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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Stainless re useable oil filter

Any body using this? Seems like a good idea.
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I've had one since March 2010 and have no complaints what so ever. Heres a better price for it....http://www.motosport.com/motorcycle/...FLO-OIL-FILTER

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I have one but still on the shelf. Existing filter has about 1.5k km to go.

Present Ride: 2011 Versys Spark Black
Previous Ride: Kawasaki Ninja 250R 2008 Plasma Blue
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 04:53 AM
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I put one on 2 changes ago. So far so good!


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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 12:18 PM
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I'd have to keep my Versys for about ten years for this to pay off... I get Bosch or Purolator filters for about $6... regardless, it's a pretty cool farkle.
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I'd have to keep my Versys for about ten years for this to pay off... I get Bosch or Purolator filters for about $6... regardless, it's a pretty cool farkle.
Bosch 3300 oil filter: $3.66 each from Rock Auto (search '3300').

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I'd have to keep my Versys for about ten years for this to pay off... I get Bosch or Purolator filters for about $6... regardless, it's a pretty cool farkle.
Who is the winner if the oil is not purified as good as a through a regular filter...?
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 04:22 PM
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I had one of those on a previous bike, just for the look of it.

The various forum experts criticized it for the laser-cut filtration screen inside as not being the equivalent of good old filter paper....quoted chapter and verse about percentages and microns of material being trapped...condemned the cost, amortized over x-number of miles and x-number of riding years...but I put tons of miles on that bike with never an issue. Hey: if I wanted everything to be absolutely cost-effective, I never should have bought my first motorcycle many years ago.

The thing had a magnet on the interior that was so strong I had trouble getting off the bike if I was wearing a belt that had a large buckle.

I liked that filter!
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 04:36 PM
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These are popular among dirt bike owners. You generally replace your oil after every long ride, and replace the filter every other oil change. People have been using these for a long time.
So, the concept is sound.

But, for the Versys, Purolaters are cheap enough...plus they match the yellow color of my bike

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I had one of those on a previous bike, just for the look of it....The thing had a magnet on the interior that was so strong I had trouble getting off the bike if I was wearing a belt that had a large buckle....

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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 11:57 PM
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Cool look, but screens wont generally do the job of a paper filter. Not close to the same micron, plus if they did filter as well you can't possibly wash and blow out all the contamination.
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