Oil filter wrench: Do you use one or no?

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    Take a 6" square of old t-shirt, stretch it over the end, tap on the filter socket with a rubber hammer, and that will provide a surprising amount of grip. It will even overcome the dealers assembler torquing the filter to the ridiculous Honda spec. I have even seen it done with sandpaper.
     
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    HUGE props to Diving Pete!! Thank you for the filter wrench my friend! I owe you a pint when I get across the pond. :):Tea:
     
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    I use a generic oil filter wrench to remove my filters but then I hand-tighten when installing the new one. I think they're a nice-to-have.
     
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    Just used one yesterday. The problem for years before was that I hadn't found one that fit the Honda filter snugly. Now that I have a good, firm grip on it, the process is much more fun. (Still can't say that I'm in love with all those "A" style clips in the fairing panels, though. The one at the front of the lower cowls always has to be pried out because of a build-up of road grit.)
     
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    Yeah, those clips seem like they will disintegrate each time you touch them. I have yet to actually break one, though. I want to order spares just for peace of mind.
     
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    Yes, extra clips are nice to have around and I've replaced a couple. I got my extra "A" clips from Bike Bandit. For the Gen 8 they're Honda Part #90116-SPO-003, named "Clip, Bumper Seal."
     
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