Oil Change Doofvcky - Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum
  • 3 Post By Kainam
  • 1 Post By Badassbrutus
  • 1 Post By gruss
  • 1 Post By HandOverFist
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-14-2009, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
أنا كافر
Kainam's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Kekistan / FEMA Region VII
Posts: 29,798
Images: 150
Oil Change Doofvcky

Just cut the bottom off of a plastic plastic pop bottle.

Then remove a section down the side (sorta like a canoe cut in half) so it can slip under the filter bottom.

Insert the bottom of the 2-liter bottle under the filter coming in from the left side of the bike instead of from the front as with the card board method. Then when you loosen the filter the oil will run down collecting in the neck of the bottle. Remember to leave lid of the bottle attached.

Mala Ipsa Nova
Psalm 144:1 Luke 22:36

'05 Carbed Night Train
111 rwhp, 112 rwtq
Best 1/4 ET 12.557s
Best 1/4 MPH 108.59
Kainam is online now  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-21-2009, 11:02 AM
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: In a Van down by the river...
Posts: 11,042
If you dont drink soda you can use aluminium foil and shape it any way ya want.
Dyna FXD likes this.
Badassbrutus is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-21-2009, 02:58 PM
"Nervous Tick"
gruss's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: UTAH
Posts: 11,274
Images: 29
i use a plastic freezer bag. break the filter loose, place the bag over the filter and fit it around the casting of the engine block, spin the filter inside the bag, and presto-filter and oil are in the bag!
have done this without spilling a single drop of oil onto the engine.
Kainam likes this.

I didnt buy a Sportster because I wanted a Harley,
I bought a Harley because I wanted a "Sportster"....
gruss is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-29-2009, 02:22 PM
Junior Member
tloftus3's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 5
I use a cut anti-freeze bottle. Works great!!
tloftus3 is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-07-2010, 11:19 AM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Clinton, LA
Posts: 76
Ever cut your hand fooling with one of those cut plastic bottle "Do-Hickies"? They will cut your hand better than some pocket knives I have owned! BE CAREFUL!!
Tweedy is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 01:05 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Rockvale, TN
Posts: 131
Leave the cap on your bottle of choice and the oil is self contained...no need to aim for a drip pan.

big john@dog likes this.

HandOverFist is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-06-2012, 04:02 PM
Lone Wolf
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: California
Posts: 14
I just let it run down the engine, then spray starting fluid on it and it runs right off. Drys in less than a minute.
Breeze13 is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-04-2017, 06:44 PM
Senior Member
Ironman's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 508
Filter change trick

Anyone else make your own oil filter drain funnel? Here's mine
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	JPEG_20170104_194318.jpg
Views:	160
Size:	4.74 MB
ID:	550482   Click image for larger version

Name:	JPEG_20170104_194342.jpg
Views:	159
Size:	5.03 MB
ID:	550490  
Ironman is offline  
Closed Thread

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome