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post #1 of 15 Old 10-31-2006, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up 919 Maintenance tip of the day

Changing the oil filer:

We all know what a messy job this can be especially on the 919, the filter resides directly above the header pipes. Using a piece of aluminum foil, make a funnel that will catch the waste oil and direct it to a waste container.
No muss, no fuss, and no oily headers to wipe clean.


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post #2 of 15 Old 10-31-2006, 01:28 PM
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Ahh...aluminum foil, the MacGyver of household products.
Give me some foil and some duct tape, I'll build a motorcycle.

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For some reason, the picture is only the terrible "red X" on my screen, but I've been using foil since day one. Not so much in a funnel but just a shallow "pan" that sits on the pipes, with the port side edge bent down a little so that any oil that drips out of the filter housing, into the pan, then drips down into the oil pan receiving the oil from the crankcase. Later, I just remove the pan and no oil anywhere but in the plastic pan I always drain the oil into.

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I used that trick last month and saved me a huge amount of work and mess.

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Not sure why you are getting the dreaded X Try my 919 How-To page, scroll down to the bottom.

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tevtree posted this up a long time ago. Nice trick that works well.

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But then you'll be missing out on the cloud of oil smoke when you first fire it up after the oil change!

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tevtree posted this up a long time ago. Nice trick that works well.
Yeah I know...there was no pic with his post.

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Yeah I know...there was no pic with his post.
I dont see any pic with this one either not even a red X

so here is what i use fits nicely btw the middle pipes.

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I use the cardboard from an empty 12 pack of beer. Take out the beer, tear a side off the box and use it to direct the oil to the pan. Consume as many of the beers as necessary to complete the job, just no test riding afterwards, lol

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I use the cardboard from an empty 12 pack of beer. Take out the beer, tear a side off the box and use it to direct the oil to the pan. Consume as many of the beers as necessary to complete the job, just no test riding afterwards, lol
Just make sure you refill the bike with the correct bottles.....I wouldn't think oil would taste good!

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Mike, got the picture from your site. That's just about what I do but I do it from the other side of the bike, where I am. Great minds!!!!

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Mike, got the picture from your site. That's just about what I do but I do it from the other side of the bike, where I am. Great minds!!!!
Think alike!!!!

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post #15 of 15 Old 11-01-2006, 04:08 PM
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Dare I say..great tip. Thanks.

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