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    NCXD first oil change

    As the title implies I just finished the first oil change on my DCT.
    Pretty cut and dry. I read other posts talking about the oil filter
    being, let's just say, difficult. I shoulda paid more heed...I have
    about 6 different filter wrenches and none of them worked! A trip
    to the auto parts was ez enough. The clutch filter needed a little
    pursuading to come out and a centerstand would be nice, but a
    very smooth procedure.
    Craig

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    Hey Searsboy,
    Appears you've had a chance to ride some. I haven't had much chance due to multiple variables. Anyways, did you need a special tool for the clutch filter? I haven't looked too far in the manual about this.

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    I haven't ridden much lately...I get the same weather you do!!! But have 650 miles on NC. No special tool. I inserted needle nose pliers into the end of the filter, spread out the tips of the pliers and pulled out the filter. I'm sure I'll find a better way next time...might even get lucky and have it come out on it's own!!!
    The clutch filter cover has an O ring that the manual, and I, recommend replacing.
    Craig

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    I used a c-clip spreader to pull out the trans filter. Odd, I was bored today, and did my Bikes oil change too!

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    It was a good day here, weather wise, to do something in the garage!!!
    If I lived in Illinois I would've done the work in my living room!!! lol
    I don't have a c-clip spreader, but I bet Harbor Freight has a cheap one!
    I was surprised the filter was "stuck" in there like that.
    Craig

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    Speaking of doing jobs on the bike in the living room haow many of you can relate to this ?

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    Craig & Original Rocket, thanks for the input.
    Craig, I'm a chicken when it comes to cold weather riding and now being under the weather, I've not even touched the bike since finishing up the accessories install. I'll be shooting some pics on all the accessories I've installed. Basically it's everything that Honda offers in the US minus the lights which I installed my own Denali's (LED) I had sitting from the NT (Deauville) I had them on about 2 years back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocker66 View Post
    Speaking of doing jobs on the bike in the living room haow many of you can relate to this ?
    I really never had that problem. My wife was very supportive as long as I kept garage related stuff to the garage. I can see this happening especially in colder weather and when the garage isn't properly insulated. Very funny though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron700 View Post
    Craig & Original Rocket, thanks for the input.
    Craig, I'm a chicken when it comes to cold weather riding and now being under the weather, I've not even touched the bike since finishing up the accessories install. I'll be shooting some pics on all the accessories I've installed. Basically it's everything that Honda offers in the US minus the lights which I installed my own Denali's (LED) I had sitting from the NT (Deauville) I had them on about 2 years back.
    I look forward to seeing those pics Ron.
    I have quite the want list!!! The tailbag that I recently purchased I think
    will satisy me, for now, as far as luggage. Right now I have my sights on a new seat...probably a Corbin.
    I bought an airhawk that should be delivered today. Maybe that will help my current discomfort!
    Craig

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    I'd like to know why the DCT has this special filter. I assume it is to filter the oil before it hits the small passages of the hydraulics that operate the clutch's.


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