High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Silver City, Montana
My question is how do you know how well an off brand oil filter works? Does it have a bypass valve? If so, then at what pressure does the bypass valve come into play? What is the flow rate of the filter? What size particulate does it remove? If you can be certain that the answers to these questions meet the design specs of the bike then maybe it is a wise purchase.
Not trying to be contrary, but there is much more to the engineering of an oil filter than most would think. I do not have the education or experience to answer these sort of questions so I stick with the OEM. It is odd to me that people will scrimp on such an important item like a oil filter and then drop $600+ on a seat.
The Outpost, Silver City, MT
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