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Change oil filter or not. Very low miles #4873610
09/20/18 10:37 AM
09/20/18 10:37 AM
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Martin10 Offline OP
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Have always changed the oil and filter together. My wife's motorcycle needs the oil changed since its been a year. The bike has only been ridden 700 miles. Is it a waste of money to change the filter? It's not that I'm too cheap. Just seems like a waste. Opinions?

Re: Change oil filter or not. Very low miles [Re: Martin10] #4873625
09/20/18 10:45 AM
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If it's only 700 miles, why not keep using the oil as well?


2003 E46 M3 Convertible
2004 Odyssey EX-L
2004 Impreza TS Wagon
Re: Change oil filter or not. Very low miles [Re: Martin10] #4873630
09/20/18 10:52 AM
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Pretty sure my oil is in the bike longer than 2 years now, and the filter is from the previous fill. The HD filter is also a multiple OCI filter. Echo what 46 said, why change it?


95 Cherokee 190K DELO 10W30, XG8
07 IS250 103K Napa 10w30, FULL
04 YZF-R1 19K DELO 15w40, XG7317
99 HD XL1200S 21K VR1 20w50, NG1515
14 RX450h 35k PP MIX, NG7047
Re: Change oil filter or not. Very low miles [Re: newbe46] #4873633
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Martin10 Offline OP
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Just don't feel comfortable leaving the oil in past a year. There is also the warranty to consider as the manual says 5K or one year.

Re: Change oil filter or not. Very low miles [Re: Martin10] #4873637
09/20/18 10:57 AM
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ON, Canada eh?
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With that low mileage the oil and filter should be perfectly fine for 2 years at a time.

Last edited by StevieC; 09/20/18 10:57 AM.

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'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF
Re: Change oil filter or not. Very low miles [Re: Martin10] #4873657
09/20/18 11:12 AM
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Martin10 Offline OP
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Thanks for the input. Think I will leave the filter alone. It is a Harley premium filter. Wife had a lot of issues that prevented her from riding this year. Will just change it next time.

Re: Change oil filter or not. Very low miles [Re: Martin10] #4873673
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[Linked Image][Linked Image][Linked Image][Linked Image][Linked Image][Linked Image]

Was going to link to an old post, but the hosting site can't keep the domain straight..
Anyway, if Harley sources the same filters as from 10 years ago, these things are built like a tank.


95 Cherokee 190K DELO 10W30, XG8
07 IS250 103K Napa 10w30, FULL
04 YZF-R1 19K DELO 15w40, XG7317
99 HD XL1200S 21K VR1 20w50, NG1515
14 RX450h 35k PP MIX, NG7047
Re: Change oil filter or not. Very low miles [Re: Dyusik] #4873683
09/20/18 11:34 AM
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Martin10 Offline OP
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Harley oil filters are supposedly made by Champion and are quality filters from my understanding. I have never felt a need to buy anything else.

Re: Change oil filter or not. Very low miles [Re: Martin10] #4873731
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I agree with leaving the filter on with only 700 miles on it. Oil is probably fine too, but change the oil if it makes you more comfortable.

Re: Change oil filter or not. Very low miles [Re: Martin10] #4873920
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Time is a human construct. I read it from here I believe. Oil, filters, motorcycles don't know time.

Re: Change oil filter or not. Very low miles [Re: Martin10] #4873921
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When it doubt change it out.

Particularly if warranty necessitates it. Us folks on the internet aren't the ones who'll pay for it if something happens and they void it


2005 Tahoe - 135k
2003 Forester(the swagger wagon) - Rehomed
1999 Passat - Rehomed
Re: Change oil filter or not. Very low miles [Re: Martin10] #4873926
09/20/18 03:49 PM
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If you are under warranty better follow the manufacturers interval for the filter as well.

That said bot the oil and filter would be fine for extended use.

Cut Open Harley Davidson Super Premium 5

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Re: Change oil filter or not. Very low miles [Re: Martin10] #4874164
09/20/18 08:47 PM
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Change the oil and filter and any other fluid that needs changing. Why only 700 miles per year Kids?


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2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: Change oil filter or not. Very low miles [Re: Martin10] #4874294
09/21/18 03:50 AM
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Kids?
How about toy!!


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Re: Change oil filter or not. Very low miles [Re: DuckRyder] #4874361
09/21/18 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by DuckRyder
If you are under warranty better follow the manufacturers interval for the filter as well.

That said bot the oil and filter would be fine for extended use.

Cut Open Harley Davidson Super Premium 5

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

Super nice! Made by wix?

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