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02-24-2020 08:12 PM
pdwestman Oil pressure at idle is VERY Dependant on engine architecture and position of the oil pressure test port. And I know nothing about HD engines other than most of them are V-twins, air-cooled & separated transmissions.

More flow Volume, which is required for an increase in pressure after a filter, usually means an oil filter with a 'coarser' media filtration. Sort of like a K&N air filter vs an oiled foam air filter of same size.
02-24-2020 02:35 PM
lineman1234 I'm not an ingenear, but they say does filter better. I know on the first Harley it was on, wile stuck in traffic and the oil psi went to 0 with paper filter, and after reusable installed, never went below 5psi. That's all I know. KLR seems to like it. Pending on what one gets, the surgical steel used sais it filters better and flow is better.
I'll be first to say no if the KLR craps out. Till then. I love it.
02-24-2020 11:17 AM
pdwestman
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I can say that having the reusable oil filter makes the motor very smooth, as I had the same Harley one on 3 different Harleys and could hear the difference , it helping, quieting down, in the hydrolic tappets. Its cheep for the KLR.

It likes the rotella t6 oil, im going to try synthetic next time.
Could you possibly explain how a re-usable screen filter with about 35 micron filtration can make an engine smoother running than a disposable media filter with about 25 micron filtration?
02-24-2020 10:19 AM
lineman1234 I have about 6,600 on my 2018, have had the 17 front sprocket on for over 6,000 as its a tar baby. I frequently ride a 25mpph costal road and 2nd gear is perfect, going on the highway on a 55mph road I go 60 on the speedo and as its 2.5 off so im going 57.5 actual, and its hard to not speed. The bike will do a true 80mph all day long and motor is smooth. Now, with the wide non air dynamic bags and me sitting upright with a full helmet, with a very good head wind, I need to hold it wide open to go 70-80. It did nothing noticeable for mpg's. The campground im at is 9.5???? speed limit, so in first and going 10 on the speedo is as slow as it wants to go without the old clutch in clutch out deal. The 17 would suck off road, perfect for gravel and back roads.
I can say that having the reusable oil filter makes the motor very smooth, as I had the same Harley one on 3 different Harleys and could hear the difference , it helping, quieting down, in the hydrolic tappets. Its cheep for the KLR. I wouldn't get my money out of one for my dodge diesel, as it costly. I have the (EM do) standing by, but not the tools yet. I cant see opening up the motor when the thing puurrrrrssss like a oiled cat. It likes the rotella t6 oil, im going to try synthetic next time.
02-23-2020 03:30 PM
maverick9611 16t plenty of room on adjusters
02-23-2020 03:25 PM
MVMike I only do occasional fire roads (5%) so slow speed technical maneuvering is rarely needed. I wanted to ask, will the factory axle nut tensioner bolts let the axle slide forward enough for the 16 or do I need to remove them and switch to the “pull” type from the end of the swing arm. (ran into this problem gearing up a Hurricane 600 long ago) Thx
02-23-2020 02:30 PM
maverick9611
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Thanks. Just ordering the 16 for a try.
i ride street only but mountain riding i sometimes switch back to 15 tooth. might try 16 tooth time for better mileage
02-23-2020 02:18 PM
MVMike Thanks. Just ordering the 16 for a try.
02-23-2020 02:02 PM
maverick9611 i agree stock klr feels like its goin to rattle itself apart at 75-80 mph. soon as i went to 692 kit it all changed. 16 tooth and no vibration. no problems on highway speeds but i agree it needs a 6th gear
02-23-2020 01:57 PM
MVMike I’ve put 800mi. on a stock 2014 KLR I bought last year and the only thing I can’t stand about this bike is no 6th gear. I’m constantly trying for it as the revs seem too high for my liking at only 60mph. 75 on the fwy the bike itself feels great but the rpm is way to high for me. I’m shocked that after all those years building the KLR that no 6th gear was ever added. I’m going to try the 16 tooth Pri. but as reported here that’s only a 300rpm drop. Speeding? LOL - Not even close!!
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