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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 29th, 2018, 4:58 pm Thread Starter
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Good oil filter Wrench??

What is a good (one that fits) oil filter wrench for the K1200RS?

Where can I get one?

I can find many that are close, but close only counts in horseshoes.

I'm looking at the full top cover wrench.

Thanks, CK
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 2018, 9:50 am
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What is a good (one that fits) oil filter wrench for the K1200RS?

Where can I get one?

I can find many that are close, but close only counts in horseshoes.

I'm looking at the full top cover wrench.

Thanks, CK
Assuming you are using an original BMW Oil-filter OR an Oil-Filter that is physically and technically (specs) equivalent, then you need a 14 flutes wrench having a diameter of 76 mm.

Most auto-parts wil have (or can get you) a LISLE Oil-Filter wrench part number 54760.

OR EVEN BETTER, if you are in need of a few spare Oil-filters at an acceptable price (much less than dealer price), then you can order a kit of 6 filters with washers + orings + filter wrench for $US$ 47 at BeemerBoneyard:
https://www.beemerboneyard.com/11421460845ckk.html

Or... just the wrench:
https://www.beemerboneyard.com/kohfilterwr.html

BeemerBoneYard always has top-notch service and sells many compatible or equivalent service parts for many BMW motorcycle models. The Bosh oil-filter they sells is not 100% the same as the original "in-the-box" from BMW dealer (made by MAHLE or MANN). However, it is a quality equivalent oil-filter that has been used by many "K brick-engine" users for many years (including me).


** P.S.: if you choose to go to auto-parts, I would suggest to remove the oil-filter cover and measure the hole opening (max diameter allowed) BEFORE you buy any wrench. I have seen 1 case where the tool number matches (54760), but the external diameter of the wrench would not slide in the hole opening. Of course, on cars this is not a problem as oil-filters are very rarely hidden inside a sump ...

I have the original BMW oil-filter wrench that fits / slide in pretty tight in the hole. HOWEVER I am not near garage right now to take measurements. Original BMW wrench is a bit expensive now, but I got mine much cheaper many years ago:
https://shop.maxbmw.com/fiche/PartsS...ts=83300495448

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John (Montreal, CANADA)
K1200RS (2002 IceBlue/Red - 96,000 miles)
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No more filter wrenches for me. I only buy filters with a nut built in. So much easier. HIFLO makes great and cheap oil filters, and the “racing” line has the nut on top.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 2018, 10:39 am
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BBY sells the Lisle 54760 wrench.And so do most Autoparts stores.There is also a KDTools branded one that is very similar to the Lisle.

Spec for them wrenches is 76mm x 14 flutes.

And there is a K&N branded wrench that will fit but a POS in my opinion.Fits but has to be tapped in with a hammer....!

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