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Old 07-05-2012, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Time came for my second oil change, and I decided to go with Amsoil 10/40 and the EAOM-103 filter. Hopin' it works well, and I believe it will. Found it locally for 10.75/qt.

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Old 07-05-2012, 03:55 PM
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I run Amsoil 20w50 in my Vision. Seems to keep drivetrain noise to a minimum. First time I've ever used an Amsoil product. I still run the Victory oil filter though.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:28 AM
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Time came for my second oil change, and I decided to go with Amsoil 10/40 and the EAOM-103 filter. Hopin' it works well, and I believe it will. Found it locally for 10.75/qt.
Its been reported that the EAOM-103 has less filter material than other filters. I have used them without problems, but I think that a cheaper wix or even a wal-mart brand would work just as well. Always, do your research. I don't think I would use a fram unless it was thier top of line filter.

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Its been reported that the EAOM-103 has less filter material than other filters. I have used them without problems, but I think that a cheaper wix or even a wal-mart brand would work just as well. Always, do your research. I don't think I would use a fram unless it was thier top of line filter.
The one I'm using is the Amsoil filter. Not Fram. If that's what you mean.

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The one I'm using is the Amsoil filter. Not Fram. If that's what you mean.
I would never use a fram filter.
What I'm talking about is that the Wix or a champion fliter would probably work as good as the Amsoil filter.
A few years ago I was useing the Amsoil filter when this thread was posted where this guy sawed the filters that he had in half and disassembled them. He stated that the Amsoil filter used good material, but not very much. Puralotor and bosch were his favorites. I should also point out that a couple of people posted that the Amsoil filter did clog up. This was on a honda VTX forum. The Victory's have a lot of oil pressure according to the manual, so this ( clogging up ) may not be a problem.
I have saved the victory oil filter and I am currently useing a Wix. When I change my oil again I will cut both of them in half and see whats inside.
So I guess what I'm trying to say is that a Wix or one of the champion brands will work as good as the Amsoil brand and cost a lot less. I don't know if the Amsoil clogging problem will matter on this bike.

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I use the Amsoil 10w40 cause what I have read 90% of motor wear comes when you first start the bike up.
Wix filters for me p/n 51358 or 51356 very cheap at any auto parts store and have a very high rating for usages.

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FYI, NAPA Filters are made by Wix. The NAPA Gold filter is an excellent filter that is readily available.
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I use the Amsoil 10w40 cause what I have read 90% of motor wear comes when you first start the bike up.
Wix filters for me p/n 51358 or 51356 very cheap at any auto parts store and have a very high rating for usages.
Yea I think that a Wix or Napa filter is just as good. I believe that they are at 30 microns. Oil should flow pretty good through them while still filtering.
Here is something to thing about. You use a 10w40 grade oil to ensure that good lubrication happens at start-up. I understand that this is a stretch, but, because the oil flows at much greater gallon per minute than the manufacturer requires the cushion it provides may be to thin during start-up. So the oil thickens up after a little bit and is just fine when warm, but maybe to thin at start-up. Just food for thought.

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I have an 11,000 mile 2011 XR. I don't know what oil the owner before me was running. Will there be any issue with switching to Amsoil now?

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I know there are oil upon oil posts. Just curious and looking for a quick answer. Upon changing to Amsoil the drive train noise was reduced by how much?? Noticeable?? Thanks. I use Victory oil and the noise does not really bother me but it would be nice to quiet it down a little.

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