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Author Topic: Blocking bike for oil change  (Read 863 times)

Gypsyjon

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Blocking bike for oil change
« on: March 30, 2013, 09:47:03 PM »
What is a good way to block a G5 up while changing oil so oil pan will line up under oil drain.

I looked at Mr Singhs video but could not see how he had the bike blocked.
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Re: Blocking bike for oil change
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2013, 10:04:44 PM »
Maybe my G5's centerstand is in a different place but I've never had a problem with draining my bikes oil.

I use a round plastic oil draining pan and shove it back against the front of the centerstands legs.  The oil drains into it with no problems, even after removing the pump oil pickup screen cap.

I've also tried draining the oil with the bike on the sidestand.  No problems there either plus using the sidestand method allows me to get on the bike and tilt it to the right easier than when it is up on the center stand.
I do this with the main and the pump pickup screen drains removed.
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Re: Blocking bike for oil change
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013, 11:09:24 PM »
I've also tried draining the oil with the bike on the sidestand.

+1.  My center stand interfered with my drain pan - last time I used the side stand, and it worked fine - allows for tipping the bike, too, as stated...

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Re: Blocking bike for oil change
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2013, 06:28:32 PM »
Thanks guys. Guess I will have to use the side stand. Center stand is right up there at the drain plug. Yesterday, I thought I could put a funnel under the plug to get oil to flow into the pan. Worked fine until the oil coming out overwhelmed the funnel. Prob only a quart or so oil in the driveway...what a f&@cking mess!!!
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Re: Blocking bike for oil change
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2013, 12:27:08 AM »
I did exactly the same thing the first time I changed my oil - but in addition, in the scramble to keep the mess to a minimum, I kicked over the plastic container in which was soaking, in clean oil, the new filter.  As you say, what a mess!  >:(

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Re: Blocking bike for oil change
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2013, 07:14:17 PM »
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Re: Blocking bike for oil change
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2013, 07:34:44 PM »
Bwa Ha. Gotta laugh. It takes the pain off every time I've spilled oil all over the place while changing it. My worst was changing the oil on a 12 qt capacity aircraft engine. I dutifully  drained the oil, and started refilling the sump while standing on a ladder from a gallon can. When I looked down as the can was emptying, I noticed a great flood of oil all over the floor. I had forgotten to close the drain valve! 
Not the first or last time I made a mess of that job though!
My drain pan sits easily under the bike with the center stand down. I don't have any trouble rocking it on the center stand. Works fine. I get a bit over 2 qts out when I drain it.
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Re: Blocking bike for oil change
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2013, 10:03:40 PM »
Bwa Ha. Gotta laugh. It takes the pain off every time I've spilled oil all over the place while changing it. My worst was changing the oil on a 12 qt capacity aircraft engine. I dutifully  drained the oil, and started refilling the sump while standing on a ladder from a gallon can. When I looked down as the can was emptying, I noticed a great flood of oil all over the floor. I had forgotten to close the drain valve! 
Not the first or last time I made a mess of that job though!
My drain pan sits easily under the bike with the center stand down. I don't have any trouble rocking it on the center stand. Works fine. I get a bit over 2 qts out when I drain it.
Bare

I guess my center stand must be mounted on there differently. There is a bar on the stand that runs right behind the drain plug and the stand itself prevents the pan from getting within about 6 inches of the drain.
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Re: Blocking bike for oil change
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2013, 11:46:18 PM »
Or, Bare has a smart pan that fits...

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Re: Blocking bike for oil change
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2013, 07:03:59 PM »
Here's the pan. Unfortunately, I don't have the bike to show it under, but it just butts up against the center stand and I can open the main drain, the screen drain, and the filter and all three can drip into it at the same time. Works well
It has a capacity of slightly over a gallon and is 20"x13.5"x5.5". You open the two caps in the middle and in drains down into the lower part, then when your don you can close it up and take it to the local auto parts store for dispensing. It pours out of the end cap. I got it at Korea Mart or Wally World or one of those. I forgot!
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Re: Blocking bike for oil change
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2013, 11:02:34 PM »
Looking at your oil drain "pan" jogged a circuit in my head.

Maybe the reason my oil drain pan works so well with my G5 is it's a real "pan".
Rather than being a sealed container with special "oil in" and "oil out" caps, mine looks like a plastic version of a real pan that you could use to boil soup in on a stove.  (I also have a version that is actually made out of real metal.)

Now, as you all know, I would never do anything to damage the environment.  ::)
I can say the termites don't like the ground around my wooden fence posts though.  ;D

If someone doesn't have any wooden fence posts to protect they could still use my oil draining pan along with a large funnel to get the used oil back into the plastic bottles to take to the auto parts store where they could donate it to the stores 'used oil' container. :)
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Re: Blocking bike for oil change
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2013, 12:23:49 AM »
I going to get a nice rectangular biscuit pan, that holds maybe a gallon...
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Re: Blocking bike for oil change
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2013, 12:08:05 PM »
I've got an "easy" pan similar to Bare's, but it's deeper, and the rim around the sloped catch-basin is wider - when I butt it up against the center stand, the oil from the drain drips down onto the rim and over the side rather than down into the basin.  I think it's really meant for larger vehicles, since it probably holds about 2-1/2 gallons.

When those angels-who-walk-the-earth hospice nurses started coming to care for my mother-in-law, they left behind a stack of smaller plastic hospital basins with them, which are perfect for the job - 3 inches tall, narrow rolled rim, rectangular for easy pouring, holds just under a gallon, I would guess.  5 years since she passed away, and those guys are still making my life better...  :)

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Re: Blocking bike for oil change
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2013, 06:11:37 PM »
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Now, as you all know, I would never do anything to damage the environment.  ::)
I can say the termites don't like the ground around my wooden fence posts though.  ;D

Oh well, You know how it is when you live in "It's a Pleasant Valley Sunday out in artificial land". I'm not growing any fence posts and it's about a block to a gutter drain. I have been known to put a gallon or so in a garbage bag and stow it in a proper container, though!
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Re: Blocking bike for oil change
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2013, 04:56:39 AM »
An alternative:

http://www.harborfreight.com/motorcycle-stand-wheel-chock-97841.html

It's $65, but can be used free-standing or fixed. Reviews are good, overall.
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Re: Blocking bike for oil change
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2013, 11:14:28 AM »
Okay, slide your pan up against your center stand.  Get a piece of cardboard say, 6 inches wide by about 8 or 10 inches long. This cardboard can act as a ramp beneath your drain plug using the center stand as a holder.  you basically rest the cardboard on the cross bar of the stand and stick it up far enough the the bottom of the motor and the crossbar of the stand hold it on place.  Throw away when done. 

I no longer have the center stand on my bike but that is what I used to do when I did.

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