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Old 09-09-2009, 06:07 PM
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hi everyone i have a quick question. i have a 2002 f4i and i was rideing today i was on it alil too, but anyways i was sitting at a red light temp guage started goin upfan turned on. so im goin hit bout 50 and my shoe on the right side started to get real hot i look down and im covered in oil. my oil filter had came lose can it do this on its on or does sumone have to be messing round with your bike. all of my oil was on the ground the back tire was covered i thought i was goin to lose it but i stoped just in time. any help
Old 09-09-2009, 07:13 PM
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Hypothetically, someone could have loosened it, but they'd have to have the Kung-fu grip if it was torqued down properly. More than likely it just came loose on its own. Did you perform the oil change last time?
Oil filters are one of the many things that require safety-wiring on racebikes; for obvious reasons.
Glad you didn't dump the bike; nice save!
Old 09-09-2009, 07:30 PM
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My old filter (before I bought it) was tightened by a professional call girls grip -- barely got the damn thing off. AFter I changed it I hand tightened and I did have to go back and give it a small snugging. I imagine if someone is going to tamper - they wouldn't go that route. My
Old 09-09-2009, 07:50 PM
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maybe double gasket on the oil filter, or just loose. otherwise u got punk'd.
Old 09-10-2009, 05:42 PM
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Sounds like a bit of assholery.
If you tightened the filter on properly, there's a fat chance it came loose on its own.
Hmmm... although, stranger things have happened..
Old 09-12-2009, 04:09 PM
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Most likely you didn't tighten it enough. Nice save - could have been painful.
Old 09-13-2009, 05:03 PM
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ya i gotit changed by the honda dealership so that was on them. they told me my next maintance is free tho, im just glad it didnt hirt the motor where i had to ride home with no iol in it.
Old 09-14-2009, 12:32 PM
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The Honda dealership did this??? There is absolutely NO excuse...repeat...NO excuse for this...NONE. Glad you noticed it b/f & were able to safely stop the bike.

Tell ya what, I'd have raised hell w/ this shop. The attempt to apologize w/a free oil change next time is all fine & good, & the right thing to do. However, I think they just throw these freebies out there automatically when they screw up. You should bring this to the attention of the owner of this shop...& a letter/email/call to factory Honda wouldn't hurt either. Honda mechanics are *required* to be certified, & if they've got some guy in there doing "work" who's not certified, then problems like this will persist. Not saying that's what happened but I can't see a certified mechanic doing this. I digress... Attention to the situation to the proper parties can only help...& maybe save someone's life down the line.

If you don't know how to change your own oil & filter, you should. Its easy & you KNOW its done right.

Thankfully, you & your bike are ok.

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