GL1800 Oil Filter Protection


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Eboness
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GL1800 Oil Filter Protection

Post by Eboness » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:46 am



A fellow winger told me about a product he found while looking at a site for Adventure Motorcycles. It seems they sell a product for the GL1800 in a aluminum oil filter cover. I bought one and now have it installed on my 2013 Gold Wing. Along with my belly pan I only hope I have my bases covered, sorry for the pun. You can't go wrong with not only the price at $24 but ease of installation. Go to, https://www.murphskits.com/product_info ... cts_id=427 and add this extra protection for you 1800 all years.

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Re: GL1800 Oil Filter Protection

Post by Wingsconsin » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:01 am

Do you really need that AND a belly pan ?
I have a belly pan on for protection of the oil filter and the coolant bottle -
But this seems like a quite a bit of protection .
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Re: GL1800 Oil Filter Protection

Post by Eboness » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:01 pm

Wingsconsin wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:01 am
Do you really need that AND a belly pan ?
I have a belly pan on for protection of the oil filter and the coolant bottle -
But this seems like a quite a bit of protection .
Well Wingsconsin I live by more is best when it comes to protecting me and my ride. I was only giving a FYI to the members for there consideration. You may be right, a belly pan and oil filter protection might be going overboard however I have a friend who took a 4" spike through his belly pan and it ended up puncturing his oil filter. Freak chance sure but better safe than sorry. However your point is taken, might be overkill to some.
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Re: GL1800 Oil Filter Protection

Post by harvey01 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:55 pm

Eboness, thanks for pointing out this new to me anyway cover for the oil filter.

Like Wingsconsin, I do wonder if such an aluminum cover is really worth the cost and effort required to uninstall and reinstall at each oil change. I mean being honest, will this thin sheet of aluminum really protect that much.

After 120,000 miles of riding this Wing and another 30,000 on the previous Wing, as well as over a million miles on a total of a bunch of motorcycles, I have never had an oil filter damaged! Yes I have a belly pan on my Wings, but not my VTX, CBX, or any previous bike.

Honestly I worry more about stuff coming off other cars and trucks and hitting me than I do stuff on the road damaging the bottom of the engine.

I do appreciate you posting this as I am sure there are some who will be more interested than I am!
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Re: GL1800 Oil Filter Protection

Post by joeincalif » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:45 am

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Re: GL1800 Oil Filter Protection

Post by cihilb » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:41 am

harvey01 wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:55 pm
Eboness, thanks for pointing out this new to me anyway cover for the oil filter.

Like Wingsconsin, I do wonder if such an aluminum cover is really worth the cost and effort required to uninstall and reinstall at each oil change. I mean being honest, will this thin sheet of aluminum really protect that much.

After 120,000 miles of riding this Wing and another 30,000 on the previous Wing, as well as over a million miles on a total of a bunch of motorcycles, I have never had an oil filter damaged! Yes I have a belly pan on my Wings, but not my VTX, CBX, or any previous bike.

Honestly I worry more about stuff coming off other cars and trucks and hitting me than I do stuff on the road damaging the bottom of the engine.

I do appreciate you posting this as I am sure there are some who will be more interested than I am!
Adds about 30 seconds to the time to change the oil, loosen the hose clamp and slide off. Also, not that thin. Probably thicker than most belly pans.
I have one on mine, I also added an aluminum plate over the coolant reservoir.

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Re: GL1800 Oil Filter Protection

Post by waituntilthebeep » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:39 am

I don't have a belly pan on my ride and have lost 2 oil filters due to road debris. Should probably have a belly pan :) but I don't... yet. A filter sleeve might have saved me those other 2 times though.

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Re: GL1800 Oil Filter Protection

Post by MiWinger51 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:15 am

waituntilthebeep wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:39 am
I don't have a belly pan on my ride and have lost 2 oil filters due to road debris. Should probably have a belly pan :) but I don't... yet. A filter sleeve might have saved me those other 2 times though.
My belly pan is a 2 piece. It protects the coolant bottle and the oil filter. 2 screws are removed to access the oil filter. It is made out of aluminum diamond plate and I believe it was about $70.00 Peace of mind is priceless.


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