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Alternate brand oil filters - Anybody using them???
« on: October 14, 2013, 11:46:01 pm »
K&N's KN-204 is supposed to fit our Trophy 1200.    This xrefs to FRAM PH6017A.

anyone used either of these?   The K&N is not much savings but the Fram likely is...  Used FRAM on my R1150RT and ST1300 for several years, no probs...
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Re: Alternate brand oil filters - Anybody using them???
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 02:33:35 am »
I've been using the K&N 204.   The integral nut on the end is the primary reason.   So easy to remove.

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Re: Alternate brand oil filters - Anybody using them???
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2013, 04:03:09 am »
I've been using either the Triumph filter or the Honda filter on my ST for years.  Even though they are made by the same company I prefer the Triumph filter just to keep it pure Triumph.  K&N filters are fine but I don't use them.  I never cared much for Fram. 
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Re: Alternate brand oil filters - Anybody using them???
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2013, 04:31:29 am »
I'm using the K&N 204. Easy to take off and I can pick one up down the street.

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Re: Alternate brand oil filters - Anybody using them???
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2013, 04:51:00 pm »
I will be going to the K+N filter at my 10k mile oil change. Dealing with the location of the oil filter that first time with a factory installed filter was one time too many, and I really don't want to have to go through that kind of trouble ever again. Having that nut welded onto the end of the filter is a major time-saver.
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Re: Alternate brand oil filters - Anybody using them???
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2013, 07:23:28 pm »
Is it hard to get a filer wrench on the oil filter?  BTW, there are a lot of specialized tools listed for the Trophy on the parts breakdown.

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Re: Alternate brand oil filters - Anybody using them???
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2013, 08:43:40 pm »
*Originally Posted by Ernest T [+]
Is it hard to get a filer wrench on the oil filter?  BTW, there are a lot of specialized tools listed for the Trophy on the parts breakdown.

Yep

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Re: Alternate brand oil filters - Anybody using them???
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2013, 04:14:51 am »
*Originally Posted by Ernest T [+]
Is it hard to get a filer wrench on the oil filter?  BTW, there are a lot of specialized tools listed for the Trophy on the parts breakdown.
Can't agree with those who say it is hard to access the filter.  For me it was a piece of cake. There was another thread on this topic earlier.  Most seem to agree it was an easy job.  Certainly easier than those bikes which have the filter on the underside of the bike

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