Oil Change method

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by robermv32, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. robermv32

    robermv32 Active Member

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    Just wondering how many touring riders do the complete oil change with the scavenger kits on the market as opposed to those who just drain and fill the regular way.
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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  3. ahern25

    ahern25 Active Member

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    Old school method for me.
     
  4. oldhippie

    oldhippie Senior Member

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    Just drain and fill. May stand the bike upright just to get a little extra out.
     
  5. ckphir0

    ckphir0 Member

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    old school
     
  6. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Been doing the old-school oil service(s) since I could hold a wrench and, so far, the only motor to blow was on my 1975 Kawasaki 350 enduro. Wasn't the oil - piston let loose from my early/green days of rebuilding the motor.
     
  7. odie13

    odie13 Member

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    Old school so far, Just got the Scavenger kit did not try it yet.
    I have a Dyna. The way you need to Scavenge a touring bike looks alittle scary
    to me.
     
  8. 89stroker

    89stroker Active Member

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    I do it the old school way, I have been tempted to get the scavenger system but I would need touring and softail versions. I really don't think its needed as I have over 130,000 miles since getting back into motorcycles and no failed engines.
     
  9. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I've done the Scavenger change the last two times I've changed the oil. Once you get the hang of it, it only adds maybe 10 minutes to the process.

    It just makes sense to me to try to get ALL of the dirty oil out of the engine when you're putting expensive, new, Mobil I back in.
     
  10. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Old school works for me.