That is a good question. I see that Hitchcock's sells an oil filter socket tool:
PART No. 90299
OIL FILTER WRENCH, 3/8'' DRIVE 650 Interceptor + 650 Continental GT
The smallest filter sockets I've seen are 65/67mm with 14 points. Measure the width between the flats, across the center of the filter.
When you have the size or a link to the one your purchased, please post.I have a question... what is the metric size of the oil filter removal tool for the CT 650? Thanx in advance
Been there, done that ;-) Harsh but effective on those really baked on filters.drive a screwdriver through the filter and twist it off.
They put those filters on ridiculous tight at the factory. I don't know what they use. Maybe a heavy duty impact wrench? I had a helluva time getting it loose when I did my first oil change. I thought of trying the screwdriver method but I was afraid I'd just end up with a mangled filter that was still stuck on. So I took a stainless steel hose clamp and put that around the base of the filter and tightened it as hard as I could. Then I took a screw driver and put the end of it in the slot of the clamp's screw and pounded on it in a counter clockwise direction with a 3 lbs drilling hammer. I finally got it to budge just a tiny bit at a time until it was finally loose enough to take off by hand. Then after I changed the oil I put the new filter on hand tight which is all you need to do. It never leaked a drop and it was easy to get off when I did my next oil change.Been there, done that ;-) Harsh but effective on those really baked on filters.
When I was having all that trouble getting the filter off on my first oil change I bought this one.When I had the problem with a hard to reach filter on a car the parts guy suggested a ABW three legged puller.
Bring it back for a full refund if it doesnt work!
The legs are geared so the harder you turned the harder they dug into the filter, and he was right, it worked.
Fitted every other filter I have used it on too, so price ended up OK too.
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When working on the bike I usually steady it with a couple of rachet straps down from the roof beams as I usually work alone.It might be advisable to have a helper sitting on the bike while breaking the filter loose.
I wouldn't want to rock the bike off the stand down on top of me.