oil filter purchase

Where does everyone purchase their oil filters? The local Yamaha shop wants $14 for mine. Is that a reasonable price? Got any links to go to.

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

The Yamaha dealer only sells Yamaha name brand filters. I don't want to buy a cheap quality one either. I do realize that because it says "yamaha" on it i'm paying more :cry::cry:

They are good filters, and they are sold at the Yamaha dealer!

I picked up a k & n from motosport outlet for $8... but, I'm sure you can fined 'em cheaper. My dealer wants $16 for the Yami filter... :cry:

I bought a Scotts for my 450 a year ago, and haven't bought a filter for it since. :cry:

I use them in both bikes.

ss $40 reuseable

ss $40 reuseable

that is a good price - I bought mine in 01 for 65.00 and still using it on my 450 :cry:

How good is the reuseable compared to the paper?

The Scotts filters to 35 microns (twice the level of OEM brass mesh), and has an outrageous flow rating that allows it to keep the bypass valve closed even when cold, except for those knucklheads who fire their bikes up and hit the rev limiter as soon as the choke's off. For scale, very finely ground sand is about 60 microns, and a white blood cell is 25.

Paper media is capable of filtering below 20 microns in ideal circumstances, but they resist flow to the extent that the bypass valve opens readily when cold, requiring lengthy warm ups to prevent unfiltered oil from being circulated. Paper can also be somewhat inconsistently made, resulting in "bad spots" that allow larger particle through, or weak areas subject to tearing.

...(twice the level of OEM brass mesh)...

My bike came with a paper filter that looks like the aftermarkets I've been using. Was it suposed to be brash mesh?

I just bought the CRT reusable filters for the YZ and XR650. I have heard good things about CRT. Each filter was $39 at mxsouth. The Yamaha dealer was selling the OEM filter for $13 and the Honda one was around$6 or 7.

After my first oil change and $20 for a filter, I purchased a Scott reusable. Expensive but it will pay for itself in 2 or 3 oil changes.

Put the Wr Brass filter in ! Reusable! :cry:

My bike came with a paper filter that looks like the aftermarkets I've been using. Was it suposed to be brash mesh?

'01 and '02 used brass mesh. In '03 they went to paper, as it is apparently easy to damage the brass mesh during cleaning and not notice it. They can't handle being blown out with compressed air.

Really?? I've been using them since my 02 WR! I inspect them very carefully, clean them in a little jar of gas or brake/contact cleaner and then air them off with my compressor! No rrips or tears yet!! The rubber on the end will get worn out after time! If you change your oil often, you should have no problems. Just my .02 cents

My bike came with a paper filter that looks like the aftermarkets I've been using. Was it suposed to be brash mesh?
No, all the '03 and up models came with paper. Brass was OE in '02 and earlier.
Put the Wr Brass filter in ! Reusable! I've been using them since my 02 WR! I inspect them very carefully, clean them in a little jar of gas or brake/contact cleaner and then air them off with my compressor! No rrips or tears yet!! The rubber on the end will get worn out after time! If you change your oil often, you should have no problems. Just my .02 cents
First, they only filter to 70-80 microns, and fine sand is about 60-70 microns. A Scotts goes to 35. Second, clean them carefully. If you stretch a section of the mesh from 70 to 150 microns, do you think you will be able to see that?

I use the scotts filter:thumbsup: :cry: I think It'll hold up better than an OE brass one.

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:

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