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Old 03-26-2009, 01:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Reusable oil filter question

Has anyone tried the oil filters that you can clean out? I heard they flow better than the paper type (hp increase) and still offer good filtration. Pure Power offers one that flows 20gpm more than a stock filter. The billet housings have a cooling affect and they have a magnet inside. Sounds like a good idea to me.

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Free HP, reusable. Anybody??
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I don't get. With all the talk about oil and performance upgrades on this Forum, I would think there would be some response to this post. What's up with that???
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It sounds good in theory but I wouldn't use one. I think the TC's need a 5, maybe 10 micron filter. Can the reusable one's guarantee than level of filtering?

Do you have a link to these filters?
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they have superior filtering and better flow, that's why I brought it up.
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they have superior filtering and better flow, that's why I brought it up.
Rob, over the years it's been beaten to death here.
There's one, which I can't remember the name, that also claimed a horsepower gain. "Pure Power", maybe. Proven by most accounts to be b.s.
If you have a brand in mind do a search and you'll find loads of info.
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OK I did not know that, I will check it out.
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I use K&P I have a friend that sells them so I got a deal. Have them on two bikes, they work great
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You know, the way I look at it is if a [email protected] filter flows more air/with less restriction due to using materials other than paper, why can't an oil filter with surgical stainless steel filtering reduce the restriction of oil flow?
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You know, the way I look at it is if a [email protected] filter flows more air/with less restriction due to using materials other than paper, why can't an oil filter with surgical stainless steel filtering reduce the restriction of oil flow?
But you still need a micron level of filtering so your logic is flawed and you're comparing apples to oranges. If they can get the micron level down to what it needs to be, according to Moco, then it would be worth looking at. If not then it's just a gimmick to sell a faulty product. By the way; the air getting to an engine is less filtered through a K & N air filter than through the stock setup but is within the tolerances of the engine and more forgiving I believe. Can you say that about the oil filter you are referring to?

Do you have a link to the product in question? What is the name of this product?
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I was looking at the K&P and the Pure Power. Who says the amount of dirt getting through a K&N is within the tolerances?
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I was looking at the K&P and the Pure Power. Who says the amount of dirt getting through a K&N is within the tolerances?
I said I believe it is within tolorances. Millions of bikes running them kind of proves it I think.

The Pure Power claims to be more effective than the paper filters.

http://www.gopurepower.com/

The K&P looks promising as well.

http://www.kandpengineering.com/S4.shtml

I would probably buy one of these if an independent testing outfit proved the micron filtering was within specs.
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I agree with you Boomer, that's why I was looking for feedback. Seems like they could be a good thing.
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After reading a bit more I see that Pure Power doesn't provide any info to back up its claims or have a FAQ.

K&P has much better info so I was able to see it is only rated to 35 microns and doesn't have a check valve.

I think I'll stick with the K&N oil filters for now.

Very enlightening though. Thanks for bringing it up.
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I have the KP unit on my 127.
So far, I have cleaned it three times in about 2000 miles.
The filter element traps a lot of ****.
More than I would of known except for the fact that you can't see into a standard filter unless you cut it open.
The oil looks right.
Not real dirty for 2000 miles.
The one aspect I like is that it has a large flow potential at idle and cold starting, which I personally believe is the toughest time for wear with these v twins.
I don't mind cleaning it every 1000 miles as it only takes about 5 to 10 minutes from start to finish.
I change oil every 3000 and will continue with this KP filter / cooler.
I'm not sure that it's cooling aspects are that great though compared to a standard filter.
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