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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Unread 09-10-2019, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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2015 T100 Oil and Filter recommendation

Hey folks,
Please recommend the best oil and filter for my 2015 Bonneville T100 Black!
Thanks in advance!
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I personally use K&N oil filter with Motul 5100 engine oil with great success.
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Any thing that is NOT K & N. There are some serious and ongoing issues with their oil filters, the bolt welds come undone dropping your oil out all over your rear tire (dangerous) and if you don't notice in time sized motor.

I was a long time K & N fan, and am annoyed that I had the drain/replace my oil, just to get their ****ty filter off.

I replaced it with a HifloFiltro.

I dont think there is a huge difference in oils. Just as long as you have one made for motorcycles (they are made different for the wet clutch).
As long as its synthetic and probably 10w40 your good to go. The motul 5100 mentioned above is popular.
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Hey folks,
Please recommend the best oil and filter for my 2015 Bonneville T100 Black!
Thanks in advance!

NO K&N... problems with oil leaks and a recall.

Mobil One 4T 10W40 Synthetic @ Walmart for $9.97 a quart.

Best bang for the buck in a HIGH quality oil filter is a MAHLE OC575
Amazon sells them for $8.08. Buy a few.
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I ditched the K&Ns on my bikes after one started leaking at the nut. Better safe than sorry. I get Mahle 575 filters from Rock Auto for about five bucks each. My Porsche snob friends swear by them, so they must be good, right?
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Smile Well noted, huge thanks!

Thanks so much for your recommendations, guys!
Guess my bike should be fine as long as she stays away from K&N filters.

Cheers!
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I use Mobil 1 V-Twin 20w-50 and now a Mobil 1 108 filter. Been using Mobil 1 V-Twin for 14 yrs and 2 different T100's without any problems.
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I thought the same folks who make the HiFlo filter make the K&N filter? Does the HiFlo have a nut welded to the bottom?

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Any thing that is NOT K & N. There are some serious and ongoing issues with their oil filters, the bolt welds come undone dropping your oil out all over your rear tire (dangerous) and if you don't notice in time sized motor.

I was a long time K & N fan, and am annoyed that I had the drain/replace my oil, just to get their ****ty filter off.

I replaced it with a HifloFiltro
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I thought the same folks who make the HiFlo filter make the K&N filter? Does the HiFlo have a nut welded to the bottom?
The welded nut on such filters is only meant to be for removal, not installing the filters. IMHO it is also serves no useful purpose as there are many different types of filter wrenches available that can do the removal job just fine. We've had multiple reports on these forums of the K&N 204 welded nut failing whether or not it was used for installation. Doing a Goggle for these failures shows same failures happening to back before 2010 and many different bikes/cars.
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