Oil filter

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  1. Mac&cheez

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    Afternoon, just hoping someone could point out what brand oil filter I have based on the picture. Don’t want to buy a new filter assy if it’s a reusable one or if it needs a particular replacement cartridge. I don’t won’t to tear it open and not have a replacement on hand if it needs to be ordered. 2010 800GS

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  2. Duitser

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    What bike?
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  3. Mac&cheez

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    Edited post to reflect
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    I would replace with OEM
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  5. Mac&cheez

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    Thanks
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  7. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    Get rid of that junk a replace it with a disposable filter!
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  8. Mac&cheez

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    Curious why you say its junk? Ive worked on multiple aircraft that use reusable filters for both engine oil and hydraulic filters. Seems to me if the aviation industry will trust it on multimillion dollar power plants they will be just fine for a simple motorcycle.
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    If you're not willing to take advice, don't ask for it.
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  11. Mac&cheez

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    I'm asking what their reasoning is?
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  12. Benduro

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    Reuseable filters suck. They let too much crap through.
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  13. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    Aircraft generally work in a much cleaner environment high above the zone where airborne dust and grit are normally present. Down at ground level there is constant exposure to dust and dirt so a finer filtration is needed.

    Years ago I had a friend that was a fleet mechanic for a trucking company. Due to the large capacity of the oiling system on trucks most fleet operators send oil out for analysis rather than dump oil that may be good based on mileage.
    He would send in a sample from his personal vehicle along with the fleet samples everything always came back normal and he changed his oil based on the analysis. He mistakenly bought into the K&N air filter hype that it added fuel mileage and power and installed one on his truck. The next oil analysis on his vehicle came back flagged for grit and contaminants in the oil... he trashed the K&N and went back to the pleated paper filter. While the K&N I am using as an example was an air filter it just shows how much grit can go through an air filter and end up in the crankcase.
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    The OP didn't ask for advice, he asked if anyone knew what filter he had on the bike?
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  15. Mac&cheez

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    Thank you this was a useful reply. Actual real world findings. While not exactly apples to apples with the filter, I can see your point on the aircraft aspect though
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  16. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    I will also add... Hydraulic systems are generally a closed system while an engine is an open system relying on outside air to operate so any contaminant present in the environment can and will be invested by the engine... Anything that gets past the air filter that doesn't get out the exhaust needs to be trapped and contained by the oil filter.
    Aircraft and ground based vehicles have two completely different requirements as far as filtration is concerned.

    Just as an aside... I bought a Yamaha XT 350 for my wife years ago and the first thing I do with a new bike, vehicle or any equipment is a full service. The Yamaha had an aftermarket SS mesh oil filter which was replaced with a pleated paper filter... I think I still have the mesh filter aro0und somewhere.
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    Just use an OEM filter and be done with it
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