AMSOIL Introduces New Top-of-the-line Motorcycle Filters
Oil is the life blood of your motorcycle engine. Your oil ﬁltration system keeps that life blood ﬂowing and your ride on the road. For nearly 30 years, AMSOIL, INC. has offered state-of-the-art products Dealers can sell with pride. In that time, the company’s reputation has grown, along with its product line. Now, AMSOIL has developed a full line of oil ﬁlters speciﬁcally designed for motorcycles and ATVs. The SuperDuty Motorcycle Oil Filters (SMF) reﬂect the newest technological advances in the quest to meet the unique demands of today’s high-stress motorcycle engines.The three main functions of any oil ﬁlter are ﬂow, life and efﬁciency.
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- Flow is the ﬁlter’s ability to let the right volume of oil reach its intended parts, with a minimum degree of restriction.
- Life is the ﬁlter’s capacity to remain in service for a predicted amount of time.
- Efﬁciency is the ﬁlter’s ability to remove contaminants that cause engine wear.
While each of those functions is vital individually, there’s more to it. “Remember, it’s more than just ﬂow. It’s more than just efﬁciency. It’s more than just life,” said Dave Anderson, AMSOIL Technical Sales Director. “They all have to perform in unison. A ﬁlter is only as good as its weakest link.” Typically, oil filters are comprised of cellulose, or paper, synthetic ﬁbers, glass ﬁbers, or a combination of media. “All of these ﬁbers have a different set of characteristics to them,” Anderson said.Each provides different levels of ﬁltration of the damaging dirt and dust particles that shorten the life of a motorcycle engine.
- Traps Dirt Throughout Media Thickness
- Up to 100% More Capacity •Up to 20 % More Efﬁciency
- Built for Rugged Performance•Heavy-duty Steel Case Withstands Extreme Conditions
- Assures Oil Flow With Relief Valve
- Prevents Oil Drainage During Engine Shutdown
Flow is gained through a media that is open and free, while efﬁciency is gained through media that is closed and difﬁcult to penetrate. The “ﬂow versus efﬁciency” compromise within the ﬁltration system is the greatest demand on an oil ﬁlter’s performance. “Through our testing, we have found the best for motorcycles, and automobiles, is a blend of the three media–synthetic, cellulose and glass,” Anderson said. “That gives the best overall performance. You have to look at overall performance. How they do all the tasks that you want them to do. A prudent consumer must consider the total package.” AMSOIL Super Duty Motorcycle Oil Filters provide the greatest possible balance of that “total package” to provide the ultimate in overall ﬁltration performance.
The ﬁlters are available in black ﬁnish, with several models also available in chrome. The chrome models have a C designation. They have a heavy-duty case of drawn steel. The case is double-crimped at the base with rolled-underseaming to withstand extreme pressure surges and road shocks. AMSOIL SMF are available in spin-on and cartridge types.The new G-194 Automotive Filter and Cross-Reference Guide lists the correct ﬁlter for each motor-cycle and ATV. A separate Motorcycle and ATV Filter Cross Reference Guide, G-1768, at $4.50 U.S., also is newly available for your convenience. These quality full-ﬂow ﬁlters are designed to allow extended ﬁlter change intervals. AMSOIL INC. recommends the following guide-lines. When using an AMSOIL SMF with conventional oil, change the ﬁlter at the manufacturer’s recommendation. When using an AMSOIL SMF with AMSOIL Motor Oil, change the ﬁlter at twice the manufacturer’s recommendation or six months.