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Old 09-19-2008, 12:43 PM   #21
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I was thinking, 'Isn't this as relevant as you can get?' Filter, availability, plumbing...What else are you looking for, other than +1's?
What I was looking on more or less is 'yeah ive been running em for 10 years and put 40k miles on my pan with no issues' or 'yeah i tried it, but i blew up my motor'

I know of various filters available, but im looking for experiences from people who have run them over time and the issues theyve had.

Thanks to those who responded with info
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:59 PM   #22
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I have never run a filter on any of my pan or shovelhead engined bikes but I have always started with a fresh engine and a clean oil tank and I change my oil every thousand miles.If people ask me if they should run a filter I always say 'yes".-Hypocritical but avoids a lot of discussion.
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:18 PM   #23
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I run inline screen/magnet "pre filters"... and thats ALL I run.

can you post a link please to the one you use or tell us where to buy it?

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Old 12-12-2009, 12:00 AM   #24
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dont forget that most of the bikes here dont really have anything a magnet is gonna help. its 90% brass or aluninum shavings, most anything steel is a bearing or rod or somthing like that-you wont need a magnet to tell you your f**ked!. just throwin that out there.
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Old 12-12-2009, 01:02 AM   #25
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Sideshow, I have run my pan/knuck chopper (knuck lower end, panhead top end) for 35 years, with no oil filter. Never been a problem, but I do change my oil every 2000 miles religiously. What would I say about a filter? Run one if you can, but don't worry too much about it if you can't. A filter wasn't even available from the MoCo until the late 40's (or was it the early 50's?) anyway.
And No, I don't intend to install one, either.
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Old 12-12-2009, 01:07 AM   #26
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Ive run pans and shovels with and without oil filters..System one makes an inline filter i really like..its not the large particles that most oil filters catch that kill your motor..its the sub-micron crap that does ya in in the long run..check out amsoil's web site..interesting articles on oil and engine wear..if you like changing your oil every 1,000 miles..than a bike without a filter may not be such a bad thing..also depends on what you pay for your engine rebuilds..
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can you post a link please to the one you use or tell us where to buy it?

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