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Old 11-20-2012, 11:46 AM
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Is the oil filter on the 2012 Wee the same as the older models? Sorry if this has come up before. I'm on the Motorcycle app and nothing comes up on the search.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:22 PM
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greywolf posted this summary earlier this year:

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oil filters
AMSOil SMF 109
Baldwin B7419
Bike Master 314-0025
Champion PH7016
Cycle Power 314-1919
Emgo 10-55662
Emgo 10-55660
Fram PH6018
Hi-Flo HF138 <-- Recommended
J.C.Whitney ZX063166P
K&N 138 <-- Recommended
NAPA Gold 1359 (at UAP/NAPA) <-- Recommended
WIX 51359 (at UAP/NAPA) <-- Recommended
Parts Unlimited
Per-Form J-509
ProPart 01-0029
Purolator ML16818 <-- Recommended
STP SMO-18
Suzuki 16510-03G00-X07 <-- Recommended
VESRAH vsf-3009

Recommended means John Weldon cut it apart and liked what he saw. He has not checked all makes.
As for being the same filter as for the 2011 and earlier DL650, it looks like it is. The aftermarket ones are the same part anyway (e.g., KN-138 or KN-138C for the K&N filter) even if the Suzuki OEM one isn't for some reason.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:47 PM
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It appears Suzuki changed suppliers so there is a new part number for filters. The bottom line is all V-Stroms take the same filters.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:48 PM
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I'm wondering if anyone has had a rock or other debris knock a hole in the oil filter. Put a Shinko 705 on front and been riding off road a bit more lately and the filter is pretty dinged up.
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I'm wondering if anyone has had a rock or other debris knock a hole in the oil filter. Put a Shinko 705 on front and been riding off road a bit more lately and the filter is pretty dinged up.
It has happened. One Glee rider even had a piece of road debris hole the filter and the heat exchanger behind the filter. Some people have won lotteries too but none of those things are likely occurrences.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:35 PM
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I'm wondering if anyone has had a rock or other debris knock a hole in the oil filter. Put a Shinko 705 on front and been riding off road a bit more lately and the filter is pretty dinged up.
Yup, mine got punched on I-95 in Providence, RI. It can happen anywhere, not just offroad.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:36 PM
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Thanks for the replies Gentlemen. Just wanted to make sure before I get a couple from one of my Napa customers.
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