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post #2 of 79 (permalink) Old 12-03-2016, 01:04 PM
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Thanks for the work, photos, and posting. Those pics reveal major reasons why I've been using Purolator PureOne oil filters since the first oil change at 600 miles.

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Have you done the Fram filter, by chance?
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Have you done the Fram filter, by chance?
Many other folks have and I have seen the results. The Fram PH6017A is a cross to the Kaw OEM filter and its internals are sub-par compared to the OEM filter and way sub-par compared to Aftermarket Automotive filters. I have previously used Purolator PL14610 & PL14612 filters in place of the Kaw OEM filter. My current favorite now is the Purolator PL14459 filter. The spec picture, shows them in yellow. The new ones on the shelf now are blue in color.
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Thanks for the info. I put a Fram on it before putting it away for the winter, but looks like I may want to reconsider that in the spring.

Are all the Frams subpar? I got one of the higher dollar Frams, not the cheapo one.
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What are the advantages of the PL14459 over the PL14610? I realize the 610 is a little longer, but I simply add a little more oil.

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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.
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What are the advantages of the PL14459 over the PL14610? I realize the 610 is a little longer, but I simply add a little more oil.

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The PL14459 has a 3psi lower max bypass pressure that is more in line with Kawasaki, Yamaha, & Honda OEM filters. The PL14459 is a short fat filter. It is about the same height as the PL14612 but 1/2" greater in diameter for its entire length. This means that it will hold about the same amount or greater of oil than the long skinny PL14610. Being this physical size means it more easily fits more bikes and it is easier to grip with your hands when installing/removing.
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Du Ron, do you have any experience with K&N (303) filters? I use K&N a) because of the nut on top for ease of removal and b) because it is a premium construction filter. Not sure about b, that is just what K&N say, maybe just to try and justify the $15 price.

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