Spin-on oil filter


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Spin-on oil filter

Postby fr1tz » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:34 pm



I was reading sparrowhawwks post on 21-Nov.-2012 in the information and question section, he mentioned that Randakk makes a spin-on filter addapter for the GL1100, can someone enlighten me on this subject. I would love to have one on my 82 Asp Trike can't believe I haven't heard about this till now - fr1tz

PS any pros or cons ??????


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Re: Spin-on oil filter

Postby bcassel » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:37 pm

I love mine on my 82 interstate. Makes oil change much cleaner and easier. Installation was simple and quick, just have to be careful not to over tighten the adapter during install so as not to strip the aluminum case.

In short, very good investment.

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Re: Spin-on oil filter

Postby newday777 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:14 am

Go to Randakk's site and get the full story.
Quite simple really. You get to use a spin on filter.
Just have to want to spend the money to get the adapter.

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Re: Spin-on oil filter

Postby fr1tz » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:40 am

I went to the web site and I'am impressed with everything they have to offer, yes that adapter is exspensive but I need it. just want to hear if there is any negative comments, for an example don't buy it it leaks or the filters are to large to fit behind the air scoop just under the radiator or any other comments thanks for your thoughts - fr1tz
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Re: Spin-on oil filter

Postby newday777 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:34 am

Nothing negative that I have seen or heard. They are good. Just as was mentioned, do not over torque the mounting bolt.

I don't know about with the scoop dam. You will have to do your own measurements, add the adapter and oil filter you want to use and measure from the block to you dam. There were multiple dams by different Accessory manufacturers.

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Re: Spin-on oil filter

Postby bcassel » Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:03 pm

As far as fitting the oil filters, you are able to choose between a wide variety of filters, brands, etc. If you need a stubby one, you can select that, and if you like the longer one, you have that choice too. I have a whole list of filters in my iPhone Notes so I can find the one I want, and if it's not on the shelf, select another that is close.

Regarding leaks, there is a wide surface area for the filter to adapter to mate on, and once you have the adapter in place, it stays there and the chance for leaks is pretty minimal.

When I put mine on, I also installed a dipstick from JC Whitney. Between the two, I spent about $110 and have not regretted a nickle of it.

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Re: Spin-on oil filter

Postby LloydB » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:43 pm

My experiance with Randakk (Randel Washington) has always been positive. I have used 2 of his carb rebuild kits, one 1100, and one 1500. The quality has been excellent, and he has always been willing to answer any questions that I had. I don't think you can go wrong with Randakk. (I don't have any connection, just a happy customer)
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Re: Spin-on oil filter

Postby fr1tz » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:50 pm

Thanks everyone I'am convinced,just one more thing to do this spring - ft1tz
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Re: Spin-on oil filter

Postby detdrbuzzard » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:03 pm

i put the spin-on adaptor on my 1200 wing back in august along with a napa 1085 oil filter but wish i had known that i could have used a motorcraft fl1a filter. i'm trying to see if i can get an adaptor made that will accept the same filter as my 1500 wing so i don't have to buy so many different filters
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Re: Spin-on oil filter

Postby fr1tz » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:54 pm

Hey detdrbyzzard !! So are you saying that Randakk makes differant adapters and all I have to do is tell them what filter I want to use ? when I went to their site they had a list of automobile manufacturers like the Saturn was on the list but I did not see one for the GL1500, Do I need to worry about the micron filtration spec's I sure don't want a filter thats to restrictive on oil flow or viceversa. Thanks Guys I appriciate the in-put fr1tz
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Re: Spin-on oil filter

Postby detdrbuzzard » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:58 pm

fr1tz wrote:Hey detdrbyzzard !! So are you saying that Randakk makes differant adapters and all I have to do is tell them what filter I want to use ? when I went to their site they had a list of automobile manufacturers like the Saturn was on the list but I did not see one for the GL1500, Do I need to worry about the micron filtration spec's I sure don't want a filter thats to restrictive on oil flow or viceversa. Thanks Guys I appriciate the in-put fr1tz

he does have different adaptors for different hondas but he does not have an adaptor to let you use a 1500 filter on a 1000 - 1200 wing. i forgot who i spoke with about having an adaptor made so i can use a 1500 filter. i'll have to go on the 1200 forum and check my post, you guys bringing this up reminded me
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Re: Spin-on oil filter

