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    some servicing tips please

    Gday fellas
    Serviced the newly aquired Bros yesterday. The salesman told me he had changed the oils and serviced the bike just before I bought it. You know it's actually quite funny because these sales shops must put old oil back into the bike after they service it. Because this shit was black and as thick as tar.

    Anyway, how the hell do you fit a oil filter spanner onto the oil filter? I couldn't get anything around it because of the sprocket cover. Ended up punching a screwdriver through the filter and unscrewing it that way. There has to be a less brutal way right?

    Thanks guys

    #2
    Remove the sprocket cover?
    BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
    Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
    "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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      #3
      If all else fails - I always tend to use the "screwdriver thru the filter" method. Works every time. Usually able to remove it by hand.
      '89 NT650 Hawk GT
      '91 CR125
      '99 KX250
      '97 S-10 (AKA Bike Hauler)

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        #4
        I'm in that camp too... always use the screwdriver/hammer solution. it's very dependable
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          #5
          Yeah i'm with the screwdriver method also, or use a pair of channel locks.
          90 Hawk. What can I do to make it better?
          78 yz125. What can I do to destroy this thing?

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            #6
            yeah i thought I was on the right track with driving the screwy through the filter. However I'd much prefer to use a filter spanner than a screwy. I'm a lover not a fighter.

            When I mentioned the sproket cover I mean that plastic cover where the gear shifter runs into and I'm guessing is where the front sprocket is. If I remove that each time would it give me enough space to fit a filter puller over it?

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              #7
              Mine is gone, I took it off the nike period. I can see and fit the filter wrench easy.
              BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
              Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
              "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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                #8
                I had the same problem, buddy of mine had a nice filter wrench, craftsman i think, big wide opening with thin jaws full of teeth, worked like a champ

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