The OEM filters are $1.00 cheaper. Hiflofiltro HF163 from Bike Bandit is $7.33. Both exclude shipping.mwlong said:Roadtrip, thanks for the numbers. They'll do the job, right?
DanDiver said:Why do you want to save a few dollars on a very important part of your bike? I understand not wanting to waste money and we all like to save, but to me, this seems like false economy. If only for the "insurance" point of view.
Oil and Filters are probably high on the list for most popular threads, if you do a search. Also, check below for similar threads.
I have used a NAPA / Wix filter in the past and would again if needed. Currently using Purolator. ONLY concern is that they do NOT have any grip enhancing textured surface on them.mwlong said:I currently have a BMW filter in the bike. My nearest dealer is 180 miles south as I live in Hibbing on the Iron Range. All the mines use Wix filters; air, hydraulic and engine oil. After exhaustive testing they have determined that Wix makes the highest quality filters they could find. Prices are comparitive to those I have found on this site and others. The local NAPA store has them is stock so I was just wondering if they were comparable to the BMW filter. Does anyone on this site use them?
I checked out this link, and the guy sounds like he's contradicting himself, therefore I wonder how accurate/credible he is.Bones1955 said: