I've been using them for a while now, they're excellent.
Flow rate is great, particle filtration is higher than paper element filters.
They pay for themselves, one large can of brake cleaner ($3.95) has been good for 3 cleanings...so far, the can still has at least 3 or more cleanings worth in it. So it works out to a savings of $4-$5 per oil change vs a single use filter.
I still have this one I can give you a real good deal on.
I'm sure that's true, I remember having a VW bug with the screen in the sump that was only fine enough to stop big girls and small cows. You were supposed to take it out and clean it but it was so coarse it never stopped anything. I ran that car hard for years, saw it around town for years later after I sold it.All that being said, the CX is such a robust engine when compared to just about anything else on 2 wheels (especially of that era), things such as oil filters etc. won't really make a difference in terms of longevity or reliability. I've got some parts bikes I bought which were absolutely and shamelessly abused from what appears to be day one, with hacks that just leave you shaking your head, and they made it past 60k miles (probably more, owners were too cheap to fix odo cables or clocks.) They were popular messenger bikes in the UK because they could take a licking, and keep on ticking.