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Reuseable Oil Filters

Anyone tried the reusable oil filters? If so, what do you think of them? Seems like it could be a cost saver if they work well enough.

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I looked into those a couple of years ago. I decided that I'm not a fan. HD filters are not expensive and they do a great job.
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Hey shipmate

I run one on my RG. I have spent over 300 bucks (8 bucks each) putting oil filters on my Dyna, and like the one on my road glide. Heads up, when you order your filter, purchase a few of the seal rings. I have 11 oil changes on mine, and the seal ring will have to be replaced in the next couple of changes. If you ever buy a new bike, you can put the lifetime one on it, so it will be the last oil filter you ever buy. Mine was made by pegasus, but same design.


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Those seem very inexpensive! I always heard K&P were the best filters, and to be aware of chinese knock offs.

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Question for you guys that use these.
What solvent do you clean them with and is it a PITA and messy?

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What solvent do you clean them with and is it a PITA and messy?
They are easy to clean. Brake cleaner/similar, wipe, blow out with air. Not any more messy than disposal of old filter.


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Kinda seems like re-usable toilet paper to me.
Some things are just meant to be tossed....


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They are easy to clean. Brake cleaner/similar, wipe, blow out with air. Not any more messy than disposal of old filter.
Thanks for the info.. I may look into them.. Always shied away thinking them a PITA to clean...

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They are easy to clean. Brake cleaner/similar, wipe, blow out with air. Not any more messy than disposal of old filter.

Thanks for all the info brother! I may go ahead and get one as I have also been reading that they use these things on a lot of racing circuits because they actually filter crap out better than conventional. If you have run yours that long with no problem than I think it's worth a shot.

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We recommend the K&P Micronic Stainless Steel Oil Filter be cleaned frequently when first purchased or when engine work has been performed. This will give you a feel for how much debris is being filtered out of your machines oil and help you decide how often you want to clean the filter for your application. At minimum, clean the filter with every oil change. Remember, oil is the lifeblood of your machine, keep it clean!

Before cleaning, inspect the element and housing (spin on models) for debris. Since in nearly every case the oil flows from the outside of the filter to the inside, the debris will be caught on the outside of the filter element and on the magnet set into the top of the spin on models. Closer inspection of the debris can be achieved by flushing the particles into a clean light colored container. Monitor the debris from oil change to oil change. If something is significantly different in the amount or type of debris from the last cleaning or two, we recommend you investigate further.

Wash the reusable stainless steel filter element in clean solvent, gasoline, kerosene, aerosol carburetor cleaner or any other degreasing agent. You can even finish the cleaning process with some common dish soap and hot water. For stubborn debris, you can use a soft bristle brush to help dislodge particles from the screen. If you have compressed air available, blow air through the filter starting from the inside out, to remove any small particles or cleaning agent from the screen. If you don’t have compressed air, let the element air dry or use aerosol carburetor cleaner or something similar to displace the water. Finally, if you have a spin on model, clean the inside of the filter housing using the same type of cleaner as used on the reusable filter element.

Once clean and dry, you are ready to reassemble the filter unit, lube the quad ring with oil, and reinstall.

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