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  • Birtyyy
    Birtyyy
    18 days ago
    Recently bought a bike that has a K&P Engineering reusable oil filter on it. Never looked into using these before but now that I've done a bit of research on them I really like the idea. Now the issue I have is it requires a special socket for removal and installation that I didn't get with the bike. I'm looking for a local distributor of them preferably in QLD if anyone is aware of one? Dealer info on the web seems very outdated, possible Redline Performance in Sydney might be the only one.
  • Phatty
    Phatty
    18 days ago
    Hi Mate, i've been using one for a few years now and wouldn't go back to standard. I got a few spare rubber seals just incase.
    Here is the NSW supplier. The part number is CW1 for the filter wrench.
     You can contact them at bikespares@optusnet.com.au
    Or you can call BH 02 95403434 or Mob 0419343433. 
  • Birtyyy
    Birtyyy
    18 days ago
    Thanks for the info mate! Do you swap the rubber seals every time? I've actually got mine off, washed it out, done the oil change and put it back on but it's leaking out as soon as I start the bike. I looked up the instructions and it says it needs to be torqued to 18-20 ft-lbs so I'll need the tool for that. Think I'll get a tool and spare seals like you suggested.
  • Phatty
    Phatty
    18 days ago
    No mate, I've only changed it once in 3 years.
    I just rang bike spares and he doesn't have the wrench in stock but he did say burson or repco have something simular the fits it.
    Just have to take it in with you and see which one fits.
  • Birtyyy
    Birtyyy
    18 days ago
    Sweet, I didn't think it would need to be replaced every time. I'll find a wrench of some sort and get it torqued up. 
    I think I'll end up ordering another filter for my other bike, then I'll have a wrench to share between the two.
    Thanks again for your help!
  • Phatty
    Phatty
    18 days ago
    Sounds good mate 



  • Krash Kinkade
    Krash Kinkade
    18 days ago
    Sound’s good!
    What Harley motor are they intended to be used on? Like Twin Cam use a much finer (smaller more restrictive filtering ) than EVO & Sportsters , and can’t use filter’s intended for twin cam. So just need to make sure you have right one, as they all will screw on the same.
    Having said that that design is a good thing! Nitro drag race bikes use that type of filter as can inspect to see if fine metal partials going through motor. So you get an idea if something has failed.

    If I know they are right for EVO I’ll get one, but if they are more restrictive I think the oil pump won’t handle it.
  • Birtyyy
    Birtyyy
    18 days ago
    They actually list the same part number for Evo, Twinkie and M8, no mention of different elements. My one I have currently is on a Twin Cam 96" and will be looking to put on one my M8 107" when it's next service is due.
  • Krash Kinkade
    Krash Kinkade
    18 days ago
    Quoting Birtyyy on 12 Oct 2020 05:22 AM

    They actually list the same part number for Evo, Twinkie and M8, no mention of different elements. My one I have currently is on a Twin Cam 96" and will be looking to put on one my M8 107" when it's next service is due.

    Well without looking it up, you should check the micron size of twin cam filters.as if it is ok for EVO, the micron size would not be fine enough for filtering Twin Cam. I’m not 100% sure why twin cam need the much finer filter, but there would be a reason & the fact they have two oil pumps they can handle the job (EVO with only one pump to both supply & Scavenge , can’t. So good idea to double check that out with manufacturer.
  • FONTANA302
    FONTANA302
    18 days ago
    I have the K&P #S44 on my Dyna, #S4 is the standard length filter, #S44 is longer.

    If you are after the Quad Rings for the K&P #S4, 5, 10, 15-19, 25, S44, they are K&P #QR2. 
    Save some money as they area industry standard#230 B70 Quad (X Ring)

    Go down to the local bearing/O-ring store & get a few spares - they are NOT an O-ring, they are a "Quad or X Ring".

    #230 Quad Ring (X Ring) Specifications:
    Size Reference ID (nom) OD (nom) CS (nom)
    230 2-1/2 2-3/4 1/8

    The removal tool is #CW1 – 68mm Cup Wrench .  Should be alternatives given the size.


  • Birtyyy
    Birtyyy
    17 days ago
    Thanks Fontana,

    So what's the benefit of the longer one? Just more filter surface area I assume?

    I got mine torqued up with a universal oil filter wrench so at least mine isn't puking oil and I can ride again. 
  • Krash Kinkade
    Krash Kinkade
    17 days ago
    Quoting Birtyyy on 12 Oct 2020 11:18 PM

    Thanks Fontana,


    So what's the benefit of the longer one? Just more filter surface area I assume?

    I got mine torqued up with a universal oil filter wrench so at least mine isn't puking oil and I can ride again. 

     Or sure on these filter what difference between the two lengths, as have not seen them.
     But EVO big twin used a longer filter & some of the racers racing Roaring Sporty’s in the Harley sponsored road race series. Used to run the long filters as they held more oil.
  • Ratbob
    Ratbob
    17 days ago
    I’d not seen these filters before, like em a lot, thanks for the top, especially the longer versions, greater oil capacity and cooling. I currently use the slide on cooling fins but it wouldn’t be as efficient as these K&P units.
    Hopefully I’ll find them somewhere in SA.
  • AJ56
    AJ56
    15 days ago
    I have been running one of these on my heritage for years now.  Been through 1 O'ring in that time.  The bloke in Brisbane sent me 2 for free as I bought the filter when I required a replacement.  
  • Birtyyy
    Birtyyy
    15 days ago
    Quoting AJ56 on 14 Oct 2020 08:33 PM

    I have been running one of these on my heritage for years now.  Been through 1 O'ring in that time.  The bloke in Brisbane sent me 2 for free as I bought the filter when I required a replacement.  

    There's a bloke in Brisbane that sells them?! Any details?
  • AJ56
    AJ56
    14 days ago
    Quoting AJ56 on 14 Oct 2020 08:33 PM

    I have been running one of these on my heritage for years now.  Been through 1 O'ring in that time.  The bloke in Brisbane sent me 2 for free as I bought the filter when I required a replacement.  

    Quoting Birtyyy on 14 Oct 2020 10:24 PM

    There's a bloke in Brisbane that sells them?! Any details?

    Mate I can't remember but google lists a lot of dealers in Au.  However it seems cheaper to buy from the US.  I paid about AUD $140 for mine by memory.