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March 13, 2017

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Best motorcycle oil filters

by biker1

Best motorcycle oil filters Review

If you’re like me, and baby your  motorcycle, you owe it to yourself to watch this video and read the full post.

Originally, my American Ironhorse Texas Chopper motorcycle sold for over $30,000! Now, that it’s 10 years old, it would still bring about $16,000 if I were to sell it. So, naturally I tried to baby the bike to ensure its continued good operation and to maintain its value.

So, any time I do an oil change (which is once per season or 3,000 miles, whichever comes first), I run full synthetic oil in the engine, and now use an K&N chrome oil filter.Best motorcycle oil filters

Best motorcycle oil filters

Now, I’m not about to go over all the points I cover in the video about the K&N  motorcycle oil filter, except to say that I have so much faith in it, I use it on my own  motorcycle!

The majority of the opinions when going through some of the bigger motorcycle forums, tend to favor this K&N motorcycle oil filter. But, just like any other product or service, there are those who don’t think it’s worth the extra five dollars or so above the cheaper motorcycle oil filters.  Obviously, I disagree with this opinion, because even if I’m wrong, and this motorcycle oil filter is about the same as a generic lower cost oil filter, what did I really lose? Well, it was just that  five dollars per year that I spend extra for this motorcycle oil filter. I mean, every time I fill up with gas, I spend more than that, so why take a chance  with your very expensive the twin motorcycle engine?

Harley Davidson engine

I suppose there are exceptions where you would want to go with the cheapest Korean made motorcycle oil filter out there. Some years back, I entered a motorcycle contest where I parked next to a rat bike. Up to this time, I never even knew what a rat bike was.   Well, the long and short of it is, this rat bike looked like a total piece of garbage  and something that I would never ride because I wouldn’t trust it over 5 miles an hour!

motorcycle engine

 

Now, I don’t know for sure what type of oil or oil filter the right bike owner used, but I seriously doubt that it was full synthetic or premium motorcycle oil filter. The real bottom line of this story, is that my bike won for best  chopper and the rat bike won for best rat bike! I really think the fact that we were parked right next to each other and the tremendous contrast that this was visually evident, helped both of us when an win in our respective classes.

in case you missed it, here is a link to our video on changing motorcycle oil.

Best motorcycle oil filters

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4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Mar 19 2017

    I run em on my motorcycles and have always felt they are about as solid as any other filter. Like many said, its pretty much a Mobil 1 filter with the added 14mm nut on it.

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  2. Mar 19 2017

    very good filter. they are made by Champion labs and are essentially a Mobil 1 filter with a nut welded on the end.

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  3. Mar 19 2017

    I’ve run the K&N many times and have never had a problem.

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  4. Mar 19 2017

    The best filter is always based on the media inside. Having cut into many oil filers, the superior filter by far is the K&N oil filters. Plus they have a standard size nut on the end to easily remove the filter. Check them out and if you search around you can get them cheaper than HD and they are definitely a better product than any HD oil filter. The media inside the HD filters is garbage.The best filter is always based on the media inside. Having cut into many oil filers, the superior filter by far is the K&N oil filters. Plus they have a standard size nut on the end to easily remove the filter. Check them out and if you search around you can get them cheaper than HD and they are definitely a better product than any HD oil filter. The media inside the HD filters is garbage.

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