Originally Posted by jimmbo
OK...much thanks for all the info...a great help.....but a few more questions??
First, I realize that you shouldn't run any oil with "friction reducers", etc. but how about the ones that claim they reduce sludge...same story??
Also, and I know this is a dumb one, but what oil filter wrench do you use....I am struggling tried the traditional...the one that fits like a "socket"...going for the over sized channel lock type next..the filter won't budge!!
Oils to stay away from are,
Energy Conserving oils (you'll find these in mainly automotive oils below the 10W-40 weight range)
The next oil to NOT USE! is the "High Mileage" oils, again you'll find these in the automotive line. These are the oils that are designed for car engines that are considered to have "High Mileage" on them, like 75,000 miles plus!. These oils have a pretty strange additive pack and have been known to really mess up a wet clutch system.
Anti-sludge, anti-deposit, ect.. are more about cleaning, and suspension (not letting deposits settle back out of the oil) and shouldn't be a problem at ALL!
From the sound of it you have a factory installed oil filter and to that I say "Good Luck"
An installed over tightened, non pre-oiled filter seal can be ONE MAJOR pain to remove with any filter wrench. You may have to totaly distory the filter to get it off!
A few people on the forum has went as far as laying the bike down on its side (Two People) in some soft grass (or other soft something) and then going after the oil filter,
Large Channel Locks plairs,
Punching holes through the filter with a large screwdriver.
With the bike on its side you may be able to put a band type oil filter wrench over the filter and slide it far enough down the filter to also put a socket type wrench over the end of the filter and use BOTH at the same time to break the filter free. also, if you do deside to lay the bike down on the the ground it would help if it was low on fuel.
When putting the new filter back on no NOT! use any wrench at all, put it on ONLY hand tight and be sure to pre-oil the filters seal!