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What have you 500 guys done to add an external oil filter? Really prefer the spin off style, but am open to anything.

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There is a bracket to connect to the down tube but haven't got the details at hand at the moment.

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Not a great pic, but here's my T100S with the oil filter visible behind the oil tank. It's attached to the rear foot peg bracket.

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Hi Dale,

On my T100, I have the Tri-Cor England filter kit that uses the triple element; MAP do something very similar. Mine is mounted slightly lower than the picture so that, with the sidepanel off, I can just undo the frame clamp and tip the container away from the bike to drain the oil and remove the element. :bigt

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Are these plumbed before the "T" where return oil is partially fed to the rocker box, or after the "T"? I am concerned that there won't be enough oil volume or pressure to adequately feed the rocker boxes.

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They are usually plumbed in before the tee-off to the rockers.

I doubt that a filter has any effect on rocker feed.


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thrasher is right. The T for the rocker boxes is right on the oil tank nipple, so it would be a lot more difficult to put the filter after the rocker oil takeoff. A clean filter has a very low pressure drop, so it shouldn't adversely affect rocker oiling.




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Hi Stubb,

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I am concerned that there won't be enough oil volume or pressure to adequately feed the rocker boxes.

Er ... what "pressure"? confused Under normal circumstances, the scavenge side of the pump - which "feed[s] the rocker boxes" - has a greater capacity than the feed side, so the scavenge pumps a mixture of air and oil. How d'you work out there's any "pressure" in that? The oil pump does impart some energy to the scavenged oil, to push it back to the tank or up the 'T' and pipe to the rockers. But "pressure"? grin

Likewise "volume". Oil is scavenged from the crankcase. Assuming it isn't leaking out between crankcase and tank/rocker box, how's an oil filter going to affect "volume"? confused

Owners have been fitting return-line filters to these old clunkers for at least a couple of decades; d'you think there's some sort of internerd conspiracy to hide any "oil volume or pressure" problems from newbies? laughing

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Another thing that I think is important is by fitting the filter before the "T",you get clean filtered oil to the rockers as opposed to dirty oil right from the sump. Seems like a "no-brainer" to me. I've been running Map filters on a number of triumphs for many years,one nearly 20 years,and no filter related problems. Jack

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http://bullfire.net/Triumph/Triumph29/Triumph29.html
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It is from Ed, who showed his in this thread.
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Is there a particular commercially available oil filter kit that guys are using that was designed to work well in this application? I appreciate the really cool one off setup, LincolnGreen, but I would not feel competent to fabricate something like that. smile

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PS I ran a search and there was a thread similar to this back in 2010 or so, and one of the contributors suggested that the air pockets in the return oil may wreck the filter elements. I sure don't know.

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s-catt, a lot of people are using the Norton style filter base that accepts a spin-on filter. I don't know about your 500, but I found room for one on my TR6. I am using the Emgo 10-07700 filter. I just wrote up a little blurb on my build thread where I cut open one of these filters after my first 100 miles on the bike. If interested, you can see it HERE. I wanted to see what debris might be in there, and I wanted to see how the filter was constructed. I was happy enough with it to order a box of ten more of the same filter. Air pockets in the return oil will have no more effect on this filter element than say, sunspot activity or a shutdown of the federal government!

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Originally Posted by TR6Ray
s-catt, a lot of people are using the Norton style filter base that accepts a spin-on filter.

I installed a kit from Paul Goff that takes the Norton style filter. I did have to modify the bracket a bit so that the hoses cleared the bolt that holds the foot peg. I've been using the EMGO filters as well, so I was happy to see your evaluation.


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