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Got nearly 12 thou on my sweet Honda ST1300, which is not quite a year old........ so Idecided to change the oil and filter and final drivejuice today and nearly worked my self into a self-destructive rage changing that stupidly placed oil filter!

I'm gonna find me that @#$%$#^&* so-called engineer who placed that filter where it is, and I'm gonna shoot him with my Colt Combat Commander .45! If he's by any chance already dead, I'm gonna find out where he's buried....go dig him up, and then shoot him with my Colt Combat Commander .45! Then I'm gonna bury him, dig him back up, reload, and shoot him again!

Uh..... yeah.... did I mention that I had some trouble with it? Removing the oil filter? No oil filter wrench ever designed -- ever -- not even those back since the dinosaurs that the oilis made of lived,...none.... that willremove that damn filter where that damn engineer put it, up there so cleverly jammed against those damned engine pipes and that damned body panel! None!

I finally had to lay the bike over on the grass, take off a lower fairing panel, drive a screwdriver through the stupid filter, and then twist it off! Oh, what fun! Like dancing with my ex-wife!

Admiral Yamamoto's Revenge!

Grrrr.............................

(Other than that, I love the bike.........)
 

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CJ:
Are you saying you had a problem with the oil filter?:(
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I completely understand your delima. My son's Acura has a similar problem. the alternator is on the back side of the motor and to get it out you have to drain the
transmission fluid and then the left side half axle has to be removed in order to remove
the alternator from the car. :X:X:X:X:X:XI have similar feelings about that GROUP of engineers myself. Cannot imagine what a stealer would charge to replace an alternator on that car.
 

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:shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::cheeky1:
 

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Damit Mel, I hate it when you just beat around the bush like that, What are you trying to say buddy??????

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Best placed oil filter - Yamaha FJ Sport Tourer.
 

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Where's the love C.J. Not to mention the charm and natural writing style...:D :gunhead:
 

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gotta love the wing wrote:
Don't be shy .....tell us how you really feel.:cheeky1::cheeky1:
:cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1:





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I think I smell a mod in the works..
 

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TXRLGL1500 wrote:
CJ:
Are you saying you had a problem with the oil filter?:(
:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
I completely understand your delima. My son's Acura has a similar problem. the alternator is on the back side of the motor and to get it out you have to drain the
transmission fluid and then the left side half axle has to be removed in order to remove
the alternator from the car. :X:X:X:X:X:XI have similar feelings about that GROUP of engineers myself. Cannot imagine what a stealer would charge to replace an alternator on that car.
Next time try unbolting the wishbone instead. I had an accord that was the same way. put it on a lift unbolted and dropped the wish bone...alternator all but fell out in my hands.
 

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Cousin Jack wrote:
I'm gonna find me that @#$%$#^&* so-called engineer who placed that filter where it is, and I'm gonna shoot him with my Colt Combat Commander .45! If he's by any chance already dead, I'm gonna find out where he's buried....go dig him up, and then shoot him with my Colt Combat Commander .45! Then I'm gonna bury him, dig him back up, reload, and shoot him again!



Grrrr.............................

(Other than that, I love the bike.........)
I agree with you on so many ways!:clapper:Engineers should be made to go out and work on the designs that they created. :whip::headbanger:I worked on Air Force jets that had to have had the part hung from the ceiling and the jet built around them. You had to worm your hand in, and then after getting the part out and replaced, you had to safety wire them back into place. Bastages..........

P.S. don't shoot the engineers, please. You'll just get an report on how the ballistic curve wasn't an optimum utililization of expenditure of expanding gas and metallic interface.........:cheeky1:

G-night.:waving:

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CJ, you want to use my new S&W 50. How did you get it back on, same way:cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1:
 

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There's a reason Oil Relocation Filters are so popular with the V-Star 1100 crowd. They took the Virago engine design, (exhaust runs under the bike) dressed it up cruiser style (two pipes running along the side), forgetting where the oil filter is. You have to remove the right floorboard and the front exhaust to get access to the bolts to the cover for the oil filter. Almost 2 hours start to finish. REALLY dumb design.
 

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Mel, You sugar coat everything! I use a strap wrench on those hard to get to filters; like the one that is on your Miata!:cheeky1: Have fun with it. Oh, you have a P.M.

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Well I didn't read a single word about having burnt your fingers on the pipes after warming the engine up.

Soit couldn't have been that bad!!!!:cheeky1:
 

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Dude...spend more time with the stowners:D...sorry ST-owners:D...sorry, could not resist

ST-owners not stowners

Those guys know the ST's like you guys know the Wings

Bill
 

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I've always said that a two year internship working in a garage should be a pre-requisite before automotive engineers are allowed to get their sheep skin.
 

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Ah, it really wasn't that bad (at least after 24 hours!)...... and as wingpass pointed out, they do make filter wrenchesthat will fit. Mine fit, but for some reason the last time I changed it, I got it too damn tight! Wouldn't come off, for blood nor money.... and the wrench would just slip off...... this time when I put it on, it went to finger-tight, and then no more than a quarter-turn.......

If I was a Super-Hero, people would be calling me "Captain Badwrench!"

It is really a good bike, though..... super-good! It's a good thing that there weren't bikes this good when I was a lot younger. I would have wandered the world forever, working only for food and gas! The biker without a home or country! As it is, that 12K miles got put on during a year in which I recovered from a bike accident and shoulder surgery! I shudder to think what I'm gonna put on during a healthy year!
 
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