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Old 04-15-2013, 07:51 AM   #1
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Oil filter wrench

New 1200GS owner here...

I got a few BMW oil filters along with my new/used bike. Somewhere I had previously read about a filter wrench, somewher in the $25 range, but I can't seem to find the info.

Can someone let me know what my options are? Not willing to spend $100 on a filter wrench.

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Old 04-15-2013, 07:55 AM   #2
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This is the one that I use...

http://www.marcparnes.com/BMW_Uni-Oil_Filter_Wrench.htm
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:32 AM   #3
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Same here, and it works with both the factory filter, and filters from the alternative parts list:

http://www.jimvonbaden.com/BMW_Alter...arts_List.html

The R1200 filter is shorter, but I have used the same filter that works on the R1100/1150 many times. I have a Purolator on my R1200GS now.

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Old 04-15-2013, 08:32 AM   #4
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Or this one:

http://www.iliumworks.com/BMW_Motorc...n=10-500&pID=6
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:54 AM   #5
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Buy the one on Beemer Boneyard website. Inexpensive and it works
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:02 AM   #6
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Buy the one on Beemer Boneyard website. Inexpensive and it works
I'm a huge BBY fan, and that one does work and is cheap. I also would buy his maintenance kits as well.

However, the Marc Parnes wrench works on both the factory filters (and the BBY filters) as well as the standard filters that fit the R1100/1150 series, which can be handy if you need a filter and have to buy one at AutoZone.

Either way, good wrenches from good vendors!

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Old 04-15-2013, 10:29 AM   #7
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Jim, I have used the 1150 OEM filter and it comes very close to the bash plate bracket, like within 1-2mm and that I feel is too close. Those filters you can use a standard filter socket or metal strap wrench because they stick out past the crankcase.


All the other major brand OEM replacements (purolator, mobil 1, bosch) are too tall and touch the bash plate bracket, so that's a no go if you want that in place. So to me the BBY socket is cheap and works for OEM 1200 type filters.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:11 AM   #8
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I ordered one from BBY. Thanks all.
The bike came with half a dozen BMW filters, so I am set for a while.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:30 AM   #9
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Jim, I have used the 1150 OEM filter and it comes very close to the bash plate bracket, like within 1-2mm and that I feel is too close. Those filters you can use a standard filter socket or metal strap wrench because they stick out past the crankcase.


All the other major brand OEM replacements (purolator, mobil 1, bosch) are too tall and touch the bash plate bracket, so that's a no go if you want that in place. So to me the BBY socket is cheap and works for OEM 1200 type filters.
I am running a Purolator right now, it is more than an inch from the bash plate on my R1200. I have run others similarly. Not sure what the deal is with yours.

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Old 04-15-2013, 02:53 PM   #10
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+1 on the beemer boneyard model. Works on my K1600 as well. Very well made!
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:28 AM   #11
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I am running a Purolator right now, it is more than an inch from the bash plate on my R1200. I have run others similarly. Not sure what the deal is with yours.

Jim
The plate I had plenty of room from, it's the front swivel mount that touches.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:54 PM   #12
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The plate I had plenty of room from, it's the front swivel mount that touches.
Ahhh, is your mount rubber them metal, and is it twisted?

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Old 04-16-2013, 04:12 PM   #13
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:40 PM   #14
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Anyone know if this one will work? http://www.solomotoparts.com/Oil-Filter-Wrench-74-76mm/

I just got my GS and haven't got to do the oil change yet, so I don't know if my HD oil wrench will work. The one above says it works on HD, so I'll find out soon enough (I already have an HD one - just thought I'd share a link to a cheapie from the web).
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:46 PM   #15
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My HD wrench will not work on the BMW.
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