Postby fr1tz » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:54 pm

Hey guys well I did it! I just purchased a spin-on filter adapter from Randakk, $65.00 a bit high in price but the filters that are recommended by Randakk are 1/3rd the cost of OEM cartrages. fr1tz
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Re: Spin-on oil filter

Postby Fatwing Chris » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:18 pm

fr1tz wrote:Hey guys well I did it! I just purchased a spin-on filter adapter from Randakk, $65.00 a bit high in price but the filters that are recommended by Randakk are 1/3rd the cost of OEM cartrages. fr1tz


Not to mention how much easier and quicker it is to use a spin on filter.
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Re: Spin-on oil filter

Postby detdrbuzzard » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:56 am

i put the adaptor on last july alnog with a napa 1085 filter only to find out that a motorcraft fl1a works just as good and i can get an fl1a at any auto parts store
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Re: Spin-on oil filter

Postby fr1tz » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:57 pm

Hey guys I hate to beet a dead horse but I'am installing the spin on filter adapter on my 1100 this week, so I reveiwed this post and I did not see any comments about using lock tite on the adapter plate theads, good idea or not Thanks Fr1tz
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Re: Spin-on oil filter

Postby detdrbuzzard » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:44 am

fr1tz wrote:Hey guys I hate to beet a dead horse but I'am installing the spin on filter adapter on my 1100 this week, so I reveiwed this post and I did not see any comments about using lock tite on the adapter plate theads, good idea or not Thanks Fr1tz

you shouldn't need to use lock tite
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Re: Spin-on oil filter

Postby trashtruck » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:06 pm

the one thing i would be concerned with is having the front tire throw debris through an unprotected "spin on" filter. wonder if randak or jc whitney has covers? my idea of fun really doesn't include spending 3 hours prying the seat out of my butt because the motor lost all it's oil and locked up at 80 mph.
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Re: Spin-on oil filter

Postby detdrbuzzard » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:22 pm

trashtruck wrote:the one thing i would be concerned with is having the front tire throw debris through an unprotected "spin on" filter. wonder if randak or jc whitney has covers? my idea of fun really doesn't include spending 3 hours prying the seat out of my butt because the motor lost all it's oil and locked up at 80 mph.

seeing that you have a front fender on your wing i don't think debris hitting the filter would ever happen
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Re: Spin-on oil filter

Postby fr1tz » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:14 pm

thanks you for your thougts - fr1tz
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Re: Spin-on oil filter

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:34 pm

Question-Would it hurt the bike if the filter cannot go into by-pass mode? Or can it with the randakk system? Regards, Johnyy

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Re: Spin-on oil filter

Postby SteveB123 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:06 pm

Johnyy Smoke wrote:Question-Would it hurt the bike if the filter cannot go into by-pass mode? Or can it with the randakk system? Regards, Johnyy


It will oil starve. Any filter used on the Randakk plate will have a bypass.....not many filters left that don't.
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Re: Spin-on oil filter

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:10 pm

O.K.
Was not really sure if the oil-by pass deal was something unique to a motorcycle. Regards, Johnyy

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Re: Spin-on oil filter

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:06 pm

Johnyy Smoke wrote:O.K.
Was not really sure if the oil-by pass deal was something unique to a motorcycle. Regards, Johnyy


I would venture a guess that there is no motor vehicle manufactured in at least the last fifty years that does not have a bypass oil filter.

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Re: Spin-on oil filter

Postby El Taco » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:30 am

From my experience with other personal vehicles, I wouldn't settle for any less than a WIX filter. If I were to put a spin on adapter on my Wing, (which is on the to do list) It would be no exception.




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