Oil filters for a 2015 GL


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Oil filters for a 2015 GL

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I was reading that they were good oil filter and not so good filter.

Which is the best filter for a GL 1800?


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I use the M1MC-134 Mobil 1 Motorcycle Filter on my 2012 GL1800 right along with their Mobil1 Racing 4T 10W-40 4-Cycle Motorcycle Oil.
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For my '06 I use a WIX WL10000 with great reasults. I also use the HONDA 10W40 oil with no problems. I change the oil and filter every 3,000 miles and now have just over 195,000 miles on my baby.
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I like the Honda filter, and if you pay attention you can find them on sale.
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harvey01 wrote: Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:54 am I like the Honda filter, and if you pay attention you can find them on sale.
I agree. I order 3 filters at a time from Wingstuff. End up costing about $30 for three.
There are going to be a lot of arguments about using car filters on a motorcycle, but the Honda filter is designed for motorcycles. Different filter material and
the correct pressure bypass valve.
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Manufacturers filter (Honda in this case) you cannot go wrong. Mobil has good filters. So do WIX, and Donaldson, both of whom actually make a lot of the good ones out there. Amsoil has really good filters, and if you are using their oil, then it doesn't hurt to use their filters, a bit pricey, but one of the best. Purolator Pure One are really good. I stay away from Fram and any of the Fram-like cheapo filters, like Walmart brands. They may be alright for someone who changes their oil every 3,000 miles, but they are not made great, and do have a tendency to come apart if it takes you more than about three months to get to an oil change. I, for one, do not trust cheapo stuff, and this is especially true of oil filters.
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I am out of my model posting in this thread. Please excuse my contribution if inappropriate.

I bought a new cb500x and that filter is the same as the gl1800. In the cb500x it sits out in the open up front and I thought, "gee, wouldn't a bigger filter sitting there also be an oil cooler?" The other shoulder sat the devil and said," idiot, why is it sitting there out in the open exposed a target for projectiles? And you want to make it bigger?"

Anyway, I looked it up and this was found. I have not checked it for accuracy.


Alternate Motorcycle Oil Filters

If your motorcycle uses the Honda 15410-MM9-013 oil filter (most late model VFRs, CBRs, ST1100s, etc), following are some filters which are equivalent to and possibly superior to the Honda filter. These also fit most late-model Kawasaki sportbikes and Vulcans, plus most late-model Yamaha sportbikes, the VMAX, and the Royal Star. They also can be used on the mid-80s Magnas, Sabres, Interceptors, and Shadows. See Author's note #6, below for a comment about Suzuki oil filters.

Important: The only meaningful difference between all those shown below are external length. They all fit the 1994 to 1997 VFR, the CBR600s, and mid-80s Magnas and Sabres. Your motorcycle's clearance and available space for a spin-on filter may be different, so you need to consider that. The very shortest filters should fit anywhere. All threads and gasket dimensions are compatible, all have anti-drain back valves, and all have bypass valves that operate in the normal range of 8 to 13 psi range.

Motorcycle-Specific Filters - (About 2.5 to 3 inches long)

Purolator Motorcycle ML16817 about $6.00
NAPA Gold 1358, Carquest 85358, WIX 51358 about $7 to $8
AC Delco PF2135 about $10
FRAM PH6017A about $7
Automobile Filters - (About 3.5 inches long - fit reference 1994 Mazda MX-3, V-6 Engine)
Mobil 1 M1-110 about $10
Bosch 3323 about $5
Purolator Pure One L14620 about $6
NAPA Gold 1356, Carquest 85356, WIX 51356 about $6
Deutsch D-370 about $4
AC Delco PF-2057 about $6
Motorcraft Long Life FL-821 about $4
STP S-02867 about $3
FRAM, Castrol, Penske 7317 about $3
Automobile Filters - (About 2.5 inches long - fit reference Mazda RX-7 and Miata)

Bosch 3300 about $5
NAPA Gold 1365 about $6
Purolator L14622 about $5
AC Delco PF1237 about $6
STP S-02876 about $3
FRAM PH6607 about $3
WalMart SuperTech ST6607 about $2
SuperTech filters are made by Champion Laboratories who make Mobil One and Bosch filters and also some automaker brands. While they may not have the advanced filter media of the highest efficiency and highest priced filters, they are considered premium filters and will peform well.

