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So here I was doing an oil change on my son's Honda Fit. When I removed the filter I looked at it and thought it sure looks like the one on my 1500. Turns out to be exactly the same but about 3/4" longer.

Next day I'm changing the oil on my Kawasaki ATV. Deja vu. This time however the filter was an exact match.

So I got to thinking - doesn't happen very often so hang in there - what is the possibility that the Goldwing filter has broader applications??

After doing a lot of Googling I discovered in fact that it does. The same filter is used in some automotive applications and from what I can see the automotive equivalent can be had at a lower price. Some companies use different part numbers for the auto and motorcycle application. We all know why they do that. Other companies do not. One example I came across had the auto filter selling for 25% less than the same manufactures offering of that filter with a motorcycle application.

Long story short. The filter was used in, among other things, the 1998 - 2004 Kia Spectra, 1.8L.


The Wix filter site gave a comprehensive listing of all the applications for the Goldwing 1500 filter:

http://www.wixfilters.com/filterlookup/PartApplications.asp?Part=51358
 

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Everyone is into saving 2 bucks on a different filter and risking a bunch of $$$$$$$$$$$ on a engine.
I've learned my lesson...........................
 

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the 1500 filter is shared with lots of bikes... there are also models that are the same diameter but longer body , those are different part numbers and are not compatible or at least recommended.

just have a look here, the gl1500 oil filter its the model PH6017A by fram. have a look, many bikes use the same: http://www.motodepot.com/appguide/framguide.html
 

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I use Honda car filters on my 1800. They fit almost everything Asian except Toyota.
The filter used originally on the Insight hybrid was the same as the bike filter but they discontinued it so now it uses the same one as the rest of the cars.
 

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"Turns out to be exactly the same but about 3/4" longer."

If it's 3/4" longer ,How is it exactly the same??:?
 

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g-townram wrote:
"Turns out to be exactly the same but about 3/4" longer."

If it's 3/4" longer ,How is it exactly the same??:?
haha good point. One is black and one is orange=same color too ;)



I like the Walmart Super tech 7317. It's longer than stock and weighs the same + 2oz.

Have a good one!
 

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kyboy67 wrote:
I buy the OEM Honda filter for a total of $8 bucks,so how much money are you guys really saving?
Is it worth it?
It's worth it to me. I don't spend money just because I can but everyone must do what makes them happy.:action:
 

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kyboy67 wrote:
I buy the OEM Honda filter for a total of $8 bucks,so how much money are you guys really saving?
Is it worth it?
Its also not just a matter of cost. The search for the holy grail of the "best" oil and filter is important to lots of bikers. Many of us have read lots of research on it and come up with what is "best" for us. Personally I like the Pure One and Rotella T Synthetic. but others have different opinions.
Peace.
 
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