Laying Titan down to change flat tire

Discussion in '4-Stroke Engines' started by Bill555, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Bill555

    Bill555 Member

    Is it a really bad idea to lay a bicycle down with the titan on it? I have done this at least once to change a flat. I can tell I'm losing a little oil by the the dirt sticking to my engine now. I just want to know if i'm asking for trouble by doing this. I don't really have a choice because I have a really heavy bike.

  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    the oil may flow to where it doesn't usually go :(
    a member here (Zev0) had a problem like that a long time ago, and I think it ruined his engine !!!
  3. MotoMagz

    MotoMagz Member


    Get yourself a center double leg kickstand.Then you will be able to change a flat.I wouldn't lay it on it side.. as Azbill mentioned
  4. Bill555

    Bill555 Member

    thanks guys for the input.

    The double kickstand sounds like a good idea, especially if I had someone to help. I'll have to look more into that. In the meantime, I think i'll carry a ratcheting strap to use as a hoist, using the nearest tree or road sign in a pinch.
  5. Some people carry a length of rope for that purpose, it's lighter than a nylon ratcheting strap. Some engines don't like being laid on one side, but tolerate being laid on the other side just fine. Not sure about the Titan.