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I am a newbie to TW ownership. I have read posts about having 4 drain holes in the oil filter or engine damage will occur. I bought a K&N # 143 oil filter and was curious if anyone had used this paticular filter #. In the past i have had good luck with K&N products but am concerned about the 4 small holes i do not see on this filter. Any comments will be appreciated. Thanks..Larry
 

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K&N KN-143 on left, Yamaha 5HO-13440-09 on right. Both have 4 holes. K&N has black rubber pressure relief in center hole. Yamaha has metal pressure relief in center hole.



K&N KN-143 on left, Yamaha 5HO-13440-09 on right. K&N has metal backing to support filter media. Yamaha does not.



K&N KN-143 on left, Yamaha 5HO-13440-09 on right. K&N has a larger media diameter (Yamaha has a gap between media and end stamping filled with glue) and more pleats, so more surface area.

 
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