Tired of a mess

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by hotrodjohn, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. hotrodjohn

    hotrodjohn Active Member

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    I was tired of always having a mess when I changed the oil/trans/primary oils. I use a jack to lift the bike but I could not find an oil tray that fit under the jack. I made my own out of diamond plate that I had laying around. I just welded up a tray and made some cuts in it for hand access to the drain plugs and also bent up a splash shield that hooks around the jack and also clips into the tray. Drilled a hole in the bottom where it can drain into a collection tray.

    I also found a PVC 1" threaded nipple that makes a nice funnel extension for the oil fill:D

    Now if it would get warmer than 33 degrees I could try out all of these new ideas:)
     

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  2. R_W_B

    R_W_B Senior Member

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    I always change my fluids with the bike on the jiffy stand, but I like that PVC idea.

    That's some nice mig or tig work.
     
  3. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    I am always amazed at the fabricating abilities of you guys here.
    Nice work and very practical.....
     
  4. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Great use of some scrap diamond plate - very McGruberish of you!!!
     
  5. robermv32

    robermv32 Active Member

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    Hotrodjohn,
    Great idea. would you be offended if your idea was copied ? If not could you give some measurements for us to follow. I too have that problem with the bike on the jack and this idea seems the best solution I've seen.
     
  6. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    NICE. hotrodjohn,

    I notice the Bung plug out.. Hope you remember to put it in...:small3d023:

    Before you drain:rofl

    I would not doubt you could sell them One at a Time..

    You could have ME and/or few Others here in AZ. BETA them for you:D

    WE Do have it a little warmer here and ride YEAR AROUND...

    That Caps.statement above, usually gets Lots of new people here sooner,,, an Early retirement is the time.

    In a weeks time, a person like you could Tig weld one day, sell them the next day. THEN ride on ALL the others....:s

    Bring sunscreen :bigsmiley22:

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  7. ultradoc

    ultradoc Active Member

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    I guess I am just cheap and easy. I use a cat litter box.
     
  8. gungatim

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    Ha, that's what I use too, I get them from the dollar store a few at a time and toss them after a couple uses. easy to cut with a razor knife to get just the right size if needed.
     
  9. tkeswede

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    That was a good idea and thanks for posting with pictures. Might try tha myself.. Again Thanks
     
  10. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Nice job, make some more and put em on the market. I'd buy 1!