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Oil filter media inspection can tell you a lot about your engine.

K&P Engineering Oil Filters are available for almost all types of motorcycles, automobiles and airplanes.  Cycle Solutions Inc. has sold this oil filter for years and there are a lot of reasons why this is, in our opinion, the best oil filter for your engine.  Using an oil filter that easily allows you to view the debris or lack of debris that the oil filter has collected is a huge benefit.  Especially for motorcyclists who have purchased used motorcycles and want to know the condition of the engine but also for new motorcycles as well.  By viewing debris collected in your oil filter, you can possibly head off any major issues that may be going on with your engine and have confidence that you are doing everything you can to help take care of your investment.

Below demonstrates some examples of the K&P Oil Filter media before and after use.

This is a new unused filter element.  The filter media is made up of thousands of very fine stainless steel wires woven into a filter cloth.  Using this type of filter media allows us to provide OEM filtration with a much higher flow rate.  This higher flow helps keep the engine flushed out.  Fiber filters use fibers that are pressed or glued together and must get to a certain thickness to achieve the appropriate filtration, which introduces an inherently higher restriction to flow.  This filter can be 80% plugged and still flow as much as a new paper fiber filter.

This is the K&P Engineering filter media after approximately 2500 miles in a 5.7 liter Chrysler engine with 215,000 miles on it.  This engine has used a K&P Engineering oil filter since new.  Very little debris on the filter media.

The oil changes for this engine had been neglected during the cars lifetime, and there is an abnormally high amount of debris on the filter media.  It is, however, substantially less than the amount of debris from previous oil change (after approximately 4000 miles) which was the first using the K&P Engineering oil filter on this engine.  This engine is getting cleaner with time as the K&P Engineering filter continues to clean the oil that is flowing through the engine.

This is the K&P Engineering filter media out of a customers M5 engine.  The amount of debris on the filter media is so extreme that you can not even see the filter cloth, it is completely plugged.   The customer indicated that the filter had only been in the engine for 1500 miles.   This is a huge flag that the engine is begging for attention.  The good news is the debris pictured here has been removed from the engine.  The bad news is it looks like there is plenty more that should be removed from the engine.  With the engine being this dirty we highly recommend an overly attentive program to get the engine back to normal.   This would include very frequent filter cleanings until the filter looks more like the one out of the 5.7 liter engine above.

Interested in purchasing a K&P Oil Filter/Cooler for your motorcycle? CLICK HERE.  If you are interested in purchasing one of these filters for any of your cars or trucks then please give us a call or email us and we can hook you up.

Don’t forget about your drain plugs!  Our magnetic drain plugs can also dramatically reduce debris in your oil. They can catch the particles that somehow by-passed your oil filter.  Watch our Magnetic Drain Plug video by clicking here.  Purchase the Dimple Magnetic plugs by clicking here.  The more you purchase the more you save per plug.  Most Harleys have 4 plugs.  The engine, primary, transmission and the dry sump.

Cycle Solutions Inc. Fort Myers Beach, Florida location will open on November 8th, 2018

Cycle Solutions will be returning to their southern location in Fort Myers Beach, Florida in November.  The official opening date will November 8th at our new location.  Our new address is 15870 Pine Ridge Road #4, Fort Myers, Florida 33908.  This location is larger which has allowed us to install a dyno room on site! We also have a larger showroom and more work space to provide our services.

Our new showroom is starting to come together.  Products will be on display by November 8th and ready for installation as well as professional dyno tuning.

Appointments can be scheduled now for cam upgrades, big bore kits, engine builds and stage 1 upgrades.  We keep products in stock so customers do not have to wait days, weeks or months for their work to be completed.  Most of our services can be completed same day!

Not in the Fort Myers area? Fort Myers Beach, FL is a great place to take sometime and relax and let us do the work.  Schedule an appointment and come to sunny Florida for a great vacation on the beach. The weather here is fabulous when it is growing colder elsewhere.

To schedule an appointment or to discuss performance upgrades performed from our Fort Myers location call Chris at 765-730-1646 or shoot him an email at [email protected].

Fall Specials! Cool down that hot engine with heat reduction products like Love Jugs, K&P Oil Filters, Lucas Motorcycle Oil Products and CSR Ceramic Coated Headers

Order any of these products now and save 10%

Temperatures may be cooling down outside but that doesn’t mean that your engine is. We have so many customers that come to us stating that their motorcycles are running super hot and they are looking for ways to cool it down and be able to ride again without worrying about damage caused by overheating.  We have products that can help with this issue that have been tried and tested.  These products are worth the investment:

Love Jugs:   These fans are installed on the factory horn mount and blow air across the cylinders to keep them from getting in an overheated state.  You control when they run and for how long either by your accessory switch or by turning them off and on manually. A lot of people are skeptical if the fans really work and we can honestly say Yes! they do work.  We have the Mighty Might fans installed on all of our V-Twin motorcycles which allows us to ride anywhere.  Stop and go traffic? No problem.  We have never seen a motorcycle overheat after the installation of these fans.

Some customers raise concerns about the hot air that the fans blow over to the right side of the motorcycle.  Here is our response.  The fans are going to help cool the cylinders down so the air will be warm but not ridiculous.  If you are riding a motorcycle now that overheats or runs so hot it is on the verge of overheating then what does it matter?  The fans are designed to cool the motor, not the rider.  Cycle Solutions Inc offers many products that can help with heat.  You can check out our heat reduction packages to get that heat in check.

K&P Engineering Oil Filter Coolers: K&P manufacturers the best oil filters period. These filters are made from billet aluminum with a stainless steel filter insert that can be cleaned and re-used. The finned case and the faster flowing stainless steel filter media also performs as an oil filter cooler that will help cool down your engine oil.  The S44 and S69 lengths are a Cycle Solutions Inc exclusive product and can only be purchased from our website, show truck or shops. There are other companies selling a knock off version of the K&P Oil Filter. Do not be fooled. They are cheaply made and do not perform.

Lucas Motorcycle Oil Products:  It is no secret that by using Lucas oil products you can reduce some heat in your motor.  Cycle Solutions uses Lucas Oil Products exclusively so if you have had us do your oil change in the past then you have experienced the benefits of Lucas Oil.  Lucas Oils are proven to run cooler and also to help your engine run quieter.  All of their oils are superior and are a great companion to the K&P Oil filter we spoke of above.  Don’t forget the Lucas Motorcycle Oil Stabilizer!  This additive is designed to reduce heat and friction extend your oil life and helps against oil breakdown due to overheating.

CSR Ceramic Coated Headers:  CSR has installed a lot of head pipes over the years.  We know which ones perform better and which ones are easier to install.  We have combined all the qualities that riders look for in a header and sell our own line of performance headers.  All of our headers have ceramic coating inside and outside of the pipe to help keep heat in.  Our pipes reduce the amount of heat you feel on your legs and when paired with a quality tuner like a Thundermax Auto Tune they will also help the engine run cooler.  Our headers are available as a true dual style or one with a cross over chamber for more low end torque.

All of our heat reduction products can be purchased at 10% off for a limited time. Use coupon code FALL2018 at check out and take advantage of the savings.

Myrtle Beach Fall Rally will take pace this upcoming weekend Oct 4th-7th 2018

Despite the rain and winds that Hurricane Florence brought to the Carolinas we are advised that the Fall Myrtle Beach rally will still take place.  We have been told that the area did not suffer much damage and are anticipating a great rally!

Our location will be at Barefoot Landing in the back vendor lot.  Show dates are October 4th through the 7th.  Come see us and let us make your motorcycle rock!