ADulay Posted March 13, 2007 Share Posted March 13, 2007 All, Well, with the week of Daytona and the Keys under my belt for another year, the only real "crisis" of the whole event was a very weird incident while pulling out of a friend's driveway. Seems he has some paving stones set into a few depressions at the start of the driveway. Well, I drove over one like every body else but this time, the stars and moon were aligned or something and the photo was the result. Instant destruction of the oil filter as one of the paving stones got wedged up from the front tire into the filter, puncturing it, among other things. Hit it so hard that the bike came off the ground and they thought I was pulling a wheelie coming into the street. By the time I had turned around and got back to the driveway, I'd lost two quarts of oil, most of which was dumped on the street, driveway and my left foot as it sprayed from the filter. 45 years of riding and I've never seen a destroyed oil filter on a street bike. Luckily for me, the Daytona BMW dealer opened at 9am and we rode on down and picked one up. Also stopped at Pep Boys for a "strap wrench" so we could get the old filter off. Rode another 700 miles without a leak once we replaced the oil and filter, so I'm convinced all is right with the world once again. AD Link to comment
This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.