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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-10-2010, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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What is the best oil filter for my V-Star 650:
Stock?
K&N 145?
Other?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-10-2010, 03:43 PM
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What is the best oil filter for my V-Star 650:
Stock?
K&N 145?
Other?
I used to post on a 650 board, and there were a lot of guys that would just buy them at Wally World or Autozone. You don't need a yamaha filter or a top name one.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-10-2010, 06:27 PM
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This is one of those questions that you can get as many different answers as there are different filters by those that like what they use, it's one of those "what is best" things. I have never had a oil related failure. You can pay a premium price for a name brand,Wix, K&N, ect, or save some bucks and use what you want, the bottom line is change your oil and filter on schedule or before, I would say be more concerned with keeping the oil and filter clean than the brand you use.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-10-2010, 07:15 PM
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This is one of those questions that you can get as many different answers as there are different filters by those that like what they use, it's one of those "what is best" things. I have never had a oil related failure. You can pay a premium price for a name brand,Wix, K&N, ect, or save some bucks and use what you want, the bottom line is change your oil and filter on schedule or before, I would say be more concerned with keeping the oil and filter clean than the brand you use.
I know people that use $3 ones from Walmart and those that buy $16 ones from the yammie dealer. Both swear by what they use.

Cut open a cheap one and see what's inside....chances are it's no worse than the expensive one.
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I once read a magazine article, they cut open and compaired several oil filters. The main difference was the internal bypass valve. The cheap ones leaked or did not work.

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Start reading where your filters are made, most filters are made in the same place. All filters must work under the requirments for what MFG of the motor requires.
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