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For those of us who do not venture in other corners of this forum- I just ofund this thread on oil filters in the speed triple subforum.

http://www.triumphrat.net/speed-triple-forum/718098-oil-filter-comparison-thread.html

I found the link quite compelling, and as I will soon be due for an oil change (I change mine every 3k miles as I rev the engine pretty high up i the range and I do take the bike to the occasional track day) I will give AMSOIL a try.

I believe this is the filter for our bike?

http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-produ...-eaom-motorcycle-oil-filters/?code=eaom103-ea

Anybody using amsoil on the street triple?
 

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I have used Amsoil in everything I own for more than 10 years now. Great stuff. However, I do not use their oil filters. I had one leak externally, and it kinda turned me off. Besides, there are filters just as good at better price and availability. The Puralator Pure One is what I currently use on my Streety. Some independent guy, who has a lot of time on his hands, cut open a bunch of filters and claimed that the Pure One, Mobil 1, and Bosch filters were the best. If I can find the link to his research, I'll post it here.
 

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I use the K&N mainly because that's what Revzilla has. The nut is handy too. I personally would be fine using any reputable brand. I always assumed oil filters were to get the really big crap (clutch particles, machining swarf, etc) and that changing the oil is the most important thing for removing suspended particles. But I am not an engine specialist, so I really don't know.
 

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That was an interesting test, but it's hard to draw real conclusions. He only really tested the media and it was a single sample of each using a single test.

My opinion has been (especially for new motorcycles and cars) that if the OEM says it will work, then you shouldn't have issues. Higher filtration media does NOT equal longer oil life or prolonged engine/oil life. You cannot make that simple comparison, there are other factors.

I have a 2013 V6 Accord. Honda doesn't release a maintenance schedule anymore with the manual because the car keeps track of oil life and everything else. I drive ~8000 miles before it tells me I need to change the oil soon (just the oil, not a filter). After another ~8000 miles it's time for an oil and filter change. That's 16K miles on one filter! And there are many who have submitted that oil for testing, and after analysis they recommended going an extra 2K for the next change, and that's running standard Mobil1 0W-20.

I understand motorcycle oil serves an additional function of lubricating the clutch, but I'd be curious to see if it's worth the extra cash for a better filter if you're going to change within the Triumph recommended intervals. I'd like to see an oil analysis after the standard interval with a OEM filter vs a popular aftermarket. In the mean time, I'll stick with the Triumph filters.
 
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