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Change oil filter or not. Very low miles #4873610 09/20/18 10:37 AM
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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?

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?


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Re: Change oil filter or not. Very low miles [Re: newbe46] #4873633 09/20/18 10:53 AM
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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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With that low mileage the oil and filter should be perfectly fine for 2 years at a time.

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Re: Change oil filter or not. Very low miles [Re: Martin10] #4873657 09/20/18 11:12 AM
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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 09/20/18 11:24 AM
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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.


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Re: Change oil filter or not. Very low miles [Re: Dyusik] #4873683 09/20/18 11:34 AM
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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 09/20/18 12:25 PM
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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 09/20/18 03:35 PM
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Time is a human construct. I read it from here I believe. Oil, filters, motorcycles don't know time.


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Re: Change oil filter or not. Very low miles [Re: Martin10] #4873921 09/20/18 03:36 PM
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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


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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.

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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?

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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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

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