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post #1 of 7 Old 07-29-2013, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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uh-oh - missing oil filter mounting pin

Ack. Went to change my oil for the first time since I bought the bike. I've put a bit over 1k miles on it. Thought I was making a good choice since I got an '09, and from an older guy who was pretty easy on it - his first bike, and was obviously a backyard mechanic, as he had several cars, an immaculate garage, his own lift, etc. And the bike looked to be in great shape. Go to change the oil, no crush washer on the drain plug. and then I pull the filter, and there is no filter mounting pin/bypass valve. The filter is just sitting in there. I'm just curious, how bad is this? does it mean the filter hasn't been effectively filtering at all, or just maybe that if it got clogged the bypass valve wouldn't work? Gotta call the dealer and see about the part, which sucks, cause that will probably keep me off the bike for a week. Though I've already put so many miles on it like this.
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Someone jettisoned the oil tube with the used filter, as though the assembly were simply a used automobile filter cartridge . . .

Without the oil tube, not a drop of oil is filtered; however--no biggie, if the oil is changed reasonably early. Honda manufactured a number of engines without any disposable oil filter whatsoever (e.g., ATC110, etc.).

Ain't no thang; change the oil and ride on; replace the oil tube when you can, and when you do . . . might as well USE the filter you found languishing in the housing! It's good as new!
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Someone jettisoned the oil tube with the used filter, as though the assembly were simply a used automobile filter cartridge . . .

Without the oil tube, not a drop of oil is filtered; however--no biggie, if the oil is changed reasonably early. Honda manufactured a number of engines without any disposable oil filter whatsoever (e.g., ATC110, etc.).

Ain't no thang; change the oil and ride on; replace the oil tube when you can, and when you do . . . might as well USE the filter you found languishing in the housing! It's good as new!
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Ok, it doesn't sound like the end of the world. Gonna call up the dealer today and see about getting a new one.
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post #6 of 7 Old 07-31-2013, 01:53 AM
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Same thing happened to me bought a new one on ebay for around 13 bucks . When it came no need to empty the new oil just take the oil filter out and slide in the pin .
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Same thing happened to me bought a new one on ebay for around 13 bucks . When it came no need to empty the new oil just take the oil filter out and slide in the pin .
Right! Or, you could just let 'er sit for a while to drain the oil filter compartment, pop the cover, and stick the oil tube in (small end inboard, IIRC). Leaning it over on its left side might reduce some oil spillage.
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