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October 16, 2020, 09:04:38 PM
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When I do the oil service on my lift the oil will drain on the lift cross member so I use a piece of cardboard to funnel the oil into the pan.
What does every one else use?


October 16, 2020, 09:49:28 PM
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When I do the oil service on my lift the oil will drain on the lift cross member so I use a piece of cardboard to funnel the oil into the pan.
What does every one else use?


I use those plastic form to fit oil drain, you can get one from your local mobile tool man. You can shape them how you want and they are easy to clean afterwards

October 16, 2020, 10:12:02 PM
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@maniacmac Ill look into one I forgot those were made.

October 17, 2020, 06:43:27 AM
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@bc45 I think this might be what @maniacmac is referring to.

Oil Change Funnel

I use a J&S Jack and they make a drain panel (they call it a “drain pan”) that is positioned similar to how you are using your cardboard in the picture. Here is a link to the jack I have. It shows the “oil pan”.

https://jsjacks.com/product/loaded-motorcycle-lift-combo/
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October 17, 2020, 07:34:43 AM
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@bc45 I think this might be what @maniacmac is referring to.

Oil Change Funnel

I use a J&S Jack and they make a drain panel (they call it a “drain pan”) that is positioned similar to how you are using your cardboard in the picture. Here is a link to the jack I have. It shows the “oil pan”.

https://jsjacks.com/product/loaded-motorcycle-lift-combo/


@HDBitchin  after seeing the J&S drain pan I think I have a project to make. I am not sure why I didn't think about building that before.
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October 17, 2020, 12:07:49 PM
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@bc45 I think this might be what @maniacmac is referring to. yes it is

Oil Change Funnel

I use a J&S Jack and they make a drain panel (they call it a “drain pan”) that is positioned similar to how you are using your cardboard in the picture. Here is a link to the jack I have. It shows the “oil pan”.

https://jsjacks.com/product/loaded-motorcycle-lift-combo/

October 18, 2020, 07:04:11 AM
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I don't put the bike on the lift for oil changes - I just set it on the jiffy and use the nice HD oil drain pan I bought when I did the inner primary bearing.

It's nice as it is as wide as the primary chain-case and contains all the oil that drains out when you remove that cover.

My bike is pretty simple though - some of you with large baggers might not be able to get to the drain plug without lifting the bike up.

best

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October 21, 2020, 08:41:33 PM
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I  looked around in my shop and found a piece of sheet metal left over when I installed heat runs in the basement. It is not pretty but i it to a length that would alow the drain pan to be all the way off the lift legs and also catch the draining's from  the primary. it does not look very nice I just hand bent it and rolled the side edge  with pliers.
but it should work good.

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October 22, 2020, 06:59:18 AM
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That is great @bc45 !
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