Cheap remote oil filter

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by atm33, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. atm33

    atm33 Active Member

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    For those of you always looking for another project on your ride, I decided to install a remote oil filter. Works great so far, no leaks or problems. I know its risky to introduce weak spots in the oil system, but oil changes will be a breeze now and the filter is exposed to the wind which should aid in cooling somewhat. If there is ever a hint of a problem I can revert back to stock in about 5 minutes. I used a Derale remote and adapter, along with some basic hardware from the local hardware store. You can get cheaper remotes/adapters, but I wanted to stick with USA made stuff. There are a million ways to mount the remote, and it really depends on your bike. The total was around $70, which is a bargain compared to some others on the market.
     

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  2. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Good job, let us know how it works for you.:s
     
  3. stray dog

    stray dog Junior Member

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    Interesting.
    Nice, simple & clean. Good job.

    Did you need fab up the mount plate?
     
  4. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    The mounting plate (black in the first photo) was the only thing I had to make. I used scrap steel around 1/8" thick, cut out the shape I wanted, made a 90 degree bend in the vise and drilled a few holes. I painted it with some bedliner paint I had laying around. Everything else is stock from the store (brass fittings, bolts, nuts, washers, chrome spacer, hose and hose clamps). The HD 3-piece frame clamp I found new on Ebay for $9 shipped. Because it is fairly close to the original filter mounting area, the rubber hose pieces are only around 6" long so I can easily keep an eye on it for leaks. Fun project.
     
  6. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Excellent! Thanks for sharing. Maybe post what kit model number you used from Derale in case any body is interested.
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Nice job, what brand filter is that?
     
  8. atm33

    atm33 Active Member

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    Good idea. The adapter is a Derale #15703 ($18). The remote (was wrong, it's not Derale but made in USA) is a Perma Cool #1701 ($22). You can get many styles of remotes to fit your mounting location. Derale actually sells an entire kit for around $44 on Amazon including hose, clamps, fittings, but the remote wouldn't work in my application so I had to buy piece by piece.
     
  9. atm33

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    It's a Wix 57148. I've been using Wix for all my cars/bikes for years and like the quality. It is 5 micron and specifically recommended for HD by Wix. It's cheaper than HD (not much, $10 vs $15), but that's not why I buy them-- just my old habits I suppose. I would have no problem buying a HD filter and had actually planned to do so, before I learned Wix had a Harley specific filter.
     
  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    :D Wix is a good filter thanks for the info and the pics