Today, we’ll be looking at some of the most useful options for a staple of almost every motorcycle garage: oil drain pans.
Having performed what seems like a million oil changes over the years, we understand the need for a good oil drain pan. Enough oil has stained my pristine garage floor for me to appreciate a leak-proof design.
With 2 cars, 3 bikes, and all the tools needed to work on them stored in the garage, every bit of space saved with a compact, multi purpose design is a blessing.
As such, Matrix Concepts makes our favorite pan which is more of a multi purpose tool than just an oil drain pan. Read on to find out the useful features that make it the most versatile option on this list.
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A multi functional design makes this our top pick for oil drain pans. The Matrix Concepts oil drain pan sports a leak proof design, doubles as a container, and is compact enough to store away in your smallest cubby.
Made from quality plastic that has held up to a million oil changes and will hold up to a million more, the Matrix Concepts pan is one of the most useful items in my garage. The pan has a screw on cap and easy to grab handle that allows me to drain, transport, and dispose of used oil, all in one convenient, leak proof package.
Gone are the days of inevitable black oil spillage from an open container that I neglected to hold correctly.
And when I’m done using it, I can rinse it out and store it wherever. Measuring just 12” x 16” x 5”, this oil pan is ideal for my garage, where space is at a premium. For added utility, this pan doubles as a container that holds, among other things, used oil that I’m too lazy to dispose of, fresh oil that I need to store, and fuel for my car when I don’t have a jerry can on hand. Pro tip: just rinse it out with some detergent and leave it to dry before using it for different fluids.
When you do need to store fuel or oil, the container holds 1.5 gallons’ worth, so you can get quite a bit of fluid in there.
- Leak proof
- Doubles as a container
- Eliminates spillage
- Easy to carry with handle
- Compact design
- Easy to store
- 1.5 gallon capacity
- Only available in white
Perfect for smaller garages, BikeMaster’s fluid drain pan gets the job done. It is made from high quality plastic that holds up well to heat, has a decent capacity, and has an integrated pour spout that reduces spillage.
Black plastic is featured here, offering that sexy stealth look for your drain pan. It is an open style pan, lacking the Matrix Concept’s revolutionary screw on cap design, so you won’t be using it to store any fluids. However, the pan has a 2-liter capacity to cater to even the thirstiest of motorcycle engines.
The dimensions of this pan are 20” x 10” x 3”, which along with the lower profile design, makes it compact enough to be stored on, or indeed, under most garage shelves. Not to be outdone by other manufacturers in the highly competitive world of oil drain pans, BikeMaster came up with their ingenious design to minimize spillage: an integrated pour spout, delivering a simple yet elegant solution for disposing of used oil.
Finally, this drain pan is rumored to be used by the top SBK World Championship teams, owing to its excellent performance and utility.
- Compact design
- 2 liter capacity
- Easy to store
- Heat resistant
- Minimizes spillage
- Integrated pour spout
- Open design does not allow for storage of fluids
BikeMaster’s behemoth 8-liter drain pan can handle any oil change, be it motorcycle or semi truck.
This drain pan comes with integrated handles, perfect for transporting larger amounts of oil for disposal. It is made of high quality plastic that is heat resistant and thick enough to hold up to continued wear and tear. Moreover, the large capacity means that in between oil changes, you can use this pan to store tools, spare parts, baby elephants etc.
The integrated spout from BikeMaster’s Fluid drain pan makes an appearance here as well. It is appreciated as it minimizes spilling when pouring oil out of the pan. In conjunction with the integrated handles, the spout delivers the most efficient pouring experience we have ever come across.
A distinct advantage of having such a large and wide drain pan is that it allows you to catch oil from your bike’s drain plug and filter concurrently, saving precious seconds that surely add up over the course of dozens of oil changes.
- Largest capacity drain pan
- Useful for storing items in between oil changes
- Catch oil from drain plug and filter at the same time
- 8 liter capacity
- Integrated handles for easy transporting
- Integrated pour spout reduces spillage
- Not the easiest to store