Is It The World’s Finest Reusable Motorcycle Oil Filter?

Over 14 years now that K&P Engineering sets the industry standard with oil filter product design and technological advancements. Filter elements are made from medical grade, type 304 stainless steel micronic filter cloth to provide unmatched protection against oil contamination and resultant engine damage. A one inch square of this material flows an incredible 1.9 gallons of oil per minute at only 1 PSI pump pressure. A super strength nickel-plated neodymium rare earth magnet is installed in the top of the element for magnetic pre-filtering of the oil. The sophisticated bypass is engineered for proper differential pressures and consistent operation, delivering a greater percentage of filtered oil while being very easy to clean.

The twist lock design assures positive filter element placement and allows for easy disassembly, inspection and cleaning. The quad-ring gasket doubles the seal between the filter and the engine. Finally, the filter housing is carved out of a solid chunk of 6061T6 billet aluminum, which not only looks trick but aids in dissipating heat. Wash the reusable stainless steel filter element in clean solvent, gasoline, kerosene, aerosol carburetor cleaner or any other degreasing agent.  You can even finish the cleaning process with some common dish soap and hot water. Manufactured in The USA. Models available for Harleys, Metrics and custom applications. K&P Engineering.

22 Responses to “Is It The World’s Finest Reusable Motorcycle Oil Filter?”

  1. 1 Guy Dec 20th, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Um the Yamaha XS650 had a re usable filter as im sure did many others.

  2. 2 Wolf Chop Dec 20th, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Read again Guy. Cyril wrote the finest, not the first.

  3. 3 bigitch Dec 20th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    got one 5 years ago still works great

  4. 4 Keith Stone & Kiki Dec 20th, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I bought several of these reusable filters that look exactly like the pictures above from SCOTTS about ten years ago. After tearing down a few motors using this filter we went back to using Mobil-1 filters. I think this is a great looking filter and a good idea, although this design is not new. IMOP these do not perform the exact same or offer the same protection as a Amsoil / Mobil / Etc. We sold our reusable filters. Cool filter, not the best protection if you particular about your motor… Don’t care what these business claim. There are several companies that sell this same filter under each of there own names… Depending on traditional brand you filter you might buy, you can buy about 10-12 Amsoil or Mobil filters for the same cost as this one….. JMOP…….. been there, done that…….

  5. 5 Pete F Dec 20th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I had one of these on my S&S 113 and used it for awhile but I just changed to conventional aftermarket and i get a better functioning oil system.. As for the magnet i put a double quarter size Neodymium magnet on the outside of the filter and it does more than the dinky one inside there. I just dont think they have a fine enough mesh for my engine.

  6. 6 viz Dec 20th, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    So how do you clean the filter? With solvent

  7. 7 ray c wheeler Dec 20th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Ran a similar filter for 150,000 plus on a 2004 Dyna that ran a twin cam 88″ a 96″ up to a 124″ w/a turbo, without a problem.

    Easy to clean and your back on the road.

    Merry Christmas…..

  8. 8 Bill Dec 20th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Viz. you don’t know how to read. Cyril explains how to clean it in his article!?!

  9. 9 anix Dec 20th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Ive run one for over 5 years with no issue…

  10. 10 Eric Maurer (Evobuilder) Dec 20th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    I am a fan of the Pure Power filters… not sure how the two compare, but the Pure Power ones are awesome.

  11. 11 Gas Man Dec 20th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I have been running these K&P filters for many years. I did some in depth research of these against the HD, and K&N. Been running it on large EVOs, Sporties, and Twin Cams. They flow better, they flow so well they never activate the bypass valves, like most paper media. You can get them from various online retailers as I have, and never have to buy filters again. Also, through research, notice you can use the same filter on Evo, Sporty, TC. They come in black, chrome, nickle, and anodized. You can just clean them with brake clean and air compressor. I have 35,000 miles on one of mine, and it is still in perfect shape.

    As far as other brands… Scotts doesn’t make products. Their steering stabalizer is rebranded Ohlins. Their filter is made by K&P. But I’m also sure there are other companies making less superior products.

    But this is just another version of the epic oil debate.

  12. 12 jony5 Dec 20th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Industry uses these filters, their mandate is run equipment to failure, just saying, whatever you think is good. Reminds me of coffee filters, paper or reusable? Myself prefer reusable, because it flows fast, I get my coffee fast, could it be same for oil? Cheers.

  13. 13 sam Dec 21st, 2011 at 5:14 am

    i could buy alot of HD filters for the price of one of these.

  14. 14 Rogue Dec 21st, 2011 at 9:06 am
  15. 15 Rogue Dec 21st, 2011 at 10:29 am

    From Spectro:
    This has been around for years, we still recommend 3k for mineral, 5k for semi syn and 7k for full syn or once a year. Oil technology has greatly improved in the last 10 years, but oils will become contaminated with ethanol (gas is leaked past the piston rings) along with acids and other contaminates. In a perfect world synthetic oils will last 30k+ , however they will become contaminated long before they wear out. Changing oil is the best low cost way to protect engines.

  16. 16 Boomer Dec 21st, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Twin Cam HD motor need filters that clean the oil down to 10 microns. Does this filter do that?

  17. 17 Doc Robinson Dec 21st, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Used them for years. Great results, no problems. Highly recommended.

  18. 18 ROCKSTAR Dec 22nd, 2011 at 1:30 pm
  19. 19 Gas Man Dec 22nd, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Boomer, it does not, but what you find is that the HD TC filters don’t either after only a few hundred miles. Go further, and their bypass valve gets used a good amount of the time as well, which means NO filtering.

    Even though Scotts isn’t making the filter it’s the same unit. So to quote

    “This should be the last oil filter you will ever buy! Made from laser cut, medical grade, 304 stainless steel micronic filter cloth, this filter provides 200% more filter area in many cases. Most good paper filters will pass particles in the 90 to 95 micron range, and some tested, as much as 300 microns. Sand is about 125 microns and a white blood cell approximately 25 microns. Our stainless filter catches items down to 35 microns “absolute”, which is about 3 times better than most good paper or brass filters. The pleat seam is welded, able to withstand up to 600 degrees in our filter, not glued, like paper filters.”

  20. 20 ValueTeck Enterprises Dec 22nd, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Been selling and using the K&P Oil Filter for several years and know many that have put tons of miles on there scoot with no oil related problems. As covered by Gas Man its the 35 Micron ABSOLUTE filtering ability that makes this filter superior along with its high flow rate. Yes it can seem a little expensive but what mods aren’t?

  21. 21 TPJ Customs Dec 23rd, 2011 at 10:25 am

    I have also run nothing but k&p on all of the custom bikes that come out of our shop for 3 years now. Dave and the staff are great and the product looks and works great. Keep it up Dave. Thanks for all the help.

  22. 22 Ted Dec 23rd, 2011 at 11:10 am

    A friend told me about this K&P filter and had a dyno chart that showed a slight increase in horsepower after installing it. Yeah I know, you would have to do 10 dyno pulls with both filters and plot a curve to get realistic results but it did make sense due to better flow. I bought one and could feel the difference, that’s what counts. It is also a beautifully engineered and perfectly machined piece of hardware and it is fun to take it apart to see how your engine is doing. I would highly recommend installing a K&P after a 5K mile break in period.

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