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Old 08-22-2008, 01:40 PM
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Default What are my oil filter options for 650 V-Strom?

I am having trouble sorting through all these filters and web pages. I have spent over an hour trying to find a site where they just tell me which filters I can use what the part numbers are.

Is there a cross reference for this? It would help if I could tell the guy at the auto parts store that an 07 is the same as my 08 (if it is). It would also help if I could tell him that an oil filter for a SV-650 would work as well. I suspect it might since I heard they are the same motor but I want to be sure.

So what I am looking for is a list of all the bikes and years that use the same filter as my 08 650 Wee. I also am looking for a list of all the oil filter makers with part numbers.

I have called several parts stores and they claim to not offer a filter for me. I am sure that they have one but the computer is not telling.

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Old 08-22-2008, 02:08 PM
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Welcome speedsix!!

I can't imagine the '08 would use a different filter than the prior ones. If you have the OEM filter # (it should be 16510-03G00-X07), you can always go to the Wix site http://www.wixfilters.com/filterlookup/index.asp and type the number in and see what comes up. If the OEM is that number above, you should come up with WIX 51359, which is the same as a NAPA 1359.

Check: http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/FilterXRef.html
You'll find Suzuki about 2/3 down the page, and note that your bike, as most Suzuki's, use [2]. Then go the whole way to the bottom of the page and you'll find the list of filters. I like the "None are Recommended" comment.

Here's some more: http://11109.rapidforum.com/topic=120770305412

I've used either OEM or WIX/NAPA's for years on my Bandit/SV1K/1000 Strom/650 Strom with no issues.
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From what I have gleaned, you can't really go wrong with the OEM filter but you can save some money with other filters. Suzuki of Oakland seems to have decent prices on OEM parts. I changed out the stock filter for a K&N 138. These filters are available at most motorcycle stores like Cycle Gear and also online. The K&N has a hex head nut on it so it is easy to work with (regular wrench rather than an special oil filter wrench. The previous post has the best link (Cal Sci) for all filters that will fit. No one filter stands out. You can get the K&N for a little less than the Suzuki part.
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Advanced Auto carrys the Fram oil filter that fits our bikes, as well as Shell Rotella synthetic oil!
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Thanks. I just picked up a Wix from O'Rilley's. $10.50 plus tax. I looked at the Suzuki filter when I took it off and it looks like a better filter. It weighs twice as much as the Wix so I assume it has more screening and filter material.

I wanted to do an oil change now since I have some time off work. I think I will go with Suzuki from now on since I think it is worth the extra money. From my inspection, it seems like the Suzuki is a better filter than the Wix.

For other who may see this thread, don't think of these filters as a certain part number but rather a type. Type 2 with the specs that go along with it. Armed with that, you can cross reference what you need.

It is not just about saving money. I was not able to locate a filter at my local parts stores because I didn't have a part number. Telling the guy I had an 08 650 V-Strom came up with no results. He said they didn't make a filter for it. I knew that was not true but wasn't sure what to tell him. Now, after looking at the type two list, I can rattle off a few brands with part numbers and find a filter at any parts store.

It shouldn't be this hard but it is. It is only through places like this that we can find out such things. I plan on reading and learning more than posting but when I have a tip or info that can help, I will pass it along to help others.
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I looked at the Suzuki filter when I took it off and it looks like a better filter. It weighs twice as much as the Wix so I assume it has more screening and filter material. .
As I understand it, the weight has a lot to do with the thickness of the outer, metal shell. This is why the Suzuki OEM is a great filter, because it takes a beating a lot better and is tougher against punctures.....which by the way, I have never heard of anyone getting an oil filter puncture. But, the Suzuki filter gives me a little more piece of mind. I also think the guts of the Suzuki oil filter are the best on the market and I don't mind paying $10 for one, two to three times a year.


I have run about 5 different oils in my WeeStrom and for the money, I will have to agree with most on here.....Rotella Synthetic 5w40 is my top choice based on value. I have to wonder, based upon the ratings in the 'Oil Bible', if Amsoil would be worth $8 a quart, as it is rated a good bit higher than Rotella or any of the others. Especially with Rotella quickly approaching $6 a quart (paid $5.47 last week).
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After changing my oil, I noticed that it is indeed shifting better and the engine is smoother. I was surprised that I noticed it so clearly. When I would change the oil on my KLR, I never noticed any difference. I could probably never have changed the oil in that thing and never saw any preformance differences.
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Another thing to keep in mind about different filters is the gasket. Some are rounder, some are flatter. Suzuki provides a torque spec for the OEM filter. Fortunately for me, my hand is a precisely calibrated torque measuring instrument
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I was not able to locate a filter at my local parts stores because I didn't have a part number. Telling the guy I had an 08 650 V-Strom came up with no results. He said they didn't make a filter for it. I knew that was not true but wasn't sure what to tell him.
Sad!! Some of those parts guys are really good, but, a LOT aren't. Been involved in a few such discussions myself.
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