Member traveling seeks help with oil change in midwest.

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by SoPaRider, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. SoPaRider

    SoPaRider Been here awhile

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    Now in Texarkana, TX and will be heading north on Friday 8/30 and Saturday 8/31 on my DR 650. My route will take me north along the borders of western AR, MO & KS and eastern OK, KS & NE. Once I reach eastern NE and western IA, my route will take me north to southeastern ND and then home to PA or I'll head northeast to western WY & MT, western SD & ND then into SK then head east thru MD & ON and returning thru International Fall, MN and then home to PA.

    Need a place to do oil change whether it is a member or independent shop or dealer. I have tools and oil filter but will need oil pan, 3 qts of synthethic or synthetic blend oil and a place to change it. Please send me a PM if you can lend me some assistance or know of someone or some place that can.
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  2. H14

    H14 Live, Laugh, Love.

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    I hope someone is able to help SoPaRider. It would be worth it just to hear him tell you about some of his travels.
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  3. dfwscotty

    dfwscotty Long timer

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    I hope you find another inmate to help you out just to be able to help a brudda out.

    If it doesn't happen head to the nearest Walmart. Buy a tin foil baking pan as a drain pan. Head back to automotive parking area and do a oil change. See if the techs there will let you pour your oil out and trash your pan and filter in their cans.

    I have not personally done this but have read several different reports of riders doing oil changes this way. Probably could do it at a parts store as well.
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  4. ThumperStorm

    ThumperStorm Long timer

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    Hmm, this exact same thread title is posted in the, Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States, thread. Several of us have responded, although SoPaRider hasn't answered anybody's posts yet on that thread.

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=915713
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  5. BigShooter

    BigShooter Head Flunky

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    Well, I wished I had seen this sooner. If your ever back in Texarkana, look me up. I would be glad to help provide you a place for maintance. Facilities aren't fancy; but, I could assist with fluid disposal, run an errand, and get you outta the weather anyway.
    Good luck with your travels
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  6. Neonguy95

    Neonguy95 Self Sponsored Rider

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    I am Olathe, KS if you need anything while you move through. I will follow the thread or PM if you need a faster response.

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  7. ThumperStorm

    ThumperStorm Long timer

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    Wonder if this guy is okay. Asks for help but doesn't respond to offers.
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  8. Neonguy95

    Neonguy95 Self Sponsored Rider

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    Hard to say. I haven't heard of any riders down near here.

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