Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Evansville, WI,
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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