No more HD filters.

Discussion in 'Oil' started by porkchop, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. porkchop

    porkchop Active Member

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    I have been using HD filters since my bike was new but now the dealer has raised the price of the black to $13.95!!! That is just nut's. I refuse to pay that much for a filter. I sent WIX an email about the 51348 and they replied saying that when they tested the HD filter campared to theres that they were the same. The WIX is $6.49 at the auto parts store so that is what I will be using from now on. BTW, the dealer has allso raised the price of there HD360 (witch I dont use) to $7.95 a qt. Needless to say, I wont be going to the dealer any time soon.
     
  2. Hoople

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    I have a feeling he is jacking up the price to Over MSRP.

    What's the part number of the black filter you have been using. I want to look it up myself.
     
  3. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Go'n to see my HD shop today for some goodies - I'll have to check their prices & compare. Yes, some will mark-up above others & why - because they can :(

    Not saying wix is a bad filter (NASCAR brand) & I've run them in my cages. There's probably others out there too - I just get HD's & always have one on hand in garage for the next change.
     
  4. RetiredJake

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    Just looked up the black filter for Twin Cam engines. $8.95 on the HD site.
     
  5. Hoople

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    Jake, what's the part number.
     
  6. jdeatsch

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    The 57348 (Chrome) Wix is the chrome version of the 57148. I use this on my 10 Dyna.

    It is rated to 5 microns. Just so you'll have a reference a human hair is approximately 100 microns in diameter (Not sure if that's a red one or not).

    I paid $11.00 for these at my local Parts Plus affiliate.

    Jim

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    Part Number: 57348
    UPC Number: 765809573482
    Principal Application: Harley Davidson Motorcycles - Chrome Version of 57148
    All Applications
    Style: Spin-On Lube Filter
    Service: Lube
    Type: Full Flow
    Media: Glass
    Height: 3.404
    Outer Diameter Top: 2.921
    Outer Diameter Bottom: Closed
    Thread Size: 3/4-16
    By-Pass Valve Setting-PSI: 8
    Anti-Drain Back Valve: Yes
    Max Flow Rate: 7-9 GPM
    Nominal Micron Rating: 5

    Gasket Diameters
    Number O.D. I.D. Thk.
    Attached 2.734 2.430 0.226
     
  7. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    I emailed wix last year & there twincam equivalent 13 micron according to there response to me..
     
  8. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    HD's super premium 5 micron, Part #'s are; 63798A chrome and 63731-99A black.
     
  9. lakeforktx

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    I don't know which stealership he went to but .. I bought chrome filter #63798-99a yesterday up Harley Davidson In Paris Texas and it was $13.95 for it.. Iam pretty sure the black one was still around 9 or 10 bucks and oil was still the same old price...P.S " Porkchop" we are over in Emory give us a shout sometime meet up for a ride around the lake....:)
     
  10. Hoople

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    Yep, $8.95 MSRP and it can be had for $7.16 mail order. So this dealership is taking it upon himself to set his own MSRP price which is uplifted by 40%.. Nice.. This is a perfect example of what was said in last weeks thread about "supporting you local dealerships".

    Examples like this is what drives me to mail order. I don't know this dealership from Adam. He may be the best in town. But for some reason, I could not shop there.