Ex-500.com - The home of the Kawasaki EX500 / Ninja 500R banner

What type of oil filter do you use?

  • Aftermarket, reusable

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    9
1 - 20 of 63 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
25,165 Posts
I use either a Purolator PureOne or a Bosch Premium disposable filter. Filtration efficiency is like no other. 98% on the PureOne and 99% on the Bosch.

Reusable filters are not very good. too expensive and don't filter very well.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
150 Posts
Stock filter that I purchase from local dealer. If there is ever a warranty claim this may give me just a little more credibility that the bike was serviced regularly.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
25,165 Posts
Just to let you and others know, Unless the cause of a malfunction is directly the result of aftermarket or user error, warranty claims are still very i effect. For example, an aftermarket oil filter will not cause clogged carbs, or faulty fuel valves, or broken speed cables, or oil pump failure when it's been determined that the oil filter was functioning properly.

Also, according to law, unless warranty work is performed free of charge, doing you own work does NOT void your warranty.

[/offtopic]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
58 Posts
Fram, cheap, disposable, works.

Janinja
 
R

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
I use FRAM. Apparnelty they are among the worst on the market, but I change frequently so it can't be that bad.
 
R

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Knightslugger said:
heh... you'd be surprised.
Well, I've read/been told by people in the know that the filter is cheap ass paper, and it comes out and into the engine at the tail end of it's life - but I do my best to change the bike's oil/filter every 2 thousand kms (or once every 10 days or so), so I wouldn't imagine that would be enough time to do any damage?

I'd be happy to switch brands though if you can convince me otherwise!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
25,165 Posts
The paper endcaps inside the filter start to deteriorate as soon as their saturated. you wouldn't think this would be a big deal... if it was on the pre-filter side. But it's not. It's on the post filtration side. The actual filter media is sub par. hell, sub bogie. there are much better filters out there for not a lot of money, like Purolator or Bosch. You can get a Purolator PureOne filter for about 5 bucks here in Wisconsin at Advance Auto, and a Bosch premium for maybe 8 bucks. why NOT spend the extra 2 bucks on a better filter?

PureOne and Bosch Premium Filters have Synthetic filtration media which has proven to perform much better than paper media. PureOne has a 98% Filtration efficiency and Bosch Premium has a 99% efficiency rate. Fram probably has a negative percentile their so bad.

seriously, switch for your engine's sake.
 
R

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Haha, alright, you've sold me. I'll start searching for another filter. Canadian Tire only sells FRAM, and I refuse to pay bike store prices for a filter, so I'll have to look around at other automotive stores.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,881 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
221 Posts
Newfieninja told me about the NapaGold 1356. It has metal end caps. Under $10.00 and readily available. I like it a lot.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
76 Posts
I avoid FRAM and use either EMGO or Suzuki OEM in my C50. Haven't decided on the EX yet (I pick it up in a few weeks) but it won't be FRAM.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
107 Posts
Royson said:
Haha, alright, you've sold me. I'll start searching for another filter. Canadian Tire only sells FRAM, and I refuse to pay bike store prices for a filter, so I'll have to look around at other automotive stores.
Hey Royson, did you end up switching from the FRAM oil filters? which did you go with?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
57 Posts
Good banter riders. Great info and links.

No on FRAM, I'll go with Puralator or Wal Mart Super Tech.
 
1 - 20 of 63 Posts
Top