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Old 02-15-2010, 08:47 PM   #1
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950 Adventure Oil change

Am I the only one who thinks it's a pain in the ass to remove the tank (and crashbar) and normally (me anyways) spill the draining oil on the electrical stuff?
This is my solution, simple clean and easy. I'm all about the easy oil change. I know I can't do the outlet screen or get the last bit of oil out but the screen doesn't need done everytime anyways. this makes a oil change a 15 minute job.
http://munsty.smugmug.com/Other/950-...89570999_TZfqe
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:12 PM   #2
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I considered a similarly invasive petcock approach, but instead use a vacuum pump designed for oil changes, inbeteen thorough lubricant services. It draws the tank empty in seconds, and that known volume is easily reinserted. Of course, it's best to frequently inspect all oil screens and magnetized oil plugs, but an occassional quickie is okay.
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:00 AM   #3
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i just take my 950 to my mechanic, he makes a mess on his floor not mine..

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Old 02-16-2010, 04:06 AM   #4
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Am I the only one who thinks it's a pain in the ass to remove the tank (and crashbar) and normally (me anyways) spill the draining oil on the electrical stuff?
This is my solution, simple clean and easy. I'm all about the easy oil change. I know I can't do the outlet screen or get the last bit of oil out but the screen doesn't need done everytime anyways. this makes a oil change a 15 minute job.
http://munsty.smugmug.com/Other/950-...89570999_TZfqe
Good idea. Care to post a parts list?
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:17 AM   #5
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Brilliant!
I was thinking of a hard fitting setup that has the drain plug pointed to the front of the bike. I usualy dont take the tank off for the plug but I have a funnel made to fit there so the oil doesn't spill. The only pain in the ass is reaching the plug with the tank on...
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:40 AM   #6
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I've been planning on doing something like this but am not sure where to get the hardware. Looks like Aircraft AN fittings.
Maybe you should make up some sets and sell them on here.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:31 AM   #7
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Am I the only one who thinks it's a pain in the ass to remove the tank (and crashbar) and normally (me anyways) spill the draining oil on the electrical stuff?
This is my solution, simple clean and easy. I'm all about the easy oil change. I know I can't do the outlet screen or get the last bit of oil out but the screen doesn't need done everytime anyways. this makes a oil change a 15 minute job.
http://munsty.smugmug.com/Other/950-...89570999_TZfqe
Fucking Brilliant. Nice work man.

And yes, care to post a parts list/ place to buy parts?

This would be a must for long trips.
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:21 PM   #8
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Maybe you should make up some sets and sell them on here.
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:03 PM   #9
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Nice job

You're way more creative than me...i just fold a piece of cardboard or cut a soda bottle to fit under the sump drain so it doesn't get all over the bike. You can do everything but the screen at the bottom of the sump tank if you don't take the fuel tank off. Really, does anybody ever find crap in that screen anyways...if you change the oil regularly?
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:53 AM   #10
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Am I the only one who thinks it's a pain in the ass to remove the tank (and crashbar) and normally (me anyways) spill the draining oil on the electrical stuff?
This is my solution, simple clean and easy. I'm all about the easy oil change. I know I can't do the outlet screen or get the last bit of oil out but the screen doesn't need done everytime anyways. this makes a oil change a 15 minute job.
http://munsty.smugmug.com/Other/950-...89570999_TZfqe
+1 on the part list and maybe a detailed "assembly" setup for the more ignorant people (me including).
thank you!! that's awesome
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Old 02-17-2010, 03:29 PM   #11
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That's my old bike! How's she holding up? I remember what a PITA it was to change the oil on that thing...
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:50 PM   #12
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That's my old bike! How's she holding up? I remember what a PITA it was to change the oil on that thing...
Yes it is. I love it, ride it almost everyday, I just got through with a big service, did a bunch of stuff I have wanted to do for a while.
Here are a few pics of the old girl.
Thanks Tommy.
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:16 PM   #13
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Oh

And for those of you who want a parts list, it's easy except for one thing, you need to mill a slot in the lower tank mount plate for the fitting to pass through, I did it on my mill but I suppose you could do it more manually (hacksaw/ 1" drum sander maybe)
The hose is simply built from AN hose (I used teflon) and fittings, the only kinda strange one is the adapter from the tank drain 12x1.5 mm if I remember to dash 6 AN. I get my stuff from Goodridge in Torrance. Beyond the metric fitting you need about 13 inches of hose, 2 dash 6 straight hose ends and 1 AN male plug.
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:41 AM   #14
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Anybody thought of using one of these?
http://www.quickoildrainvalve.com/Pr...ductCode=F109N

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Old 02-18-2010, 01:49 PM   #15
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Anybody thought of using one of these?
http://www.quickoildrainvalve.com/Pr...ductCode=F109N

That looks like a simple solution.
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