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Old 02-15-2018, 04:05 AM   #61
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I have two tools similar to this one. One for larger car filters. One for smaller tractor/motorcycle filters. Mine have the clutchslip logo, instead of HD. What do other people, other than Hooli-cat, use?

Don't all filters say to oil the gasket and hand tighten 1/4 to 1 full turn, depending on the filter? (Or is it just that I know that and automatically do it?) The heat expansion is why they are difficult to get off, isn't it? I suppose you could shrink them. Now, you just need a nitrous bottle and a straw.

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Old 02-15-2018, 07:09 AM   #62
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I'd rather use one of the wrenches like this, they don't require as much space

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Old 02-15-2018, 07:38 AM   #63
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I'd rather use one of the wrenches like this, they don't require as much space

Have both and some others.

Prefer the one Hooli uses and as pictured by Junki for the obvious reason Junki pointed out but of of course you need one for every filter size.

Odd that HD would brand one that is universal when they all use the same filter size and there is limited space between the regulator / frame and filter.
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Old 02-15-2018, 08:52 AM   #64
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clearance on the triumph (and really all my other past bikes except the FZ09) to get the oil filter out is pretty damn tight (there's a large hose that runs just under it and it's close to the exhaust pipes. So much so that it's difficult to get that kind of oil wrench on with a socket wrench attached to it.

While these are slightly harder to "engage", the clearance is better - never had a slip to get the filter off - easy to give a half turn to get a new filter on.

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Old 02-15-2018, 08:58 AM   #65
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I have two tools similar to this one. One for larger car filters. One for smaller tractor/motorcycle filters. Mine have the clutchslip logo, instead of HD. What do other people, other than Hooli-cat, use?

Don't all filters say to oil the gasket and hand tighten 1/4 to 1 full turn, depending on the filter? (Or is it just that I know that and automatically do it?) The heat expansion is why they are difficult to get off, isn't it? I suppose you could shrink them. Now, you just need a nitrous bottle and a straw.

It depends. You have to follow the manufacturers instructions.
The OEM filter for my DL650 has a round O ring instead of the normal square shaped O ring so it's spec'd to 2 full turns.
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Old 02-15-2018, 09:15 AM   #66
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If you suspect the filter was screwed on too tight previously, try loosening the filter a bit (e.g., 1/4-1/2 turn) WHILE IT'S COLD, before warming up the bike for the oil/filter change.
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Old 02-15-2018, 09:23 AM   #67
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Over the years I've collected at least 5 or 6 different types and sizes of oil filter wrenches. I hate it when I get a new bike/car and the filter wrenches I have don't fit. If there was a more universal size for filters, there'd be no need for the "nut".
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:25 AM   #68
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If you suspect the filter was screwed on too tight previously, try loosening the filter a bit (e.g., 1/4-1/2 turn) WHILE IT'S COLD, before warming up the bike for the oil/filter change.
Interesting thought.
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Old 02-17-2018, 02:06 PM   #69
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Decided to test the wisdom of the BARF brain trust and give HiFlo a try for my next oil change. I have to say, the HiFlo doesn't look much different than K&N...


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Old 02-17-2018, 03:35 PM   #70
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Decided to test the wisdom of the BARF brain trust and give HiFlo a try for my next oil change. I have to say, the HiFlo doesn't look much different than K&N...


At least they have nuts.
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