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post #1 of 18 Old 05-19-2006, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Cheap oil filter wrench

If you need an oil filter wrench for your DL, you can get one from NAPA auto parts for less than $5, about a third of the cost for the Suzuki tool. It's plastic, but looks sturdy. Fits a 3/8 drive ratchet. FYI.

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post #2 of 18 Old 05-19-2006, 09:54 PM
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Gotcha beat... I bought a strap wrench from the local dollar store! 100 pennies later I can change the oil on any vehicle I own.

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post #3 of 18 Old 05-19-2006, 10:25 PM
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Thanks Tim!

I bought a metal one from a local 'jobber', 3/8" drive, fits over the end of the filter - don't remember how much. Gave up on the strap-wrench as it kept slipping.

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post #5 of 18 Old 05-20-2006, 11:19 AM
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I use these to take mine off......



And my hand to put the new one on.
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post #6 of 18 Old 05-20-2006, 12:40 PM
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I've just put a K&N oil filter. That's how every filter should be!
It got a 17 mm socket on the end, no special tools required, just a wrench.
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post #7 of 18 Old 05-20-2006, 02:58 PM
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how much are k&n oil filters? the cost of a proper oil filter wrench is cheaper then a bike's life of k&n oil filters
post #8 of 18 Old 05-20-2006, 03:29 PM
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I bought the Suzuki item, not cheap but here's my theory. If I get the specific tool for a specific job things just go along much better. I doubt that I would buy a tool for a one time only job but oil filters are a fact of life and keep happening

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I bought the Suzuki item, not cheap but here's my theory. If I get the specific tool for a specific job things just go along much better. I doubt that I would buy a tool for a one time only job but oil filters are a fact of life and keep happening
Oil filter wrenches are a comondity item. Suzuki just wants more for putting their name on some other companies cheap wrench. Buy the right size at wal-Mart/Autozone/NAPA/favorite box store.

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post #10 of 18 Old 05-20-2006, 04:21 PM
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Fully agree in theory. But in my somewhat twisted world fate will strike me down 9 times out of 10. I can go to half a dozen big box stores and auto suppliers and they are out of stock for the occassion. This just annoyes the hell out of me and costs gas money so I just cut out the foolin around and pay up front. Besides on the filter tool issue, I was there anyway so why not get it over with.

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