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Old 10-14-2008, 05:33 PM   #1
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A stupid mistake that cost me $300. You know how you should never work on your bike when your tired,sick and in a hurry even when its a simple as changing your oil. Well im the guy that decided to do it any ways. First oil change on the new bike (which I have change oil on my other bikes a dozen of times )and you know how that filter from the factory can be a little tight . Instead of getting the proper tool to take the filter off I decided to put the screw driver though the oil filter which then decided to go through my oil assy.(which mixs oil with coolent). When I noticed that coolent was now dripping on the ground I know I just spent some money that didn't need to be spent. Now this isn't the first time I have had to use a screw driver for a filter but it is the first time i didn't notice something on the other side of the filter which was a $300 part. Stupid Stupid mistake and I have heard it from all my friends and I know im going to hear it from yall. But hopefully some one will take this and remember when your tired,sick or in a hurry just wait to work on your bike later because it might cost you a little bit of money.
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:35 PM   #2
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silly gsxr's and their oil thinggies in the way of screwdrivers
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:42 PM   #3
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That was the first thing I thought when I notice the screw driver jammed in it lmoa (was not funny then)
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should of used a rag twisted around the filter, then put a oil filter wrench around that. Works every time....
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Thats why I buy K and N filters. They come with a hex head on the end. When I did my first oil change on my previously owned 10R, It was a PITA to get that filter off. Very awkward placement to get a good grip on it.
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Thats why I buy K and N filters. They come with a hex head on the end. When I did my first oil change on my previously owned 10R, It was a PITA to get that filter off. Very awkward placement to get a good grip on it.


Try getting the filter off of an 07-08 ZX-6R with an OEM filter. FK THAT!
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Thats why I buy K and N filters. They come with a hex head on the end. When I did my first oil change on my previously owned 10R, It was a PITA to get that filter off. Very awkward placement to get a good grip on it.
K&N is what replaced the stock for sure, and trust me turned till tight and then a quarter of a turn
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Mine have a hex but I use the exact tool that NoFear posted above; offers alot of torque and grip.

Another thing would be to wrap aluminium foil around the header pipes so there isn't oil to burn off when you're done.
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why not buy the correct oil filter tool for ur bike. mine cost me $15 at NW Honda and ive been able to use it on the last 4 Hondas ive owned over the past 6 years. trying to be a cheap skate and cut corners will almost always bite u in the and cost u way more in the end.
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Another thing would be to wrap aluminium foil around the header pipes so there isn't oil to burn off when you're done.
Cool, so I'm not the only one that does that

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trying to be a cheap skate and cut corners will almost always bite u in the and cost u way more in the end.
+1, well except when I used a 2x4 under the swingarm for a rearstand
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why not buy the correct oil filter tool for ur bike. mine cost me $15 at NW Honda and ive been able to use it on the last 4 Hondas ive owned over the past 6 years. trying to be a cheap skate and cut corners will almost always bite u in the and cost u way more in the end.
because the same part on a Suzuki is 300 dollars anyway
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A stupid mistake that cost me $300. You know how you should never work on your bike when your tired,sick and in a hurry even when its a simple as changing your oil. Well im the guy that decided to do it any ways. First oil change on the new bike (which I have change oil on my other bikes a dozen of times )and you know how that filter from the factory can be a little tight . Instead of getting the proper tool to take the filter off I decided to put the screw driver though the oil filter which then decided to go through my oil assy.(which mixs oil with coolent). When I noticed that coolent was now dripping on the ground I know I just spent some money that didn't need to be spent. Now this isn't the first time I have had to use a screw driver for a filter but it is the first time i didn't notice something on the other side of the filter which was a $300 part. Stupid Stupid mistake and I have heard it from all my friends and I know im going to hear it from yall. But hopefully some one will take this and remember when your tired,sick or in a hurry just wait to work on your bike later because it might cost you a little bit of money.
Hey at least you learned something from it , some people never so. I'm really sorry for the cost.
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hmmm and here i thought that a screwdriver fixes the worlds problems, oh well lesson learned.... thanx for sharing
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hmmm and here i thought that a screwdriver fixes the worlds problems, oh well lesson learned.... thanx for sharing
Well, if you were refering to the drink, then maybe
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Cool, so I'm not the only one that does that
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Ineed Not that I came up with the idea myself or anything, I'm just smart enough to always do it
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