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post #21 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-26-2017, 10:56 AM
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I don't need tools to get my oil filter off, although I might in the future if the arthritis in my right hand gets worse.

For a few years the Purolator Pure One premium filter had a rough-textured paint on it, great for getting a grip. They were an ugly mustard color but some leftover spray paint took care of that in a few minutes. Unfortunately, the textured paint is gone, and they are now one of the brands with a convex face plate that is unusable on these bikes.
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Wix makes an excellent filter, but if you go with Wix definitely opt for the shorter one.

Wix 51356 - Diameter = 2.685 Length = 3.402

Wix 51358 - Diameter = 2.685 Length = 2.782


WIX does make a great filter, they are the ones who make to OEM filters now apparently as the old ones where Filtech. Never really know the reasons behind a giant Corp changing a vendor out on something such as this after many years, most would assume it's due to financial reasons especially since they still fit the new water cooled bikes).

and the WIX filter you mention above is only $10 on Amazon so that would be a no brainer for me, Cheaper than the dealer and delivered to the house for free? I usually do not go for other brands but since WIX is the manufacturer of the OEM I dont need the $5 Trumpet logo on the outside.

https://www.amazon.com/WIX-Filters-5.../dp/B000C9WL6A
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I use a strip of sand paper to hold the filter. Gives enough grip to get it moving easy enough. Although I do my own servicing so its not done up over tight anyway. Give it a try.
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I use a strip of sand paper to hold the filter. Gives enough grip to get it moving easy enough. Although I do my own servicing so its not done up over tight anyway. Give it a try.
I do all my own service I use Microgard oil filters from O'rielly's and I have never used an oil wrench, hand tighten on and bare hand off- never had a leaky filter.

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I do all my own service I use Microgard oil filters from O'rielly's and I have never used an oil wrench, hand tighten on and bare hand off- never had a leaky filter.
Microgard is private label manufactured by Wix. My brother-in-law is a recently retired executive at O'Reilly's. He started with O'Reilly back in 1983, when they had something like 20 stores. He's the one who turned me onto Wix filters a long time ago. It was great having him in the business. If I ever had a question about a brand, he could give me all kinds of background info.

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P.S. No, I am not a Wix employee, commissioned salesman, or fanboy. But I have used a lot of filters in my life and Wix impresses the heck out of me.

The Triumph OEM filter is now produced by Filtron, a Wix affilate in Poland.

If you can find a better filter for $10.......Buy it.
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Microgard is as good as Wix (maybe the same with a different name) at a third of the price with the exact same filtering properties...20 microns. Here' the one you want.
MGL51358

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The Triumph OE filters changed size back in 2005 from 68mm to 65mm, I remember this 'cos I had only recently bought the Triumph filter tool at £12, then a few months later I had to buy the smaller filter tool. The 65mm fitted all models just the same. I use Mahle OC575, not 'cos they're cheaper but 'cos imo they're a good filter.
Thanks Paul49 I thought i was going insane Triumph did change them, Had to resort to brute force to get the old one off, large srewdriver and hammer and it was the smaller 65mm one proper triumph , replaced it with Hiflofiltro HF 191,68mm either size fits, and i do object to Triumph charging more than double for its filters just cos its got Triumph printed on the side who's gona see it hidden under your engine, dont know who makes the Triumph one but I bet they are less than half the price, anyway all this was because I was fitting the TTP Safe Start idler boss reinforcement, but you drop all the oil out when you take that clutch cover off, but all done now
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Microgard is as good as Wix (maybe the same with a different name) at a third of the price with the exact same filtering properties...20 microns. Here' the one you want.
MGL51358
See post #25

It is the same filter. Buy whichever one is cheaper.
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All you "Hand Tighteners" out there obviously do not have bikes where the filter is buried and sideways....
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