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    Changing Derby Cover

    I have a new derby cover and want to put it on now instead of waiting until I change the fluids. Is there a safe way to do that without loosing fluid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coastie View Post
    I have a new derby cover and want to put it on now instead of waiting until I change the fluids. Is there a safe way to do that without loosing fluid?
    You should be fine. Stand the bike upright if you can. The fluid level shouldn't be enough to pour out.
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    Generally speaking, unless your Primary is overfilled with oil, you can take the Derby Cover off and no oil will spill out. I do a lot of oil changes on my bike and have never had an issue.
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    Make sure it's standing up straight when you do it. If it's on the kick stand it will leak if properly filled. if you have a jack or lift that's the easiest way to change it and make sure you have the right gasket.


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    put a block of wood under the kick stand to stand it up a little. A hockey puck works well too.

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