Does this list of filters work for both the 650 and the 1000 all model years?Suzuki bikes use a 1mm pitch oil filter thread. The typical thread for other makes of car and bike is 1.5mm.
I have the list of filters that fit the Suzuki thread saved to copy and paste every time this question is asked. Be aware the Suzuki filter is the only one needing two turns after contact. The others are usually hand tight or 3/4 to 1 turn.
AMSOil SMF 109
Bike Master 314-0025
Cycle Power 314-1919
Hi-Flo HF138 <-- Recommended
K&N 138 <-- Recommended
NAPA Gold 1359 (at UAP/NAPA) <-- Recommended
WIX 51359 (at UAP/NAPA) <-- Recommended
Purolator ML16818 <-- Recommended
Suzuki 16510-03G00-X07 or 16510-07J00 <-- Recommended
Recommended means John Weldon at VSRI cut it apart and liked what he saw. He has not checked all makes.
Filters for cars and other bikes can be used if the stock filter spigot is replaced. Bales Technical Service Oil Filter Adaptor
He just because an oil filter fits the threads and physical location doesn't always mean its the right choice.
A number of years ago I asked the same question about my 2005 Honda ST1300 oil filter. It was then I was educated about the internals of screw on oil filters.
For instances did you know that there are bypass valves in most filters? The valves allow oil to flow if or when the filter becomes clogged so as not to starve the engine of oil causing major damage. Because a motorcycle engine is usually much smaller than an automobile engine and carries less oil the pressure at which these internal bypass valves open is critical.
Also there is anti-drain back valve in the filter on the DL1000 that many auto filters don't have.
A cross reference guide produced and update 3-9-2017 by
Oil Filter Cross Reference indicates the best non Suzuki filter for the DL1000 2002-2016. Recommended non Suzuki filter is Mobil M1MC-133 that actually costs more than an OEM filter.
Not "fear mongering" at all. I use just what the motorcycle manufacturer recommends, order them online 3 at a time, sent to my house. All at a discount.Fear mongering has no place in mechanics.
Not "fear mongering" at all. I use just what the motorcycle manufacturer recommends, order them online 3 at a time, sent to my house. All at a discount.
Use what they recommend, and you dont even have to THINK about it, much less fear anything.