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I'm going to buy, today, a new 650 v-strom. I would appreciate any insight(s) that you might share regarding oil filters. Obviously, one wants to purchase the best quality one can find.
Thanks for your help.
 

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Stick with Suzuki.

WIX (including the NAPA label) makes one, and HifloFiltro makes one with their label and another in a different color with the K&N label. Purolator puts their label on a Chinese filter. I think all are good to OK, but no one knows if these are better than Suzuki's. In any case, what's your goal? Any of these filters will help keep the engine running well over 100,000 miles.
 

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2012 DL650s use the same filter as the earlier years.

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 of VSRI cut it apart and liked what he saw. He has not checked all makes.

See Motorcycle Oil and Filters on oil filters. Bales has adapters for Suzukis to use the filters recommended at the site. Bales Technical Service Oil Filter Adaptor
The standard Suzuki oil filter adapter listed there fits all 2002-2011 V-Stroms and 2012 DL1000s. The Burgman adapter fits 2012 DL650s.
 

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Stick with Suzuki.

WIX (including the NAPA label) makes one, and HifloFiltro makes one with their label and another in a different color with the K&N label. Purolator puts their label on a Chinese filter. I think all are good to OK, but no one knows if these are better than Suzuki's. In any case, what's your goal? Any of these filters will help keep the engine running well over 100,000 miles.
My Suzuki ones I just bought at the dealer say "Made in China" :yikes:
 

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My Suzuki ones I just bought at the dealer say "Made in China" :yikes:
And they have been for years. So are the Purolators with the recommended rating. If you want to go with a better filter, get the Bales adapter. At least one DL1000 has gone over 200,000 miles on much derided Fram filters.
 

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And they have been for years. So are the Purolators with the recommended rating. If you want to go with a better filter, get the Bales adapter. At least one DL1000 has gone over 200,000 miles on much derided Fram filters.
So you need the Bales Adapter if you go with anything but Suzuki? or just anything else that is not specifically for the V-Strom?
 

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