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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-02-2013, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Just wondering if anyone has used Hiflo oil filters. Are they a good filter

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I must be the only one that has used this filter[. ATTACH]10168[/ATTACH]
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http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/FilterStudy.html according to this study it is just a average filter. It was originally made for a cheaper alternative to the Honda import oil filter.

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If you do a search on the net the rumorer is they make K&N oil filters
Guys rate the filter as being good.

I go to auto store pick up WIX for $6.95 and call it good like 90% of the other guys here

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I go to auto store pick up WIX for $6.95 and call it good like 90% of the other guys here
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Thank's guys. my next filter will be a wix filter

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Yea, I know this is an old thread.

I was just doing some research on this topic. From what I have read...remember I read it on the internet. The Wix filter is rated at 21 micron and the OEM Polaris filter is rated at 10 micron. While looking into filter specs I read a lot about filter dissections/comparisons and those that did the comparisons/dissections said all the aftermarket filters looked to be identical to the Polaris filter inside. I have no idea how someone would be able to tell what size particles the filter media is capable of trapping by looking at it. A micron sounds real small and in the scheme of things I doubt the difference is noticeable long term. Anyway....

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What you can tell after a filter has been in service for a number of miles is whether one filter plugs faster than another. In other fields I was able to select media based on filter micron size. In those uses the 10 and 20 micron filters were dramatically different. The 10 micron plugged up at least 4 or 5 times faster in actual use than the 20.

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so whats the bottom line here? Victory wants $21 Aus for a genuine fliter, theres a cleanable unit for $189, or a generic one that wont filter as fine but wont block up as easy??

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