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Hi GLer,
I recently found a treatis on oil filters, this study summary for the GL1800:
The prices may be somewhat out of date.

Recommended Goldwing GL 1800 Oil Filters

These Oil Filters have 20 x 1.5mm threads, 14 psi by-pass valve, anti-drain back valve, 2.3" O.D. gasket, 2.5" to 3.5" long.
If you have the room, I recommend the longer filters.

Purolator has changed their filters from a concave to a convex fitting surface, so they no longer seal on some motorcycles.

Motorcycle Filters
• AC Delco PF2135
• AMSOil SMF103
• Carquest 85358
• AC Delco PF2135
• FRAM PH6017A
• Honda 15410-MCJ-000
• K&N KN-204, about $13. Metric nut on end for easy removal.
• Mobil M1MC-134
• NAPA Gold 1358
• Purolator ML16817. Imported, not made by Purolator.
• STP SMO 17
• WIX 51358 Recommended filters.
All have superior filtering.

About 2.5 inches long.
• Purolator One PL14612, about $6.
• Mobil M1-108, about $12.
 Made by Champion.
• Bosch 3300, about $6.
 Made by Champion.
• Wal-Mart SuperTech ST6607
 Made by Champion.

About 3.25 inches long.
• Purolator One PL14610, about $6.
• Purolator Boss PBL14610.
• Royal Purple 10-2808.
• Mobil 1 M1-110, about $10.
 Made by Champion.
• Mobil M1MC-134
• Bosch 3323, about $6.
 Made By Champion.
• WalMart SuperTech ST7317,
 about $2. Made by Champion.
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Thanks overbyte,

There probably two or three top choices on that batch; only thing is, we really don't have any empirical evidence, from particularly objective sources, to make a decision as to which would be most efficient on the Wingabego.

I have read some research data put out by Amsoil--can't remember if it had info on their filter, but I do recall the article showing why their oil was superior...of course, here you have a manufacturer beating their own chest with their own research. That ain't got no grace.

Moreover, one has to be careful how to interpret some of these so called 'magazine' or 'online' reviewers of products. A lot of them are getting money under the table for ads at the same time.
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First, let's realize that the filter and the oil are a team. They work in tandem. I can remember when Fram and Castrol were the team to use. Times change, teams change, they adapt and improve and make trades.

Having an Engineering background, I too wanted some empirical data to determine the best "team" for my new 2016 wing (now with only 3,000 miles because it rained every freakin' day off I have had this year). I opted to change my own oil and filter and am using Blackstone Laboratories (www.blackstone-labs.com) to determine the best oil and filter for my ride. Blackstone is an outfit that wants to help their customers to improve their rides performance and durability, be it a bike, car, truck or big rig. In true Engineering fashion, they crave feedback to add to the knowledge base. I do not represent them in any way and am not compensated by them.

I am NOT going to tell you the oil and filter(s) I am using, until I am done at 20,000 miles. I will tell you I will be using a single brand filter and both non and synthetic oils. When complete, I will publish my findings here on Goldwingdocs.

In the meantime, you can't go wrong if you change the oil and filter every 2500-3000 miles regardless of brands. Be sure to use motorcycle oil (friction modifiers destroy wet clutches).
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Re Oil Filters:
The clip I posted is from this more extensive article:
https://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/Filte ... OilFilters
It may provide more detailed information.
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I use the NAPA Gold 1358 simply because I trust it, and it is close by me, and priced right AND it has the flat faces on the canister so that my Oil Filter wrench tool can remove it w/o taking the front grille off.


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