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Old 02-06-2008, 05:16 PM
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I don't ride off-road and I still don't like the oil filter sitting out in the open like it does so I made this filter protector from a 2" fernco coupling and a 2" ABS pipe cap. Just split the coupling down the seem and open the clamps to allow it to slip in about 1/2" and tighten clamp. Slip the other open end over filter till it hits the block and tighten the other clamp. Done. Twenty minutes tops. I haven't riden with it yet but can't see any problems as the plastic cap doesn't touch the filter. Has just a bit of flex at the cap end to allow for movement. Should stop anything I will hit that wouldn't destroy more than the filter anyway. I'm trying pic for the first time so? Don't know how to make them small enough for this forum, help!!

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Old 02-06-2008, 05:47 PM
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Go to photobucket and post your pic there, then copy the link to your post here. I want to see the pic.
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Thumbs up thanks for pic info

I was able to add the pics to the original post. Thanks, I'm still new at this but it worked perfectly.
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won't the engine heat up enough to melt the coupling?
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Default wish I would have thought of that

nice job, may have too use this until my economic incentive comes this summer and i can afford a heaveir duty one thanks for the post.
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won't the engine heat up enough to melt the coupling?
didnt think of that, let us know
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:14 PM
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won't the engine heat up enough to melt the coupling?
It just touches the block at the base of the filter and shouldn't get that hot since it has a 3/4 split.

If it does, it can pulled out 1/4" so that it doesn't touch the motor. Will have to see.

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Talking Lowes

Does anybody think Lowes knows they sell motorcycle accessories and parts?

Storage tubes and now filter protectors. Who knows whats next and what else is already out there.
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Neat penny tech idea.
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I splurged for a full skidplate since I managed to dent my pipes twice on the road (brick flipped up once, big hunk of broken pavement once), but getting some protection on the filter is a good start. Can't imagine doing gravel roads with it hanging out there like that. To hijack your thread, I noticed some oil on your front cylinder. Any idea where that's coming from?
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