I usually just park the bike over a storm drain. You're doing it the hard way!
lol, i'm kidding, please don't send the EPA to my house.
I have a 10-qt. pan I picked up at Walmart probably a decade ago. It's about 4 inches deep with a closed top that has a couple drain plugs in it. Handy dandy. I just kick it under the bike from the high side, then walk around and do my work on the low side.
Barring any of that, you can put a block under the kickstand to get you some clearance...or add air to the rear shock thumb up
I use one of those round black drain pans with a capped spout on it so when it's full, I just bring it to the oil recovery place and empty it out. It's low enough to slide under the bike on the side stand. Of course, my bike is not lowered.
I completed an oil change last night as well as swapped my spark plugs for Iridiums and inserted a new K&N air filter. Took me 10-15 mins. I use the most common plastic drain pan thats about 6-8 inches tall as I also use this for my cars and truck. It would never fit without a lift but all I do is ride the front tire up onto one of my car tire ramps and put a few bricks under the kick stand and it give plenty of room under the bike.
That Harley pan is very nice! I picked up an 10 quart pan at Advanced for like 9 bucks. It barely clears the underside of the bike- not well enough to get the plug out, etc. Made a couple of small ramps with 3 scraps of 2x4. Cut an angle- easily pushes right up. Use the 3rd for the sidestand. Good to go.
I had the same problem with my oil pan since I have KP Low. I run my bike up on a couple of 2x10's and have a small 2x10 for the kick stand. Over it works pretty good, although I like the suggestions of using the foil pan or an old baking pan.
I have a couple plastic pans (no top) that I've picked up over the years, they have fit under any bike I've needed to change oil on to this point.
Otherwise, I have used a cake pan in the past as well, just don't let the wife find out!
Tired of the heat generated from my V-twin. Contemplating two options because I ride 90% of time two up and have recently decided to pull a small trailer behind the bike. The first is to add a SPAL 5.2 inch puller fan on my 2015 CCT. Puller fans apparently generate more air flow than the same...
I have a partial gallon left from my oil change last year. In my area Rotella only comes in gallons. Is it ok to use the leftovers from last year in the bike? Can I use whats left and add to it or should I just use it to top off after a new gallon?
Amsoil has put out a 20/40 formula designed for new Victory/Indian motors. Is there anything different about new Victory's and Indians that would require Amsoil to design a new formula. It looks as though there are now three companies making 20/40 oil exclusively for these bikes. That would...