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Offline Ray_B

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Oil Filter alternatives?
« on: November 10, 2014, 08:37:03 pm »
I purchased an OEM oil filter (p/n T1210444) from the Triumph dealer for $13.00 +tax which seems a bit high. I have used Hi-Flo filters on previous 2 rides without any problems and found the replacement for the TT (HF204) for $8.17 delivered on Amazon.

Has anyone used the Hi-Flo or found alternatives and what is the opinion of their performance?

I understand the concerns about warranty issues so it won't be necessary to warn me of the pitfalls.

Edited to list the replacement filters suggested in this thread. Thank you all for the info!

(I make no claims to the effectiveness of these filters. Caveat emptor!)

Triumph - T1210444
HiFlo - HF204
Bosch - 3300
K&N - KN204
WIX - 51358
Purolator - PL14612
Mobil 1 - M1-108
SuperTech - ST7317
Amsoil - EaOM 103
Wal-Mart - 7317?
« Last Edit: November 13, 2014, 02:45:46 pm by Ray_B »
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Re: Oil Filter alternatives?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2014, 08:56:23 pm »
Bosch 3300. $7 at auto stores. Ran them for 70,000 miles on my Beemer and so far 20,000 on my Trophy.

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Re: Oil Filter alternatives?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2014, 10:45:36 pm »
K&N has a filter as well.

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Re: Oil Filter alternatives?
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2014, 12:56:29 am »
WIX 51358. Wix has shown to work just as good as a K&N. This also fits my Yamaha 550 Grizzly ATV so it's easy for me to remember the number.
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Re: Oil Filter alternatives?
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2014, 01:17:16 am »
They want $30 for the filter here! The Trophy filter is the same as the Honda one for the STs, and for many other bikes like the FJRs etc etc.  Here is some general information http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Consumables.html#OilFilters

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Re: Oil Filter alternatives?
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2014, 03:39:27 am »
That article is funny because the Purolator and the Wix filter are the same filter yet they recommend the Purolator and not the Wix. :084:
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Re: Oil Filter alternatives?
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2014, 04:30:18 pm »
 I exclusively use Hi Flo Filtro filters on all my motorcycles and off road vehicles.  Very high quality (I have cut apart the Triumph and Hi Flo to inspect) and I believe they build the K&N filter.  They even have a versions with the hex on the bottom so you can use a wrench like the K&N or even chrome clad!  They are TUV certified (European standard). They even make OEM filters for some manufacturers. Some of the other Triumphs that I have use the same filter so I buy them in higher volumes and have paid around $4.50 a filter from PowersportSuperstore.  I buy enough filters and other things to get shipping cost spread over enough parts to maintain a lower price than other vendors cost.  Go on their website for more info - http://www.hiflofiltro.com/

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Re: Oil Filter alternatives?
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2014, 01:45:08 am »
I heard about a dealership which sold both Triumph and Honda.  They offered Honda filters as an alternative to their  customers to lower their costs.   Seems some "grateful" customers informed Triumph that their dealers were willing to install non-Triumph parts and Triumph suggested the dealer stop. 
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