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  1. Mondj
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    Back in the summer before I bought the 950T, I changed the oil on my Triumph and got oil all over the garage floor. I had put a towell under it but still leaked all over the place and got under the towell when I removed the filter.
    My dear wife cleaned and cleaned on it with bleach and all types of other cleaners and got it looking fairly good again.
    Today I changed the oil on the 950 and, you guessed it. I dropped the oil bottle and it spattered in all directions. I had plastic bags under the bike but most of it went the other direction. One can imagine what she said. Among other things, "why don't you do it in the grass". I replied "I'm game if you are". She went in the house on that one.

  2. LasjDavk
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    Hope you are like me, I have been in the Dawg House so much I had Cable TV installed

    It's kinda nice out there

  3. kprovn31
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    Cover it with cat liter then rub it in with a brick. The same thing happened to me this weekend and it gets all of the oil up and out of the concrete, assuming your garage floor is concrete.

  4. poppj
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    Back in the summer before I bought the 950T, I changed the oil on my Triumph and got oil all over the garage floor. I had put a towell under it but still leaked all over the place and got under the towell when I removed the filter. My dear wife cleaned and cleaned on it with bleach and all types of other cleaners and got it looking fairly good again.Today I changed the oil on the 950 and, you guessed it. I dropped the oil bottle and it spattered in all directions. I had plastic bags under the bike but most of it went the other direction. One can imagine what she said. Among other things, "why don't you do it in the grass". I replied "I'm game if you are". She went in the house on that one.
    pay someone to change your oil in the future.

  5. quicgmicg
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    Hey man, accidents happen. Kitty litter as mentioned above is something you should always have around for these "special" occasions. I don't care who you are, when you change oil, you're going to spill once in a while.

    As my dad (a finish carpenter/teacher) always told me, "what separates the good from the average is that the good can fix his mistakes better".

  6. Zoom181
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    I change my own oil in my bikes but when I was learning I spilled oil on the garage floor, hubby got aggreviated at me. Then I used an old tshirt he had in the garage and I was so proud of myself for not getting oil on the floor, it was on the tshirt but he didn't like it cause I used the tshirt, so I can't win. I sometimes wish I could go out in the dog house. LOL

  7. yaro
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    Back in the summer before I bought the 950T, I changed the oil on my Triumph and got oil all over the garage floor. I had put a towell under it but still leaked all over the place and got under the towell when I removed the filter. My dear wife cleaned and cleaned on it with bleach and all types of other cleaners and got it looking fairly good again.Today I changed the oil on the 950 and, you guessed it. I dropped the oil bottle and it spattered in all directions. I had plastic bags under the bike but most of it went the other direction. One can imagine what she said. Among other things, "why don't you do it in the grass". I replied "I'm game if you are". She went in the house on that one.
    You have grass in the house?

  8. roukhriter8
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    I once had an old Trans Am that leaked oil bad. When I went to move from the apartment I sprayed oven cleaner on it. The sun heated and the next time it rained it washed away. I dont want to hear anything about pollution and all I am sorry. Try some oven cleaner and a heater, then use the cat litter.

  9. micg10
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    Back in the summer before I bought the 950T, I changed the oil on my Triumph and got oil all over the garage floor. I had put a towell under it but still leaked all over the place and got under the towell when I removed the filter. My dear wife cleaned and cleaned on it with bleach and all types of other cleaners and got it looking fairly good again.Today I changed the oil on the 950 and, you guessed it. I dropped the oil bottle and it spattered in all directions. I had plastic bags under the bike but most of it went the other direction. One can imagine what she said. Among other things, "why don't you do it in the grass". I replied "I'm game if you are". She went in the house on that one.
    you sure your not spilling it deliberately just so you can go to the dog house?
    don't worry mate! sh#t happens.

  10. ylvrikhd
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    Walmart sells a drip pan made to put under a car that drips oil. It is about 20-24 inches wide and 36 inches or so long. It is only about 1/2 inch deep. Even on my old 650 Triumph it will fit between the tires and catches all the drips no matter where they are coming from. I leave it under the bike when changing the oil to help with cleanup.

  11. Mondj
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    Walmart sells a drip pan made to put under a car that drips oil. It is about 20-24 inches wide and 36 inches or so long. It is only about 1/2 inch deep. Even on my old 650 Triumph it will fit between the tires and catches all the drips no matter where they are coming from. I leave it under the bike when changing the oil to help with cleanup.
    Hi, JL, I had already drained the oil and changed the filter with a drip pan under the bike. I dropped the new bottle of oil standing beside the bike getting ready to pour. That's what I get for doing it with oily fingers.

  12. Shebhertezz
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    And the problem with being in the dog house is??????? This little guy looks pretty content in his.

    Oh and BTW, if my husband had given me that ultimatum, I would definately have taken him up on the offer...

  13. pill155
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    Try using carb cleaner, then blot up with rag.

  14. 4mrAkankmpr
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    A couple of notes on using the kitty litter to soak up spilled oil: 1.) You can grind it into the concrete with your shoe, using a motion similar to grinding out a cigarette butt. 2.) If you use the clumping kind of kitty litter, make sure you sweep it all up and dispose it in the trash-if you don't or just sweep it into the yard/dirt outside, when it gets wet from rain or some other form of moisture, it becomes VERY slick, expands and is as unpleasant to try to get off your shoes as dog 'land mines'!

  15. rcattell
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    Why is she in the garage?

    Garages are made to get dirty. I keep kitty litter or saw dust on hand always.

  16. einzdan
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    I slice a contractors trash bag along the seams, it's a nice heavy gauge of plastic. It gives me 2 large sheets (2 oil changes).

    Since I use my neighbor's driveway when I'm working on the bike, I always lay a sheet of this plastic on the ground first, then roll the bike onto it when I'm going to change the oil. This protects a fairly good size area.

    While it's not going to prevent every kind of spill mishap, it's saved my butt more than once from staining his driveway with oil spills and drips.

  17. wendure3
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    I use an old cardboard box cut along one side to flaten it out and put my shallow drip pan on it under the bike catches all the spills around the bike.

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