OIL filter question

Discussion in 'Oil' started by XBAJBUSX, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. XBAJBUSX

    XBAJBUSX Member

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    i just order k&N filter for my 2008 hd electra glide classic are those good filters?i was watching video and the guy stated that its best to use hd oil filters because they have some kind of valve in them ,so are those k&n filters gone work for my bike ?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Anything will work, it's a matter of how well they work. The relief valve/bypass valve in the HD filters is made for the engine and not to cover a few applications. I only use the HD filters to be sure.

    Micron ratings are different as far as filtering too.
     
  3. XBAJBUSX

    XBAJBUSX Member

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    i got 4 off them from K&N can i use them would they make any damage to the engine ?
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Damage? Not likely. Will the do the best for your engine...Not likely.

    The micron rating as advertised by K&N is 10-20 microns, says a lot to me as compared to HD filters at 5 microns. That came directly from K&N tech support.

    The bypass opening is 13.63 LBS pressure.

    Feeling lucky ? :D
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2009
  5. XBAJBUSX

    XBAJBUSX Member

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    that sucks i just throw away 55 bucks .what is the hd filter part number for my bike its 2008 hd electra glide classic 96 cubic
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    You can use the K&N , many do but I would go for the HD filters when they run out.
     
  7. steve299

    steve299 Active Member

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    I have not read on any web page, posting, or anywhere that anyone would use anything other than a HD filter as Glider says.
     
  8. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    How many miles on the bike? If your well past the break in stage The K&N Probably won't hurt anything and I'm sure it will do a fine job of filtering anyway. I know a few people that run nothing but the K&N and swear by them. One of those people is a Harley Mechanic. I run the H-D filter, mostly where I buy them The H-D filter is 2 bucks cheaper.
     
  9. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    Don't you mean 5 micron?
    for the HD
     
  10. XBAJBUSX

    XBAJBUSX Member

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    bike has 2800 miles on it