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Old 06-25-2008, 11:38 AM   #1
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Question R1200GS Oil filter wrench

Where to buy the least expensive oil filter wrench for the 1200 GS? My expensive wrench from the 1100 series is the correct size but has flats instead of bumps. Thank you BMW for another hit to the wallet for a minor change to a previous tool.

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Old 06-25-2008, 01:20 PM   #2
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Your local auto parts store probably has one that will fit. Bring your oil filter and size one up. IIRC it is a 76mm wrench, but I believe that the R1200GS oil filter's fluting was changed. Double-checked that and depending on your year it was. So you can buy a mucho dinero (~$35) wrench from BMW or Jesse's Luggage, or try this route:

http://davedragon.rilysi.com/2008/06...w-r1200gs.html

The K/N oil filters have a 17mm nut on them (same diamter as your lugnuts ). No personal experience there.

But do bring your filter into your local parts store; they may have something.

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Old 06-25-2008, 01:23 PM   #3
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Your local auto parts store probably has one that will fit. Bring your oil filter and size one up. IIRC it is a 76mm wrench, but I believe that the R1200GS oil filter's fluting was changed. Double-checked that and depending on your year it was. So you can buy a mucho dinero (~$35) wrench from BMW or Jesse's Luggage, or try this route:

http://davedragon.rilysi.com/2008/06...w-r1200gs.html

The K/N oil filters have a 17mm nut on them (same diamter as your lugnuts ). No personal experience there.

But do bring your filter into your local parts store; they may have something.

Cheers,
The local autoparts store wont have one.

Bob's BMW, Jesse Luggage or MarcParnes all stock them in various types.

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Old 06-25-2008, 01:33 PM   #4
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I've got one, but I sold my R1200GSA. PM me if you're interested.



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Where to buy the least expensive oil filter wrench for the 1200 GS? My expensive wrench from the 1100 series is the correct size but has flats instead of bumps. Thank you BMW for another hit to the wallet for a minor change to a previous tool.
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Old 06-25-2008, 02:00 PM   #5
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Found a small Strap Wrench made by Penzoil ( I think ) for @ 6 bucks at Kragens. Not too sure how long it's gonna last but it worked once so far. I'll find out if it works again in 4500 miles.
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:16 PM   #6
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Thanks for the clarification.
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Old 06-25-2008, 05:54 PM   #7
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BMW Atlanta has custom CNC'd wrenches for $25. Very nice pieces.
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Old 06-28-2008, 05:05 PM   #8
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Change to a purolator filter and forget the whole bmw filter thing.
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:20 AM   #9
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Change to a purolator filter and forget the whole bmw filter thing.
And the correct Purolator filter number would be???
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:28 AM   #10
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I tried everything at Autozone - No joy.

Bought one from Adventurer's Workshop - CNC aluminum, very nice unit.
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Old 06-29-2008, 03:34 PM   #11
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And the correct Purolator filter number would be???
Purolator L10241

I buy them at Advance Auto and I got the right wrench there as well.......it is a little longer, but clears the bash plate easily.

I use this filter on my wife's R1150RS as well.

This is all thanks to Jim Baden, again........
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Old 06-29-2008, 04:58 PM   #12
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I've got a 12k coming up on my 07 and was looking at getting this kit from beemer boneyard (http://beemerboneyard.com/r1200hsupmaintkit.html) because it comes with the oil filter wrench.

Has anybody used this wrench and/or kit?

This will be my first service since I got the bike in April with around 7k on it.

I'll also be picking up JVB's R1200GS Maint DVD since I have no experience with BMW maint.
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Old 06-29-2008, 05:52 PM   #13
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K&N part number 164 -- see here.

This filter has a 17mm (I think) nut attached to the end of the filter.
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Old 06-29-2008, 06:13 PM   #14
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I've got a 12k coming up on my 07 and was looking at getting this kit from beemer boneyard (http://beemerboneyard.com/r1200hsupmaintkit.html) because it comes with the oil filter wrench.

Has anybody used this wrench and/or kit?

This will be my first service since I got the bike in April with around 7k on it.

I'll also be picking up JVB's R1200GS Maint DVD since I have no experience with BMW maint.
I just helped a guy last week using the BB kit and was very impressed!

Jim

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Old 06-29-2008, 06:15 PM   #15
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I built my own strap wrench. Fuck BMW and their stewpit high dollar, proprietary tools.
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