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stingray
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PostSubject: Oil filter wrench   Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:29 pm

Can anyone tell me the size of the oil filter wrench for the M800 (2013), I think the part No. is 09915-40611 but I cant find the size in mm, only one on Ebay is in the USA, am I right in thinking it may be 68mm, 14 flute, thanks in advance guys,
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PostSubject: Re: Oil filter wrench   Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:57 pm

One of these you mean? they'll fit but I've no idea what size they are?, you'll probably find a cheaper one if you search VL800 oil filter wrench.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUZUKI-C50-M50-BOULEVARD-VL800-C800-INTRUDER-OIL-FILTER-WRENCH-TOOL-/300955706515?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts_13&hash=item46125ba493
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PostSubject: Re: Oil filter wrench   Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:46 pm

Hand and thin rubber glove, apply hand to filter, grip tightly and twist until the veins are popping out your neck or filter loosens ..
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PostSubject: Re: Oil filter wrench   Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:02 pm

grip it with some some sandpaper in your hands works too.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil filter wrench   Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:37 pm

Thanks guys but I've had to put a screwdriver through it, it still would not budge, ended up using a cold chisel to free it. Suzuki done the service, they must have tightened it with a 10 foot bar and NO oil on the rubber seal ,s
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PostSubject: Re: Oil filter wrench   Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:27 pm

I bet that was a bum clenching moment  affraid I've done it myself before though when needs must  Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Oil filter wrench   Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:12 pm

K&N oil filters have a nut welded on the top of the filter... such a good idea; makes removal/installation a breeze. Only about £10 a go.http://www.knfilters.co.uk/motorcycle_oil_filters.aspx
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PostSubject: Re: Oil filter wrench   Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:11 pm

Thanks all, it is a 68mm, 14 flute wrench & I obtained one for £7.00. Do your own servicing guys, don't rely on anyone else, this was a totally avoidable problem resulting from no oil on the 'O' ring and over-tightening the filter way too much by the so called "experts"
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PostSubject: Re: Oil filter wrench   Wed May 06, 2015 8:43 pm

I use a leather strapped  jar opening device  I got in a local shop , cheaper than any purpose built filter removal tool .works a treat
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PostSubject: Re: Oil filter wrench   Wed May 06, 2015 8:51 pm

dougr1411 wrote:
I use a leather strapped  jar opening device  I got in a local shop , cheaper than any purpose built filter removal tool .works a treat

Good thinking! 
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PostSubject: Re: Oil filter wrench   Wed May 06, 2015 9:00 pm

Now that's thinking outside the box. msrke
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PostSubject: Re: Oil filter wrench   Wed May 06, 2015 10:03 pm

Yep, the 'jar strap' is a cheap alternative, but might not cope with an over-tightened oil filter as mentioned by John above.

Interestingly, I followed the 'Suzuki' instructions for tightening the oil filter on the 'VX' & it seemed to require a tightness level above what I would have 'guessed' from experience ! - There is no excuse for not lubricating the 'O'-ring with fresh oil on assembly though.
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