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    Oil Filter Cap Wrench
    on: Mar 30, 2015, 04.40 pm
    Mar 30, 2015, 04.40 pm
    I changed the oil again yesterday.  I continue to appreciate how easy it is to change the oil.  So easy in fact that it focuses my attention on the only difficult aspect.  That is, getting the cap wrench off the darn filter.  I use a Facom cap wrench made specifically for the Triumph and similarly sized filters.  It it is a very tight fit which is good for ensuring no slippage and ease of removing the filter from the bike.  Problem is the difficulty in getting the cap off the filter.  I have to stick a ratchet extension in the cap and rock it back and forth until it finally inches off.  What are you other gentlemen using?
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    Re: Oil Filter Cap Wrench
    Reply #1 on: Mar 30, 2015, 04.50 pm
    Mar 30, 2015, 04.50 pm
    KD tools cap wrench... fitted like the Facom, but the flutes seem to release better than some I have used in the past. The triumph branded filters release fine... some of the purolator and other brands do not (and you have to bang them around like you mention).

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    Re: Oil Filter Cap Wrench
    Reply #2 on: Mar 30, 2015, 10.22 pm
    Mar 30, 2015, 10.22 pm
    walker, thanks for the information.  I'll take a look at KD Tools.  I may also inquire pricing for the Triumph tool just out of curiosity
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    Re: Oil Filter Cap Wrench
    Reply #3 on: Mar 31, 2015, 12.22 am
    Mar 31, 2015, 12.22 am
    What torque setting did you use on the sump drain plug and when fitting the new filter?

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    Re: Oil Filter Cap Wrench
    Reply #4 on: Mar 31, 2015, 12.50 am
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    spec  for sump drain plug is 25 Nm
    spec  for filter is 10 Nm

    But that isn't related to my question.  Perhaps I didn't explain well.  The oil filter wrench sticks to the oil filter.  The fit is tight so as to prevent slippage but it also makes it difficult to get the oil filter out of the oil filter wrench. 
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    Re: Oil Filter Cap Wrench
    Reply #5 on: Mar 31, 2015, 12.55 am
    Mar 31, 2015, 12.55 am
    Thanks mate, No, I realise my question was not directly related to your original posting but an oil change is something I need to do in the future and it is useful information.    :821:

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    Re: Oil Filter Cap Wrench
    Reply #6 on: Mar 31, 2015, 01.03 am
    Mar 31, 2015, 01.03 am
    Oh. I understand now.  Well you will be pleased to know that changing oil and filter on the Trophy is extremely easy.  Plug is easily accessible and uses (I think) an 8mm hex head (allen wrench).  Filter is very easy to access.  All you have to do is remove one screw on the fairing to allow you to pull out the filter.  Clean and easy. 
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    Re: Oil Filter Cap Wrench
    Reply #7 on: Mar 31, 2015, 07.31 am
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    *Originally Posted by w8d4it [+]
    What are you other gentlemen using?
    I use a K & N oil filter (KN-204) with the nut on the top so a standard 17 MM or 11/16" open-end wrench can be used to remove this oil filter. The Triumph filter removal tool will NOT work on these oil filters because the top of them is perfectly round and has nothing for the Triumph filter to grab.

    I removed the original Triumph oil filter with the Triumph filter removal tool (p/n T3880313 which says "made in the USA" on the bottom).

    When I changed my engine oil, I had half the fairing off for unrelated reasons, including the crash bars removed, making the oil & filter change very simple.

    But do you have the crash bars installed? Doesn't one side of it have to be removed for the oil filter change ?

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