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  1. stevelittle
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    OK i need your help.. need to find a chrome oil filter other than the KN, i have been reading alot of negative commits on it!!!

  2. Fulldild1
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    Other than they can be a little pricey for some I haven't heard anything negative. Here's a list of compatable filters. I know the Hi-Flo filters come in chrome. Usually adding a "C" to the end of the number gives you the chrome.

    ALL OF THE FOLLOWING PART #’S WILL FIT YOUR BIKE

    BOSCH……………………….3300
    K&N………………………….KN-303
    NAPA GOLD………………...1358
    PUROLATOR……………….ML16817
    STP…………………………...SDF13
    WIX…………………………..51358
    FRAM………………………..6017A
    HASTINGS…………………..LF-113
    HI FLO………………………HF-303
    EMGO……………………….10-82220
    PER-FORM…………………J-503
    Amsoil ...................EAOM-103C

  3. stevelittle
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    I did a little research and have only found the hiflo to be compatible whn the KN. Most of the other filters have a 3/4 -16 thread while the KN has a metric thread. Have you used any of the ones you listed???

  4. stevelittle
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    Oh yeah it's a Barons ORK.

  5. quicgmicg
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    There are many filters out there with the 20mmX1.5mm threads. The list above is pretty complete and any of those will work well.

    What bad have you heard about the K&N? I've seen like one totally unsubstantiated report about one falling apart, but there is absolutely no proof that I have seen. They make a pretty darn good filter.

  6. stevelittle
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    i have read several threads,not on this forum,talking about the construction of filters ,and the k&n was not one of the good ones.

  7. Fulldild1
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    Here's a link to a filter comparison. Looks like you have an ME ORK or equivalent from the KN-303.

    http://www.sloneservices.com/SilverB...01.htm#Filters

    The PureOne ranks the best, the ML16817. Waiting on response about chrome

  8. quicgmicg
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    Most of these internet filter studies lack much scientific evidence or back up other than the writers personal opinions. None of them that I have seen have done their own flow tests....accurate filtration micron rating tests, pressure relief valve tests...etc...etc.. As with most opinions...they are usually worth just what you paid for them.

  9. Fulldild1
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    Yep I'm using Hi-Flo K&N without the nut. LOL I thought it was a pretty good article.

  10. quicgmicg
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    LOL...I'm already nuts enough too!

    It was a pretty good article.... just not very complete and now pretty outdated. Lots of the filters cut apart are now made by completely different manufacturers than stated in the article. He also used micron ratings given by the manufacturers instead of testing them. Some of these manufacturers will not release exactly how they tested them.... which says a lot.

    But....if you just use a good quality filter.....You're going to be OK.

    As far as the K&N filter thing......it's like when ORK's were first used on our bikes....there was a lot of stuff saying how terrible they were and how they'd ruin your engine because of reduced oil flow to the upper end.....stories surfaced about seized engines showing up in machine shops and lots of guys dumped their ORK's.... come to find out that none of it was substantiated...and today......ORK's abound and you never hear much about that nasty rumor any more.....thank goodness!

    I guess I just hate it when something starts getting a bad rap for no reason.....

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