oil filter?


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  • Indy_WR450

Posted June 23, 2005 - 06:43 AM

#21

But how often do you change the oil???????????????????????????


I change the oil after every weekend of riding and the filter onnce a month. There are no tears in it or any real metal shavings. I think it is crazy to change the paper filter every weekend. I guess I would buy a SS filter if I did that. :)

  • clark4131

Posted June 23, 2005 - 06:54 AM

#22

There is a problem with the Ready Filter cover. The stock cover has a little tab that keeps the filter centered in its little chamber. The Ready Filter cover does not have this so the filter can move around and likely settle against the chamber wall which could impede its function. I opted to stick with the OEM cover. The filter works well, I guess. Unlike the paper filter, you can see what is being filtered out of the oil when you clean it. I use white gas in a small plastic jar to clean the filter during each oil change. Drop it in, screw the top on, shake it around and bingo, it's clean. What could be easier?...SC

  • TwoBobRob

Posted June 23, 2005 - 07:11 AM

#23

I change my oil every other ride (or 300 miles max) and filter gets changed every other oil change.... If you catch my drift... Have only used Yamaha filters so far, no problems. :)

  • bluethundaaaa

Posted June 23, 2005 - 07:49 AM

#24

I change my oil about every other ride and I just purchased the Ready filter stainless filter and billet cover. I don't know if I will use the cover but for the price I thought it a better deal than the scotts. I have been using the stock Yamaha brass mesh (02 426) filters and cleaning them but they seem to get tears in them after so many cleanings.

I do use the ready filter air filters and I have had nothing but good results with them. No dirt past the filter. I would say that I think they could use a little more oil on them though. But the price is right and I can toss them after every other ride. I always use grease to seal the lip too.

  • byggd

Posted June 23, 2005 - 08:42 AM

#25

Is anyone using or know anything about CRT reusable filters? I see them on rocky mountain for $40

  • pjriss

Posted June 23, 2005 - 09:41 AM

#26

You can read about oil and filters ad nauseum on every motorcycle forum on the internet. :)

Here's a really good page about oil filters:
http://motorcycleinf...html#OilFilters

I think the bottom line is that the motorcycle manufacturer is the ONLY one who does any kind of testing on the filter specific to your bike. Aftermarket filter testing ends with "will it fit" or not. You can't go wrong with a factory filter but you can go very wrong with an aftermarket filter.

  • rushfan

Posted June 23, 2005 - 04:14 PM

#27

You can read about oil and filters ad nauseum on every motorcycle forum on the internet. :)

Here's a really good page about oil filters:
http://motorcycleinf...html#OilFilters

I think the bottom line is that the motorcycle manufacturer is the ONLY one who does any kind of testing on the filter specific to your bike. Aftermarket filter testing ends with "will it fit" or not. You can't go wrong with a factory filter but you can go very wrong with an aftermarket filter.


Hmmm...good point. :)

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  • WheelsUp

Posted June 23, 2005 - 05:49 PM

#28

I have been using the stock Yamaha brass mesh (02 426) filters and cleaning them but they seem to get tears in them after so many cleanings.

I mistakenly bought the brass filter when I intended to buy paper as a backup for my Scott's.
Wow... I don't really trust an oil filter than I can hold up to the light and read a street sign through! There's not a whole lot of filter area there... the pleats in the Scott's are well over twice as deep.

  • markvan

Posted June 23, 2005 - 06:07 PM

#29

I bought a filter, when I bought the bike expecting to change it every oil change. I could be wrong but I seem to remember it being a Honda oil filter. ( The dealer was a Honda dealer who sold me a used YZ....) It was only about 10 bucks, metal filter (not stainless though), and this is my second season with the same filter. It seems to be holding up well, I generally clean it every oil change. Never put a paper filter in it.

I am almost sure it came in a honda box, but could be wrong, maybe someone else out there knows if there is a cheap filter to replace the paper.....

  • JTWR450

Posted June 24, 2005 - 08:16 AM

#30

As oil is the life line to the motor, I have been changing the filter with EVERY oil change. I ride lots of tight technical stuff that is 1st and 2nd gear all day long so my oil must be taking a beating. I also change the oil about every 250 to 300 miles and I am running the Yama-Lube 4R. It may be over kill but I would rather be on the overkill side than killing my motor. I too am looking at the Scotts stainless filters but I have not pulled the trigger. For me I just suck up the price and get the Yamaha filter, that way there are no questions about it.

  • enduro10

Posted June 24, 2005 - 09:25 AM

#31

Is the YZ 450F eqquiped with one of this stainless steel oil filter ?

Paulo Langer
Brazil

  • WheelsUp

Posted June 24, 2005 - 08:31 PM

#32

None are.
The '01 and '02 YZ and WRs came with brass, but since then it's been paper.

Stainless is aftermarket.

  • MorrisWR

Posted June 26, 2005 - 12:18 AM

#33

As oil is the life line to the motor, I have been changing the filter with EVERY oil change. I ride lots of tight technical stuff that is 1st and 2nd gear all day long so my oil must be taking a beating. I also change the oil about every 250 to 300 miles and I am running the Yama-Lube 4R. It may be over kill but I would rather be on the overkill side than killing my motor. I too am looking at the Scotts stainless filters but I have not pulled the trigger. For me I just suck up the price and get the Yamaha filter, that way there are no questions about it.


I do pretty much the same except I get lots of filters on Ebay so it's not much. I would go stainless but I find it less hassle to just pop in a filter. If I had more time to work on the bike, I'd go that route though (although it might not take much more time).

  • mick93

Posted June 27, 2005 - 10:37 PM

#34

Hey guys, Mick here from Ready Racing. Interesting posts. FYI, the main purpose of the tab on the stock oil filter cover is to make sure you put the filter in the right way. The absence of it will not affect the filter's performance in any way. Everyone should run one of these filters, they filter better and flow better than paper filters and they are not affected by heat, cold or moisture. They even flow on cold start up. The stainless steel micronic filter cloth we use comes fom Switzerland and filters particles as small as 35 microns. Scotts Performance uses the same material, they just charge more for it. We also decided to add a little fun to the product with the anodized billet cover. And the YZF cover is the nicest one of all and our biggest seller.

Regarding air filters and oiling, we preoil our air filters using Maxima FFT to a predetermined spec based on weight of the foam. We feel they are oiled generously, and they are oiled to perform and protect under most conditions. I occasionally add a little more oil if I'm riding in very extreme conditions but this is very rare. Like any product you use, it is your call whether or not it will work for your particular application. Do they work well? Ask all the pros and top amateurs that are running them and winning. Guys like Villopoto, Stroup, Boni and the list goes on...

If I can answer any more questions, please let me know.




 
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