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God I hate the "long" oil filter

I had the "long" filter originally, but the dealer sold me the shorty one when I did my first oil change. To remove the old one I almost had to take the whole shifter off because it was so tight.
Today I did my next oil change (5W40 BMW synthetic, so first time I've had synthetic in it). Got the oil filter off just fine, had to just pry a little on one of the ridges on the perimeter of the filter, worked slick.
Went to put the new one on and "WTH", the old one FELL out of the bike, this one I couldn't get in place to save my a$$. Looked at the old one, looked at the new one, DOH, they sold me a long filter, geeez I hate this. At least I just had to remove ONE (the front screw for the shifter bracket), loosened the rear two and got it in place. BEEEware, if you buy a oil filter, make SURE they sell you the shorty.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 2011, 8:23 pm
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I like the big one.

More room to catch stuff like gear teeth, clutch bits, cam chain parts, broken bolts, valve retainers, cam lobes, guides, seal bits, piston pin clips, and sundry springs. That big kind of stuff that won't fit in the pleats of the shorty one. More is better.


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You guys actually change your filters?

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 2011, 10:16 pm
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yeah I thought these bikes had the BMW engineered forever oil......or until your engine breaks.
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You guys actually change your filters?
Look who's talkin' smack!

Yer just jealous 'cause you don't git to change filters. You just change engines between tow truck runs.


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FYI.....


K 1200 GT Oil Filters

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11 42 7 721 779

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11 42 7 673 541-01

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Just picked up a new filter about an hour ago from the dealer for my '07KGT. I knew there were two different filters used for my bike and further read some postings on this site that taught me the filter ending with numbers 541 is the short and 779 is the tall. I specified the short and the dealer said that BMW suggests the tall for the 1200's and 1300's even though the short works fine....I think I may switch to K&N filters after this change anyway but in the meantime the short is easier to install and given what a mess it is to change oil on these bikes any part of it being easier is helpful.

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I had the "long" filter originally, but the dealer sold me the shorty one when I did my first oil change. To remove the old one I almost had to take the whole shifter off because it was so tight.
Today I did my next oil change (5W40 BMW synthetic, so first time I've had synthetic in it). Got the oil filter off just fine, had to just pry a little on one of the ridges on the perimeter of the filter, worked slick.
Went to put the new one on and "WTH", the old one FELL out of the bike, this one I couldn't get in place to save my a$$. Looked at the old one, looked at the new one, DOH, they sold me a long filter, geeez I hate this. At least I just had to remove ONE (the front screw for the shifter bracket), loosened the rear two and got it in place. BEEEware, if you buy a oil filter, make SURE they sell you the shorty.

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Look who's talkin' smack!

Yer just jealous 'cause you don't git to change filters. You just change engines between tow truck runs.


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Actually the last change I had to literally tear the filter apart with a hammer and numerous asst screw drivers / chisels. Wrenches, socket ...didn't matter. The damn thing was stuck big time. Whom ever the last yahoo was that put that filter on ought to be drawn and quartered. (thing is though I think it was me! )

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