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Fixin to change the oil first time this Saturday (2009 JP) -- Any tips for a novice?? Little trix of the trade , expierence that would make it easier for me?? Can the bike be straight up or can it be on the kick stand / leaning over??

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Always do mine on the kickstand because the drain plug is on that side.
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Doesn't the bike need to be on the side stand so all the oil gets drained? I think that is why the drain plug is where it is.

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Changing oil on a Victory is easier than my car. Use a torgue wrench to make sure you don't strip the drain plug. My sons can get the filter loose by hand, but I found a small adjustable slide filter wrench at Sears that works fine for me. I have an old plastic shallow drain pan that fits under the bike fine with the it on the kick stand. I guess I am lazy, but I make sure I measuer the oil as I put in the bike so I don't have to take any back out. I know Kevin, and Diamond, that is just the way us old guys are. I'll be quiet again for a while. BK
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Always do mine on the kickstand because the drain plug is on that side.
Same same, but with my oil pan I have to elevate the bike about 1.5 inches by rolling it onto 1.5" thick pieces of wood under each wheel and putting a 1.5" thick piece of wood under the side stand as well. By doing that, the entire underside of the bike is clear, the pan slides underneath, and the drain plug is even easier to reach.

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Like I said before, I guess I am just lazy. I have a shallower drain pan. BK
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Thanks for all the replies & tips-- will come in useful!!

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Like I said before, I guess I am just lazy. I have a shallower drain pan. BK
I admit to being lazy, too, which is why I keep my bike in running condition so there's always a reason to put off doing some mundane chore around the house.

As for the shallow oil pan, did you buy it somewhere or make it yourself? If I didn't have to lift the bike up to change the oil I'd be an even lazier...no wait...I mean happier, yea that's it, happier man.

So far I haven't found an oil drain pan that has a lower profile than the one I already have so if you have a source for a drain pan like yours, do let us know.

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What I have may be considerd a cheap plyable soft plastic (Tupperware feel) dish pan. I have had it for years. It is flexible enough to slide under the bike. I can use my 3/8" ratchet very easily above the pan. Agreed, the pan needs to be a little plyable to slide through, but it fits nicely, and I have no problem sliding the full pan back out from under the bike. I have a regular oil drain pan for my cars, but I have gone to this pan for too many years. It just hangs there. I just measured it: 4" X 15" diam. My middle son uses some type of a trough method. I have offered my pan. I will watch for them, and if/when I find them, I will post it if it is a chain store. 07' KingpinTour. BK
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I see. I'm using an oil drain pan I got from Wal-Mart years ago and it's still working just fine. Being as I'm something of a klutz, I do appreciate the fact that the chance of spills is greatly reduced as the used oil is contained inside the sealed Wal-Mart drain pan and I can take it right to the Recycling Center and empty it without first having to transfer the oil into another container. At this very moment I can visualize that process ending quite badly.

So, I think I'll stick with the plywood and the Wal-Mart drain pan but I do appreciate the information, BikerKapa. Thanks.

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