Just purchased an 09. Just did first oil change at 200kms, First of all, I think Kawasaki puts these things on with an air hammer. And that little tray under the filter while a good idea to catch the oil when you remove the filter, is an absolute pain when youre trying to get your hand around it. Had to use a strap wrench to get the old filter off, but it dented the shit out of it so im afraid to use it to tighten the new filter at all. Have the new one on hand tight, but id like to do the extra quarter turn with a wrench.
My question is, does the Kawasaki special oil filter wrench, or any other oil filter wrench work for this bike without screwing up the filter?