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Bob
04-05-2010, 09:43 PM
Anyone know of a parts store in the Downriver area that has a good supply of motorcycle filters? Seems like all the local motorcycle shops always have to order me one and I'd like to just go pick one up.

Bob
04-05-2010, 09:55 PM
I think NAPA has the one I need in stock. At least according to their site.

RedneckMedic
04-05-2010, 11:40 PM
i always go to oriellys they always have the one for my bike in stock

Mudpuppy
04-05-2010, 11:51 PM
i always order online either amsoil or k&n - i prefer k&n because its got a hex on the end with holes ready to safety wire plus easier to take off on the next oil change..

Gas Man
04-06-2010, 01:41 AM
K&P for the last one ever bought for your bike.

Best thing for me is that all HDs take the same one!

Mudpuppy
04-06-2010, 10:31 AM
i believe all or most sportbikes take the same filter too.. at least a 2000 yamaha r6 and 2007 kawasaki zx6r do..

Mad Dog
04-06-2010, 10:44 AM
I will be expanding my K&P stock in the next couple weeks to include sportbikes and most metrics. Looks like 2-3 part numbers will cover most common bikes. I could put a group buy together if you guys want. Let me know. It is a damn nice filter, does a great job and will last forever. They are also less $$$ than the V-Twin filter.

Gas Man
04-06-2010, 06:06 PM
That's great Don... let us know and I'll pass long my other metric sites.

Guys these things are great.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Wrenchin/blingy001.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Wrenchin/Day13023.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Wrenchin/Day13025.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Wrenchin/Day13026.jpg

Compared the chrome K&N
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Wrenchin/Day13033.jpg

Torque on with the filter socket
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Wrenchin/Day13036.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Wrenchin/Day13034.jpg

Speaking of comparo... don't forget I did a great deal of research on these oil filters
http://www.2wheelmichigan.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1093

Mudpuppy
04-06-2010, 06:13 PM
if you could weld a hex on the k&p it would be perfect.. i don't need chrome just spray some black primer on it..

Bob
04-06-2010, 08:52 PM
Thanks guys. I ended up getting one from NAPA today at lunch. I'll check out those K&P next time.

Gas Man
04-06-2010, 11:07 PM
if you could weld a hex on the k&p it would be perfect.. i don't need chrome just spray some black primer on it..
They make a black version... I have it on the wife's nightster!

Mudpuppy
04-06-2010, 11:09 PM
ok but does it have a hex on it with holes for safety wire like the k&n? or do you think i could tack weld one on without ruining the filter? how thick is the case?

Gas Man
04-06-2010, 11:11 PM
That's a good question. I bet you could email K&P and ask them. In that thread I linked I emailed them about their filters and they were very easy to talk to and open.

Mad Dog
04-06-2010, 11:56 PM
if you could weld a hex on the k&p it would be perfect.. i don't need chrome just spray some black primer on it..

It comes with a filter wrench designed fot that specific filter. The one in Gas Mans pic came with his filter. They come in chrome, billet, black anodized and can have the ridges diamond cut. If it can't be seen the billet is the least expensive.
What's the safety wire for?

Gas Man
04-07-2010, 12:41 AM
He has to safety wire his oil filter for track inspection.

Mad Dog
04-07-2010, 10:35 AM
ok but does it have a hex on it with holes for safety wire like the k&n? or do you think i could tack weld one on without ruining the filter? how thick is the case?

I will ask Dave when I place my next order.