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K&N KN-171C Harley Davidson/Buell High Performance Oil Filter (Automotive)

K&N KN-171C Harley Davidson/Buell High Performance Oil Filter K&N KN-171C Harley Davidson/Buell High Performance Oil Filter available on August 02 2017 from Amazon for 10.67
2.0 out of 5 stars
  
I generally have never had issues with K&N quality. The last time I purchased one, the nut on the end was not of any particular size. I tried every American and metric size on either side of the as advertised 17mm as well and none would get a hold of it well enough to loosen the previously installed hand seated plus 1/4 turn K&N filter. I also tried numerous types of sockets (6pt, 12pt),wrenches and anything I could get in the space allowed. All would slip.I strongly suspect the nut was the right size BEFORE it's painted or chromed.
I ended up having to drive a screwdriver through it and turn it a bit at a time to get it loose. Not a good feeling in the tight space of a Harley which is Why I wanted the K&N with the nut on the end to avoid damaging the crank sensor against the filter. I use the same type of filter on my truck in a much more convenient place. Hopefully when I change it next, the correct socket will fit. I will switch brands provided I can find one with better...Read more

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   I generally have never had issues with K&N quality. The last time I purchased one, the nut on the end was not of any particular size. I tried every American and metric size on either side of the as advertised 17mm as well and none would get a hold of it well enough to loosen the previously installed hand seated plus 1/4 turn K&N filter. I also tried numerous types of sockets (6pt, 12pt),wrenches and anything I could get in the space allowed. All would slip.I strongly suspect the nut was the right size BEFORE it's painted or chromed. I ended up having to drive a screwdriver through it and turn it a bit at a time to get it loose. Not a good feeling in the tight space of a Harley which is Why I wanted the K&N with the nut on the end to avoid damaging the crank sensor against the filter. I use the same type of filter on my truck in a much more convenient place. Hopefully when I change it next, the correct socket will fit. I will switch brands provided I can find one with better...Read more
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I use these due to the convenient 17mm nut on the end for installation and removal, although the filtering specs aren't nearly as good as the OEM filter. A word of caution -- this filter is easy to overtighten -- just today I tried to remove it from from my 2010 Road King and it wouldn't budge. The nut on the end is low quality and quickly rounded the corners off, so then I used a strap wrench to remove it -- the filter was on so tight that it actually crushed the filter housing before it finally loosened and I was able to remove it (see photos). When I originally installed it I had tightened it 3/4 turn after contacting the gasket -- that's obviously too much. if (typeof amznJQ != "undefined") { amznJQ.onReady('jQuery', function() { amznJQ.available('popover', function() { var widgetDom = jQuery("#R3QWUKDUIZKMAL_imageSection_502CAD92-780F-11E7-B3E5-A07F2F6E99ED"); var images = widgetDom.find(".review-image-thumbnail"); for (var c=0;c
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