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whitesands
06-06-2008, 05:29 AM
Looking for a place that sells the OEM Suzuki filter at a decent price here in Texas...I've heard of oneida suzuki but with the shipping charges it's only worth it if you buy 3 or more...
Anyone know of any cycle parts places that sell OEM parts for a decent price in the DFW area ?

Dink.1170
06-06-2008, 05:38 AM
Wot your not keeping it long enough to use three or more filters??:eek2: :eek2:

Dink

kurt
06-06-2008, 08:07 AM
Buy automotive equivalents.

http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/FilterXRef.html

Brass
06-06-2008, 08:50 AM
Hope this helps...

Oil Filter listing
MFG. Part #

Suzuki 16510-03G00-X07
AMSOil SMF 109
Fram PH6018
K&N 138
NAPA 1359
WIX 51359
Purolator ML16818

DaveC
06-06-2008, 10:32 AM
Wal mart.

achesley
06-06-2008, 11:30 AM
My Suzuki dealer gives 10% off if you bought the bike from him and is about a 66 mile round trip for me. My friend at a Honda shop gives me a discount also but is about an 84 mile round trip. I generally get about 4 at a time. Lucked out as I had 4 filters on the shelf when I traded in my DL1000 and the same filters fit the Bandit 12.5. Yeah!.

whitesands
06-06-2008, 04:53 PM
Wot your not keeping it long enough to use three or more filters??:eek2: :eek2:

Dink


I would like to see if there are any places like oneida with similar prices close by to avoid the shipping charge...Plus I don't want to spend that much all at once for filters...

whitesands
06-06-2008, 04:59 PM
Hope this helps...

Oil Filter listing
MFG. Part #

Suzuki 16510-03G00-X07
AMSOil SMF 109
Fram PH6018
K&N 138
NAPA 1359
WIX 51359
Purolator ML16818



Thanks for the information...I need to get educated on filters.

I've thought about going to the purolator...I'm just a little nervous...So, I'm assuming the specs are the same as the OEM Suzuki filter ?

banditbobo
06-06-2008, 06:07 PM
here's some food for thought:
http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/FilterStudy.html

some dude bought & eviscerated oil filters. according to him most filters pretty much suck including the Suzuki 16510-03G00-X07.

makes you wonder...

whitesands
06-06-2008, 07:09 PM
O.k....Did some research.


Purolator has a pdf of the motorcycle and ATV application guide...It lists the ATV's first then scroll down and it has the motorcycle oil filter guide....
http://www.pureoil.com/documents/Motorcycle_ATV/Motorcycle_ATV.pdf

They have the Bandit 1200 listed and the new 1250 use the same OEM oil filter as the GSF1200.....The purolator replacement filter for the Suzuki OEM is the Purolator ML16818....

Here are the specs for the Purolator ML16818.
http://www.pureoil.com/smartlink/?partnum=ML16818



I use this brand on my wife's car and it works great...

The OEM filter costs over $14 at the local Suzuki dealership...It's only $7 at oneida but then you pay $10.85 with shipping...The purolater should be a good one and more cost effective!

Prothos
06-06-2008, 07:39 PM
i use the napa filter

randy-r
06-06-2008, 08:52 PM
+1 on NAPA filters

flb_78
06-06-2008, 09:43 PM
Buy automotive equivalents.

http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/FilterXRef.html

There are no automotive filters that will fit a Suzuki.

These Oil Filters
have 20 x 1mm threads,
11 psi by-pass valve,
anti-drain back valve.

None are recommended.

This is a proprietary Suzuki
thread, and no high performance
filters are made for 20mmx1mm
threads.

whitesands
06-07-2008, 03:39 AM
Went and purchased the purolator ML16818....It comes with a plastic covering just like the oem suzuki filter...It looks to be exactly the same size as well.

tailchaser
06-07-2008, 07:21 AM
The Purolator even uses the exact same filter wrench...

I bought mine in a 2-pack from Amazon for $12.49 since I had some other stuff coming to get the free shipping on >$25. They weren't much more at Pep Boys.

flb_78
06-08-2008, 09:59 AM
The Purolater ML16818 is not made by Purolater. They just brand it as so.

MetrickMetal
06-08-2008, 10:01 AM
The Purolater ML16818 is not made by Purolater. They just brand it as so.


Just this part number, or are all of their filters made by someone else and how did you find this out?

flb_78
06-08-2008, 10:26 AM
http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Consumables.html#OilFilters

Purolator ML16817. Imported, not made by Purolator.

Purolater outsources all of their motorcycle filters. They make their own automotive filters and I have heard they make the house filters for O'reillys, but I cannot confirm that.

Mitral
06-08-2008, 11:34 AM
Folks over at the The Oil Drop (www.bobistheoilguy.com) have high regards for the Napa Gold/Wix filters. I use them in both autos as well as the Bandit. FleetFilter (www.fleetfilter.com) has about the best prices around for those filters. I buy for all three vehicles at a time to off set the shipping costs.

whitesands
06-08-2008, 11:38 PM
Thanks for the info about the wix oil filters...Nice to have more options...

Does the suzuki oil filter wrench fit it like the purolator ?

What price do they run ? The purolator was $7.99.

tailchaser
06-09-2008, 01:06 PM
Thanks for the info about the wix oil filters...Nice to have more options...

Does the suzuki oil filter wrench fit it like the purolator ?

