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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-11-2011, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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While Christmas shopping at Target today we passed through the pet section when I noticed an assortment of silicone dog placemats. They had two sizes, I got the large(14.75 x 24) for $9.99, and three colors; red, black and mocha(my choice).
The price is a bit high IMHO, but makes a perfect drip pan with it's beaded edge to keep a dogs water off the wood floor or a Vulcan's liquids off the garage floor.

Before this I was unfolding old cereal boxes or what have you and slipping them under the bike, but this did little to stop a drizzle of fluid from running off the edge and onto the concrete.

Another advantage to this thin, flexible placemat is that I can roll my bike over it without harm and is easy to clean up, I should think.

Product tag says: 'Boots & Barkley' silicone large placemat
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-11-2011, 09:35 PM
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Good idea Tim. Great for fluid changing and spline lubes done by messy people like me. cuz I always get something on the driveway.

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I thought you were going to say that it was for parking your harley over it.

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I thought you were going to say that it was for parking your harley over it.
I don't have leaks on mine either ^lol,but I am a bit on the messy side when changing oil so I'll give it a




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Let's see....spend money on a pan I'll have to wash off, or just use the free collection of newspapers that pile up each week that I can use and just throw away....mmmmmm. I'll pick the free stuff I don't have to clean.

If you don't get newspapers, cut open a large trash bag. Liquid proof and disposable.

And you can also seal your garage floor, so you won't have problems with oil stains.

You can also just be careful, but that never works out all the time.

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Let's see....spend money on a pan I'll have to wash off, or just use the free collection of newspapers that pile up each week that I can use and just throw away....mmmmmm. I'll pick the free stuff I don't have to clean.

If you don't get newspapers, cut open a large trash bag. Liquid proof and disposable.

And you can also seal your garage floor, so you won't have problems with oil stains.

You can also just be careful, but that never works out all the time.
Lmao... well, I still think it's a pretty good idea, but once again I can't argue with the "free stuff i don't have to clean" logic, ha ha.

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Let's see....spend money on a pan I'll have to wash off, or just use the free collection of newspapers that pile up each week that I can use and just throw away....mmmmmm. I'll pick the free stuff I don't have to clean.
Dude,I'm not wasting free toilet paper ,we don't get nearly as many Sears Catalogs as we used to here




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Lol nice Denny. I just don't get why people are overly concerned with fluid spots on the floor. I personally feel it's no big deal. My garage already had spots when we moved in. Yeah you could clean and seal the floor but I would rather put my money into a project I will enjoy.
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I thought you were going to say that it was for parking your harley over it.
I just get my wipe rag out 1st and hold it under the dip stick when I check the oil on my Sportster, not a drip on the floor in over 2 yrs. ...lol...

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Dude,I'm not wasting free toilet paper ,we don't get nearly as many Sears Catalogs as we used to here
Ha, ha, yeah, don't want to have to start using them darned ole slick & thick color pages, them things sure are scratchy, not near as good as the thin & softer B&W pages...lol...
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