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Plan to change engine oil soon and in the past I have used an old cake pan to catch the used oil as it was low profile and fit with the center stand on.
Would like to get a narrow low profile oil drain pan if it is reasonably priced or else continue to use the cake pan.
What do members use for a drain pan and would recommend for the Vespa.
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I use an old breadpan...longer and deeper. Not perfect, but its been through some oil already. Aaand, it's non-stick!
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I cut one side out of a plastic milk bottle. Unscrewing the cap gives a convenient funnel for pouring the oil into a used oil bottle. And I have two sizes, half gallon and gallon.
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I use one cut out of a gallon water jug. Leave two sides tall. It fits up against the center stand and guides the oil in from the drain plug. I fold a C out of an old cereal box and clamp it to the side stand. One end tight up against the engine block, the other end inside the water jug.
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I add complexity by starting with a LiquidVac because before my very first oil change I watched a video that used one. I still use it, mostly because I'm stubborn and want to amortize it

I then use one of the smaller open catch bins with a drain. Something like this:

https://www.cyclegear.com/accessories/bike-master-fluid-drain-pan?sku_id=1257511

Also probably overkill.

Maybe I need to see what kind of old bakeware we have kicking around.
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I plan on using small plastic tray for paint roller.
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Take the scoot for a 3 -5 mile ride, pull in, lean against the wall with a old moving blanket, tie it off to keep from tipping, center stand up and out of the way. Then I have a 5 quart oil container left over from one of the cars with the side opened up. Dump the oil, fill the engine with new and transfer the oil to a larger container to take to the recycle center. Nothing fancy, ten minute job. While it is draining, check the tires, swing arm bearings, brake pads, etc.....
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I fully approve of the used milk and water jugs. The cereal box funnel is another great hint. I was a KLR owner too.
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I knew I could get some really good solutions instead of spending $30 on a narrow low profile drain pan. Thank you all.
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I need to know what funnel to use to put the oil in I have crash bars and it makes it tricky
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Hamonstage wrote:
I need to know what funnel to use to put the oil in I have crash bars and it makes it tricky
ScooterWest recommends using a heat gun to bend the last little bit of this funnel into the perfect shape:

https://www.scooterwest.com/red-line-funnel-toolfunnel.html
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dollartree or dollar store aluminum baking pans. You can bend them as much as you want to make them fit, and throw it away when you are done.
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Hamonstage wrote:
I need to know what funnel to use to put the oil in I have crash bars and it makes it tricky
My mechanic and i both use this 1litre pump bottle

https://www.stm.net.au/hand-pumps/1-litre-oil-pump/ca586-1-litre-tom-thumb-oil-pump
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I got one like this for my lawn mover.

Once I realized how handy it is, I started to use with bikes too

Can't remember how it was with the Vespa, but this obviously works the best when there is a clear 'stream' of oil, not multiple streams from here and there...

I just pourt the contents into a nearest waste oil collection point. No other cleaning required than wiping the collector surface with a rag/paper towel etc. to make the container easier to handle.

I got this somewhere from internet ...can't remember the price, but this one was cheap.
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Robot uses a meat loaf pan. Lots of choices out there.
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