It seems that most folks think that HiFloFiltro builds K&N's
oil filters, but I don't think that is the case.
In my subject line I've listed Thai Yang Kitpaisan Company, LTD
, I got this name off the HiFloFiltro website. It's this company, a manufacturing facility that builds both HiFloFiltro and the K&N motorcycle oil filters
(at least some of them, if they are marked as a product of Thailand). Apparently in business since 1955, and well esteemed in the filter manufacturing business. Apparently does a lot of OEM business, building OEM's filters on their behalf.
The HiFloFiltro brand is a product Bike Alert, Inc
., with offices listed below:
30 Optima Park
Thames Road, Crayford
Kent, DA1 4QX
With offices in North America:
North American Headquarters
Bike Alert Inc
2230 Skyview Drive
Tel: +1 (770) 948 8880
Fax: +1 (770) 948 8893
My point is, if I am correct, Thai Yang Kitpaisan build for both of these independent businesses, Bike Alert (HiFloFiltro brand) and K&N, so you could have some variances in the specs, as each of these companies are different, and Thai Yang, no doubt, will build a product specific to that particular company or OEM's requirements.
From what I learned about TUV Certification, apparently it is an independent firm that will validate, through their independent testing that a company's product will meet the specification of various OEM's, etc.
I feel like Detective Columbo, us old-timer's remember that TV program.
What does this all mean? Really nothing, except for clarification of the relationship between these companies.
I am open for any correction on my thoughts.
Trying to help.