O/E replacement oil filters for most cars, trucks, SUV's, motorcycles, & ATV's 17 mm exposed nut designed for easy oil filter removal Heavy duty construction for extreme conditions Resin-impregnated filter media traps 99% of harmful contaminants Anti-drainback valve (where applicable) eliminates dry starts, prevents oil from draining back into crankcase during engine shutdown K&N powersports oil filters contain a modern synthetic filter media, designed for ultimate flow with less pressure drop, yet engineered for outstanding filtration. K&N powersports 'spin-on' oil filters feature a heavy-duty metal can. Most of these have a 17 mm nut affixed onto the end that allows for easy installation and removal. The 17 mm nut is crossed-drilled so racers can safety wire the filter to their bike.
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 th..
Folks - if you have a Harley TwinCam, you need this oil filter!Harley in their infinite wisdom, put the crankshaft position sensor about 3/4 of an inch away from the end of the oil filter, thus preventing the use of any sort of regular oil filter wrench. They have a wrench with a relief cut... that works terribly, and makes a mess.Behold the K&N with the welded on 11/16 nut (not 1" like the car/truck filters). You just take your socket and back the filter off. N..