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Old 02-21-2014, 10:16 AM   #1
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CJ designs Oil Drain vs DIY Oildrain Valve?

Spring is in the air and I have been hard at work getting the 990 ready for this season. One of the big things on the list is sorting this oil change business out. I was originally going to go with the CJ designs kit, but after a Hall of Wisdom session I came across the DIY oil drain kit (http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange%20...l%20valve.html), basically a oil drain with a locking lever with the same thread size as the drain plug. Zip tie some plastic tubing or go to a pumbng supply store for a length of breaded tubing such as the one CJ's has and you've just saved yourself about $60!

Just wondering how many have gone the DIY route and what kind of experiences you've had. One thing I worry about with the valve is it clicking open by itself....doubtfull as it locks, but call me paranoid.
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:31 PM   #2
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Spring is in the air and I have been hard at work getting the 990 ready for this season. One of the big things on the list is sorting this oil change business out. I was originally going to go with the CJ designs kit, but after a Hall of Wisdom session I came across the DIY oil drain kit (http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange%20...l%20valve.html), basically a oil drain with a locking lever with the same thread size as the drain plug. Zip tie some plastic tubing or go to a pumbng supply store for a length of breaded tubing such as the one CJ's has and you've just saved yourself about $60!

Just wondering how many have gone the DIY route and what kind of experiences you've had. One thing I worry about with the valve is it clicking open by itself....doubtfull as it locks, but call me paranoid.
Actually the braided hose solution was originally posted here and many of us went the DIY route before CJ made a bunch of 'em for the lazy bastards who couldn't/wouldn't make their own.

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Old 02-21-2014, 12:38 PM   #3
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next time you change oil take the tank drain plug to your local hydraulic fitter. have them make a hose (17" I think it what I went) with that thread on one end and a plug on the other. I just had them use a metric female couple on the hose with a plug for it. cost me less than $20.
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:20 PM   #4
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I have DIY drain and it works just fine. I think it was 26$ for the valve.
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:28 PM   #5
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Actually the braided hose solution was originally posted here and many of us went the DIY route before CJ made a bunch of 'em for the lazy bastards who couldn't/wouldn't make their own.

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I used the above link and made my own last year for about $20. No need for a valve, just a 12" hose with an adapter on top, and a plug in the bottom.
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Old 02-21-2014, 04:57 PM   #6
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Yep. I cut a notch in the cast "lower tank cover" piece and installed a Fumoto valve. The only down-side is that once the valve is closed oil continues to drip from the drain tube for a while. I just keep .1/4" x .5" machine bolt screwed into the end of the drain tube to prevent those nuisance drips after the job is done.
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Old 02-21-2014, 07:22 PM   #7
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Lazy bastard here. Installed the CJ in minutes. I almost look forward to oil changes.
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Old 02-22-2014, 01:14 AM   #8
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Yep. I cut a notch in the cast "lower tank cover" piece and installed a Fumoto valve. The only down-side is that once the valve is closed oil continues to drip from the drain tube for a while. I just keep .1/4" x .5" machine bolt screwed into the end of the drain tube to prevent those nuisance drips after the job is done.
Same here, except I just slip a piece of suitable hose (that I keep for the purpose) over the end of the valve, don't even have to remove the tanks
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Old 02-22-2014, 01:49 AM   #9
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it's a M14 thread and you can make a kit for less than 20 bucks, go to your hydraulics shop and they'll sort it out for you, and it does not have to be with the metal braid on the outside, any hydraulic hose will withstand a lot of pressure and they've all got a braid on the "inside" anyway.
If Touratech made them you'd pay a stiff 100 bucks
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:40 AM   #10
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Had my drain line made at a local hydro shop two weeks ago, cost me $36.
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:49 AM   #11
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Or you could cut a notch out of the bottom of an empty plastic water bottle and use it as a funnel. Cost=free.
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:57 AM   #12
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I'm a lazy bastard. Plus, CJ is a good guy.
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:50 AM   #13
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another lazy bastard here...time IS money for me, installed cj hose in two minutes during my oil service, not worth driving my full size pick-up truck around chasing parts down
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:56 AM   #14
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another lazy bastard here...time IS money for me, installed cj hose in two minutes during my oil service, not worth driving my full size pick-up truck around chasing parts down
Hmmnnnn . . . so I assume that you didn't have to cut a notch out of the cast aluminum gas tank cross brace? Not wanting to weaken that part is the primary reason I haven't considered any of these options.
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Old 02-22-2014, 01:01 PM   #15
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Plate need to be opened up some, tried make it as small as possible and rounded of:



At least in Sweden hydraulic stuff with small bits and pieces and a short length of hose would probably not be far from what I paid for CJs and its nice and fancy in color ...not that it will be seen.

Still like to support him also with the stuff he have done for the the LC8 adventure is worth a few bucks!

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