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Stainless reusable oil filters - size

I was hoping someone may be able to tell me the comparative overall length of the stainless reusable oil filters, compared to the standard yamaha filter.

My bike has the foot shields fitted, and these cover an area around the outside of the oil filter. The remaining space isn't too restrictive, but there isn't a heap of room available either...

Anyway, I'm considering the option of fitting a reusable stainless oil filter, but am unsure of the physical size of the thing. The one review I've read (webbikeworld) shows a ducati filter which is somewhat longer...

Thanks in advance for any help you are able to offer.

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Hi Doc,
Just went and measured my Scott's filter.
It's 68mm long, looks about the same size as the OEM.
The Scott's has a "square" profile O ring, could pay to get a few spare as well.
Mind you they do last ages.

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Hi Doc,
Just went and measured my Scott's filter.
It's 68mm long, looks about the same size as the OEM.
The Scott's has a "square" profile O ring, could pay to get a few spare as well.
Mind you they do last ages.
Thanks Ken, cheers for your help buddy. I reckon there will be enough room even if slightly bigger, but best to check these things I guess. If I remember when I get home tonight I'll take a pic of the area and post it up so you know what I'm talking about.

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Hi Doc. I've used a Scott's for 4-5 years & reckon that they are the way to go too.

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I don't get the appeal of the SS filters.

1. They don't filter as well as a paper filter, not as small microns.

2. You have to be REALLY sure you get all the crud out of them, I'd rather be sure and put a new one on.

3. At their cost they take about 10 oil changes to pay for themselves!

Again paper filters really well.

I work in the swimming pool industry and sell a paper filter media for pool filters called FIBER CLEAR...it's "cellulose fiber" which is paper and it filters better than Diatamaceous Earth (DE) which is the common filter media.

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Um.....thanks SoCal.....for not helping.

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Good enough for the aviation industry and standards.
About 160k kms on my fjr's, not a prob.

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This is a PC Racing PCS1 stainless steel filter which is basically identical to the Scott's on my '13, it's no larger than OEM save the 17mm nut might add a slight amount of overall length... I've used permanent oil filters for years with zero problems, this PC Racing filter was mounted at my first oil change at 50 miles...


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I don't get the appeal of the SS filters.
I agree. I like to discard the dirt with the disposable filter instead of trying to get it all out of there. Personal choice, I guess.

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I agree. I like to discard the dirt with the disposable filter instead of trying to get it all out of there. Personal choice, I guess.
+1 on regular oil filters...I like the look and finish of the SS filter, but that's where it stops for me. I like knowing that everytime I put one on, it is clean and less mess.

This is why it is so great to have options so everyone can be happy. Go with what works for you.


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