87 fxrs oil filter mount

Discussion in 'FXR Models' started by Apyle, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Apyle

    Apyle Junior Member

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    I went to change the oil in my 87 fxrs and the oil filter mount wiggles. I can't seem to see what it is connected to. It kinda looks like it connects to the transmission housing. But I don't see any hardware attaching it.
     
  2. ProF

    ProF Junior Member

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    If it's the same as my 86, the mount is bolted to a plate under the starter motor. It attaches from above, so you'll have to take out the starter motor to get to the bolt. Mine came loose a few years ago, and I tightened it to the torque setting "tighten the bejeezes out of it." Haven't had a problem since.
     
  3. jel123

    jel123 Active Member

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    Since your there dodn,t forget some red lock tight,jel
     
  4. bkrhoades

    bkrhoades Member

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    Mine came loose a couple times, even with red loctite. I ended up tac welding the bolt, no problems after that! You have to remove the starter or take the rear tire off to get to it.:small3d012:
     
  5. Jammr

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    I prefer the "tighten until it strips, then back off a half turn" torque spec. :bigsmiley20:
     
  6. Log Hog Kust'em

    Log Hog Kust'em Member

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    I found it's easier to remove the back tire and then tighten.
     
  7. Apyle

    Apyle Junior Member

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    I discovered that you can get to it by unbolting the side plate where the ignition module mounts and taking off the horn. Then there is enough room to get a gearwrench on it.