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Old 11-05-2011, 09:55 AM
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So I was planning on an oil change today and have always removed the fairings in the past.
Whats the trick to doing it w/o removing the fairings?
Do I just tinfoil the headers and inside of the fairings and make a path for the oil from the filter to drip down?
 
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:17 AM
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i use a pile of rags under the filter to try to catch most of it.
 
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:03 AM
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I've tried it twice now w/ leaving the fairing on and had no luck not making a mess out of everything.

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Old 11-05-2011, 11:15 AM
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Here is a video that i made to kind of explain things

Oil Change on a My 2006 Honda CBR 600 F4i - YouTube
 
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:34 AM
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btw, a trash can lid makes a great low profile drain pan if youre not using a stand.
 
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:46 AM
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Did it and it worked perfect, I wrapped the headers with tinfoil and put a layer of tinfoil on the belly pan and made a path for it to drip out and into the drain pan.

Worked perfect not a drop of oil where I didn't want one.
 
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lol in 18 oil changes on my bike I have never once removed the fairings or foiled anything. When you remove the oil filter a little oil drips on the header and bottem fairing. A rag cleans everything up quickly and once the engine is running the headers burn off any residue. After 50,000+ miles I still don't have any burnt residue left on em either.
 
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Old 11-05-2011, 02:03 PM
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Less then 5 mins of prep time while the bike warms up and not a drop to clean up.
I will be doing it the same way next time for sure.
 
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Old 11-05-2011, 04:50 PM
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I just use my Might Vac and suck the oil out of the bike and then put something underneath the filter. After I used the mighty vac the first time I opened my oil drain plug and it just slowly dripped so I know that it get's all the oil. I haven't used the drain plug on my car in 2 years because of that thing.
 
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