RR oil filter - has this happened to anyone else

I just put in a new RR stainless steel filter with the cover the provide. I put the rubber gasket end towards the cover as explained here on this forum.

With this filter / cover in I noticed my bike made a little "whistling" when reving the bike and it appeared to have a little bit (not much) of oil at the top of the cover after taking a lap or 2. My bike is a 06 450SE and it never made that sound or had oil coming out of the top of cover with the stock one. I am about to go back and just use stock cover however I wondered if anyone else had experience this or not.

I had to take my RR cover off because it leaked. Looks to me they didn't leave enough clearance for the filter and the cover wouldn't seal against the O rings. I put stock cover on and no leak.

I have had no problems with mine no leaking or whistling sound.Been on for a little over a year now. Are yall making sure you are getting it tight enough?

Been on for a little over a year now.
Really? In a post in March of this year, you mentioned that your bike had 15 hours on it.

This may be a really stupid suggestion, and its mostly common sence, but we all make mistakes. Make sure you take the o-ring off the stock cover and put it on the RR cover.

I put the stock cover back on after I read where gray said the RR one was a POS.

gray said the RR one was a POS.
Not exactly. The oil passages that run out from the filter to the oil system are smaller, which makes no sense to me, and it lacks the extension that prevents the filter from being installed backward.
Not exactly. The oil passages that run out from the filter to the oil system are smaller, which makes no sense to me, and it lacks the extension that prevents the filter from being installed backward.

I guess that's why I put the stock coved back on, it didn't make any sense to me either.

And so maybe this would be a good time to raise the question that occurred to me almost immediately when I first saw the RR: Do you really think that the RR can be sold with a new bling filter cover for 60% of the price of a Scotts and is 100% as good as a Scotts?

"Once upon a time..."

same thing happend to me. I called RR and they admitted that the Oring channel was made to deep on some of the new covers. They sent me a thicker Oring to use with their bling cover.

Count me in as another stock cover user. Didn't like the bling cover for reasons already stated.

Count me in as another stock cover user. Didn't like the bling cover for reasons already stated.

I will continue to use the stocker as well, eventhough they sent me the bigger O ring for their cover.

Well as nice as that bling cover is I switched back to the stock cover. I am not going to waste another day at the track wiping up oil. Oh well at least the Stainless steel filter should still pay for itself after a few oil changes. Thanks guys!

Really? In a post in March of this year, you mentioned that your bike had 15 hours on it.
Thats right! you are correct grey!!!... The reason for the low hours is>>> When I bought it new in jan.06 I rode it a little to break it in then at my first race at muddycreek TN. that was when I crashed which was on march 5 06 and I messed up my right wrist. I didnt get to ride it any more until november of 06. And now Iam back and racing it this year>>>>>> all ready at my 6th race now> Thats why I done the 1/4 throttle mod...... By the way grey how do you bring up and paste those old blue colored threads. If I knew how I would direct you to the thread where I was talking about the 1/4 throttle mod and the reason for doing it>>>> which was because of the crash and my wrist.

Not much gets past the Gray one :applause: . What is the 1/4 throttle mod ? I gotta know if it pampers a weakened wrist.

That's too simple. Open the forum index, click on Search this forum, and type in "1/4 turn throttle. Look for the post by MXbiker_101. Everybody's gotta learn to search sometime.

(it's in Common Threads, too)

I had a RR filter and cover on my old CRF. My issue back then, was that the cover would not slide in. The o ring was too big, so I had to use the old o-ring to make it work.

I think I'm with grey on this one... if your in the market for a SS filter, go with the scotts.

Gray,

Do you use the Scotts oil filter in ur 03 and 06?

Yes. I bought a brand new one for the '06 when I brought it home, and installed it when I changed the oil before the first ride.

I lost half a quart of oil from my '06 today, because the RR cover wasn't sealing properly. I'm just glad that I pulled in to the pits when I did and didn't stay out for another ten laps. I'd be paying to rebuild my motor otherwise.

Unfortunately, my OEM cover does not seem to want to fit with the RR filter, so I guess I'll return the whole shebang and hopefully get a refund.

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