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post #1 of 23 Old 10-11-2009, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Oil filter protector?

Is there such a product that will cover the oil filter to keep a rock from puncturing it? Something like a slip on cap? Iv seen something like this on a harley before but i think it was mostly for looks. I need it for protection from rocks slinging up off the tires. I really dont need an entire skid plate, i dont do the riding that would require that. I rather just have something to cover the oil filter. any ideas?

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The Oil cooler is just as vulnerable and costs much more than a filter. I would worry more about damage to it.

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The Oil cooler is just as vulnerable and costs much more than a filter. I would worry more about damage to it.
very good point! thanks. so, will the skid plate protect both?

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very good point! thanks. so, will the skid plate protect both?

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I have lots of paint chips and scrapes on my Motech plate and not a scratch on the cooler or filter...take it from there.

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Someone at one time posted about using an old oil filter from a small car and cutting it open and using the can as a cap over the existing filter. Had to add some padding around the inside to make it fit and a magnet to hold it on but it worked OK for me.
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Keith Falkner should show up and explain his solution, but I know he uses an old soup tin and a magnet on his oil filter. Slides the soup tin over the filter and then puts the magnet on it to hold the tin to the filter. Added benefit is that the magnet probably helps trap any metallic particles circulating in the oil.

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Can't put a soup can over the oil cooler... Maybe a fender extender will help.

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I tried the soup can over the oil filter, but the damn can is sealed on both ends.

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On my next oil change I'm saving the old filter, my plan is to cut the shell out and use it as a second "skin" for the oil filter.

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I saved my old filter from my last change just so I can use it for fitting - dumbass should have done the fitting with the new clean one. There must a can of something that will fit nicely over it. Hadn't decided how to hold it on, but the magnet idea sounds good. Where does one buy magnets?

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