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advice on getting at oil filter

going to change the oil filter on my f, havnt had a proper look underneath yet but i know you can get at the filter without taking off the fairing ,what do i have to undo any advice please
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Just take the fairing off, unfortunately. Any other way and you run a good chance of burning yourself, damaging the plastic, and making a much bigger mess.

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going to change the oil filter on my f, havnt had a proper look underneath yet but i know you can get at the filter without taking off the fairing ,what do i have to undo any advice please
I did mine without taking it off, it was a bit of a pain but it is doable , I think I removed the screws on one side to loosen the lower fairing and I needed a filter wrench turning it millimetres at a time to loosen it, I also put some foil over the headers to reduce the amount of oil spilling on them, replace the filter with one with a hex head on it and it will be easier next time,a K&N one has it, I haven't removed my fairing yet and I am sure it will be a pain and stressful the first time but easier after that as that's how I have experienced my previous bikes,
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The filter is behind the header pipes so removing the fairing completely doesn't really give you that much of an advantage. I changed my oil about half an hour after riding, by this time the header pipes had cooled down enough to touch without burning me. The oil was still hot but not too hot to touch.

If you want to use a torque wrench then I think you will need to come at the filter from the front, so in that case you will need to remove the fairing. However you can avoid using a torque wrench and just tighten the filter until the gasket touches the metal, then give it 2 more full turns. THat's if using a suzuki oem filter, other filters might require only 1 turn or less, it should say on the filter instructions.

I used this type of tool to loosen and tighten the filter:
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I just did a change on my naked. Removed my bottom fairing/cowling. Used this tool to remove and install (did 2 full turns once I made contact with the gasket-metal):
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The oil filter wrenches are great. I think they are all of 8.00. Cheaper if you look around.

Especially when you realize your old oil filter is not going to a museum.
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I also have an F model. Take the left side fairing off. I bought a Suzuki oil filter wrench (p/n 09915-40611) and use Suzuki filters(p/n 16510-07J00). A 3/8 inch drive rachet with no extension fits into the wrench and the whole thing fits from the side behind the headers and onto the end of the oil filter. Easy once the faring is off.
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