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    Good afternoon Y'all,

    I am making preparations for the first oil change on my trike. In all the video's I have watched it shows the bike being lifted and level when draining oil from the 3 drain plugs under the DCT model. In the attached photo you can see that I backed the rear wheels up on ramps and left the front tire on the garage floor. This gives me plenty of room to work under the bike. Is there a problem draining the oil with the bike in this unlevel position or should I use my jack to raise the front end as well? TIA.

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    I can't imagine why you couldn't change everything with the trike sitting flat on the ground. I change mine on a lift but only because it makes it easier. To be honest I don't know about Honda Trikes.
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    I have 2 sets of ramps and use 3 ramps and drive all 3 tires up the ramps.

    Works slick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrokenBackJack View Post
    I have 2 sets of ramps and use 3 ramps and drive all 3 tires up the ramps.

    Works slick.
    I was considering buying another set of ramps and doing what you do. After watching a video of a guy who cracked his ground effects when driving down the ramps I reconsidered. I will have to check my clearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue1 View Post
    I can't imagine why you couldn't change everything with the trike sitting flat on the ground. I change mine on a lift but only because it makes it easier. To be honest I don't know about Honda Trikes.
    It is the "easy factor" that peaked my interest in lifting as well.

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