We have, unfortunately, encountered a slight fitment problem with the Filtrex OIF032 oil filter in some Aprilia 1000cc motorcycles!
We have removed the Filtrex OIF032 filter from sale on our website and in our shop and have replaced it with the Hiflo HF152 filter.
The OIF032 filter is a paper element, aftermarket replacement filter for the genuine Aprilia OEM part #0256187.
The filter should be 74mm long and 56mm wide.
The filter is also supposed to be the same dimensions and fitment as the Hiflo HF152, K&N KN-152 and the Champion X312 oil filters.
Front view of the Filtrex OIF032 and Hiflo HF152 filters side by side
Ratchet with 10mm (oil filter cover bolts), 12mm (oil filter drain bolt) and 14mm (main engine oil drain bolt) sockets (you can use spanners*** of the same sizes, but it’s easier with sockets!)
1 x Phillips/cross head screwdriver (to remove the front access panel)
** = We ALWAYS recommend using a good quality semi synthetic or fully synthetic oil in a scooter. Due to the bodywork on most scooters, they tend to run fairly hot (mainly because the bodywork tends to restrict airflow and cooling), a good semi or fully synthetic oil works better at protecting the engine at hotter temperatures than a lower spec oil.
Tip:*** = If you are using spanners instead of a socket set, please try, where ever possible to use the closed, ring end of the spanner instead of the open end as the closed end gives a better grip on the nut or bolt (this helps to avoid slipping and rounding the head off!)
Running, non running and unused mobility scooters wanted for CASH….
All types of 3 and 4 wheel scooter considered including scooters with electrical and battery faults.
Fast, efficient and friendly service and we pay CASH on collection! Continue reading →
The Suzuki CS 50 Roadie was a 49cc, 2 stroke scooter manufactured by Suzuki Motor Corporation and sold in the UK between 1982 and 1988.
The CS50 was marketed as the ‘CS50 Roadie’ in the UK and the ‘CS50 Gemma’ in Asia and was also sold under license as the ‘Puch Lido’ in parts of Europe.
The CS50 was available as a 6 volt scooter with kick start only and a 12 volt scooter with kick and electric start.
Although the CS50 shared many parts with the CS80 (so parts could be interchanged between the 50cc and 80cc models), it was almost completely different to the 125cc model. Continue reading →
The Honda VFR750 (also known as the VFR750 Interceptor in the US) was a sport tourer motorcycle produced by Honda and available for sale in the UK between March 1986 and December 1997 (when it was replaced by the VFR800.
The VFR750F used the Honda V4 configuration engine. The engine was a completely redesigned and improved version of the earlier VF700 and VF750 F models that had numerous cam shaft and bearing problems. Continue reading →
Why should you use a proper motorcycle oil in your pride and joy, surely all oil meets the spec anyway?
So often the terms ‘oil is oil’ and ‘it all meets the spec’ are bandied about in conversation, both actual and virtually. Forums are awash with opinions on oil and lubrication, motorcycle arenas are especially prone to this and it never ceases to amaze me the utter, misguided, bollox that passes for expert internet opinion in this area. So here is my opinion (and actually, I really am an oil expert!). Continue reading →
The innertube valve puller tool (part no VLVPUL) is a tool designed to simplify scooter and motorbike innertube and tyre fitment by allowing an innertube to be easily located and pulled through the valve hole in wheel rim.
This page shows what the tool does and how to use it.
1) Unscrew the puller tools end from it’s storage bit inside the handle. Continue reading →
Well, Rock Oil Synthesis XRP is a fully synthetic motorcycle oil developed for racing. XRP has been around for nearly 10 years now with claims that it can ‘increase horse power’, but is this statement actually true and exactly how could it increase BHP?
A 2010 BMW S1000RR being filled with XRP 5w30 just before being run on a Dyno