Motorcycle oil filters

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Here’s a bit of motorcycle oil filter eye candy. What are you using?

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Ages ago I cross-referenced the filter on my Kawasaki and ran the automotive equivalent. As I recall it matched up to one of the smaller Honda filters. Then the next bike had a cartridge style and I didn't have much choice, it was either the dealer or Fram, Fram I could get a mile away, the dealer filter was 2x $ and across town. I ran with the Fram.

Wow, the page I got the info from is still on the web:


Granted, some of the info is years out of date, but back in the day, that's what I stuck with.
 
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What are you using?
Given those choices? OEM, for a literally a couple of dollars more.

I'm pretty sure I see a $12.49 shelf tag. When I can get an OEM filter for $14.50, or just about any other aftermarket brand for less than that, there's no value in a Fram at that price.
 
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My VStar can use the same filter my Accord K24 uses. The filter is a bit longer than the VStar OEM, but fits fine. Either Fram Ultra or Mobil 1.
 
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I find the "threads" and surrounding metal of the mount as well as everywhere else on the Fram motorcycle filters super thin compared to almost any other filter and why I dont use them.
 
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The only part for my bike that I get at the local Harley dealer, is the oil filter for my bike. I guess if I went for a aftermarket filter they would probably work, but if I'm not having a problem with the oem filter, why change?.,,
 
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K&N 171-C. It has the 17mm nut welded onto the filter so I don’t have to use the Harley “special” slotted wrench to get around the crank position sensor. Easy Peasy plus it’s $2 cheaper than the Harley OEM from Amazon delivered. The C suffix means it’s chrome! ;)
 
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I have to use OEM only because that is what is available. I bought a 10 pack from Ebay India and saved 50% over the local dealer price.

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I always use the automotive cross when i can. 1356 and 7317. The 'motorcycle' filters all seem to have nitrile adbv and the upper end auto filters have silicone.. not sure if it makes a difference but i have found myself using the XG for a few oil changes instead.


I have always wondered if flow was better in the motorcycle filters vs the auto filters.. never had an issue though.
 
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I use wix filters for almost everything, check their site for DETAILED specs + fitments. many manufacturers are being consolidated + bought by others + filters are made from WHEREVER!!! just checked Calsci.com has lots of fitments + recommendations on filters etc
 

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I always use the automotive cross when i can. 1356 and 7317. The 'motorcycle' filters all seem to have nitrile adbv and the upper end auto filters have silicone.. not sure if it makes a difference ...
Same here.
On my Shadow, I had used filters for Hyundai and Honda cars (Fram, Purolator, Bosch in the 9688/3593a size).

I have a TG3593a on my Goldwing now, but will be switching to a 7317 sized filter next change.
The 3593a/9688 size has a bit to large of a diameter and is pushing against one of the coolant hoses a bit.
A 7317 size will clear that.
I am waiting for a NAPA 1/2 off filter sale and will order a few 1356 filters for future use. If no sale by the next change, probably a TG7317.
 
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HiFloFiltro Racing Oil Filter​

Features:​

  • Heavy-duty steel casing features a welded hex nut for easier removal and installation
  • High-performance tri-fiber media for optimum filtration and consistent oil flow
  • Premium rubber relief valve for 100% seal
 
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Been using HiFlo's for years on multiple machines. Also used Walmart Super Techs. Never had an oil filter related engine issue...
 
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HiFlo, Fram, et al, they visually appear the same as mine are cartridge filters like pictured above in post #12. Run whatever I found to be the best deal on them or if I need to get an order to a specific dollar amount for free shipping I’ll add a filter or two of whichever is available.
 
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XG7317 on my XSR900. Also makes it so it takes the whole 3 qts to get to the full mark on the oil level sight glass.

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Thanks for sharing this, I have several XG7317's that I bought on sale for my cars, so I can use it as well, great to hear!

Just curious which oil you've been using, I am currently using Yamalube Syn 10w40 but I am looking forward to hear other options that people have been using in their triples
 
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