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2012 yz 450

Stainless oil filter comparo question.

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Just broke my bike in and switching to synthetic. Purchased and started using a Scott stainless filter. Would like to have two so I could swap them during oil changes. Noticed theTusk filter is a lot cheaper. Does anyone have any practicle experiance with both filters? yz

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Just broke my bike in and switching to synthetic. Purchased and started using a Scott stainless filter. Would like to have two so I could swap them during oil changes. Noticed theTusk filter is a lot cheaper. Does anyone have any practicle experiance with both filters? yz

Iv'e used them since 2006 , the year I switched to 4 strokes. I have never ever found anything in the filter. I now go 30 hours, or about 15-20 oil changes between filter cleanings. I have had a new bike since 2006, and I still have one 2010 YZ 450 with about 130 hours on it and I have never seen any particles in the filter.

I haven't blown up a bike or anything either.

I know Grayracer will disagree, but that is what I have found. And my 2012 450 YZ, my Gas Gas 450 FSE for DS, a 2012YZ 250 F for my kid, my wifes CBR 600 and KLR 250 and my VFR 800 all have them. Every bike Also have a crf 150 R that has one also. but that never gets ridden. boy outgrew it late last year.

Yes, I am a believer in them.

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Forgot to ask whats the cheapist solvant to clean the filter with? Can I use mineral spirits or gas without harming the rubber gasket? Can soap and water be used like the manufactur says? yz

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Mineral spirits are preferred. I know from using it on Scotts filters for 12 years that it's safe, and should be safe for anything that contacts motor oil in normal operation.

Soap and water can be used, yes. Air dry it thoroughly, or rinse it with alcohol afterward.

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