Re: Oil filter cover
I have the same problem with my 2005 LT. I loosened every mounting bolt associated with the center stand and was unable to move the assembly enough to clear the aft oil filter cover bolt. Mine was apparently bent, and badly, when I hit a hole in a parking lot that was 8 to 10 inches deep. But, the center stand continues to operate normally. I removed the oil filter cover and the bolt came out at such an angle that I feared thread damage. Looking for an answer, I found this thread and it ended without a clear solution. So, the LT sitting in my garage for a few days with no oil forced me to make a decision. I could remove the assembly and replace it with a new one, probably not worth it for a motorcycle with 108K. I could remove the assembly and take it to someone to possibly bend it enough to clear the bolt. Or, I could drill a hole into the front of the tubular member that would remove enough metal to allow the bolt to clear, about 1/8". Quick and easy, and not enough to weaken the assembly since the tubular member only connects the two longitudinal members and does not have much stress on it. I started with a 1/8" bit and increased to a 3/8" bit, the bolt will now clear. I finished my oil change and took the LT for a spin.