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post #1 of 28 Old 01-05-2005, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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Oil Filter Choices

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I took a tip from some article somewhere about substituting a Purolator filter for the OEM one [oil that is], but found it would not work due to thread differences.

can someone give me the shortlist of excellent alternatives to the Suzuki filter? [who makes the Suzuki filter anyways?]

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post #2 of 28 Old 01-05-2005, 07:56 PM
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From what I have read, if you do find another make of filter the casing is not strong enough for the two turns needed.
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post #3 of 28 Old 01-05-2005, 08:11 PM
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NAPA Gold Filter 1359

This is a decent filter that I use on my Strom. It costs a few dollars less than the Suzuki part and will not mess up your warranty. See Moss Magnuson Act for details... You can install this filter with two turns, no worries there.

I don't buy these filters to cheat my dealer out of a sale, it's just that the NAPA parts store is right near my house and the Suzuki shop is WAY on the other side of the valley. I'd buy them from Suzuki if I remembered to, but I usually don't.

I used NAPA filters on my Concours for years and years with excellent results. In the case of that bike, the dealer price with the needed o-ring kit was almost double the NAPA price which included the o-rings. Those filters came from NAPA on purpose.

Ride well (filtered).

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post #4 of 28 Old 01-09-2005, 10:41 PM
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Puralator is OK I use em in my car.

Stay Away from FRAM... they Suck

On the DL I use a K&N, I like the NUT that comes welded on it.. makes tightening it (the 2 full turns) real easy. and it's drilled for safety wire.... If that falls into your needs.

K&N ....Excellent Quality .. go for it


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post #5 of 28 Old 01-10-2005, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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Chris: WHICH purolator

chris I tried purolator, but obviously the cross-ref we looked at was wrong because the threads were way different. size and etc was right... threads wrong. help

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post #6 of 28 Old 01-11-2005, 10:19 PM
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Try www.pureoil.com/ click applications all bikes there

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post #7 of 28 Old 01-13-2005, 01:20 AM
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hiflo good price, motorcycle specific, and an oem supplier, according to the web site, i agree with the fram comment they are junk. i only paid $7 for my hiflo #hf138.
post #8 of 28 Old 01-17-2005, 01:50 PM
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I've noticed that all oil filters for the DL have what looks like some kind of leakdown or pressure relief valve built in to the filter. you can actually take a screwdriver and push on it and it will move up and down about 2mm. In some of the after market filters this valve is plastic- Fram,Napa etc. In the suzuki filter it is metal. Dan
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post #9 of 28 Old 01-17-2005, 05:51 PM
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I'm new here, and should pick up my 05 650 V-strom Wed.
Two questions.

How much does the Suzuki filter cost, and how many follow the recommendation of changing at 600 and them waiting until 11,000 miles for next filter change?

I've almost always changed oil and filter together.
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post #10 of 28 Old 01-17-2005, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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I broke mine in hard [following two articles I read on the topic], changed first at 100 miles, oil and filter because the metal will clog the filter. Next change at 800 miles, inspect oil before trashing filter: if there is still metal then dump the filter. if just sooty, keep filter.

after that [breakin] do both at every 5000 miles.

suzu filter 14 bucks! ouch, but no alternative

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