Yeah, seems like any reusable filter whether it be oil or air is only as good as you're willing to maintain it every maintenance interval.It's probably a great filter, if you're going to take the time to clean it thoroughly every oil change. Otherwise it'll work good for awhile.
My BOSCH premium only cost $6 each. $100 would last me a life time of the bike.I wouldn't use it. I've been told by two different engine builders that they're junk. $100 buys you 8 oem filters which is 40,000km worth for a street bike. Return it and say it didn't fit or somthing to get your money back.
35 microns, yikes! The filter I use:I just picked up a Stainless Steel Reusable Spin On Oil Filter. Has anyone used this product or one like it? It's supposed to catch 35 micron particles and provide 200 percent more filter area. Just wondering if I wasted $100+
No ... There are SAE and ISO standards that pertain to oil filter test procedures. The current one is ISO 4548-12. http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=10474 You may still find references to the prior standard, which was SAE J1858, although SAE opted to cancel their own standard a few years ago in favor of the international one.Paper filters claiming 5 micron is a blatant lie. The oil filter industry is unregulated and they can tell any lie they like.
It looks cool, so use it. Just epoxy a dummy oil filter nipple to the side of the motor. After the epoxy sets, just spin the FLO filter on on. That way you'll have both effective filtration and a cool looking stainless steel filter where everyone can see it.I'm still trying to figure out if I should use it or not.
We would need to pay them an honorarium, but I think an ASK Brian P, Johnny P, Reciprocity (and other wizards) section would be an great addition to the forum. Sure the threads would be like 2-5 posts long but they would be static-free. Then GTAM could collect the threads annually, publish them in book/magazine format and sell them to subscribers.As did Scuba Steve.An expert in this very field.You asked for advice,and got it.It's a doorstop.