Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
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(righty tighty - lefty loosey) Yeah. I know exactly what you did.
When you actually do get that filter jack hammered off you don't need to put the new one on all that tight. Oil the gasket and thread it on by hand. When you feel the gasket contact the engine give it another 1/2 turn or so and call it good. It will not fall off. Next time you take the filter off it's no more difficult than opening a jar of pickles. I just reach in the front vent to get to the filter, I don't take the fairings off. The bike has it's original crush washer too. I've never replaced it and as long as it doesn't leak - I won't.
I hand tighten all of my filters and other than my Jetta that has an over-engineered Teutonic catastrophe of a filter....grrr.. I can get them all off, and back on, by hand.
Honda. 2007 CBR600RR. Ohlins TTX36 and FGK Cartridges, Throttlemeister, TBR V.A.L.E., Woodcraft cases, Vortex sliders, spools, Michy PP2CT tires, all mechanicals stock. Spongebob Keychain.
Harley. 2010 FLHTK. SE Ventilator intake w/K&N air filter, FuelMoto Jackpot 2-1-2 header, Supertrapp SE mufflers, Wood TW-555 Cams, tuned with PC-V. 85hp/104tq