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post #1 of 18 Old 08-14-2019, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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oil filter wrench size

Can someone please confirm what size oil filter wrench the 2017 650 takes? I bought a 14 flute 68mm, as I was sure that was what I had seen online, but it didn't fit. It was a Performance Tool 14 flute 68mm from Amazon.

Did I misread the size required somewhere?
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post #2 of 18 Old 08-14-2019, 09:40 PM
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I don't know what the size is supposed to be. I've got every one of them. I never have good luck with any fitting well enough to remove the filter efficiently. I use these instead: https://www.harborfreight.com/oil-fi...ers-61477.html

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post #3 of 18 Old 08-14-2019, 09:51 PM
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How about a large Channellock Tongue Groove Pliers?
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post #4 of 18 Old 08-14-2019, 10:45 PM
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Bazooka's got it. Big gomby water pump pliers form Harbor Freight.
There are certain universal tools that belong in everyone's tool kit.

i recently had to use my biggest pliers to open a jar of Artichoke hearts. My old hands don't have the grip required.

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post #5 of 18 Old 08-14-2019, 11:42 PM
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After trying a few over the years I have settled on either of these:
Both are positive no slip removal and I install by hand.

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post #6 of 18 Old 08-15-2019, 01:40 AM
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Why not put it on less tight so it can be removed without needing a tool? Seems to work for me...

I'm hoping the above still applies as the last filter I installed was a Hiflo with the o-ring stile gasket. I haven't used a Hiflo before so perhaps I'm going to be eating my own words...
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post #7 of 18 Old 08-15-2019, 02:02 AM
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I use a strap wrench with sandpaper under the strap. sounds like a lot of effort I know but it does make easy work of filters.

Broken strips from power files are ideal FWIW.
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post #8 of 18 Old 08-15-2019, 08:52 AM
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Suzuki sells the wrench. Harbor Freight set kind of wedges/jams. The OEM takes a pretty good twist due the different seal. I like the K&N filters for the little nut welded on. I do think you can always trust OEM filters as the very highest quality. Others hard to say.

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post #9 of 18 Old 08-15-2019, 09:01 AM
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Brockie, I have one of those leverage strap wrenches with a length of chain as the gripping surface.
You can really talk to a difficult filter with that! "Get loose or I will crush you to death!"
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post #10 of 18 Old 08-15-2019, 09:30 AM
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unscrew it with pliers or screwdriver then put new one using your hands only, that way you can undo it later same way.

Otherwise get some adjustable wrench.
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