CORONA, Calif. - Despite the engineering prowess of the various metric motorcycle OEMs, it seems that when their engineers turn their attention to creating metric cruisers, serviceability is not a high priority.
Take a look at most every supersport: routine services such as oil changes are easy and straightforward. On metric V-twin cruisers, the exact same oil filter part number is often buried in the hardest-to-get-to location on the machine.
Jardine’s Oil Filter Relocation Kit (starting at $247) does exactly what it says on the box. By repositioning the oil filter, a two-hour oil change turns into a two-minute job. Stainless steel oil lines connect chromed billet aluminum mounts that accept the stock OEM screw-on cartridge oil filter.