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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-19-2010, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone used the reusable oil filter? If so, how well do they work and which seems to be the best? I've seen ones with air cooling fins that claim to help reduce the oil temp. Anyway, any comments would be appreciated.
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I have one that I purchased from Conquest Customs. No problems here.
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I think they are a quality product which should last the lifetime of your Vic which could easily be 200k miles or more.

On the other hand you could buy a lot of filters for the cost of one reusable type filters.

I think the Witchdoctor is having a sale on the K&P type right now for *** members.

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The main selling point for me, is does it really help cool your oil? I've found that if you can reduce the heat of your engine oil, you can help preserve your engine parts. Have you ever seen a v-twin having to roll along in traffic at 10 to 20 with frequent stops? Not a pretty sight.
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I don't know how much effect any oil cooling device will have at those speeds on an air cooled engine but it sure couldn't hurt to have something besides the main oil cooler radiating the heat out of the oil.

I also think the chrome oil cooler covers look cool but don't help if someone is frequently dealing with slow moving traffic. JMHO
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I don't know how much effect any oil cooling device will have at those speeds on an air cooled engine but it sure couldn't hurt to have something besides the main oil cooler radiating the heat out of the oil.

I also think the chrome oil cooler covers look cool but don't help if someone is frequently dealing with slow moving traffic. JMHO
Don't we have oil coolers now? You can buy a fram filter for 7 bucks as apposed to clean fluids for your re usable filter.
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The main selling point for me, is does it really help cool your oil? I've found that if you can reduce the heat of your engine oil, you can help preserve your engine parts. Have you ever seen a v-twin having to roll along in traffic at 10 to 20 with frequent stops? Not a pretty sight.
Our bikes are EFFICIENTLY built bikes. They don't have problems in stop and go and ever parade traffic.

Even though they are air cooled they are also oil cooled. This is the reason why you should use the correct rated oil and filters. When you are in stop and go traffic, air does not factor into the cooling of your engine. So, you Victory engine relies on the oil to cool it.

Personally I know a couple of people that ride in stop and go and that ride in parades in HOT California heat. I've never heard of a problem with heating.
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Thanks Diamondrmp....question...How do you go about cleaning them...? (reusable filters) Might sound like a stupid question...but that's me....sometimes not too bright....LOL although I WAS smart enough NOT to buy a Hardly Dangerous and bought a Victory...... 8)
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There is a filter inside the housing. You unscrew and remove the housing, turn the filter inside the housing and take it out. You then clean it with carb cleaner and let it dry.

Reverse the procedure and install.
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I appreciate all the feedback. The reuseable oil filter seems to be just a personal choice. Does anyone recommend using one? If so, why? And how about the magnetic drain plug? Is there a reason and an advantage to using one of those.
I just want to do everything I can to protect our investment in the best made motorcycle in the world, in my humble opinion.
Again, thanks for all the input. Keep the dirty side down.
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