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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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My new bike came with one. No experience with it yet though. It's supposed to be a decent filter. It sure looks cool.

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I have not used them, but it looks interesting, if you try it post up about it.

For the most part when I did oil changes I would just go to an auto part store and get the STP filters, cheap and easy.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 01:25 PM
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Here is a page on oil filters, with a review of this stainless steel filter about half-way down.

Here's the info from this site about this type filter:
"There's a new type of filter being marketed, the "laser cut stainless steel filter," which we're told is "good for the life of your vehicle."

These filters typically have 35-40 micron holes, which is really not acceptable. They typically have 30-40 square inches of filter material, which is really not acceptable. A paper based element is a 3 dimensional filter - when a particle gets stuck deep in the filter element, oil can still flow around it. The stainless steel elements are 2 dimensional - when a particle gets caught, one of the holes is clogged up.

I don't see how you can assure that all the holes get cleared out when you clean these. Certainly simply soaking the filter in kerosene is not going to release particles that have been jammed into a hole at 60psi. Blowing the filter out with air sounds good, but a motorcycle filter is too small to let an air hose inside.

These stainless steel filters cost about $120, about 25 times what I pay for a Pure One. Since I use my filters for about 8,000 miles, that means I have to go 200,000 miles to break even. I've never put more than 60,000 miles on a vehicle.

I don't think this technology is ready to use yet. When the holes get down to 20 microns, and the surface area up to about 100-150 square inches, then I think I'll consider using one. Meanwhile, "good for the life of your vehicle" is not an impressive claim if the device shortens the life of your vehicle. "

Hope this helps. You should still go read the rest of this site. Pretty interesting stuff.

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