<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I made the mistake of putting a FRAM filter on a motorcycle exactly one time. I did an oil-change just before christmas on my `86 750 trying to save a few dollars, and then we got one of those warm Virginia christmas days and I went for a ride... I got all the way to the oceanfront before the filter finally came apart and stranded me... the thing swelled up like a G-D grapefruit and finally let go when I fired the bike up to go back home. I dunno why or how, and I suppose it coulda just been a one-off defective filter, but here's something else to think about:Originally posted by 88/750:
I'm not sure about your '85, but for my '88 I went with a later model filter which is a little narrower. I think it's a Fram 6018 instead of a 6016, or something like that. I think it was for a '90 or a '91. It might be worth looking into.