I've been using HiFloFiltro (their "race" version with the nut) for last 12K miles without an issue. I've got canyon cages which makes reaching a regular "nutless" filter a PITA.
N4HHE,Why not glue a 0.060" spacer to the outer o-ring seat?
I have canyon cages on my FJR and while not easy, I have no trouble installing a long filter on my bike.I've been using HiFloFiltro (their "race" version with the nut) for last 12K miles without an issue. I've got canyon cages which makes reaching a regular "nutless" filter a PITA.
Somehow the machined face for oil filter on the engine casing serves well, so why do you think shimming that out 0.060" might not fit all oil filters?N4HHE,
Not sure what glue would hold against the oil pressure, or the expansion/contraction of heat and cold there. I'd expect oil leaks, and maybe serious leaks, not just a few drips. I would also question if every individual oil filter has exactly the same dimensions there. The same brand may work one time, but maybe not the next time. I would guess that some fix could be added, but it seems simpler to use the oil filters which are made to fit our bikes, not the other way around. Seems to me, I counted about a dozen options available, last time I checked.
OEM is Original Equipment Manufacturer, the Manufacturer who provided the Original Equipment (OE).tFerret, ain't marketing great?
"OEM" doesn't mean "the best part available". It simply means "good enough". And the afore mentioned marketing tries to convince us that "good enough" isn't.
ftfy :twisted: I've been riding with a couple new guys- HD and FJR- and we've been talking about oils and filters and shifting and phone mounts and... and... and. They're curious about all kinds of stuff. I just say, "what I do is ..." or "what I use is ...". Forums like this with some many conflicting/differing opinions can be pretty confusing for newer folks.I hang with a bunch of long distance riders. Several ride FJRs, all log big miles annually like 50-100,000 miles. I find it amazing that we talk about tires, we talk about riding gear, we talk about lots of things but oil and filters never seem to come up. Guess it's not that important and it's certainly not that interesting nor funny.
Want to come back to this for a minute.... I did question the "anecdotes" and I've been waiting for some responses on other forums to answer the question "Did you use the nut to tighten"... HiFlo has a similar nut, also a couple of reports of them leaking.There was a recall and that was limited to a particular range of serial numbers. That doesn't mean all K&N oil filters are bad. Many of the reported leaks are caused by ham fisted mechanics using the nut to tighten the oil filter. K&N specifically directs you to not do this. The plural of anecdote is not data.
I think sometimes folks are just a little too anal about oils & filters & coolant & specs & torque & batteries & spark plugs & reed valves & tires & brakes & shift levers & CCTs & light bulbs & winterizing & cleanliness & splines & trailering & clothing & gas mileage & stuff.
Reminds me of the scene in Blazing Saddles when Sheriff Bart asks Jim AKA The Waco Kid played by Gene Wilder what he likes to do. Jim replies, "Oh I don't know. Play chess....screw." Sheriff Bart quickly retorts, "Well let's play chess then."goddamn! You think we can find any more ways to complicate screwing on a filter?...
"We got to go back and get ourselves a s..tload of dimes"Reminds me of the scene in Blazing Saddles when Sheriff Bart asks Jim AKA The Waco Kid played by Gene Wilder what he likes to do. Jim replies, "Oh I don't know. Play chess....screw." Sheriff Bart quickly retorts, "Well let's play chess then."