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post #1 of 20 Old 03-31-2004, 11:36 AM
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Wix oil filter

I like Wix filters and plan to use them in my Strom. What is the part #?

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post #2 of 20 Old 04-07-2004, 02:18 PM
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[url]http://www.wixfilters.com/filterlookup/motorcycle.asp#SUZUKI

#51359 I think it says. Let us know how they work.

AAcchh...sorry, can't figure out how to make it a link. :roll:
post #3 of 20 Old 04-07-2004, 02:56 PM
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post #5 of 20 Old 02-05-2005, 10:59 AM
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To the best of my knowledge, Wix makes the NAPA Gold and Carquest filters............Both of which are available for m/c's.
post #6 of 20 Old 02-05-2005, 11:06 AM
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I'm pretty sure that the Carquest oil filter part number is: 85359
for a 05 DL650.
post #7 of 20 Old 04-08-2005, 02:05 PM
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Just did my first change on my 1000. Used the WIX filter. $10.32 with tax- part #51359 The color of the filter is white/ I like the black look a little better. Oh well/ going riding-YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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post #8 of 20 Old 04-08-2005, 06:15 PM
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I Like K&N Oil filters (when I can get them).

Excellent Filter !

K&N # 138 fits DL-650 and 1000.

Has a snazzy nut welded to it... tighten it right up with a wrench...

Nut has a safety wire hole in it. (for racing)..

Yesterday my dealer did'nt have one... so I bought a suzuki filter instead.

Gonna try the Rotella Synthetic.



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post #9 of 20 Old 04-08-2005, 06:54 PM
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WIX INFO

Part Number: 51359
UPC Number: 765809513594
Principal Application: Suzuki Engs. (Motorcycles, Snowmobiles)
All Applications
Style: Spin-On Lube Filter
Service: Lube
Type: Full Flow
Media: Paper
Height: 2.782
Outer Diameter Top: 2.685
Outer Diameter Bottom: Closed
Thread Size: 20X1.0 MM
By-Pass Valve Setting-PSI: 8-11
Anti-Drain Back Valve: Yes

Gasket Diameters
Number O.D. I.D. Thk.
Attached 2.475 2.173 0.233
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I'm using the Wix filters because the only other choice at the auto stores is Fram and I've read way too many bad things about Fram. I've changed oil and filter twice, so far. The first was at about 100 miles to get the break-in crud out and then at the suggested 600 mile interval. The only thing I've noticed is that there was a small amount of metal filings on the drain plug at the 100 mile change with the OEM filter. There were no filings at all at the 600 mile change with the Wix filter.

The instructions with the Wix say to screw it down until the gasket touches, then tighten 3/4 turn. I'm compromising between this and the two turns the MOM specifies and tightening about 1.5 turns.

As far as the color, you could probably spray paint the filter with flat black grill paint.

06 DL-650 - SilverBlue
05 DL-650 - red (RIP - watch your mirrors!)
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