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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
I use Emgo filters from DK. They are the same as oem, but cheaper. I don't worry about getting oil on my hands (or gasoline either) since I work with the stuff all the time. I just pour some 20w50 oil onto the dry filter, and squeeze it around until the filter is soaked. I squeeze out some of the excess, but leave the filter very wet with oil. I then install the filter over the holder, and put some grease (usually common wheel bearing/chassis grease) on the back edge of the filter where it seals against the airbox. Then I wash my hands in gasoline to remove the oil, and then something like GoJo to remove the gas. Yes, my skin is all messed up from having done that for 4 decades, but it's what I do, both to make a living and as a hobby, so there is really no way around it. I laugh when I see new mechanics putting on what I call doctors gloves. I can't feel anything through those slippery things. Apparently they teach them in school that getting gas, oil, grease, brake fluid, anti-freeze, and a number of other automotive chemicals on your skin will kill you. Such is not the case, or I wouldn't be here.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike