Road Glide banner
  • Hey Everyone! Enter your bike HERE to be a part of this months Bike of the Month Challenge!
1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
45 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
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? Bicycle part Bicycle stem Tool accessory Tool socket Auto part



Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
93 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,663 Posts
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. http://www.roadglide.org/27-aftermarket-accessories/131545-reusable-oil-filters.html
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
45 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
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. http://www.roadglide.org/27-aftermarket-accessories/131545-reusable-oil-filters.html

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


Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,252 Posts
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.
 
  • Like
Reactions: rlaf75

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
644 Posts
I have been running a K&P reusable filter on my 2009 RG for the past 15K miles. I love it.
While we carry both the Arlen Ness and K&P Engineering re-usable oil filters we personally run the K&Ps on both of our in-house bikes for 6+ years and absolutely love them. They really are the "industry leader" when it comes to re-usable oil filters and have conducted years of research on their products to ensure that they.

That being said, we do also have a good number of folks who have purchased the Arlen Ness filters from us over the years and I have yet to hear a single negative comment about overall performance, finish, etc. so I feel as though these would be a good choice as well.

Overall, I personally feel as though you would be happy with either the Arlen Ness or K&P Engineering re-usable filters but it ultimately comes down to your own personal preference in terms of styling, performance goals as well as what your budget is on this sort of purchase.

Hope this helps!!

Lindsey :0)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,391 Posts
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? View attachment 208026


Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App
While those that use the cleanable oil filters seem to be happy with them, and I guess that after 10-15 oil changes the initial cost has been amortized?

We travel a lot on the Baggers and being able to just pull into any Harley or Indy shop and have the oil changed when the need arises is important to me...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,240 Posts
We travel a lot on the Baggers and being able to just pull into any Harley or Indy shop and have the oil changed when the need arises is important to me...
That is a very valid point. If you are mainly a day rider then it wouldn't be a issue but like Heatwave stated, if you do alot of traveling and occassionaly get oil changes while on the road this could be a real issue. I doubt the dealership is going to want to take the time to clean the filter.
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top