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Oil Filter question - July 21, 2008, 09:31 AM

I've heard that some people use off-brand oil filters opposed to the oem suzuki filters (for suzuki bike)

Can anyone point me in the direction to find what filter to get for my 07 gix 750? Don't feel like over-paying for a filter today.


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July 21, 2008, 09:34 AM

Get a K&N .... I believe the filter you need is a K&N 138. If you don't find one today I have them in stock and you can get one from me tomorrow.


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July 21, 2008, 10:49 AM

i use the k&n filters alot ... if in a jam you might try pep boys auto parts they will have them from time to time. #138 is the one you need for your bike. stay away from any filter that has a paper element or cardboard bypass. suzuki or k&n is the only way to go.


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July 21, 2008, 11:02 AM

i use fram filters from walmart but i hear shit about it all the time from everyone. 30,000 miles on my 2005 bike. We shall see how long my bike lasts.
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July 21, 2008, 11:14 AM

Suzuki uses a 20x1 thread pattern and there arnt many performance filters that come with that thread pattern, your choices are really only the suzuki filter, the k&n or the Purolator ML16818.


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July 21, 2008, 11:19 AM

david, you should get the Purolator L14612, its a top quality filter that costs just $5.

Great review of filters here: http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo...tml#OilFilters


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July 21, 2008, 03:41 PM

I tried Walmart and Advanced Auto parts... couldn't find the K&N filter or the purolator.... ended up just going to Ellicot City Motor Sports for the Suzuki one


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July 21, 2008, 03:45 PM

Buy them online. You can go to pepboys and get filters that will fit, but honestly it's the difference of $2, maybe... and I'm not fully confident in the quality of a lawnmower filter.

Buy a few in bulk.


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Buy them online. You can go to pepboys and get filters that will fit, but honestly it's the difference of $2, maybe... and I'm not fully confident in the quality of a lawnmower filter.

Buy a few in bulk.
Fru, good to keep em on hand, you can even buy em from amazon.com


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July 21, 2008, 04:28 PM

You can order the K&N from advanced auto. You just have to know the filter number for you bike. Go in and tell them you want to order the filter and they will order and have it for you in about a day. I would use the K&N or just get a bunch of the Suzuki filters online and get them cheaper, also K&N has a built-in nut pre-drilled for safety wiring.


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July 21, 2008, 04:53 PM

I have always used off-brand filters. I have 40K on my R6 and almost 40K on my gsxr. I remember reading a comprehensive analysis of oil filter performance. The article did not yield any conclusions. Some expensive filters were excellent, and some expensive filters were terrible. Same with cheap filters.

IMO, instead of worrying about filter brand, you will be much better off changing oil and filter a little more frequently. Oil does loose it's lubricating properties and you want to be riding on fresher oil as much as possible. Go to Autozone and buy from there. Bike shops are always overpriced. (Same with oil)

I presume Gixxer.com will have a filter brand/model cross refrence thread somewhere.
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