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I'm about to change the oil on my CRF 450R and I wanted to know if there is a cheaper oil filter out there. I'm using Shell Rotella 15w-40 (as I heard it's good) in both sides of the engine, and that's cheap enough. but I'm looking for a cheap oil filter. I've used the Pureone filters on my streetbikes with no problems, but does anybody have a part # or something for a filter they use and where you bought it? Thanks.

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I'm hesitant to use the Scott's re-usable filters for two reasons: 1.) I don't dirtbike that much (I ride streetbikes/track days more), so I'd rather buy a bunch of filters via Ebay for $20 which will last me for about a year. 2.) The Scott's filters are bike specific, so if I end up selling my 450R within the next year, and buy a KX, YZ or something else, I won't be able to use the same filter.

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Dubach recommends paper filters over reuseable filters.

I could careless what Dubach recomends...

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Just think how much money you can save if you just leave the filter out.

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Just think how much money you can save if you just leave the filter out.

Why throw money away?

I'm not really a fan of the reusable filters. I don' want to have to clean it out. I'd rather just open the box and put a new one in.

I've been using the Hi FLo filters for the last 2.5 years on my CRF. When I put a top end in it this winter everything looked and spec'd out just like new.

You can get them from www.cyclegear.com HF115

Sheesh. :thumbsup:

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Get a stainless filter they cost about 60$ but can be cleaned and will last forever

That is what I did. I plan on keeping the bike so I change oil after every couple of days of riding, I figure in the long run I will save money.

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How does that work. :thumbsup:

I agree, it sounds counterintuitive. Is there even an effective way to totally clean them out? It seems there would always be at least a little left behind after your cleaning that would be allowed into the engine. Disclaimer- I have never used a stainless filter myself.

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^^^ take a paper filter & a stainless one and pour oil in both of them and watch which one starts flowing. Then you get pressure from the motor and you should get the idea. More oil = cooler temps & better lubrication. I change my oil every ride! My filter doesn't have to work that hard because it always has fresh oil to filter. I used a paper one the first 4 oil changes to get all the junk out from break-in & the factory, then switched.That's just my $.02 ,, you can use the filter that makes you sleep better..

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Another vot for the HiFlo ones off eba. I bought ~7 of them for ~$20. Change it every other ride. Seeing as how I only get to ride maybe every other or thrid weekend they will last most of the year.

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^^^ take a paper filter & a stainless one and pour oil in both of them and watch which one starts flowing. Then you get pressure from the motor and you should get the idea. More oil = cooler temps & better lubrication. I change my oil every ride! My filter doesn't have to work that hard because it always has fresh oil to filter. I used a paper one the first 4 oil changes to get all the junk out from break-in & the factory, then switched.That's just my $.02 ,, you can use the filter that makes you sleep better..

OK, so "Protection" in your words is lubrication not filtration. :thumbsup:

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