After paying $245 for the dealership to do the 6,000km 'oil change,' I decided the next one I'll do myself. Supposed to be easy, right? I didn't realize the torque requirements for the oil filter is 250ft/lbs. At least, that's what it feels like. A filter clamp (though not a good one, mistake one?), C-clamp, and brute force has replaced the retively nice round surface of the filter with something more resembling the Normandy beaches Post D-day.
I am at my wits end. I'm close to accepting defeat and having my bike towed somewhere, all over a fucking oil change. I come to you BCSB, for help. At least one of you have the solution. What can I do?