If you could gain 8-10 lb-ft of torque just from an oil change, would you do it? We think so. When you start looking for ways to get more power from your bike, an oil change might be the last thing that occurs to you. Most guys immediately think bigger, like exhaust systems and motor hop-ups and things that cost a lot of money, not to mention all that time your bike would be off the road. So when we were told that a simple oil change could find horsepower, we wanted to see if it was true. It's actually as simple as freeing up parasitic drag caused by standard paper oil filters and cheap oil. Then we were told that the Pure Power filter was a reusable oil filter made of billet aluminum with a removable filter element that can be washed out with soap and hot water. We decided to try it out to see for ourselves.
We got our hands on one of Pure Power's reusable filters. The American-made 6061 T-6 billet-aluminum housing is designed, engineered, and manufactured to last the lifetime of your motorcycle. The deep-pleated, duplex-woven T304 stainless-steel filter media has the largest amount of filter area available and provides for "one-pass" absolute filtering. Cleaner oil provides longer engine life, longer oil life, better fuel economy, and lower emissions. We stopped by Horn Cycle Works in Pomona, CA, to test out the Pure Power filter and oil change and get a few dyno runs in to see what kind of results we'd get from this simple upgrade.