Back to speculating on what that white stuff clouding the oil level view window is.
Amazon wants $43. Partzilla $30. It appears to be readily available.That is some useful information right there.
I have often looked at purchasing a dedicated tool for oil filter removal for a first generation F4. When I find myself looking around an automotive supplies shop I will have a look at the variety of options on display but never commit to purchasing any of them. I might drop by the local friendly Honda shop and ask about the price and availability of this tool.
I think I finally learned that after 60 years of owning motorcycles. If there were long periods when the bikes sat unridden I would start them occasionally and run them until they reached apparent operating temperature, BUT obviously (now) not long enough for the oil to boil off any accumulated moisture. With water/oil-cooled bikes that will take quite a while as Chuck points out. Fresh oil going in today....and then a decently long ride....and this folks is why you really should not start a bike "just to circulate the oil".
If you are going to insist on intermittent running of a machine, you have to not only bring it up to Normal Operating Temp (N.O.T.) but you must maintain that temperature for several fan cycles until oil temperature has reached its NOT long enough tot drive moisture out.
This has been a Public Service Announcement.
The worst problem I had with this idea was the threads on the oil fill. Man are they sharp.I am starting to think that this bike may have most recently been serviced by a habitual masturbator......
Right, $127 NZD for the OEM Honda filter tool.Thanks very much for researching this.
I am based in New Zealand and will contact a local Honda dealership. Prepare yourself for a shock regarding the price....
They start at $15 on Trademe Dave, save that grip strength for high return situations.Right, $127 NZD for the OEM Honda filter tool.
Happy to continue using my immense grip strength to undo the filter for now.
Interesting comparison in price though. Approximately three times the price of one found on the US market.
Good detective skills there big fella!Reading some of the previous posts it is quite clear where your immense grip strength comes from 🤣