Are all the Frams subpar? I got one of the higher dollar Frams, not the cheapo one.
I am only aware of the Fram PH6017A motorcycle specific filter being a cross for the Kaw OEM filter. On the automotive front, the Fram Automotive filters have proven to be below average in that arena as well. So, that is why I suppose I, and others, have not tried to find a Fram alternative to any other filters.
Once you are done with the hi-dollar Fram, hack it up and let us know what you find.