Hi All, Bought my 2015 CTX 700ND a month or so ago with about 6K on it. The oil looked real good, but I figured change it so I know where I am at with that service. Started to look at a service manual that has you taking 3 cowlings off to get at the transmission oil filter. Sat down to start on that and there is this little plate exactly where the pictures show you where to find the DCT filter. I figure, wow this is great, I don't have to remove all those cowlings. Sure enough I unbolt that plate and it comes off with some wiggling and out comes a little oil. There is the spring and the filter. Take spring out and start removing filter. With just the slightest of downward pressure it passes the top lip of the now exposed space it that cowling. Reverse install is the same. With a little push down and in the lip of the filter slips in past the cowling. Place spring and wiggle the plate in to place and bolt it up. It all worked fine and no leaks. Being lazy, I was pretty proud of myself. So, in thinking about it, to make the whole thing a little easier next time why not just Dremmel some of the plastic off the top of the hole in the cowling. Then next time no pressure will be needed. So.. What say you? A possible good idea? Am I missing anything? Thanks.
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