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Oil Filters?

Hi Guys,

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.

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OEMs are absolutely fine. But I'll be going with K&Ns in the future though since they have nut on the end that is cross-drilled that will make it easier to safety wire (racebike).
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I use the OEM ones.
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i like my scotts filter. runs about $120, so it is paid for after 8 or so changes. i know you track guys change oil a lot so it might be worth it to you.

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Ditto on the Scotts. I love mine.
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i meant to put this link in my post: http://www.scottsperformance.com/indexmain.html

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Thanks for the feedback guys. All good points with the ease to lockwire the nut and the Scotts sounds good!!
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I've used Pure One, OEM, and now Vesrah...they all work fine to me.
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I've got a PureOne on my bike right now...it seems to get the job done I think.

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I use a Fram Extra Guard filter... anything wrong with this?
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I did notice the Fram is about 1/2 inch taller than the OEM.
So, I think ya pretty much have to take off the fairings to change it.
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I'd stay away from Fram -- I wouldn't use it on my cars OR my bikes. Stick with OEM. There is an oil filter review I remember that was quite helpful -- I'll try to find it.

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http://www.twocreeks.net/toby/oil_filters/index.shtml

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.

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stay away from fram...construction is shoddy.
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DANG I just bought and installed the Fram one GRRRR.
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DANG I just bought and installed the Fram one GRRRR.

my dad has used frams on everything his hole life, never a problem. I guess it only takes a few to ruin a name.

I use hondas but thats comming to a end at 12 bucks a filter

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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.
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I've used FRAM for years, no complaints. What's the deal w/ the Scotts? Is it an infinite use filter or something?
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This post made me start doin sum research and I read the Scotts can get clogged compared to a paper filter or sumthin... I think nexx time I'mma juss go wit tha OEM Honda filter and play it safe.
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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?

Here's another review:
http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/FilterStudy.html

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.
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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.

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Well, when I say in bulk, what I mean is I buy them in quantities of 5+ at a time, not necessarily that I get a discounted bulk rate on them. Still, if you buy from an internet dealer, you'll typically save a few dollars PER FILTER. Of course you have to factor in shipping charges, but when you spread it over the cost of several filters, it is still worthwhile. Here in the US www.ronayers.com has among the lowest prices I've seen for OEM stuff -- not sure who you would go to on your side of the border.
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