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K&N Oil Filter Question

K&N's website states that the KN-303 oil filter is the OEM replacement for my 2013. On Dennis Kirk's website they list a KN-204 and KN-303 as replacements. The 303 is longer then the OEM stock filter and the 204 is the same length. I purchased the KN-204 at Advanced Auto. Will it be alright to use this, or should I get the other one?
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I've got the 303 on my bike..and it's the second one I've used...If the 204 fits it should be ok..length shouldn't be a big factor I don't think as far as operation is concerned...if I'm wrong hopefully someone will speak up and save you from a horrible mistake...
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I ended up exchanging it for the 303. Better to be safe. I thought maybe someone here on the forum might of used the 204 without any issues.
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K&N oil filters are now made in China by Champion Labs... The tacked on nut may cause the filter to leak, and they also tend to leak at the seal.

http://vfrworld.com/forums/showthrea...p-n-oil-filter

http://www.v-twinforum.com/forums/en...ver-again.html

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K&N's website states that the KN-303 oil filter is the OEM replacement for my 2013. On Dennis Kirk's website they list a KN-204 and KN-303 as replacements. The 303 is longer then the OEM stock filter and the 204 is the same length. I purchased the KN-204 at Advanced Auto. Will it be alright to use this, or should I get the other one?
IF you are going to use the K&N, one is just shorter than the other.

MOST of us get the longer one from whomever makes what we use....

EXTRA insurance, I guess.

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Invader...I'm going to need a little more evidence to believe your comment
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The longer filters *should* have more filter media surface area - or filter to a lower micron level with a different media - in them when compared to the shorter ones.

More filter media surface area or different media *should* result in higher oil flow through the filter with less restriction over a longer period of time.

As the filter does it's job - filtering out solid particulate matter from the oil as it passes through the filter - the pressure drop across the filter with more area/different media *should* be lower over the same time period compared to the filter with less media.

Higher flow, less resisitance to that flow, lower pressure drop - for a longer period of time.

Given an option, use the larger filter. *IF* it has more or different, higher-performing media with more surface area, and filters to the same micron level.
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Crap I just put one on last night. Now I have to go check for a leaky nut.

P/S cover your exhaust pipe below the filter for removing it. Even with the bike level oil will drip on the pipes.
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They also tend to leak at the seal.

You'd do better with one of these from Walmart:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Purolator-...14610/19802834

http://www.walmart.com/ip/FRAM-Tough...ilter/16878945

http://www.walmart.com/ip/FRAM-Xtend...ilter/16879028

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