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Raider Categories => Technical Discussion => Topic started by: Lulu on Sep 18, 2019, 03:25:32 am

Title: Oil filter compatibility
Post by: Lulu on Sep 18, 2019, 03:25:32 am
Changed the engine oil today and replaced the filter as well. Went with K&N 303 in the past, used a Mobil1 110A this time. Both filters s
Fit to multiple cars and motorcycles. Are there any differences known which favor one over the other for our Raider? Just curious whatyou guys think
Title: Re: Oil filter compatibility
Post by: Badbluraider on Sep 18, 2019, 07:08:45 am
Been using the K&N 303 for 15K miles with no issues and will continue and I run Mobil 1 oil.
Title: Re: Oil filter compatibility
Post by: TRaider_John on Sep 18, 2019, 10:38:51 am
I haven't had any experience with either.  I use a WIX 51358 filter and change it with every oil change. 
This issue is very much like "which oil is best".  Very subjective unless an individual has a bad experience or is looking for something specific in an oil filter. 
What made you switch?  Did you have a bad experience with the K&N? 

The internet has some independent discussions about the oil filter technology:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdzbRMy0sYU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx-NT1DEtlU
and many more. 
Title: Re: Oil filter compatibility
Post by: Coldfinger on Sep 18, 2019, 08:59:33 pm
Here is a list of filters which might be considered but this is not a comparison.   

https://www.murphskits.com/docs/Spin-On%20Oil%20Filter%20Ref%20List-05.pdf
Title: Re: Oil filter compatibility
Post by: sbarrows67 on May 19, 2020, 09:23:25 pm
I just put on a Mobil 1 M1-110A and Castrol Actevo 20W-50 in mine. I had good luck with it in my VFR 1200F before getting the Raider so we'll see how it does in the V-Twin versus the V-4.  So many opinions it's hard to follow.  I thought about Rotella T6 15W-40 but changed my mind at the last minute. I ran it in a few of my other bikes but didn't want to take the chance with the Raider.
Title: Re: Oil filter compatibility
Post by: wfm113 on May 20, 2020, 05:59:12 am
Iíve been using the T-6 Rotella 5-40 in the Raider and two other bikes for years. The ol which oil and filter question.  Seventy five different answers and there all right.
LOL 

Ride safe
Title: Re: Oil filter compatibility
Post by: sbarrows67 on May 20, 2020, 06:47:29 am
Good to know that you've had good luck with the Rotella T6. Maybe next change I'll pick some up if I don't like the Actevo. Thanks for the info!