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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-01-2015, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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Metal reusable oil filters

Are the reusable metal oil filters like Arlen Ness worth the money and are they better than traditional oil filters?

I like the look and practicality of the product but am hesitant to spend money on something that may not be worth it.

Anyone use them or have experience with them?ImageUploadedByMO Free1438444518.580641.jpg


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I have been running a K&P reusable filter on my 2009 RG for the past 15K miles. I love it.
You may hear some people tell you to steer clear of them as they don't filter down to 5 micron like the OEM filter does.
The key point to understand is absolute vs nominal filtration....the HD filter claims to filter down to 5 microns nominal which means
it catches 5 microns sometimes....i.e. nominally.....even a chain link fence will filter down to 5 microns nominally.....the only filtration spec that really matters is the absolute filtration and the K&P filters 35 micron absolute which as I understand it is superior to the HD filter.....It flows much better too.....I have no intention of going back to the HD filter.
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Here's a thread I started last year about reusable filters. Maybe it will help you too. I wound up going with the PCRACING reusable filter. In my research the KP and the PC filters are the same with the exception of a nut on the end of the PC filter so you don't need any special filter wrench and the KP does not but it comes with the special filter wrench. I choose the PC filter for that ut and it was a lil cheaper than the KP one. https://www.roadglide.org/27-aftermar...l-filters.html

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Here's a thread I started last year about reusable filters. Maybe it will help you too. I wound up going with the PCRACING reusable filter. In my research the KP and the PC filters are the same with the exception of a nut on the end of the PC filter so you don't need any special filter wrench and the KP does not but it comes with the special filter wrench. I choose the PC filter for that ut and it was a lil cheaper than the KP one. https://www.roadglide.org/27-aftermar...l-filters.html

Thanks guys. I was looking for a thread on this but couldn't find it. I will give it a look.


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My only concern would be if you ran that filter and something happened with your engine and Harley wouldn't honor the warranty because you used a Non recommend filter
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I have the PC Racing filter. It seems to be a quality filter, easy to clean and has a built in magnet and nut for easy removal. I think I have bought my last filter.
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K&P here . No problems at all. Nice not having to give the stealership any more $ than I have to.
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+1 K&P also No issues or problems.
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K&P here also. Easy to clean.
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K&P here also,it's already paid for itself.i'm all done buying filters.
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