I guess I'm one of the lucky ones... I never had any problem with the "L" bracket when I've had to clean and re-oil my stock filter... And again no problems when I changed over to the UNI filter. The only pain in the ass I had was in separating the foam filter from the cage to clean it. No fun when it's oily and dirty.hondatrx700xx,
I fought that back screw for about two hours too much. I took it to the dealer and waited in the office so I didn't have to see how the technician got it out. Turns out he had to use vice grips to break it loose. I really think they used Lock-tite and not the blue. Ha,ha.