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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-05-2010, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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What type of oil and filter are you using?

I have got the 03 RC and am looking to do oil change this weekend. This will be my first oil change on this bike, its got 8k, is there anything specific I need to know in terms of changing oil, I used to have an R1 prior to the RC. Also, what type of oil filter are you guys using? I used to use Fram from Walmart on my R1 with no issues.
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I use the Honda 10w-40 syntetic and if you have use the Fram filter with no problems go with that but I use the K&N or OEM

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I always use OEM filters on my bikes.
I use to use Bel Ray 10-50 full synthetic, but have been using Mobile one 10-40 the last couple years.
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Hear is a little info that I got from the guy that sets up my suspension . He told me that what people dont know is if you use the Honda OEM oil filter you are under a 30 day warrenty no matter what. I have alway just used OEM any how.
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I like Purolator Pure One PL14610 cheap and but not made cheap.

http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/FilterXRef.html

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Do yourself a favor and open up a fram filter, you'll never use one again (it's just cardboard that has been glued together). Other GOOD filters should have an anti-drainback valve, sealed metal ends and a good looking element (and they don't cost that much more). Sure I've seen people have 'luck' with these cheap filters and 'no problems,' you also hear about these people who have had Fram filters literally fall apart from the inside, block oil flow and spin bearings. Cheap filters just aren't worth it to me. On my aircooled engines I don't run oil filters (only an oil strainer before the oil pump) and I've been fine so far, I tell you that because when you say "I haven't had a problem with Fram," I feel as if I'm in a similar boat. The only difference really is I understand my liability, but most Fram owners just don't realize what they're using. Never taken apart a 'Fram Racing' but I heard the quality is better, I'd rather not waste my money to find out though.
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Do yourself a favor and open up a fram filter, you'll never use one again (it's just cardboard that has been glued together). Other GOOD filters should have an anti-drainback valve, sealed metal ends and a good looking element (and they don't cost that much more). Sure I've seen people have 'luck' with these cheap filters and 'no problems,' you also hear about these people who have had Fram filters literally fall apart from the inside, block oil flow and spin bearings. Cheap filters just aren't worth it to me. On my aircooled engines I don't run oil filters (only an oil strainer before the oil pump) and I've been fine so far, I tell you that because when you say "I haven't had a problem with Fram," I feel as if I'm in a similar boat. The only difference really is I understand my liability, but most Fram owners just don't realize what they're using. Never taken apart a 'Fram Racing' but I heard the quality is better, I'd rather not waste my money to find out though.
Hello Amigo:

Can you tell me if that is applicable to this kind of filter? I've changed the oil and filter yesterday but didn't know about quality problems with this brand.

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I run Mobil-1 4T 10W40 with a K&N KN-204 filter.
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I run the Honda oil filter and Honda full synthetic! Convient and my price at the dealer is good!
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I run the Honda oil filter and Honda full synthetic! Convient and my price at the dealer is good!
+1 here my dealer gives me a good military discount

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