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Aftermarket oil filter for R1200GS... where?
« on: February 03, 2014, 09:56:48 am »
After getting water in the engine (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=144109.0) I was advised to change the oil. Good thing, because I never thought of checking the oil myself. These pictures tell the tale.

Anyway, I tried the FRAM PH3614 filter as suggested in this thread (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=141260.msg2710929#msg2710929) but it did not fit. The threads were very similar, but different enough that the new filter only does 2 turns then stops. I also tried one from the 80's 3-series BMW, same story (the newer ones use a cartridge filter). To make sure my bike's thread was not buggered I checked with the original filter and it goes on smoothly.

So the question, where can I find an aftermarket filter for the GS, like a Hiflofiltro or any other? If I have to I will pay Bavarian the R250 odd rands that an oil filter costs, but it grates me having to pay so much when car filters costs less than R100.

 

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Re: Aftermarket oil filter for R1200GS... where?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2014, 10:28:28 am »
Most bikeshops should have the Highflow. I can even get them here in Riversdale
at R160 each.
If that was my bike i would fill it with cheap oil and drain it again after a short trip and
then fill it with what you normally use.
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Re: Aftermarket oil filter for R1200GS... where?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2014, 10:58:34 am »
Most bikeshops should have the Highflow. I can even get them here in Riversdale
at R160 each.
If that was my bike i would fill it with cheap oil and drain it again after a short trip and
then fill it with what you normally use.

Thanks, Chris. Yes I already filled her up and drained again after a few minutes of idling to give it a good wash. Just waiting for the new filter now. I'll try some bikeshops around here...
 

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Re: Aftermarket oil filter for R1200GS... where?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2014, 01:38:31 pm »
After getting water in the engine (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=144109.0) I was advised to change the oil. Good thing, because I never thought of checking the oil myself. These pictures tell the tale.

Anyway, I tried the FRAM PH3614 filter as suggested in this thread (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=141260.msg2710929#msg2710929) but it did not fit. The threads were very similar, but different enough that the new filter only does 2 turns then stops. I also tried one from the 80's 3-series BMW, same story (the newer ones use a cartridge filter). To make sure my bike's thread was not buggered I checked with the original filter and it goes on smoothly.

So the question, where can I find an aftermarket filter for the GS, like a Hiflofiltro or any other? If I have to I will pay Bavarian the R250 odd rands that an oil filter costs, but it grates me having to pay so much when car filters costs less than R100.



As I said in the other thread, despite what is claimed, the 1150 filters do not fit the 1200.
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Re: Aftermarket oil filter for R1200GS... where?
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2014, 02:47:00 pm »
As I said in the other thread, despite what is claimed, the 1150 filters do not fit the 1200.

Indeed they don't.

I managed to get a replacement filter for only R150. The Hiflowfiltro HF164 from WOA in Centurion.
 

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Re: Aftermarket oil filter for R1200GS... where?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2014, 06:53:15 pm »

OomD

you ride a 150K plus steed

and then complain about the stealers R250 for an OE filter

if my bikes engine oil looked like, I would drain and refill with the best quality products a couple of times, and one more.

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Re: Aftermarket oil filter for R1200GS... where?
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2014, 09:42:21 pm »
Give it a flush by filling with 1 Lt diesel + 1 Lt parrifin + 1 litre of cheap oil.
Start and idle for 10 mimutes. No reving.

Drain and fit new filter. Fill with the best Full Synth you can afford. = 4 liters

Now go Ride your bike.

Have  done this twice before and at 154000 Km the motor is sweet.
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Re: Aftermarket oil filter for R1200GS... where?
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2014, 09:52:40 pm »
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you ride a 150K plus steed
and then complain about the stealers R250 for an OE filter
if my bikes engine oil looked like, I would drain and refill with the best quality products a couple of times, and one more.
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I have no problem paying for filters and such. But I do have a problem with being ripped off. And it is precisely because people are willing to pay the high prices that the dealers keep charging as much. While I understand the dealer runs a business there is a difference between covering your cost while making some profit, and ripping clients a new one because it is supposedly a premium brand.

Give it a flush by filling with 1 Lt diesel + 1 Lt parrifin + 1 litre of cheap oil.
Start and idle for 10 mimutes. No reving.
Drain and fit new filter. Fill with the best Full Synth you can afford. = 4 liters
Now go Ride your bike.
Have  done this twice before and at 154000 Km the motor is sweet.
Yep, although I simply emptied the old filter and put it back, filled up with new oil and idled it until warm again, then drained it all again and replaced the filter. My baby's on 164000km's now, and she also still purring like a kitten. Thanks for the tips, will keep the diesel+parifin in mind for next time.
 

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Re: Aftermarket oil filter for R1200GS... where?
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2019, 10:47:31 am »
Hey dudes have been using a GUD Z155 for the last 10 000km and it worked great.

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Re: Aftermarket oil filter for R1200GS... where?
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2019, 08:20:20 pm »
I also use HF164 and have had no issues
 

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Re: Aftermarket oil filter for R1200GS... where?
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2019, 09:22:14 am »
Midas in Silverton sells the HiFlow oil filters. I've been using HiFlow for the last 40 000km...no issues :thumleft:
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Re: Aftermarket oil filter for R1200GS... where?
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2019, 09:36:27 am »
I also use HF164 and have had no issues

Been using this one myself for the last 45 000km's, only use Hiflo filters.
I have a 2004 model GS1200.
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