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.
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
KTM 690 enduro r
KTM 450 xcw six days
Last edited by RickySpanish; 01-05-2013 at 04:41 PM.
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Originally Posted by ixion
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....