CJ designs Oil Drain vs DIY Oildrain Valve?

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  1. Jbone11 11

    Jbone11 11 Been here awhile

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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 Garage/Oil Change/Quick Drain Oil Valve/Quick drain oil valve.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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  2. Douf

    Douf Limey Bitch

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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. :1drink

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=753848&highlight=douf

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  3. Black Hills

    Black Hills Long timer

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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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  4. 666

    666 Agnostic and Orange

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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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  5. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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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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  6. HeatXfer

    HeatXfer Bad knees

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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. :thumbup
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  7. woodchuckexc

    woodchuckexc Been here awhile

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    Lazy bastard here. Installed the CJ in minutes. I almost look forward to oil changes.
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  8. DustyWheels

    DustyWheels Nomadic motorcyle traveller

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    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 :clap
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  9. rattis

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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 :lol3
    Use the difference on worthwile stuff like petrol or beer :clap
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  10. Falconfixer

    Falconfixer It is what it is....

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    Had my drain line made at a local hydro shop two weeks ago, cost me $36.
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  11. Scribe

    Scribe £Bob£

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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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  12. Dru

    Dru Hardly an Adventurer

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    I'm a lazy bastard. Plus, CJ is a good guy.
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  13. AJ990R

    AJ990R motorcycle guy

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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:deal
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  14. JoeMongo

    JoeMongo ¿Por dónde?

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    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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  15. DirtyADV

    DirtyADV Long timer

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    Plate need to be opened up some, tried make it as small as possible and rounded of:

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    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!

    /Johan
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  16. ciedema

    ciedema мотоциклист

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    The place where you remove the material from has nothing to do with the strength of this piece ie you won't weaken it by removing the material.
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  17. Jbone11 11

    Jbone11 11 Been here awhile

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    Awesome! Thanks for the feed back guys. Guess I got some shopping to do:D
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  18. Chipper

    Chipper Been here awhile

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    I have a brand new in bag drain valvel that I never installed. Got a CJ hose. It's yours for $20 shipped if anyone wants it.
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  19. CamelBill

    CamelBill Ride It!

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    Installed the drain valve a half dozen oil changes ago, works great $20 buck well spent. Also useful to drain a little off if you accidentally over-fill:deal
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