Help with oill filter removal!!!

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by qman8, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. Frostback

    Frostback Frostback

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    Oh this is fun. I was actually able to get my wife's strap-style . . .wait for it . . .jar opener between the filter and flange of my R12 GS. Tightish filter came off fine.

    Alternatively, JB Weld a couple of 1 inch nuts on the bottom and tell some man-hater that your bike has two big nuts down there. They will twist it right off for you.

    This problem is apparently one of those irrational worry things to generate this much interest or maybe it is the right level of complexity that even us ham-fisted wrenchers have an opinion and a shred of experience (hence, WE ARE EXPERTS!)

    Good luck with your project.

    Lee
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  2. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    At this point I think it's time to suggest unscrewing the bike from the filter. :deal


    :freaky
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  3. Osmin C

    Osmin C Been here awhile

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    Someone beat you to it. They told him to put the filter in a bench vice and turn the bike....voila! :evil
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  4. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Dammit!! That is a mad scientist. :deal


    Ok, I'd better settle down before GB starts pruning.
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  5. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    Post #59, Page 4
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  6. seniorasi

    seniorasi Banned

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    This thread is useless without pics. I ain't beleevin it neether!!!! I'm thankin' the op just put this up ta C how many posts he cud git. A'in't that so?????:rofl
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  7. a1atcs

    a1atcs Adventurer

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    I found this trick somewhere on this forum when I had this issue with my 09 GSA. Get a cup type filter wrench from auto store, one that fits the closest, lay a strip of emory cloth across filter, push on the cup type filter wrench and turn. This has served me well on 2 occasions now!
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  8. STUFF2C

    STUFF2C We Ain't Left Yet!!

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    before i actually found one that fit used and cheap. i had the $2 one from the autoparts store that was just a little to small. Put 4 vertical cuts down the sides and taped it on. worked like a champ for years!
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  9. rattis

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    I can't be bothered to change my oil, I change bike instead.
    And a new bike is cheaper than a new SO :freaky
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  10. V@lentino

    V@lentino Inspektor

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  11. johnny80s

    johnny80s Been here awhile

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    I got it off using a pair of channel locks and nothing else. Don't know about 90 degrees...

    Grab it and twist it. Make a grrrr sound when you do it.
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  12. whisperquiet

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  13. qman8

    qman8 GS09

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    Well i finally yanked this sucker off. You can see the method that finally worked. I took someones advice from this thread and kept applying a constant force without trying to really crank on it....after about 10 seconds it started to give but still gave quite a bit of resistance for at least 180 degrees of loosening!
    Here is the filter after removal with wrench still screwed on.
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    here is the filter after removing the wrench. Thanks for everyone's input on this!!![​IMG]
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  14. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    Thanks for posting, the whole thread was informative; some good things to know and try if this happens to us.

    :clap
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  15. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    I have just been inspired with the 4,344 views and 93 posts to include this in the "100 Threads".
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836736
    This thread is now #79 I CAN'T GET MY OIL FILTER OFF? HUH? WHAT DO I DO NOW?

    Congrats to everyone, particularly qman8, for hanging in there while this saga unfolded.

    Lots of GREAT suggestions and ultimately THE ANSWER for a difficult situation.:clap
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  16. Ayrshire Bull

    Ayrshire Bull why the hell not?

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    great idea LP - it wasn't the first time - and likely won't be the last .... :lol3
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  17. seniorasi

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    Congrats!!! I'm glad you didn't give up and take it to the dealer. Lots of great ideas came out your post, some I had not heard to this point. The pictures are always a great help. Good job!:clap
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  18. Steptoe

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    :wave

    WELL DONE.
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  19. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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    Great job! In the future, K&N makes filters for us with a socket welded on. Amazon actually sells them for $10. I've been using them since my 6000mi service.
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  20. qman8

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    Thanks...but I'm not sold on K&N filtration. Based on what I've read about thier air filters, I'll stick with stock...at least until warranty is up!:D