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Murph's Oil Filter Protector Mod
« on: May 24, 2016, 03:26:57 pm »
For those of you that bought Murph's oil filter protector, this modification is for you. It took me a whole five minutes. A piece of strapping, two rivets, and now zero chance that the oil filter can ever rotate loose. Perhaps not needed, but so simple to do and it's as much peace of mind as having the guard.

Here the link to the protector.  The easiest farkle you will ever install.

http://www.murphskits.com/product_info.php?cPath=130_133&products_id=410

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Re: Murph's Oil Filter Protector Mod
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2016, 02:35:22 pm »
Ok, lots of views and no comments...so I'll do it

I, like many, have Murph's filter protector. I haven't had an issue with it ever rotating or coming loose, nor have I heard of it happening. While it is in the realm of possibility, I guess you'll not ever experience it now! Simple fixes are the best.
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Re: Murph's Oil Filter Protector Mod
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2016, 06:55:35 pm »
Yeah, it was very simple to add that piece to keep it from ever rotating. It would be great if they shipped with a little tab. I agree, the oil filter should not spin loose, but hey $hlt can happen. I suppose that is why race bikes are safety wired. That's for offering an opinion BTW. 
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Re: Murph's Oil Filter Protector Mod
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2016, 02:52:47 pm »
This may be a silly question.....but would this cover cause any excessive heat in the filter? Been thinking about getting this item.

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Re: Murph's Oil Filter Protector Mod
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2016, 03:14:12 pm »
This may be a silly question.....but would this cover cause any excessive heat in the filter? Been thinking about getting this item.


Not a silly question at all, but as the cover is made of aluminum, it has a better heat dissapation property than the steel cans the filters are made out of, so it should assist in shedding heat actually. If you look at the "can like" object that sits near the filter, it is the oil cooler, and its also aluminum.
Its tucked up in there tho, and is pretty well protected. Years ago, you could buy "pleated" strips of aluminum, which could be wrapped around oil filters in private airplane and automotive applications, for additional cooling, haven't seen them in a while. Kinda like this, but they don't protect the end like Murph's..





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