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So thinkin this question been on here BUT...possibilitie of putting a (minds out of the gutter...) LONGER oil filter for more capacity.Yes...no?? :smile2:
 

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I'll take a longer one if I can find it, but I don't hunt for them anymore.
 

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Actually the filters now available for the bike are in fact longer than the original ones Kawasaki used when the bike came out.

Also a"longer" filter doesn't really filter more oil. Oil flows at a given rate through the channels in the bike. The filter they use is designed to not interfere with this, (unless badly clogged) so making one a bit longer isn't going to increase oil flow, it will only take longer to completely clog.

If you change you filter with every scheduled oil change, as many do, there be no advantage in using a longer filter.
If your filter is clogging up quickly, there's something wrong with your bike ;)
 

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My friend's VW Passat had issues with oil sludge and VW's solution was a larger oil filter.
The larger filter increased the capacity from 4.3 qts to 4.8 qts.
This resulted in a lowered oil temperature, reducing the formation of sludge.

Yes, a VW Passat is not the same as the VN750, but increasing capacity should have the same effect of lowering the oil temperature.
It will also slightly extend the life of the oil, as there's more of it to become contaminated/break down.
I don't see any negative affects, other than having to buy more oil each time.
Whether or not it's worth the cost, I couldn't say.
 

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I'll take a longer one if I can find it, but I don't hunt for them anymore.
Hmmmmmmmmmm.......

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If you have a problem with sludge... a larger filter isn't going to fix the issue, just help mask it.
I'll go back to the OP here and ask, what filter did you find that's bigger for the Vulcan?
I was going to ask, what's hotter, 2.3 qt of 200 degree oil, or 2.8 qt of 200 degree oil? >:)
 

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I was going to ask, what's hotter, 2.3 qt of 200 degree oil, or 2.8 qt of 200 degree oil? >:)
Not my car, so whatever VW does is their business. :grin2: But the theory makes sense.
This was a design issue in the VW engine.



My point is it should slightly lower your oil temperatures and slightly extend your oil life. YMMV.
Don't count on it fixing major issues.
If you start having sludge, fix whatever caused the sludge.
 

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No I have not found a larger filter...have not had time to look yet.But of course these guys are correct...larger means more oil,so that is a good thing. :wink2:(Sludge...?Who said anything about sludge??)
 
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