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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Oil Change drain pan too big

so... I just found out the oil drain pan that I have used for years on my ex Ultra will not slide under the RGC .....

Other than jacking it up (which would interfere with the placement of the pan anyways) what are you using when changing the fluids..?

I was thinking of using that same drain pan and cutting its height some.
I saw a LOW PROFILE drain pan that Harley sells. Wonder if it'll fit ..


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Holds all 3 fluids with room to spare. Slides easily under the bike.








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Holds all 3 fluids with room to spare. Slides easily under the bike.
One word of caution, do not leave it standing on end, full of oil, for any length of time, lest it bulge out on the bottom and become deformed. If you do not heed this advice, if you leave it out, flat, in the hot sun, open up one cap ever so slightly, push down on the bulging area to let all the air out, then seal it back up before air can get back in, you can get it reformed so it is back to it's original shape.

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One word of caution, do not leave it standing on end, full of oil, for any length of time, lest it bulge out on the bottom and become deformed. If you do not heed this advice, if you leave it out, flat, in the hot sun, open up one cap ever so slightly, push down on the bulging area to let all the air out, then seal it back up before air can get back in, you can get it reformed so it is back to it's original shape.

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Oh, and you can get this home on a Tour Pak Rack with a cargo net, just barely.

HA HA ... YOU READ MY MIND.! I think I'll wait for the weekend and use my wife's car to go pick one up...


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Gotta say I LIKE that design! And $30 ain't bad!!! But I put my bike on a lift when I change the fluids.....
I might get it for the kid's Saturn.....

Now if you guys could just come up with a way to NOT make a mess pulling the filter.....!
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I cut a hole in the side of a larger oil jug didn't cost me a dime
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Now if you guys could just come up with a way to NOT make a mess pulling the filter.....!
harley makes a special funnel for that
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I have the one from HD also, it works great, and my bike is lowered. I refused to buy it because I thought it cost too much, my wife went and got it for me....I love that lady.

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I just use a cheap plastic pan from Walmart. Fits under the bike fine and cost about $1.50 I think.

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I cut a hole in the side of a larger oil jug didn't cost me a dime
+1 on recycling. I used an old windshield washer fluid bottle.

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