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Disposable vs. Reusable oil filters

PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:39 pm
by VTRamen
Here's an oddball question/topic for members to weigh in on if they wish. To my knowledge there are no re-usable oil filters available for the VTR250... But I may stand corrected on that. Anyway, if there was a reusable filter available, would you use it? My opinion is that I would be willing to try it out, but it would depend on how easy to clean in between oil changes, and the price point. I have heard that the level of filtration provided is similar or more effective than traditional filters.

Re: Disposable vs. Reusable oil filters

PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:09 pm
by ExTex77
I would not use a reusable oil filter unless it was the only filter available.

ride safely,

Re: Disposable vs. Reusable oil filters

PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:12 am
by Murdo1
For the price of the paper replacement (about $6.00) is it really worth the bother to find a washable one? I have seen the fine mesh screen type for well over $100 for car ones, would possibly be cheaper for bike.
Is it worth it? Not to me, I don't do that many miles a year, maybe two changes a year.

Re: Disposable vs. Reusable oil filters

PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:18 am
by spotthedogg
I believe Scott is the brand of washable stainless steel mesh filters

Re: Disposable vs. Reusable oil filters

PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:28 pm
by VTRamen
There is another - PC Racing Flo. It was an ad by that company in a motorcycle magazine that got me thinking about these kinds of filter. It seems they are marketed to racers/performance bikes, so I'm sure they work well. I agree though, probably not worth the price tag. Some boast higher flow translating into greater HP. Not sure I'm sold on that. Regrettably it seems none of the companies make a filter for the VTR250.

Re: Disposable vs. Reusable oil filters

PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:21 pm
by spotthedogg
They may not list it but the filter is very common