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.