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joey's picture
Round Rock TX
Joined: 07/07/2010
Posts: 1

I tried to change my oil and filter today for the first time. I have a r100/7 engine on a r60/2 frame (with sidecar). When I try to remove the oil filter cover it strikes the frame tube and will not come out. It there an option besides removing the entire engine.

I think if i could get it off and shave a little off the outer edge I could wedge it back into place.

Thanks for any help.


anderson7585's picture
VBMWMO #7585
Houston, Texas
Joined: 07/24/2009
Posts: 340
I use the "hinged" filters on

I use the "hinged" filters on my /5 because they solve all of the "fouling issues".



1973 BMW R75/5 (LWB) "Griselda" (stock looking but with logical/practical improvements), 1971 Norton Commando "Commando Bizarro" (a truly strange custom project), 1936 BMW R2 "Ediltrudis" (stock, currently out getting a pro restoration). www.vinceandersononline.com

schrader7032's picture
VBMWMO #7032
San Antonio, TX
Joined: 10/27/2006
Posts: 6898
I've never seen a /7 engine

I've never seen a /7 engine in a /2 frame so I don't know the clearance issues with the cover. However, on my /7, it does take some finagling for me to get my cover off. It has to be worked sideways at some point...usually it's the rear portion of my cover that gets in the way. The hinged filter might be helpful once you get the cover off but it shouldn't be hindering you from getting the cover off.


Kurt in S.A.
'78 R100/7 '69 R69S '52 R25/2

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