Here is some information about motorcycle oil filters, and oil filters in general, links provided by John Laurenson, a subscriber to the fjr1300micapeakcom mailing list. There's also an interesting oil filter expose page done by Toby Creek.
The Fram PH7317, reportedly a replacement for the stock Yamaha FJR1300 oil filter. This filter appears to be designed to hand tighten, and presumably remove by hand as well, because of the gritty rubber covering on the outermost end. It doesn't look like a filter wrench would fit, though a strap type obviously would work.
Brian Waletzko's photo above shows the new Yamaha oil filter box (now blue apparently, same filter though), plus a Purolator filter and a Pure One filter.
Other brands of oil filters which it has been suggested will probably work on the FJR include the following. Several subscribers to the FJR1300 mailing list at micapeak.com have reported good experiences using the Mobil 1 and Bosch filters:
- AC Delco PF-2057
- Bosch 3323 (known to work okay)
- Carquest 85356 — reportedly will not seal!
- Castrol 7317
- Deutsch D-370
- FRAM PH7317 (fits OK but 40% more restrictive than the OEM filter!)
- K&N KN-148
- Mobil 1 M1-110 (known to work okay)
- Motorcraft Long Life FL-821 — reportedly will not seal!
- NAPA Gold 1356 — reportedly will not seal!
- Penske 7317
- Purolator L14610 — (known to work okay, see photo above)
- Pure ONE PL14610 — (see photo above)
- Pure ONE PL14620 — reportedly will not seal!
- STP S-02867
- WIX 51356 — reportedly will not seal!
Here's the oil filter wrench I use. I bought it at an auto parts store. It's made of some hard plastic, and fits perfectly on the OEM Yamaha filter. The 17mm projection on the end makes it easy to remove and to install the new filter.
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