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Offline Dean64

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Oil filter adapter idea
« on: December 11, 2017, 05:54:31 PM »

Based on what I have found there are no longer any options but the ever more expensive NOS kits if you can find them.
TurVantage has dissapeared and Brad confirmed to me that there are no more of his.

So, I had a thought.  Since there were two places that did small batch runs of these items there must be engineering plans somewhere.
Those plans could be used to create a 3-D printed version made out of say nylon (or some other suitable material) instead.  They could then be produced on an as needed basis with no up front capital requirements

I am not an engineer.  I do not own or have access to a 3-D printer.

I was just wondering if we can get the plans made public?

I'm new here so I don't know who the right people are.  All I know is I just started on my 74 TX and I need a oil filter solution!! 

Dean


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Re: Oil filter adapter idea
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2017, 04:53:13 AM »
I have a 3d printer and will work on getting this going. Eta is 1.5 weeks probably at $35-40 bucks a pop. Have a sample here to work with so shouldnt be an issue

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Re: Oil filter adapter idea
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2017, 01:20:48 AM »
Holy Crap!! 

I thought it was gonna take a whole lot more steps/effort than that. 

Mark me down as your first customer when you have a prototype!!





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Re: Oil filter adapter idea
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2017, 01:23:18 AM »
Is your location Lebanon PA???

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Re: Oil filter adapter idea
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2017, 02:11:29 PM »
Lebanon, NH I am about 75% done with design then I need to print my first one. Realistically with the holidays coming up its going to be a little later than I was hoping for but not too much longer

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Re: Oil filter adapter idea
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2017, 05:36:32 PM »
That's awesome.  From my perspective I'm not in a big rush. but it's gonna be nice to have a permanent solution going forward for the community 

I haven't gotten an ignition on ether in either cylinder yet. 

This week I need to swap the battery I bought for one with the terminals on the correct side and some fresh spark plugs and then start debugging the ignition system.  Also compression tests to see if I need to tear into it first.

The only question I still have is do the adapters install with the motor on the frame?  If not I should just go ahead and pull it out. 

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Re: Oil filter adapter idea
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2017, 09:53:13 PM »
Hello all,

New member here. Just wanted to say that I would support this. I just got my hands on a TX500, and I have no idea what to do about the oil filter problem.

Based on my research of the adapters though, aren't they usually made of aluminium? Just curious how they could be made out of nylon or plastic.

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Re: Oil filter adapter idea
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2017, 07:53:56 AM »
I  think with the amount of heat cycles and threading on and off of filters nylon or plastic would not be suitable.
Good suggestion all the same.
Welcome to the TX family.

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Re: Oil filter adapter idea
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2017, 05:08:37 PM »
I'm not sure what the correct material would be.  You can 3-D print with metals if you have the right equipment.  The only reason I suggested nylon is that I had a old Mercury Capri II and it had some kind of polymer teeth on the flywheel that would explode from the centripital force if over revved.  I thought it was Nylon but maybe it was Teflon.  Whatever it was could take the heat cycles of the oil pan and the torgue of the starter motor so I'm pretty sure there is some polymer that could work.  But printing wit Aluminum is not out of the realm of possibility. 






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Re: Oil filter adapter idea
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2017, 09:19:19 PM »
My thought it to make it out of either carbon fiber reinforced nylon or something similar

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Re: Oil filter adapter idea
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2017, 09:19:46 PM »
If anyone has any suggestions i can try it

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Re: Oil filter adapter idea
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2017, 03:06:12 PM »

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Re: Oil filter adapter idea
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2018, 02:11:21 PM »
what happened to Brad? http://www.xs500forum.com/index.php?topic=304.0

Brad is apparently no longer making the filter fix.

http://ridenorthmn.blogspot.ca/2015/04/xs-500-oil-filter-problem.html

 I've emailed him to confirm, but have not yet heard back.

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Re: Oil filter adapter idea
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2018, 06:29:36 PM »
Update: I've heard back from Brad.

He's no longer making them and has none left to sell. Very friendly guy though, and I'm thankful that he replied to me at all.

Fingers crossed that someone is able to work up a solution soon.

Does anyone have any comments regarding Brad's Filter Fix versus the OEM filter adapter kit?

I know that the OEM kit is ordinarily more expensive, but are there are any other drawbacks to the OEM kit?

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Re: Oil filter adapter idea
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2018, 08:58:17 PM »
Im still working on this, but very slowly as I am still trying to get my bike going/rewired/etc.


Any chance you think brad would send me the design of the oil filter? As I could get one printed out right away if I have the file.