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post #1 of 11 Old 06-04-2007, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Draining Fluids

I'm getting ready to do the 500 mile service and live in an apartment. I'm going to try not to spill as much oil as possible but I was wondering if you guys had any little tricks to collecting it.

Funnels, Tubes, upside down gravity pumps???

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post #2 of 11 Old 06-05-2007, 12:31 AM
 
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Draining fluids . . .

Greetings!

It isn't any different than an oil pan that you would use for changing the oil for your car.

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Further . . .

You also want to have your KLR level (center stand, rack, etc...).

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I used a turkey basting pan once to change the oil at a motel. I bought it at wallyworld for about $2 and put it in the trash after I drained the used oil back into the new oils containers.
It sure beat paying someone to change it for me when I was 1200 miles from home.

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Turkey Baster and tin

Greetings Daddyjoe!

Thats a great idea. Cheap too. I'm going to remember that one.

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On my trip to the left coast last year I needed an oil change while passing through AZ. I found a wally-world and the oil drain pans were $5-$7 I think and the turkey pan was $2. It was going in the trash when I got finished so I thought $2 was better to pitch than $5.

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I'm getting ready to do the 500 mile service and live in an apartment. I'm going to try not to spill as much oil as possible but I was wondering if you guys had any little tricks to collecting it.

Funnels, Tubes, upside down gravity pumps???

Thanks,
Brian
You're in Alaska.. Just dump it near the beach and claim it was Exxon..


Typical cheap automotive drain pan, bigger funnel, and a jug that cat litter comes in to dump the old oil into.

A smaller funnel will make life a little easier when filling the bike, but it's not nessasary.

I'm sure the following has been beaten into your head for as long as you've been interested in KLR's, but I'll say it again..

Make sure the tube in the filter gets put in the new filter before you put the cover on. Don't be afraid to slightly overfill the bike's oil.

And, as mentioned on another liquid post, don't forget to change the blinker fluid. I like 13.9 weight for this, but I've heard of other guys getting wild and adding 14.7 weight.. I think it's just crazy talk, but it seems to work.
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14.7 made mine buzz too fast...Didn't like it at all.

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14.7 made mine buzz too fast...Didn't like it at all.

Was it the red or green stuff? The red 14.7 weight fluid has buzz detergent in it to eliminate buzzing, as long as it's not ever allowed to freeze..
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No!! This stuff was Purple!! Dang don't tell me I got the wrong stuff...I bet that was the supposed to be the throttle fluid?

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