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post #41 of 43 (permalink) Old 05-16-2019, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Kiwi Tiger View Post
I guess if your looking for a new farkle it would be great.

I an struggling to get past the I like it simple and not really fussy and fiddly view.
Thats one of the reasons I enjoy the Bonneville range of bikes.

Whats the upside of fitting this?
I can only 2 reasons.
1 - A farkle
2 - it eliminates the arduous and difficult task of removing and refitting a sump plug??

I have had a look at the photos. So you remove the plastic cap cover, move the clip and operate the valve.
Seems simpler to remove the sump-plug.

I am all ears.
Someone posted a different brand a year or so ago, thought it seamed like a good idea, I went on the site and as I was thinking about it I realized that my plug dumps the oil strait down so no need for it, I ended up buying one for my truck though because that plug comes out the side of the pan and it never fails, no matter where I place the drain pan I end up with oil on the drive way, with the quick drain thing-a-m-jig I have a rubber tube attached to it and I quick connect it with the tube in the pan and I never spill any oil anymore.
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Originally Posted by Kiwi Tiger View Post
Seems simpler to remove the sump-plug.
I am all ears.

Simple enough, yes. I once described the usual procedure like this

Prop it up on the sidestand or insert jack under bike because Triumph forgot to include a centre stand and you can't have one fitted with the Arrow 2-2 pipes I have,(I've got plans to remedy that), slip a shallow tray or oil drain pan under the engine, roughly in line with the trayectory the hot oil will (hopefully) take as it gushes out, remove plug, wipe scalding hot oil off your face, arms, beard, glasses, etc while trying to retrieve the plug or crush washer that you've dropped in the tray. The usual bike lift is no good either, as it interferes with the drain bolt and filter cartridge removal, they just get in the way.

Once drained you need to empty the tray on to a suitable empty old container for disposal. This involves yet another item: A funnel. Of course the tray will wobble and the oil will slosh about and tip-over as you take it out from under the engine and splash all over the floor and your feet. When you think you've finished, there remains cleaning the tray and funnel and floor before you can put them away, otherwise you can bet one of our cats will get into the tray, wallow or have a crap in it and tread dirty oil all over your carpets. The wife will simply not understand this and you'll spend the following week sleeping in the garage with the cat (Women...eh?).

I do have a sort of purpose-made two-gallon container/drain tray shaped with a concave bit like a depression with a plug on its side. The idea is that the old oil goes straight into it, bypassing the tray and funnel. This still has to be emptied to re-use it next time, so we're back on the funnel and old container.
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I have a 90 horse Yamaha outboard that is the messiest oil changing scene ever.
I switched over to one of those suction devices and never looked back.
Some might argue you don’t get it all out but I don’t think I leave much behind.
Haven’t actually used it on the bike yet but considering it.
Interested in hearing what others may think of that.

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