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Hello! Does anyone recommend (or not) the high flow oil filters?? I have a 1984 GL1200 with only 21000 miles! It was a one owner bike when I got it and very well taken care of. Right now I'm running sea foam thru it cause I have a noisy lifter and I'm getting ready to change the oil. I also have one of those spin on filter adapters but iv heard you shouldn't use them so I didn't put it on. Any advice would help. By the way, I really enjoy reading the news letter and posts from this forum!


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i was using hiflo oil filters on my 1200 wing until last summer when i put the oil filter adaptor on. now i'm using fl1a oil filters
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I use them on my 1500 with no problems.

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Does "High FLow" mean less filtering? Working on the premise that if the oil pump is only going to work at its rated capacity, then for more oil to flow, it would have to have less resistance on the way through? More oil for cooling, but less filtering for cleaning.
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redial wrote:Does "High FLow" mean less filtering?

Not to my knowledge. Just a brand name and it's actually - Hi-Flo
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I owned an "86 Aspencade, and switched to a spin on oil filter with an adapter sold by Randakk's, and used Wix filters and had no problems. Put on an average of 5k a year and changed oil and filter every 2 to 3k. Have also used HiFLo filters on a Honda Shadow, and a Suzuki GS750 and had no problems, but, also changed but oil and filters every 2 to 3k also. Now own an '03 Gl1800 and use HiFlo filters and follow the same service schedule with no problems and '03 has only 38k on it and have only had it for a year.
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Thanks for your response about the filters. I have expanded my research through the assistance of Mr Google, and it is reported that K&N make the HiFlo filters, and for an extra $6 you get a nut mounted on the end of the filter. In previous discussions on filters, it was reported that K&N filters were not that flash. Even though they provided better oil flow, they are less protective in the filtering department.

I was drawn to this site for a reasonable comparison of the filters that are available:


http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/FilterStudy.html

Like you, I rely on reviews and personal experience to determine what is good. I am sure there will be variances, and that could also be part of the conditions that we experience and drive/ride in.

This is an interesting topic, though.
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Thanks everyone! I appreciate the advice. I went ahead and ordered the K&N hi-Flo filters. I got a three pack for $27 on eBay.
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@b8210t, the Randakks adapter is the sane one I have. He six filters have the anti drain back feature right?
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Yes, the Wix filters have an anti-drain back valve. Never had a problem with them.
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Thanks! I just noticed the misspelling! Darn auto-correct. Lol
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No one checks for spelling here.
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redial wrote:Thanks for your response about the filters. I have expanded my research through the assistance of Mr Google, and it is reported that K&N make the HiFlo filters, and for an extra $6 you get a nut mounted on the end of the filter.

That's not actually correct. On the web page indicated it says:

K&N 138 Made by Hi Flo. Average filter with a $6 nut welded onto the end cap.

I would agree with that statement. HiFlo is an Asian Company with distribution centres in the UK and USA. K&N is branding the HiFlo filters and raising the price accordingly.

The original poster purchased a 3 pack on eBay for $27.. For near that price you can buy you can buy OEM Honda filters.

Here's an article about HiFlo:

http://www.hiflofiltro.com/fileadmin/fi ... y-2011.pdf


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