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Old 01-24-2021, 07:22 AM   #16
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The Goldwing guys lay them on their sides.
How about using a step ladder or 2 to hang the bike from.
They do do that, lay them on their sides.

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Old 01-25-2021, 06:23 PM   #17
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Now check your air filter and see how much engine oil ended up there.
Is this a thing? It sounds like something that could happen if someone low-sided their bike while the engine was running. I don't see how it would be physically possible in my case. The air box was above 90% of the engine volume the entire time. I appreciate the concern, though. I double checked just to make sure. It's bone dry.
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Old 01-25-2021, 08:19 PM   #18
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Is this a thing? It sounds like something that could happen if someone low-sided their bike while the engine was running. I don't see how it would be physically possible in my case. The air box was above 90% of the engine volume the entire time. I appreciate the concern, though. I double checked just to make sure. It's bone dry.
Most, if not all, modern bikes vent the crankcase air to the airbox. There's a physical tube that goes there, and it terminates in a compartment that has plastic sponge/baffle that passes on to the interior of the airbox. That sucks out the oil/air fumes that occur in crankcases. It works well. When the bike is on the side, it gives a great pathway for oil to make its way to the airbox via the vent tube. And yes, it's real, and I have seen a bike vent so much oil that it coated the inside of the exhaust system and blew horrible smoke long after the oil was cleaned out of the airbox. Always good to check. Chances are that had you laid it on the other side, things would have been different.
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Old 01-26-2021, 10:37 AM   #19
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Nothing like a front flat... twice. You'd think we'd have figured out a better way to lift the front the second time but, it was hot and no one really felt like hiking out to find rocks or whatever. The GS has been down before in the dirt so my buddy had no concerns about scratches.

I also learned that patching a moto tube takes a bit more diligence than the same job on a bicycle. Second patch held all the way to Tonopah that day and then to Vegas in +100 degree heat the next day whereupon we replaced the tire as my buddy had gotten flats from this front before so this was the final betrayal. Guy at Motorcycle Tire Co (cool shop btw) said it was a good patch job.
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Old 01-26-2021, 10:39 AM   #20
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Now check your air filter and see how much engine oil ended up there.
So your telling me this is the lazy way to oil my filter AND change a tire?
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