oil filter purchase


25 replies to this topic
  • DPW

Posted January 10, 2005 - 09:48 AM

#21

Try useing the HiFlo brand filters they seem to work well! they are only 3 bucks at the shop!


Same here, I bought mine on Ebay though

  • BigDesto

Posted January 10, 2005 - 09:48 AM

#22

Once again if you change your oil every 2-3 rides You will have no problems! SAme goes for the oil you use!! Use what you want!! If you change it often NO need for expensive oil!! Use what you think is best! It's your MONEY!!:cry:

  • grayracer513

Posted January 10, 2005 - 10:01 AM

#23

Ive been told that if you have a 450, you can buy a 426 filter since its the wire mesh type and instead of replacing your filter everytime you clean it with mineral spirits, what do you guys think:thumbsup: :cry: :cry:

You can, but I have to ask if you read through the entire thread. The stock brass mesh elements only filter half as well as a Scotts, and are subject to significant damage that you may not be able to detect if not handled carefully during cleaning. The first count alone should be enough; it was for me.

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  • grayracer513

Posted January 10, 2005 - 10:17 AM

#24

Once again if you change your oil every 2-3 rides You will have no problems! SAme goes for the oil you use!! Use what you want!! If you change it often NO need for expensive oil!! Use what you think is best! It's your MONEY!!:cry:

If you change the oil every ten minutes, paper oil filters will still have the same problems. Besides, even at $5 each, paper elements would cost me MORE than my Scotts has just for one years riding, and they're both older than that.

As far as cheap oil goes, remember that dirt isn't the only problem. Viscosity degradation is a bigger problem for engines like the YZF that run their oil through the transmission. Your oil needs to be more durable than the typical engine oil. The cost of it is irrelevant, its capabilities are not.
:cry:

  • tnl

Posted January 12, 2005 - 07:54 PM

#25

Thanks for all the responses from my original question. How about some more LINKS for purchasing that filter.

  • Desracer

Posted January 12, 2005 - 11:22 PM

#26

Just do the math and get a Scotts. If you are going to keep the bike and change the filter it wont take to long to have paid for the Scotts filter. I have tried cheap paper filters and had problems with quality, not a good thing for an engine.





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