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Offline cmjp74

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DIY oil filter problem solution
« on: August 02, 2018, 08:59:03 PM »
I've not tested it yet, it may not work but I had enough of looking for a filterfix or anything else that solves the problem of not being able to get an oil filter to fit.

I saw that some guy in the states had cobbled together a loop of pipes from feed to return and used a multi purpose cast metal inline filter. I decided to make my own. It's nothing more than a mounting plate with two threaded bungs welded to it for feed and return. The bungs are linked using braided covered pipe and angled AN-6 thread fittings. I'm using a sock filter which fits into one of the fittings. I just need to fire it up and see if it works.

If it doesn't work there'll be an xs rolling chassis in the for sale section. If it does work you can make your own for about £35.

I can't upload the photo it's too big but I've got a picture of it on my Instagram account. Type cmjp74 into the Instagram search bar. Hope that helps anyone who needs the same fix.

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Re: DIY oil filter problem solution
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2018, 10:00:19 PM »
Email the photos to admin@xs500forum.com and I will put them up for you?

I'm interested in your experience with the "Filterfix"- did it fail on you?
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Offline cmjp74

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Re: DIY oil filter problem solution
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2018, 10:53:17 PM »
I've emailed it over now.

I've hardly used the xs, I've had it a couple of years and is on my list of projects. It had some kind of filter adapter on it which seems to have never worked as when I drained the oil it looked like when my local canal gets dredged. The threads of the oil mount were damaged and it weeper constantly. I looked in the usual places and put an ad up in the forum but couldn't find a replacement. I still might be looking if my homemade solution doesn't work.

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Re: DIY oil filter problem solution
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2018, 11:09:19 PM »
Here is the photo....

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Re: DIY oil filter problem solution
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2018, 12:11:55 AM »
If someone has the plans for the fix or can make up the plans on cad i will make filter adapters at cost for anyone who wants them. i was going to make a 3d printer fix but i just havent had the time....still trying to get my bike running

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Re: DIY oil filter problem solution
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2018, 04:20:14 PM »
I picked up a NOS filter for £38.00 the bike will do less than 1000 miles this year so all Iíll do at the end of this season is change the oil but not the filter and do both at the end of next year. In the mean time Iíll just keep looking for another genuine filter.

Unless I was doing a big mileage I canít see that the adapter plate is good value for money.
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Re: DIY oil filter problem solution
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2018, 09:45:10 PM »
I tested the diy oil filter loop yesterday and it works.

So if you're stuck it's an extra option to consider. The mounting plate is 3mm mild steel with holes drilled in at the right places for the feed and return ports.

2x an-6 size mild steel bungs welded over the port holes (you might have to cut them down a bit to get them to sit next to each other)

61cm of braided hose with right angled adapters at either end (they're sold on eBay at 61cm lengths) and a internal sock filter. The filter is 250 microns. I'd have liked to have got 80 micron size but couldn't find less than 250.

I used 1mm gasket sheet and cut holes for screw mounting and also feed and return ports.

Note, when welding don't use too much heat as the 3mm steel will warp. If it does, when you screw it in place it'll go back to flush fitting.

That's about it. Hope that helps anyone who's stuck.
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Re: DIY oil filter problem solution
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2018, 11:54:20 PM »
Nothing cobbled. 25 micron stainless steel filter. It worked great for many years, and no need to pull any cover off to get to the filter.http://xs500.blogspot.com/2010/11/25-micron-oil-filter.html?m=1