Sure would have been nice if someone did donate one to me tho!
I've done 2 oil filter changes by now. You don't need to undo exhaust hanger at all, just this bracket.There is no way you got an OEM filter out without crushing it or a new exact replacement in if your headers are installed correctly.
I just undid the carbon fiber exhaust hanger bolt (the part attached to the muffler not the bike. It’s just one bolt) and pulled down on it maybe a half inch to get the clearance I needed to get the old one out and the OEM filter back in. Took 5 seconds once I realized that was the best course of action. The header has springs on it so it won’t hurt anything and no chance of messing up any orings on the oil cooler line.
maybe. I’m not calling anyone a liar but please show me the way. The only thing I could think of was the way I did it.I have Akra on another bike and have removed the headers several times for off-season maintenance, and sometimes replaced the flanges and springs that hold the header to the engine head. I found a small change in clearance for my oil filter each time. Sometimes barely enough room to remove the filter, sometimes I have to use a bit of force to get it past the headers, one year I had to undo the hangers to get enough clearance.
Maybe there is just a slight difference in clearance from bike to bike.
Wasn't trying to call anyone out - just sharing my experience. I think your way is great. If I don't do it your way or Mr.388's way, I'll probably crush the filter a bit to squeeze it past. Or run the shorter filter and just change it more often. Usually change after a weekend at the track anyway.M
maybe. I’m not calling anyone a liar but please show me the way. The only thing I could think of was the way I did it.