Reusable Oil Filters for Motorcycles
KS Oil filters are recommended by top performance exhaust manufacturer and race sponsor Devil. These fantastic reusable filters offer superior filtration and flow rate compared to paper oil filters, and when maintained can last the lifetime of the bike instead of being thrown on a tip every oil change.
What makes a KS Oil Filter?
Stainless Steel mesh
Precision made stainless steel allows a maximum – not an average – size particle of 35 microns through. While paper filters may claim to beat this number with their average filtration, the natural variance in paper means that larger particles can, in fact, get through and into your engine.
On a cold start, a paper filter will have difficulty with the cold, viscous oil. Cold oil doesn’t filter well through the low-flow properties of paper, so as a measure to prevent the engine being starved of oil, the bypass valves open. This means that oil, and any impurities in it, goes straight into the engine without being filtered at all.
KS steel mesh has a flow rate of seven times most paper filters. That means even on a cold start it’s very rare to utilize this bypass because even cold oil can be filtered without difficulty and you won’t be risking under-lubricating a cold engine.
The small magnet is easily seen on a KS filter and assists in filtering by catching large and small metallic particles before they even reach the mesh. That means no large metallic parts to damage the mesh, and even minute metallic particles that might ordinarily get through a filter will be caught by the pre-filter instead of getting into the engine.
The billet aluminium case looks fantastic, available in either stealth black or flash metallic red. But the real purpose of this case is to air cool the oil with its finned design as it is filtered.
KS filters are easy to dismantle – simply twist the inner component and pull out – in order to clean for reuse. Essentially for owners or mechanics concerned with the inner workings of the motorcycle engine, this allows for the chance to inspect the filter for any signs or debris, wear or other signs of contamination or potential trouble.
A wide range of models can be fitted with a KS Oil filter including Aprilia, Arctic Cat, BMW, Buell, Cagiva, Ducati, Gilera, Harley Davidson, Honda, Moto-Guzzi, Kawasaki, Sachs, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha.
All KS Oil filters have a recommended retail price of £97.02 and with the proper maintenance will last the life of your bike.
Visit http://www.wemoto.com and look for filters listed on your bike.
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