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Old 03-27-2015, 02:29 PM   #16 (permalink)
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vindex1963 is reading this now saying WTF is this?
How many have done this to their cars/trucks? if not then why the need to do it to a motorcycle? Seems the way people treat motorcycles borders on obsessive.
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Old 03-27-2015, 05:13 PM   #17 (permalink)
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How about a less messy alternative??
Buy 1 extra quart of oil and 1 extra oil filter.
Do the oil change, fire it up, let it run a predetermined amount of time, shut it off, change the filter, top off the oil and done. It accomplishes the same thing, without the mess.
Or do whatever it is you gotta do to make you feel better, more at ease or??
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Old 03-28-2015, 09:54 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Follow up for anyone actually considering this step:

So I did this procedure yesterday. It was no trouble at all, I made an open faced aluminum foil funnel to lead from the oil filter housing to an opening to the catch pan under the bike.
The dirty oil could be seen pouring out at idle into the pan, very manageable. I let it run a little past the point the oil started to come clean.
Looks like it cost me about a half quart of new oil.
Installed the new filter and all was well. I actually made more mess from my first use of the awkward HD rubber tube drain system than with the improvised enema system.

Reality check: not surprisingly,I noticed there was a bit of sludge at the bottom of the oil tank, so no doubt there is also some @ the bottom of the case, some of which will mingle with the pretty pristine new oil.
Oh well, at least I got more of the old oil out than usual.
I won't bother doing it again, but it was somewhat gratifying as a first oil change on a new old bike
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Old 01-28-2019, 06:33 PM   #19 (permalink)
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please disregard, acidently posted on wrong thread while searching for oil filter lol

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Old 01-28-2019, 06:36 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Uncle Salty is reading this now saying WTF is this? Uncle Salty is reading this now saying WTF is this?
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Old 01-31-2019, 09:06 AM   #21 (permalink)
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How about a less messy alternative??
Buy 1 extra quart of oil and 1 extra oil filter.
Do the oil change, fire it up, let it run a predetermined amount of time, shut it off, change the filter, top off the oil and done. It accomplishes the same thing, without the mess.
Or do whatever it is you gotta do to make you feel better, more at ease or??
I know you wouldn't waste good money and time to do this and most likely were just throwing something out. I really haven't heard anyone ever do this with a HD. This is something someone might do with an extremely dirty engine after running a flush through the engine though.
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