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That's not hugely impressive from Wix. It does highlight how useful these oil analyses can be.
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Filters work best when they filter, By-passing the filter works best as the filter ages and is restricted.
So, with all of this data on filters we have gathered, what is the conclusion?
Is the Harley Filter the best?
Should it be changed with every oil change?
I get 200 miles per tank of gas, so, should I therefore change my oil and filter after every 15th tank of fuel?
A new filter costs about as much as one quart of oil.
Silly not to change it at each oil change.

Is the Harley Davidson Filter the best?
Does it even matter, if we are changing the filter at every oil change and as frequently as 3,000 miles?

When I look at what Parrothead (and others) have been able to achieve with their stock Harley filter, I am left with the impression that this is one item from Harley that can be trusted.
Just change it every 3,000 miles or every 6 months, whichever comes first.
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I am going back to HD oils next change, and will try the Syn 3 stuff. It might be a little more expensive but any other oils i buy always have to come via a carrier so the price would be roughly the same.
Am also going back to HD filters, as for the same reasons plus they always seem to get good results and are well made. May try one of the Super 5 type though.
As said above, when you see what mileage some people are getting with no problems using stock HD filters and oil and then project what sort of time scale i would be looking at to achieve the same, i will be dead and buried for years!
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