Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN
I mostly agree with you on OEM filters, especially on bikes. I've been using Frams on my cars and trucks for years to no ill effect, though.
I'm not running to the Dodge dealer to get a filter every time I want to change oil in my Dakota. I have no idea what they cost, but you know it's more than a Fram from Wallyworld.
The main reason I used a Fram on this 1st change was because I know I'm only going to put 4-500 miles on it. When I bought my bike, I also purchased what they call a Honda Pit Pass at Dreyer Honda in Indy. All my scheduled maintenance is "free". So I know for 3 yrs. i'll have OEM Suzuki filters put in it. Plus they guarantee I can get my bike in within 24hrs of calling and have it back in 48hrs.
Time will tell if I wasted my money on the Pass or not, but at least I don't have to worry about not getting it in for service because of short funds or something. Thanks for your input! :wink:
06 Suzuki DL650
94 Yamaha XV 535 Virago
80 Yamaha XS 650 Special