Contributed Tech Stuff - Oil Filter Relocation

Contributed by F. Robert Falbo


Disclaimer: Information and ideas contained in this section are solely those of the contributor(s) and not those of Harley-Davidson®, Harley-Davidson® of Uica, H.O.G.®, or the Erie Canal H.O.G.® Chapter.



Changing your oil...What a mess! Let's face it... if you change your own oil you've most certainly formed an opinion about where Harley-Davison® stuck the oil filter, and probably where they can stick that location. It seems like no matter how careful you are, you always end up with a mess. Well, I'm writing this to tell you that it doesn't have to be that way. There IS a better idea...

Oil Filter Relocation Kits. A number of Manufacturers have brought relocation kits to the market. I'll list a few at the end. The one I purchased for my 2017 Street Glide Special is sold by DK Custom Products. This kit relocates your oil filter to an area under the left passenger footpeg that can easily accomodate a drain pan. The Kit contains...

Comment: Look, I really don't mind using my imagination to visualize when I'm reading a book for pleasure, but NOT when I'm reading instructions and trying to do something for the first time, no matter how small a task.

Installing the Kit. Here are the steps I took to install this kit

I ended up spray painting the brass connections to make them disappear. (fig. L) is the finished product.

Fig. A Fig. B Fig. C Fig. D Fig. E Fig. F
Fig. G Fig. H Fig. I Fig. J Fig. K Fig. L

OIL FILTER RELOCATION KITS

MANUFACTURER PART NUMBER PICTURE FITS PRICE COMMENTS
DK CUSTOM PRODUCTS DK-CNC-OFR-2WT TOURING $199.95 2009 UP
DK CUSTOM PRODUCTS DK-CNC-OFR-UNI SOFTAIL/DYNA/SPORTSTER/TOURING $269.95 UNIVERSAL
DK CUSTOM PRODUCTS DK-CNC-OFR-TRI TRIKE $199.95 2009 UP
MOORE SENSIBLE PRODUCTS RF6-BB TOURING $219.99 2009 UP





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