Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Brampton, Ontario, canada
oil filter 07 k1200gt
I went through the same thing only never got to the screwdriver stage. The filter finally relented after a little over an hour and 20 mins with a band oil filter wrench.
I started searching and found a k&N filter number 164 i believe that works well and...wait for it..has a nifty little 17mm nut welded to the end of it for easy fastening and removal.
It works like a charm and at considerably less cost than oem filter. If you want to wait til you are out of warranty, it's your quarter. Personally, I have been changing oil and doing other assorted tasks on my bikes for some time and I think this is a very good quality substitute.
If you go to your local Asian motorcycle dealer make your best deal for a small number of filters and you will be pleasantly surprised.
If you go to the K&N site they break the parts down pretty well and the filter seem to be of good quality.
Hope this helps..I know your pain,