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Oil filter removal.
« on: February 01, 2024, 02:26:00 PM »
Well, I've just dropped the oil on my ST1300, Mr Honda, love the bike but why did you make the oil filter so hard to get to? After changing the plugs and air filter, I moved onto the oil and filter thinking, it's a spin on oil filter, that'll make life easy! It took me around ten minutes to realise that my clamp I use for the car, won't fit the smaller filter on the bike, and I couldn't get it in there anyway. I'm replacing it anyway, I'll just drive a screwdriver through it and turn it with that. Well that just made a mess. In the end I had to find a spot I could put a driver onto the edge of the filter and tap it so that I could get it to unscrew. I hear there's a special tool to use for the filter, has anyone used it and do you have any suggestions for easier replacement in the future? I have, this time, used a K&N filter with the nut welded to the back, so at least it will be an easier replacement next time.
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Re: Oil filter removal.
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2024, 02:42:12 PM »
I have a few oil filter tools, this type I find the best.
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Re: Oil filter removal.
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2024, 02:47:44 PM »
I have a few oil filter tools, this type I find the best. 
In the small motorcycle filter size, of course.
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2024, 02:50:26 PM »
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Re: Oil filter removal.
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2024, 02:52:23 PM »
I like the K&N Filters as they have a nut that you can use a socket on.
They are available in black or chrome if you like a bit of bling...  :grin




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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2024, 03:04:00 PM »
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/276099112469?hash=item4048ca1e15:g:Q38AAOSwR21kaGXu&amdata=enc%3AAQAIAAAAwE7bEHWnlhXlRrnwlOdWwSp6FfTdbKfvmjyLce%2B%2Bv9uMP3wsfvDyNebSbzfJU4ZfwMNoO9bLFq%2FH2QJ3DLgw032mf3gxONsMfWzPtS4griA2Dw5LLKqkUHZ3KwBEBBDYSZuzLx7CktepbD0PF4d%2BAesqHORxmPV7Czlvea1BFIUOPzMKQVMwe4TwYrMilOoyEEdhOkGK1w82kQNJAgJMIhE9LLiZOkvwt%2BqQzP%2BnQvxgKFcnl1i7obXmHfRN9aVkKw%3D%3D%7Ctkp%3ABk9SR8D03a6sYw

I have one like that but I find that there's not manoeuvring space at the rear of the filter.


I like the K&N Filters as they have a nut that you can use a socket on.
They are available in black or chrome if you like a bit of bling...  :grin


Yes, that's a good option but as I still have three or four filter without the nut, I'll stick the other style for now.
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Re: Oil filter removal.
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2024, 03:19:07 PM »
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Re: Oil filter removal.
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2024, 03:51:43 PM »
Yeah, i'm looking at one of those ones with a steel band that you can tighten with a nut, like this:

The filter removal tool isnt a band style clamp, its an oversized socket style with a nut on the back. Trouble I've found is that some filters have different number of flutes, even though they are the same diameter.
 
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Re: Oil filter removal.
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2024, 07:38:58 PM »
Only ever tightened by hand and removed by hand, never had an issue  :like
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Re: Oil filter removal.
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2024, 08:41:54 AM »
Only ever tightened by hand and removed by hand, never had an issue  :like

Yep, I'm with you but with big hands, I couldn't get in to take this one off. The previous owner had it installed so I'm not sure what was used to put it on. It's only hand tightened so should be easier to remove next time even though I have the K&N filter fitted.
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Re: Oil filter removal.
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2024, 05:24:29 PM »
I found a large pair of multi grips worked well, (not like I wanted to keep the old filter) and hand tighten the new one.
 
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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2024, 05:33:24 PM »
Further to the oil filter, I changed the plugs to NGK iridium ones as park of the service and it's made a noticeable difference to the performance of the bike. Not exactly more horsepower but it pulls more cleanly from low revs and seems to have a performance increase at low revs. I can't say yet if it's giving me better economy, but I'm suitably impressed. The old plugs weren't bad either, these just seem better. I also found a K&N air filter fitted so will give that a clean and use it next time.
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Re: Oil filter removal.
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2024, 05:41:50 PM »
K&N air filters are problematic in the STs, lots of reports of them choking the airflow when the foam outer and the spray is used, and poor filtering if the foam is removed.. The paper honda genuine work just fine and rarely need replacing.
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Re: Oil filter removal.
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2024, 05:46:31 PM »
K&N air filters are problematic in the STs, lots of reports of them choking the airflow when the foam outer and the spray is used, and poor filtering if the foam is removed.. The paper honda genuine work just fine and rarely need replacing.

Thanks for the update, this may explain the difference I put down to the plugs, ie pulling better from low revs etc. This one doesn't appear to have a foam outer, in fact it looks like a normal pleated filter, but it is definitely K&N and was oiled. The only one I've had previous experience with was for a sports car and was all foam.
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Re: Oil filter removal.
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2024, 05:47:41 PM »
I think you must be thinking about some old K&N air filters, Brock as I've bought 2 since I've had my ST and there's no Foam outer whatsoever...



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Re: Oil filter removal.
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2024, 06:02:40 PM »
Good to see, K&N must have seen some of the comments. The US Based STOWNERS site for years had repeated winges about the filters, could have been the 1100 round filters..

I have only replaced the OEM a few times in the last 100000ish Ks, they just dont get much dirt in there..
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« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2024, 03:53:10 PM »
I think you must be thinking about some old K&N air filters, Brock as I've bought 2 since I've had my ST and there's no Foam outer whatsoever...


That's identical to the one I took out on the service last week.
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« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2024, 08:00:00 PM »
Have the same on the 1300, works well when cleaned and oiled regularly, oil on the inside.
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