No "Special" filter wrench needed.
I put a small magnet on the side of the filter to catch any metal flakes(not that I want any).
Trying to rid the saying of Bring Major Wad, etc. :bmw:
The problem with designers and engineers is that it's not always a purely functional exercise. There are constraints based on looks, on regulations (emissions), and performance requirements. They can step on each other and I would expect they often do at some point. With the regards to the oil filter, they may have had design specs such that they wanted a certain amount of ground clearance. I think they could have designed it for a larger filter, but they didn't. On the other hand, the GSA has a skid plate, no? I wonder if the longer filters fit under it? When I owned Kawasakis, I used Bosch filters, which were $4-5 versus the $12-15 Kawasaki filter and I never had a problem. You are right about the filter being on the bottom etc, but I wouldn't say they didn't have options when they designed the bike.hopz said:For the record... I am not saying the other filters are not good. In-fact they may be exceptionally good... but they also may not be what the engine designer wanted... just say'n.
On my LT, it seems to fit just fine. Its slightly longer than the OEM filter, but I surely needed the 15K change time that its designed for since the oil I used was the mobile 1 extended range fully synthetic.Snoopy said:The Auto Parts store had the Mobil 1-102 filter but it is much longer than the BMW filter now on it. That would stick down pretty far.