Does anyone use one of these?
I was wondering if they were any good or if I should stick with the Fram.
I agree 1000% about the FRAM FILTERS. I cut apart a lot of filters when I was racing stock cars. The Fram filters had much less filter element than the other filters. That meant they would clog up much quicker. I use Wix or Kralinator or Purolator or anything but Fram. Napa filters are made by Wix if I remember correctly.First of all don't use Fram filters. Google is your friend on that one.
In regard to the "reusable" filter. Not saying it's a bad thing but something about the thought of a reusable;e oil filter doesn't sit well with me. I'm old school I guess. To me they are only clean when you buy them. After that I don't think that it is possible to remove everything front he filter. We're talking microns here, stuff you can't really see. For me remove and replace. Filters are cheap if you buy them in quantity.
Like you said to each his own. If you think the stainless filter will work for you then go for it. That's the trouble with the net - too many opinions to make an decision. One opinion will have you agreeing and another opposite.I too have used one for years and years without any oil issues at all.
To each thier own, just like Amsoil is the best oil to use in KLRs.....IMHO..lol.
Actually I agree with you and Flash too. My time to clean the filter has to be worth something.:WellDone:
What Flash said.
Indeed, since KLRs have BYPASS VALVES, avoiding the oil filter entirely when the filter is clogged.Seems to me a clogged air filter would be easier to spot given the symptoms than a clogged oil filter.
The wife's new Honda 250 4-wheeler (2011) doesn't have a standard owner-serviced oil filter. Online research reveals it has the same "centrifugal filter" that flash mentioned earlier.I don't think the oil filter is as critical as some do, given frequent oil changes. The Kawasaki KLR Owner's Manual recommends oil filter change only every other oil change. Honda, for years, produced off-road machines (e.g., trail bikes and ATCs ("3-wheelers") with no oil filters at all.
Yet, frequent oil filter changes, and fine particle restriction, do no harm. As posted previously on this thread, "To each his own."
You're welcome.but think I'm going to order a 10-pack of the ones klr4ever linked to: they're even cheaper than the ones I've found.