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Oil extractor pumps

Post by Pugzilla on Thu 11 Jun 2015, 11:57 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqAcz9WDSfM

Would a hand operated oil extractor work with the CB500?

Seems a lot less messy and easier than draining via sump plug.


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Re: Oil extractor pumps

Post by eternally_troubled on Thu 11 Jun 2015, 1:17 pm

I didn't watch the video, but yes, an oil extract pump (hand or electric) would work fine with the CB500, as long as you can get the 'sucking' end far enough into the oil fill hole to make sure all the oil is gone.

Personally I don't do enough miles to find the 'normal' oil changing procedure a problem, but if I was doing 20,000 miles a year on the bike and changing the oil every 4000 miles (5 changes a year!) then I might well get one.

You will always be able to get a greater proportion of the oil out by using the sump drain (if you can be bothered to wait), so from a technical perspective it is 'better', but the CB5 doesn't normally generate that much gunk so it probably isn't a problem.

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