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Some oil hits the pipe when you pull the filter, even if you're using a rear stand or center stand.

Trick is to cover your pipe with some aluminium foil. Once you put the new filter on, just pull the foil off. Bam, clean pipes.
I used foil and when I went to take it off I slid it funny and still got some on my pipe lol

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I hate those filter sockets! You really should never need one.. The oil filter should be hand-tight plus 1/4 turn. And thumbs up for the tri-force!!!
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I hate those filter sockets! You really should never need one.. The oil filter should be hand-tight plus 1/4 turn. And thumbs up for the tri-force!!!
You'll need one (or some tool) to remove the stock filter. It is cranked on.


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You'll need one (or some tool) to remove the stock filter. It is cranked on.
I bought a oil filter strap wrench to take it off, didn't work at all and i ended up bend the oil filter. Now I have to look for other tool

in that video it looks so easy with that tool! **** oil filter now my bike has no oil in it and have to wait until i found the right tool to take it off.

Do you guys now the size of the wrench I should get?

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sorry I'm not sure what size since mine is adjustable :\ i saw at the kawasaki dealer he had 2 options..OEM expensive one or a knock off cheaper version but both would work...i would just ask wherever you buy your filter from.
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An oil filter strap wrench should work very well. Mine is straight with a protective rubber cap on one end and is made of seat-belt material. What you do is put your socket wrench into the open end of it and ratchet it off since the bar is the same size as your socket wrench....1/2 inch. I've never had one fail me yet and there is always room for it on any bike cause you can slide it on. If you try to do it any other way, such as use a screwdriver in the open hole on the bar or attach an adjustable wrench or something to try and remove it, it might not work cause the strap just tends to slide. Use your socket wrench! You will have to take the lower fairing off to get your hands in I think, but that's a snap...no wait. 2 snaps.

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I bought a oil filter strap wrench to take it off, didn't work at all and i ended up bend the oil filter. Now I have to look for other tool

in that video it looks so easy with that tool! **** oil filter now my bike has no oil in it and have to wait until i found the right tool to take it off.

Do you guys now the size of the wrench I should get?
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Just jab a flathead screwdriver through it (you might need a mallet to punch it in). Once it's in, use the handle of the screwdriver to twist it off.

There's not much point in buying a tool for it, you only need it to remove the stock filter. Afterwards, you should only be hand tightening the filter.


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Nice video!

Btw, don't forget run the bike for a minute after filling it back up to prime the new filter. This will lower your oil level again and you have to top up a second time.

I filled mine up to the max line, and after priming the filter, the sight glass was almost empty again.
Did you wait for the oil to flow back down after running the engine to get a true reading?
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Do what I did...
Just jab a flathead screwdriver through it... screwdriver to twist it off.
I like this. I mean dont fret about destroying the old filter; its only getting thrown out yeah?

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