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Old 11-22-2006, 02:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Oil Change Question ??? Jiffy Stand or Jack Stand ???

I've seen posts where people change all 3 holes with bike on jiffy stand and also seen posts where people change all 3 holes while it's on a jack stand. I did mine the other day and pretty much did it on the jiffy stand because when it was up on the jack stand (Craftsman) the stand is in the way of getting the oil and tranny drain plugs out. What is the proper way to do it, jiffy stand or jack stand ? I have an 03 Road King, Thanks !!!
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Old 11-22-2006, 02:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The stand has nadda to with the oil change objective and what it's all about. The point is to perform it in a manner that drains as much of the oil out of the cases as possible. To do this, the bike needs to be constrained "straight up". Do what works for you.
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The stand has nadda to with the oil change objective and what it's all about. The point is to perform it in a manner that drains as much of the oil out of the cases as possible. To do this, the bike needs to be constrained "straight up". Do what works for you.
I do the oil change and primary on the kick stand. The bike needs to be on the lift to do the tranny, otherwise a lot of the fluid won't drain.
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I do all 3 on the jiffy stand, I do however get on the bike and hold it straight up off the stand when I'm doing the transmission so I can get as much out as I can. Doing them on the jack just makes to much of a mess, I put the bike on the jack for the rest of the service once all 3 holes have been plugged and the oil filter has been changed.
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I do all 3 on the jiffy stand, I do however get on the bike and hold it straight up off the stand when I'm doing the transmission so I can get as much out as I can. Doing them on the jack just makes to much of a mess, I put the bike on the jack for the rest of the service once all 3 holes have been plugged and the oil filter has been changed.



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I do the oil change and primary on the kick stand. The bike needs to be on the lift to do the tranny, otherwise a lot of the fluid won't drain.


After oil and primary, I put the lift under the frame so only one arm is under the very front under the floorboards, just to get it level and stable, for the trans.
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I have a "Ride Off" stand. It is mounted on the front of the frame by the floorboards and engine guard. It holds the bike in an upright position.
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Be sure to read your owners manual. During the refilling procedure I think the engine and primary are to be on the jiffy stand and the trans with the bike level. Doing it in the improper manner and you will either have each quanity over or under full.

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Doing it in the improper manner and you will either have each quanity over or under full.
Or you can just pour in the recommended amount.

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when I did it on the red craftsman lift, I took some siding, bent it in a v shape, then put a short board inbetween the supports to hold it up, point the v to the catch bin and done, no mess. I now have an aluminum craftsman jack and its more of a pain, and I gave the old lift to a buddy with my makeshift stuff, so I still have to figure something out.
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Here's a link to JP'sLastStand. Lifts either the front wheel or back wheel off the ground, giving the bike a three-point stance which is level and very stable.
Great for storing the bike on in the winter months also. Everything is stainless steel. Lots easier than trying to work on a bike that is tipping and tilting and no floor jack to interfere with your work. Had mine since '03.
http://www.jpslaststand.com/
I bought the one for a tourer, but it works just as well on the Sportster also.

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