Oil Filter Clearance

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Oil Filter Clearance


I don't have the shocks installed (as in I don't have shocks yet to install) but I took an old oil filter and there sure wasn't much room for the swingarm to come down before it hit the filter. With the bike up on the center stand just how much clearance is there?
 
On my 74 850 just enough clearance to get the retainer band on and that's a tight fit.
 
Dave:

You may have to drill the upper mounting hole further back.
This will rotate the filter down away from contact with the swingarm.
Don't ask why I know this :cry:

Bob
 
SwooshDave,
my 72 combat has a factory installed filter and mount.
I use emgo filters in orange color w/o any clearance issues.
In fact I can get the filter wrench around the filter for removal.
I'd get the shocks on and get everything in rack before I get too concerned.
Are you using a larger car filter? ie.. maybe Fram?
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