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Old 11-26-2013, 08:18 PM   #1
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Oil change help!

Need some help here guys. I have my side fairing partially off, shift linkage off and am trying to loosen the filter but it is impossibly tight on there. I have a plastic filter wrench but it won't budge. I have seen where people punch a screwdriver into the filter to pry it off but I don't really see that happening and if I up the filter but can't get it off I'm screwed

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Old 11-26-2013, 08:25 PM   #2
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I've done the screw driver trick on my truck and it worked fine but was alittle messy. On a buddys bike we had to just bit a filer wrench that was ajustable any size and it worked. Luckily my filters have a square end that I can just put a cressent wrench on
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Yup. Stab a screw driver through it and turn
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Need some help here guys. I have my side fairing partially off, shift linkage off and am trying to loosen the filter but it is impossibly tight on there. I have a plastic filter wrench but it won't budge. I have seen where people punch a screwdriver into the filter to pry it off but I don't really see that happening and if I up the filter but can't get it off I'm screwed

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Have you tried a chisel and hammer?
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for the screwdriver trick, do you just jam it right in the middle or off center and then kinda wheel it around?

I'm just hesitant to try that ya know? Didn't think it was going to be this hard to get off, so I kinda want to see how someone actually does it.

off to youtube I suppose
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:55 PM   #6
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Before you get all carried away you might consider using a real filter wrench. Then try using a hammer and chisel right on the rim of the filter next to the where it mounts. Being careful of course not to allow the chisel to contact the motor, it will gouge the out of it.

If all that doesn't work, then use a hammer to pound the screwdriver through the filter. Wherever you can get access is fine. Oil will leak out all over the place so be prepared for that.
Once the screwdriver is all the way thru then just turn to break it loose. You will likely need to remove the screwdriver once it's loose and spin it off by hand.

When you install the new filter, smear some oil on the seal and do NOT over tighten it. It will be easier to remove next time.
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for the screwdriver trick, do you just jam it right in the middle or off center and then kinda wheel it around?

I'm just hesitant to try that ya know? Didn't think it was going to be this hard to get off, so I kinda want to see how someone actually does it.

off to youtube I suppose
Go up to Sears and get one of these:

http://www.sears.com/hopkins-3-prong...SPM6448967905P
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And make sure the old seal is on the filter and NOT stuck on the engine
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Off 290 on mueschke? Like 25-30
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25-30 ? miles? where?
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Lol sorry. 25-30 minutes. Buffalo speedway and the 59, but I put the bike back together so it's rideable. Too cold to keep working on it
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Remember to wear gloves to remove the filter after punching it with the screw driver, you dont want the sharp metal to slice your hand or finger open i have seen someone do that and its not a pretty site
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Go up to Sears and get one of these:

http://www.sears.com/hopkins-3-prong...SPM6448967905P
There's a million different oil filter wrench designs... this one is very similar to my brothers, which worked great on my stuck 650r filter.
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Yea I think I'm gonna go grab one today. That plastic one I got just isn't gonna cut it
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