Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Glad to hear you decided to change the filter too, while I was training as a mechanic many years ago I was told "Never put clean oil through a dirty filter!". I have lived by that simple rule ever since, and I have no doubt it has helped my cars and bikes live happier and longer lives. For the sake of a few dollars, it gives me peace of mind.
My owners maunual says to change the filter at 1000km (600miles), and then not again until 18000km (11000miles)! Not likely I would leave it that long!
I think the reason manufacturers do this is to make the running costs of their particular bike or car appear lower in comparison to other brands, which is obviously attractive to the beancounters when selecting which vehicle to buy for their company fleets.
DL650 K5, Staintune pipe, topbox, Powerbronze bellypan, Givi E21's, Suzuki handguards