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Old 11-15-2005, 12:45 AM   #1
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best oil filter

ok we have a thread on oil, so what about the filter? What you like the best and how much do you pay for it?
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Old 11-15-2005, 12:53 AM   #2
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i just buy whatever they tell me to buy lol..... I will go out in the garage later or tomorrow and take a look.....

What im curious about is does everybody change the filter when they do a oil change I know on my truck I donít sometimes but I donít know if I should do that on the bike or notÖ.
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Old 11-15-2005, 01:00 AM   #3
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I only buy oem honda oil filters. I don't know if they are better or worse than any others that's just what I buy. I always change the filter when I change the oil.
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Old 11-15-2005, 01:57 AM   #4
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u should change the filther when u change the oil and oem filthers are great. as for afthermarket i like hight flow or k and n.
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Old 11-15-2005, 02:00 AM   #5
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K&N FILTERS! :notworthy
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Old 11-15-2005, 09:00 AM   #6
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High Flo & K&N, is pretty much what we use at the shop.
On some bikes like the BMWs, Roadstars, some Hondas the stock filter works best.


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Ive used fram, every since ive owned a bike, but cant go wrong with OEM
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I think to really know what filter is best, you would have to: buy several different types, run them each for the same time and same dirtyness, then destruct to see which does the best job....a tough and long process.

http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/FilterStudy.html shows some filters opened up and evaluated.

However, they give a "grade" for the filter media, and size of it...which appers to be strictly subjective to the evaluators opinions. I think a better test would be to have a batch of "dirty" oil, and run a predetermined amount of dirty oil though each type of filter media, then measure how much of the pollutants it filtered out. The specific area of media exposed (pleats x depth x height) would only affect throughput of the unit....not neccessarily how well it filters.

good info here as well. http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/Filters.html

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oem seames to be the best.
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Old 11-20-2005, 01:11 AM   #10
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i buy fram filters for about $2.50 each and change it every other oil change. i do however change my oil every 2k-3k miles religiously
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on some Kawi's the OEM filter has a high pressure relief valve
especially on the ZX-12r, if you don't go oem and it's cold you can blow seals in the motor from too much oil pressure
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Old 11-26-2005, 10:37 PM   #13
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FRAM filters are horrible...cut one open, its made out of cardboard on the inside...OEM is the correct choice.
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