950 Adventure Oil change

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by mnsty, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. mnsty

    mnsty Been here awhile

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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-Oil-Drain/11256533_YGcAR#789570999_TZfqe
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  2. thugdog

    thugdog Druid Revisionist

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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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  3. junkmanjoe

    junkmanjoe Been here awhile

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    i just take my 950 to my mechanic, he makes a mess on his floor not mine..:lol3

    JMJ
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  4. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    Good idea. Care to post a parts list?
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  5. adiablolex

    adiablolex Lost again

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    Brilliant! :thumb
    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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  6. FINNDIAN

    FINNDIAN Mine goes to 11

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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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  7. Roughidle

    Roughidle Super Star Destroyer....

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    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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  8. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    +1
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  9. whizzerwheel

    whizzerwheel Using Occam's Razor

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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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  10. bikyto

    bikyto Dans le doute...gaz!

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    +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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  11. TommyC

    TommyC i love lamp

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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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  12. mnsty

    mnsty Been here awhile

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    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.
    http://munsty.smugmug.com/Other/950-Oil-Drain/11256533_YGcAR#789572052_xBCqP
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  13. mnsty

    mnsty Been here awhile

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    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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  14. dad2bike

    dad2bike Retired! Cranky Old Fart

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    FINNDIAN Mine goes to 11

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  16. adiablolex

    adiablolex Lost again

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    Yes!!! I'm having difficulty locating one though.
    I guess I can rig up an elbow before this to tie to the drain side and have the valve extending forward where its accesible and doesnt make a mess when draining the oil....
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  17. dad2bike

    dad2bike Retired! Cranky Old Fart

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    You can order then directly from Fumoto. I'm looking at order some for my truck oil pan and fuel filter drain (diesel)
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  18. dad2bike

    dad2bike Retired! Cranky Old Fart

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    I was thinking of installing a drain tube on to it like the other solution uses.
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  19. TommyC

    TommyC i love lamp

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    The bike looks great! I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying it. It looks like you're taking very good care of it and you've made some nice modifications as well. Keep up the good work. -Tommy
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  20. bikyto

    bikyto Dans le doute...gaz!

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    Which model would you pick (the one in the pix?) as I am not sure of the inner diameter of the oil tube and would you install it "inline" toward the end of the tube? There doesn't seem to have quick disconnect options there.
    I take it you close the valve, unplug it and open the valve while directing the tube in a drain container.
    Thank you for your input!
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