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No oil spill
« on: March 20, 2020, 09:04:41 AM »
This is how I have changed the oil on my 1300 twice now with out spilling a drop or making a mess hope it helps others
Bike on centre stand drain oil and put bung back in
Loosen oil filter  just enough to be able to undo by hand
Take bike of centre stand and put on side stand on a piece of 4x2 which stands bike up
Attach safety strap so bike canít tip over
Put drain pan under oil filter
Pull center stand down a little undo oil filter and remove  I did this from the throttle side of the bike (you could leave loosening the filter to this point if you wish)
Wipe down and Fit new oil filter
Remove oil pan from under the bike
Put bike back on centre stand
Tighten oil filter
Fill with oil
Yeah no mess on centre stand , header pipe and shed floor
It is a bit of up and down with the bike but I found it was worth the effort over trying to deal with the oil spill mess
Happy oil changing
« Last Edit: March 20, 2020, 10:28:18 PM by PC »
 
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Re: No oil spill
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2020, 04:03:49 PM »
Another option is to cut a large "scoop" out of a 2 litre plastic drink bottle and put it under the filter to catch the oil and the (possibly) hot filter.
Use your craft ingenuity in shaping the scoop to get in far enough.
As an aside, it's amazing how many threads there are when you're twisting a hot oil filter by hand!
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Re: No oil spill
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2020, 04:05:02 PM »
Should this read centre stand and not side stand?

"Pull side stand down a little undo oil filter and remove"
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Re: No oil spill
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2020, 04:08:41 PM »
Yes!  :grin

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Re: No oil spill
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2020, 10:29:01 PM »
Fixed it Glen  :thumbs
 
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Re: No oil spill
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2020, 11:45:37 PM »
Here's what my oil filter catcher looks like:



Tapered end fits up around the filter.
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