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    Polarbear Polarbear's Avatar
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    Self service "oil change" at Rally?

    There does not seem to be a chairperson for this activity as yet. I've used this self serve booth at many rallies, as I come from afar! Anybody local over thar in Vermont help'in out with this activity. Please! I can volunteer if needed, but have little ability to dispose the used oil. This probably requires somebody with truck, etc. and a connection from nearby for oil disposal. I have mechanical experience, as a volunteer, if needed. This has usually been a self serve event, however, with booth supplying funnels, pans, rags,etc. and an oil dump.

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    Greetings,

    There will be oil change at the rally and it will be free.

    It looks like the area may be sponsored (materials provided but not oil and filters) with any funds raised by this activity going to the official rally charity.

    If someone would like to chair this committee with the understanding that 100% of any funds offered by the users is donated to the official charity please send me a PM.

    If you take a look at the committee chair list and see blanks it does not mean this activity will not take place. It does mean that we are looking for the right person to be a chair of said committee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raven
    Is it easier to change synthetic oil or real oil at the rally?
    The synthetic oil for sure.
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    Stronger, Faster, Tougher iRene's Avatar
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    You meet the nicest people at Oil Change...

    SheRidesABeemer offers expertise and gloves at Spokane
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    Quote Originally Posted by iRene
    You meet the nicest people at Oil Change...

    SheRidesABeemer offers expertise and gloves at Spokane

    gloves?

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    What, you mean you WASH your hands after an oil change??!!?
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    BUBBAZANETTI
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    Quote Originally Posted by iRene
    What, you mean you WASH your hands after an oil change??!!?


    psssh, no, thats what i have motorcycle gloves for

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    Quote Originally Posted by iRene
    You meet the nicest people at Oil Change...

    SheRidesABeemer offers expertise and gloves at Spokane
    I'm surprises sheridesabeemer didn't get merrittgene to change the oil for her. After all, he gases it up for her.
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    Angry Oil change

    Frank Weimer here in Chicago tells me he has tried to contact Rob Nye several times but has not had any response to his offer to chair this, on behalf of the Chi-Tech crew. These Chicago boys have staffed and helped out a whole bunch of people with oil changes and minor (and a few major) problems over recent years at Midland/Oregon/Charleston/Spokane/Lima. So if you're reading this Rob, could you please contact Frank?

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    I wash my hands BEFORE I change my oil. After all I don't want to get the RT dirty
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    YES, seems to be the answer!

    I have made some initial contact with Rob Nye and the oil change issue seems to be in the works, but not quite figure out(Chairperson)! The Chicago group seems promising. I'm gonna carry several of those "Aerostitch" oil slicks around with me and get some of you funny guys and gals. Hehehehe. Just kidding!

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    Buying Oil and Filters at the Rally

    I was wondering if anyone will be selling bmw synth oil and filters at the rally?

    I am not interested in carrying that for a month before I get to vermont.

    Howard
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    Order your oil from Franks before the rally

    Quote Originally Posted by raven
    The Local BMW Dealer is just up the road, why not plan on making your purchase there. Franks Motorcycle Sales has been around Vermont for quite some time. Yup, no question this is a plug for Frank's...Lester and Jeanette are good people and often give thier support good , worthwhile local charities.
    They are great people and their phone number is (802) 878-3930. I'd call ahead just to be sure they have enough on hand.
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    From the past couple Nationals, people came expecting to be able to score great deals on oil, then were disappointed when there was hardly any on the rally site. In Lima, even the WalMart next door was running out. Plan ahead.
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    (shameless plug for Frank's)

    Ditto that, I've been known to travel to Frank's for service, even bought my roadster there.
    I always stop when I'm in the area. Lester and Jeannette let me use the restroom!
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