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Online Asct17

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STAND FOR OIL CHANGE
on: September 15, 2020, 06:35:00 PM
What kind of jack are you guys using to lift the bike for oil change?

With the center stand that I have, the bike does not show proper oil level because rear wheel is higher.
Both wheels need to be at the same level and the bike should be vertical.
Thanks.

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Re: STAND FOR OIL CHANGE
Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 06:44:33 PM
I'm sure the manual says just use the main stand? Anyhow, when you drop the oil and replace with fresh, as long as you measure how much you put in you can't go wrong. If you really want to you could always place a small block of wood or similar under the front wheel to level it a touch.

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Re: STAND FOR OIL CHANGE
Reply #2 on: September 15, 2020, 09:28:19 PM
Thank you.

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Re: STAND FOR OIL CHANGE
Reply #3 on: September 16, 2020, 10:30:09 PM


Now i have a centerstand, easier when you have to work on it on a long trip.

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Re: STAND FOR OIL CHANGE
Reply #4 on: September 17, 2020, 01:04:10 AM
Ray, thank you for this picture.  I am wondering what is being supported by this jack.  I like this idea.  Can you please send a much closer picture of the underside.  I don't want to jack it up at the wrong spot and mess up the underside.


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Re: STAND FOR OIL CHANGE
Reply #5 on: September 17, 2020, 07:25:27 AM
I'm willing to but can't.
Now i have a centerstand i took down the supports witch you can see just on the right of the sidestand.
Standard there came 2 axle supports with the jack witch i changed for a bit longer one to clear the exhaust. Close to the footpegs there are a few flat spots on the engineblock where i lifted it.

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Re: STAND FOR OIL CHANGE
Reply #6 on: September 17, 2020, 09:59:20 AM
*Originally Posted by Asct17 [+]
What kind of jack are you guys using to lift the bike for oil change?

With the center stand that I have, the bike does not show proper oil level because rear wheel is higher.
Both wheels need to be at the same level and the bike should be vertical.
Thanks.

I've never been concerned with checking the oil level (after following the warm up procedure) from the OEM Honda center stand.  In my opinion there really shouldn't be that much of a difference and anything to really to worry about.

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Re: STAND FOR OIL CHANGE
Reply #7 on: September 17, 2020, 03:18:28 PM
Ray and  zphenyl, thank you!

Center stand is great for changing oil.  But, if I were to check the oil level with center stand, it shows that there is no oil.  For an accurate reading, I would need to take it off the center stand to make sure both wheels are touching the ground and also make sure the bike is perfectly upright. 

When the bike is on the center stand, both wheels are not at the same level.  The front wheel is touching the ground, and the rear wheel is off the ground.

The idea behind the jack is to raise the bike so that everything is at the same level.  This is just to avoid the extra step of taking the bike off the center stand and checking the oil level. :002:

I might have to try what  Jfro5867 recommended.
Last Edit: September 17, 2020, 03:20:45 PM by Asct17

 



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