Can anyone recommend an oil filter for the 03 RR. I'm going to change the oil and filter in preparation for this seasons track days (bike is for track days only). Is it worth going with an alternative to the OEM filter.
Bottom line: there is absolutely nothing wrong with OEM, and in fact it is a better choice than a lot of the crap that's out there. Quote: "This is how a high-performance oil filter should be built." There are other good filters too -- Emgo, Vesrah, K&N if you like the convenience of the cross-drilled nut for safety wiring -- but chances are, you'll be able to more easily find OEM filters since they are as close as your nearest Honda dealer.
Now I'm sooo worried. and the thing is, I woulda used a Honda Filter but the Bike dealership is much farther than my local Wal-Mart so I just opted for the Fram. My bike hass less than 400 KM on it.. I hope the Fram filter holds up, I'll maybe change the filter at 1000 KM right before winter.
I don't think anyone is saying the bike is going to blow up from using Fram, even with repeated use over the long term (they would be out of business if there was evidence to show that were true) -- but given the obvious design differences, which would you rather be using if you care about your bike?
Quote: [Fram] "A study in how to make a filter on the cheap."
Hmmm, that's not a very reassuring statement about a part that would be going on my racebike. I'll pass.
There ARE ways to minimize cost too. I buy filters in bulk (often 5+ at a time, with the crush washers), via mail order/internet. I do this for both my bikes, and all of our cars. It's convenient to be able to do the oil change without having to run to the stealership to buy a filter every time.
Can you buy OEM Honda oil filters in Bulk? I got a friend who works at Honeywell (the makers of Fram) which is like 5 minutes away from my house... I'll try and talk to him about all this, kinda depressing knowing I put an inferior filter on my new Bike less than 400km on it... should I take the Fram filter off and throw it through a window at Honeywell? I know they got servailance cameras but that shouldn't pose a prob.