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You might be surprised to know that there is no oil filter on the 2019+ Honda Monkey 125… Or is there?!
Deep within the engine on the 2019+ Honda Monkey 125 there are two components that help clean the oil of larger metal flakes and particles. One is the filter screen, and the other is the oil spinner. The screen does just that, it catches the larger metal flakes that are suspended in the engine oil, which is also the transmission oil. Metal flakes are a normal occurrence in engines, and the finer particles (the things that make your oil look like metal flake paint) are captured by another mechanism called the oil spinner. The spinner acts as a centrifuge, spinning the oil to separate the metal particles and hold them inside a chamber within the spinner wheel. It’s a pretty neat setup, but not the most accessible to clean if you like to maintain your bike a little sooner than the factory manual says you should (a curiously long interval period is recommended for both the oil and these filters).
With that said, you might be interested to know how to find and clean these filters, and refill the bike with your favorite oil (I use Honda Factory fill myself).
Enjoy and drop a comment if you enjoyed this and you learned something!