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First of all let me say that I could have provided you with the same site references, as well as quite a few others, regarding the inherent need for quality oil and filters. Nuff' said on that.

I asked for a cross reference to the Fram filter, because I am certainly aware of the exclaimed limitations of Fram. I did so because I desired to get away from Fram not stay with them, hence, the need for the "cross reference". Keep in mind that a single usage, because it was the only one available, does not act as an endorsement.

The oil was changed at 53 miles. Subsequent to this change will come one at 250 miles. I think I can say with confidence that Castrol GTX will handle this very brief distance with no consequence from shearing. To utilize a "pricey" oil would be silly for this short duration. GTX will provide admirable service and then act as a "flushing agent". Anything much more elaborate than this would indeed be "flushing money down the porcelain convenience".

To put your heart at rest please know that I do indeed run a quality synthetic oil as well as a high quality filter, when I can find one. Again, that was my reason for asking for the cross reference in the first place. I do appreciate your willingness to come to my "rescue" regarding a perceived "oil ignorance", but, a simple inquiry before launching off on a mini-tirade would serve you well.

Furthermore, I do not recall expressing the view that I was trying to minimize cost by implementing cheap oil and filters. The bulk of your suggestions I have been practicing for a number of years. So, you leaped before looking, or at least in this case, asking. Again, nuff' said.

I have been provided with the requested information by another thoughtful reader (greywolf) and I do appreciate his effort. I now have at my disposal the requested information. Also, the numerous suggestions regarding the "topbox" are helpful. I do currently have the Rubbermaid on my KLR. Black w/gray lid and red handles. Looks nice and is quite functional. I'm now looking at the 26" long Rubbermaid "box". It may be just a wee-bit big however. Was just wondering what else there might be available that has been "tried and tested".

Oh' yes, one more thing. I agree with the expressed sentiment of "Big B" about not turning this simple question into a renegade oil thread. A simple question deserves a simple answer.

Well, now that I've alienated at least one of you I suppose I've out stayed my welcome.

I like this guy! :thumbup:
 

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Way to dredge up a 2007 post. :beatnik:
 

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Aftermarket Oil Filters: Emgo

Purchased an Emgo filter for my 2005 DL1000. Found it to leak, not a lot, but small drips.

Replace with OEM Suzuki Filter; no leakage.

Purchase the stock oil filter for a number of reasons:
1. OEM are made for the machine
2. They are made in Japan with good quality control
3. Yes, they will cost a bit more, but you get what you pay for
4. Support your local Suzuki Dealer
 

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1. OEM are made for the machine
So are all the filters in the list. All large Suzuki road bikes use the same filter and all filters with the proprietary Suzuki 1mm pitch threads are made for Suzukis.

2. They are made in Japan with good quality control
Motorcycle Oil and Filters and Motorcycle Oil Filters & Air Filters go into detail about oil filter construction and no oil filter made for 1mm pitch threads is rated top of the line. Suzuki filters are as good as any made with 1mm threads but so are several others.

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 or 16510-07J00 <-- Recommended
VESRAH vsf-3009

Recommended means John Weldon at VSRI cut it apart and liked what he saw. He has not checked all makes.


3. Yes, they will cost a bit more, but you get what you pay for
I see nothing to indicate superior quality over some less expensive filters.


4. Support your local Suzuki Dealer
They will do that.
 

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oil filters
  • AMSOil SMF 109
  • Bike Master 314-0025
  • Champion PH7016
  • Cycle Power 314-1919
  • Emgo 10-55662
  • Emgo 10-55660
  • Fram PH6018
  • Hi-Flo HF138
  • J.C.Whitney ZX063166P
  • K&N 138
  • NAPA 1359 / WIX 51359
  • Per-Form J-509
  • ProPart 01-0029
  • Purolator ML16818
  • STP SMO-18
  • Suzuki 16510-03G00-X07
  • VESRAH vsf-3009
My VL800 also takes the same oil filter as my DL1000 took.That info is in my ol' 'puter.God bless
 

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oil filters
  • AMSOil SMF 109
  • Bike Master 314-0025
  • Champion PH7016
  • Cycle Power 314-1919
  • Emgo 10-55662
  • Emgo 10-55660
  • Fram PH6018
  • Hi-Flo HF138
  • J.C.Whitney ZX063166P
  • K&N 138
  • NAPA 1359 / WIX 51359
  • Per-Form J-509
  • ProPart 01-0029
  • Purolator ML16818
  • STP SMO-18
  • Suzuki 16510-03G00-X07
  • VESRAH vsf-3009
My VL800 takes the same filter as my DL1000 took.Lost this info in my ol puter.Thanks and God bless
 
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