Has anyone ever heard of paint coming off a filter?? I've been using Amsoil in all my vehicles ( no, I'm not a dealer ) for over 15 years and have never seen any paint.
Do you have any vehicles other than the LT which have a filter IN the oil? I never heard of any actually flaking either, but saw no reason once the "possibility" was raised to take a chance.
I think this comes from the same ole wives tale (I know I'm gonna piss off David S. ) but has anyone ever heard of a Cee-Bailey windshield turning into shards upon impact? Remember, Cee Baily got their start manufacturing windshields for aircraft flying substantially faster than an LT. Just my $.02 worth.
First, aircraft windshields on most general aviation aircraft will shatter if hit hard. I have seen a couple of these, one at the flying club I belonged to that hit a bird in the traffic pattern. There were sharp shards still in the frame, and pieces in the cockpit. I have not heard of anyone being impaled by a shard of broken acrylic motorcycle windshield, but the fact that Acrylic will shatter, Polycarbonate will not again leads me to want Polycarbonate in front of me, again, reducing the chances I would be hurt by a shard of Acrylic in an accident. In an aircraft, you are in the path of pieces that may be carried back by the windstream, on a motorcycle you are likely to impact the pieces which may be held in front of you by the mounting, or against something hard, which is likely worse than having them blown back by wind. When I cut down my first LT windshield I put the cut off piece in my vise and pounded on it with a hammer. Eventually folded it over, and then pounded the bend flat, not even cracks in the plastic. Acrylic would have been all over my gararge with the first strike. Just my choice to reduce the odds in that case, and since I always looked over the shield, it's clarity meant little. Yeah, the acrylic shields are "prettier", but that was not my main desire for a windshield.
Hey, it in no way "pisses me off", everyone sets their own level of safety requirements in each area, so we all are different. I have had three very bad accidents, all wearing a 3/4 helmet, when I know that a full helmet is better coverage (fortunately I suffered no serious head injuries in any of them) I still shudder when I look at that last helmet though! My head hit the pavement four different times, at different places and angles. I had a little road rash on my nose and upper lip, but that healed fast. I just set the bar for comfort vs. probable protection level in a helmet at a different level than many do.