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Default Neat (no mess) Filter Removal

I came up with this the first time I did an oil change (Harley).

After seeing someone's bike back from the dealer and the whole lower front of motor is all black and underneath cause she road it home. I'm thinking what a mess and oil blowing back on the rear tire, there's got
be a better way.

First get the filter loose enough that you can spin off by hand.

Get some heavy paper (or a few layers of newspaper-not too thick) and
bend into a u shape (half tube). Slip it under the filter all the way to the mount.

It should reach out past the frame and have clear path to catch pan.

It won't have much slope so open slowly 'til it just trickles out.

Go open a beer and wait. The little extra time will be offset by not having
to spray Gunk and wash engine after oil change!

One of those thin plastic cutting boards would work great if you want a
permanent tool for your kit but it's another thing to clean. I prefer disposible.

Hope this helps!
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Good idea!

Trouble is I also saw this on the Sportster maintenance DVD (they used the oil filter box itself)!
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I like use a 2 liter soda bottle cut in half lengthwise and it works pretty well too

my only problem is that I don't drink soda
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I think there's a thread or two around here (somewhere) about that. Much like John, the favoured method here seems to use a 2L coke bottle and cut the bottom off. That way it automatically funnels down through the top (assuming you figured out to remove the cap) and into your oil tray. Personally, I prefer using an old fabric softener bottle instead (given same treatment as the coke bottle), since it's got a built-in handle. You can call it lazy, I prefer to call it efficient!


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Here's a shot of a Road King. I used a second trough to get around the floorboard.

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I just put a plastic bag over the filter, and than remove it. All the oil and the filter drops right into the bag.
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Paper plate

Who doesn't have those?

Fold it in 1/2

Cut about 1" - 2" off either folded end

Put cut end under filter

There's your trough for the oil

Cheap easy no mess.

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i call it rust prevention. i let it flow and wipe up what i see. i dont spray brakeclean or anything else. keeps the black cases looking black

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. Personally, I prefer using an old fabric softener bottle instead (given same treatment as the coke bottle), since it's got a built-in handle.
Does it matter if it's Mountain Spring, Clean Breeze, Soft Ocean Mist, Tropical Clean, Free & Sensitive, Citrus & Light, Spring & Renewal, Meadows & Rain,
Fresh Linen, Vanilla & Lavender, Water Lily & Jasmine, Rose & Violet or Magnolia & Orange Blossom

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Does it matter if it's Mountain Spring, Clean Breeze, Soft Ocean Mist, Tropical Clean, Free & Sensitive, Citrus & Light, Spring & Renewal, Meadows & Rain,
Fresh Linen, Vanilla & Lavender, Water Lily & Jasmine, Rose & Violet or Magnolia & Orange Blossom

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