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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:57 am 
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I have been riding for a while and doing the regular maintenance (chain lube, oil changes, etc.). In the clymer guide it says that I should remove and clean the oil filter screen every 8000 miles. The directions given in clymer involve opening the crankcase which is a bit more complex than anything I've done to date. So I came onto the forum to find tips.

Not only did I not find any threads on it but I found a thread on oil changes saying the rebel has no oil filter. Just want to make sure that's right. I'd hate to have my bike messed up because I didn't clean the filter. But at the same time I don't want to go through the trouble of opening it up just to find no oil filter.

If there is a filter, what would you recommend? Is it a do it yourself type job or should I have someone do it for me? I am not clueless with tools but I'm no gear head either.

2004 rebel 250, if it maters.


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 Post subject: Re: Oil filter screen
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:10 am 
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If you keep your oil clean by changing regularly, I would not be opening up the crankcase to clean that screen. I think you would generally be doing more harm than good by introducing dirt into the crankcase by opening it up. The concern would be that the screen gets so blocked up with debris that oil can't get to the pump. I think the time to clean the screen is when you are in there anyway replacing the clutch plates.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil filter screen
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:11 am 
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Yep, just one of many reasons behind the overall recommendation to change the oil a little more frequently than the 4K that Honda suggests...which is something between 1K & 2K intervals. 1½ quarts and no filter is cheap insurance no matter what the cost of oil is.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil filter screen
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:30 am 
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Excellent! Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Oil filter screen
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:54 am 
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I agree, leave the screen alone unless you have it apart for something else anyway. I changed the oil in my Rebel every 1000 miles without fail. I have a Yamaha Vino 125 scooter with almost 24,000 miles on it (all mine) it also has a screen, but it's a lot easier to get to. I also change the oil in it every 1000 miles, and have checked the screen several times, never found anything. Many older Honda singles, like the XL models, had a "centrifugal" filter bolted to the right end of the crankshaft that needed to be cleaned every 20,000 miles or so. I don't remember them having a screen in them, the dirt/debris stuck to the inside of the metal housing. You had to remove 3 screws to get the cover off to clean it out. My experience with those is that they would probably go the life of the engine without being cleaned IF you changed the oil often.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil filter screen
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:44 am 
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Changed the oil in regular interval is good for any type of engine. I changed the oil in every 2 month.


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