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In case you were not aware, the oil filter is very easy to access on the RMAX-2 seat models, I don't know about the 4-seat models but you may want to try the same thing if possible. It is only about a 10min job and a few bolts and you even get a chance to wash out the area. Just remove the side panel behind the passenger door and the black inner fender attached to it, Note; You will have to take the passenger seat out first to remove one bolt that is attached to inner fender, make sure to take both panels out together and do not separate them, it is a real pain to pull the tabs out to seperate them, I'll post the pics and you'll see what I'm talking about. Hope this helps.
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I didn’t pull the whole panel assembly out like that, I used youtube videos and got that black panel either loose or disconnected, and from there it was quick.
 

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Who said it had to be "Easy"? I removed the panels together BUT with the following changes for an "Easier" access.
(1) That screw you have to remove from behind the passenger seat I replaced with a M6 clip nut where the screw use to be. (Had to drill out the plastic and plastic weld around the small gaps) then use the same screw from the outside.
(2) Those plastic (WTF) screws I replaced with M6 Body bolts and M6 Rivet nuts. (I hate those plastic screws).
Next time it'll take less than a minute to remove the panels and I don't have to play contortionist to change my oil filter.
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I'll do the drivers side next time I'm in that area.
(I took pictures but I have a chitty camera. Friggen thing won't focus. Hope you got the visual.)
 

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Who said it had to be "Easy"? I removed the panels together BUT with the following changes for an "Easier" access.
(1) That screw you have to remove from behind the passenger seat I replaced with a M6 clip nut where the screw use to be. (Had to drill out the plastic and plastic weld around the small gaps) then use the same screw from the outside.
(2) Those plastic (WTF) screws I replaced with M6 Body bolts and M6 Rivet nuts. (I hate those plastic screws).
Next time it'll take less than a minute to remove the panels and I don't have to play contortionist to change my oil filter.
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I'll do the drivers side next time I'm in that area.
(I took pictures but I have a chitty camera. Friggen thing won't focus. Hope you got the visual.)
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Like the bed removal idea, I've contemplated doing that myself, Im getting tired of banging my head on that damn thing, looks like a good afternoon project to me.
 

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Like the bed removal idea, I've contemplated doing that myself, Im getting tired of banging my head on that damn thing, looks like a good afternoon project to me.
You're gonna need some sealed connectors. Drivers side wiring harness has 5 wires and passenger side has 7. I have a street legal kit which gave me 9 wires on each side. Go here for your specific sealed connector needs.

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Enjoy working on your RMAX without bonking your head. (y)
 
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