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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 06-29-2016, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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K&N Filter vs.HD Oil Filter

I tried a search...didn't come up, I'm sure this has been discussed many times but I have to ask. Should I switch to a K&N Oil Filter?

I used the K&N on my old scoot and loved the fact that they welded a little "Bolt" to the end to make removal simple. I have heard that the HD Filter is a pain after install getting the Filter Rachet off.

I have an 04 RG that I am doing my first oil change on. In the future I paln on getting the "forever filter" but don't have the cabbage at this time.
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post #2 of 50 (permalink) Old 06-29-2016, 02:04 PM
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I'm interested as well. I wonder if they make their own or sub it out.
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I've been running the K&N on mine for a couple years now, no issues. Easy on, Easy off much cleaner oil change at home than the HD filter.
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I switched to K&N last year and it sure makes changing filters a breeze! Not to mention I get the black version part # 171-B off of Amazon for $9 bucks. Id say they perform as good or better than HD filters but I have no proof of course.
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Hahahaha, that's what I'm looking for a little proof. I figured I have a lot of "Use only HD parts".

I can't see the problem of using a quality filter from a respected company but wanted to put it out there.
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Hahahaha, that's what I'm looking for a little proof. I figured I have a lot of "Use only HD parts".

I can't see the problem of using a quality filter from a respected company but wanted to put it out there.
Hi RR, when it comes to K&N I wouldn't hesitate using it rather than the (over-priced) OEM-filter. K&N Engineering of Riverside California have been in the industry since the 1960s.

I use them myself, of course, both oil and air-filters. The oil-filter is a high flow premium filter giving excellent oil-flow and filteration. That is important not least for our air-cooled big-twins (without Shower-Heads )

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When it comes to HD "Branded" fluids, filters, etc. I always keep this in mind...they buy from the lowest bidder.
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Go with K&N a quality company and much easier to get off when changing oil. I order on ebay both black and chrome and get in about 3 days.
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Another great oil filter is the Wix brand. One of the best filters available. They stock them at O'Reilly Auto Parts
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Another great oil filter is the Wix brand. One of the best filters available. They stock them at O'Reilly Auto Parts
That's what I been using. They are no cheaper ,but better and more convenient.
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