyway, even putting the bike vertical.

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That's very possible, but the drain plug is on the downhill side as well so it should be fine. Even then, just rock the bike back and forth a little bit and you should get those extra drops out. But you're right, even then you won't get every single drop out.
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That's very possible, but the drain plug is on the downhill side as well so it should be fine. Even then, just rock the bike back and forth a little bit and you should get those extra drops out. But you're right, even then you won't get every single drop out.
I'm sure you're right. Prolly not enough stays in to matter regardless.

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Well I finished a few hours ago and it came out good.
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