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is it neccessary to take off Fairing to Change oil?

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Old 05-17-2010, 10:55 AM
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It seems as though i can get to the oil drain bolt and the filter without removing the fairing.

Thanks in advance,

Mike
 
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You do not have to remove the fairings to change the oil.
 
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Someone on this forum recommended putting some aluminum foil under the oil filter to direct the flow into your catch can or wherever your putting it. Instead of letting it drip all over your headers.

Love the f4i oil change. $20 and 15 mins is all it takes.
 
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:10 PM
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If you use the Honda wrench that came with the tool set for the bike you will not have to remove fairings. Getting to the filter can be a pain in the rear end if you have big paws like I do, but NO you shouldnt have to remove the fairings... I do just to make it a bit easier
 
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Got one of these from Wally World for 2$. Well worth it for your filter removal problems.

 
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I pulled the left hand side fairing (sitting on the bike)when I changed the oil.. took all of 3 minutes to do and I was able to position the foil much easier.. plus I was able to get the filter wrench on without issue... I also removed the front "V" piece....

you might not have to do it.. but for the approx 5 extra minutes spent taking the stuff off will save you 10 minutes in fumbling your hands in there... my hands are kinda big and tough to get in there without cursing..

Its not the drain plug that is tough to get to.. its the filter area..
Adam
 
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Sick97SS View Post
Got one of these from Wally World for 2$. Well worth it for your filter removal problems.

One of my favorite tools ever !!!!

I just let the oil drip on the headers and let it burn off. I know lazy right ? But I be to busy watching tv or something while doing an oil change
 
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:05 PM
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I just finished a 2 hour oil change. The filter in there was the original owners and they had jacked it in good. The filter socket that's been mentioned slides right around when its that tight. We eventually decided to swallow our pride and take the fairings off. We didn't have a filter tool but a pipe wrench worked at that point.

Try the filter socket with the fairings on. If it gives you any problems take em off.
 
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dude 2hrs??? if it doesnt come off id just stuff a screwdriver in it and turn lol
 
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2 hour oil change? Thats verging on just trading someone straight up f4i for f4i.
 

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