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Old 01-03-2013, 01:59 PM   #76
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Screw driver

Screw driver and hammer will still be the easiest in this situation. The base of the filter is where it is strongest.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:59 PM   #77
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Would you recommend a hot-air gun to apply heat?? Certainly dont think you'd want to use a torch!!!
Try the hot-air gun (or an existing hair dryer) - good and warm should be fine - not *smoking hot*. If you burn that seal I think your problems will be worse.

See if that helps you...
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:04 PM   #78
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omg....does anyone read starting from the top?

the same suggestions continue to be re-cycled over, and over, and over...



btw, where's the pic of what the oil filter looks like, today?
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:39 PM   #79
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True... I still think heating it up to around 150* to 175* or so will definitely help.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:07 PM   #80
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How many people does it take to change an oil filter?

Well, as of right now:

2,652 have read about the problem
78 have responded with 'suggestions'

BTW...I understand that the oil filter/remants thereof remain solidly in place due to freezing temps in the OP's home state.
Perhaps we should give the OP a week or two of slack to accomplish this task...WITHOUT additional 'help' .

Otherwise the above stats will most likely grow.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:34 PM   #81
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Oh this is fun. I was actually able to get my wife's strap-style . . .wait for it . . .jar opener between the filter and flange of my R12 GS. Tightish filter came off fine.

Alternatively, JB Weld a couple of 1 inch nuts on the bottom and tell some man-hater that your bike has two big nuts down there. They will twist it right off for you.

This problem is apparently one of those irrational worry things to generate this much interest or maybe it is the right level of complexity that even us ham-fisted wrenchers have an opinion and a shred of experience (hence, WE ARE EXPERTS!)

Good luck with your project.

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Old 01-04-2013, 09:43 AM   #82
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78 have responded with 'suggestions'


At this point I think it's time to suggest unscrewing the bike from the filter.


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Old 01-04-2013, 09:48 AM   #83
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At this point I think it's time to suggest unscrewing the bike from the filter.


Someone beat you to it. They told him to put the filter in a bench vice and turn the bike....voila!
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:53 AM   #84
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Someone beat you to it. They told him to put the filter in a bench vice and turn the bike....voila!

Dammit!! That is a mad scientist.


Ok, I'd better settle down before GB starts pruning.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:02 AM   #85
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For those arriving late to the thread...

Post #59, Page 4

LaurelPerryOnLand screwed with this post 01-04-2013 at 12:48 PM
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:25 AM   #86
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This thread is useless without pics. I ain't beleevin it neether!!!! I'm thankin' the op just put this up ta C how many posts he cud git. A'in't that so?????
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:58 AM   #87
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Emory Cloth

I found this trick somewhere on this forum when I had this issue with my 09 GSA. Get a cup type filter wrench from auto store, one that fits the closest, lay a strip of emory cloth across filter, push on the cup type filter wrench and turn. This has served me well on 2 occasions now!
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:52 PM   #88
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before i actually found one that fit used and cheap. i had the $2 one from the autoparts store that was just a little to small. Put 4 vertical cuts down the sides and taped it on. worked like a champ for years!
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:19 PM   #89
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Talking

I can't be bothered to change my oil, I change bike instead.
And a new bike is cheaper than a new SO
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:32 AM   #90
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Try this

Go to post 16 of this thread,

Works like a charm

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...=752826&page=2
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