High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Rolling Prairie, Ind
All I’ll say as some above have is that if you cut some apart you will be amazed that what is branded as say a Subaru “factory” filter that you pay extra for because it says Subaru on it is actually a Fram once you cut it apart,, rust, burrs and all For a premium “factory” price. The oe’s as stated just buy form the cheapest supplier with their paint & label on them.
One of the guy’s I worked with at O’Reilly had to have a “factory” filter for his Subaru (same as the fjr) and he paid a premium to get it, when he changed it out I cut it open and it was obviously a Fram (pos) with the inside rusty and lots of burrs on things. Just terrible !
Purolater got bought up by Bosch I believe and Bosch if they are still are practicing their normal business model is to buy a company, close it down, and make it in their facilities, so it is likely if you buy a Purolater filter it’s probably just a Bosch in purolater paint.
Of the filters I’ve cut apart the one’s I would recommend are the Mobil 1’s , the K+N’s (although the hut thing is a problem), and probably the best made filters I’ve seen are the Wix/Microgard products, simply very well made. The Mobol1’s are pretty good as well.
The worst have been anything Fram which includes many oe’s like Subaru, Suzuki & several others, just terrible with internal rust & burrs normal along with way less filter media.
But as said many times “your money, your bike” !
Red 2014A, the fastest color !
Ride more,, worry less !
Last edited by passx; 10-12-2020 at 08:18 AM.