What price do they run ? The purolator was $7.99.Purolator and Suzuki filters use the same wrench.

whitesands
06-09-2008, 02:22 PM
Do you know if the suzuki wrench fits the wix oil filter ?

whitesands
06-09-2008, 02:44 PM
Here's a link showing a purolator ML16818 review and pictures of the a dissected filter....It looks pretty good.

http://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18234

whitesands
06-10-2008, 12:04 AM
Well, looked at the purolator closely and I found these little loose metal balls and while it looked like the same dimensions of the stock filter it definitely didn't have the quality of the Suzuki OEM....:eek2: Then looked and saw it was made in China...So these are definitely outsourced as another poster mentioned.

Didn't feel comfortable using it so I took it back and got the Wix 51359....The quality of the Wix appeared a whole lot better and is just a much nicer looking filter...It's made in the USA too.


The oil filter wrench doesn't fit it so I just tightened by hand about 1 1/2 turns after it seats...So far impressed with the WIX.

achesley
06-10-2008, 07:36 AM
I used my large channellock pliers to get the filter off and on. My filter wrench would fit but no room to attach anything to the end of it. Just gotta be careful not to tear a hole in the metal when tightening up the filter. I just went one turn from contact as I did with my BMW's and VStorm 1000

jackh
06-10-2008, 05:24 PM
oreilly has them in wix

Rcdd
06-10-2008, 07:31 PM
oreilly has them in wix

Last one I bought from OReally's was $11......I stress the "last" one....:eek2:

whitesands
06-11-2008, 08:44 PM
Folks over at the The Oil Drop (www.bobistheoilguy.com) have high regards for the Napa Gold/Wix filters. I use them in both autos as well as the Bandit. FleetFilter (www.fleetfilter.com) has about the best prices around for those filters. I buy for all three vehicles at a time to off set the shipping costs.


Excellent resource...$5.77 for each Wix filter and for me shipping UPS ground is just $6.73.....For 5 filters that works out to be only $7.12 per filter...At oneida suzuki with shipping it would be $9.42 per filter.

Looked closely at the Wix filter and it is much better quality than the purolator motorcycle filter...I looked at two purolator ML16818 filters for the bandit which are made in china and they had lots of metal shavings and you could see on the inside the glue around the bypass valve and there were other details that made the filter look to have a poor finish.The car purolator filters are actually made by purolator and are of good quality...Unfortunately they outsource their motorcycle filters to china.

The Wix on the other hand looked to be precision made...You could really tell a difference...


Thanks!

Bluedevil
06-11-2008, 09:29 PM
the very last place I will get a oil filter is at a motorcycle dealer
if you do buy one there it is the most expensive one you will get.

there are lots of other brands of filters you can get that are just as good if not better and one heck of a lot cheaper.

best place to go to is a web site for the bike you want to get a filter for and do a easy search and you will find a bunch of different filters that will work.

I am on my 14th or 15th bike and never have I used the brand filter for that bike.

all of my bikes had over 50,000 miles on them, and some had over 90,000 miles on them before I got rid of them, none of them used oil.

I also have NEVER replaced the crush washer on any bike, always re-used the one that came with the bike. never had a oil leak either.

jackh
06-11-2008, 10:43 PM
i think the wix number is 51359 on my 600s

Langly
03-03-2011, 05:19 PM
My supply has run out. And the reasonable source of Suzuki filters ~$6 appears to have been taken over by the Power Sports Network - Borg.

$6 was what I was comfortable paying for the Suzuki filter.

I just ordered one of these for the Suzuki DL: http://balestech.com/filter.htm

It replaces the Suzuki oil filter with a common filter adaptor. Allowing the use of a multitude of reasonably priced off the shelf oil filters.

Yay! The bikes and cage will all use the same filters. The Suzuki proprietary thread is beyond insanity. It's good if you are Suzuki selling filters for $12.95+ each.

I'd rather pay less for a higher quality commonly available off the shelf filter.

E.Marquez
03-03-2011, 05:30 PM
I buy one filter per bike and never wait on that part, again.


If your looking for a Bandit or like filter

it would be something like this
http://www.indysuperbike.com/customer/product.php?productid=108081

Worth it? Depends, do you plan on keeping the bike? Whats your time worth?

Langly
03-03-2011, 05:40 PM
Good points. I hear ya. I never have been able to pull the trigger on a Scotts.

achesley
03-03-2011, 08:22 PM
Where ever they sell Hiflofiltro Oil Filter - HF138. Was the same filter I used in my DL1000. I generally order about 3 or 4 at a time. Replenish when I get down to one left.

treybrad
03-04-2011, 05:07 PM
Folks over at the The Oil Drop (www.bobistheoilguy.com) have high regards for the Napa Gold/Wix filters. I use them in both autos as well as the Bandit. FleetFilter (www.fleetfilter.com) has about the best prices around for those filters. I buy for all three vehicles at a time to off set the shipping costs.

Another +1 for Fleetfilter.com and WIX / NAPA Gold. I usually buy 5+ at a time and keep them stocked in the garage.

http://www.fleetfilter.com/filter/51359.html

$5.88 / filter.

trey

achesley
03-05-2011, 05:31 AM
Thanks for the filter place Trey. Got it bookmarked for my next order.

Downs
03-05-2011, 09:10 AM
Supertech here lol. Really.

When I had my Bandit though I would buy EMGO filters by the case of 6. Both bikes at the house used them. I would order though Dennis Kirk.

The Big Spank Daddy
03-05-2011, 09:50 AM
I get mine at Wally-World.

MetrickMetal
03-05-2011, 10:14 AM
Thanks for the filter place Trey. Got it bookmarked for my next order.


I just bought 3 of the HiFlo HF-138 oil filters on eBay for $24.61 shipped, and 3 of the Wix filters from that place in Texas is $27.59 shipped.

achesley
03-05-2011, 01:19 PM
I still have 2 of the HIFLO HF 138s in stock. Found I even still had 2 KLR650 filters in the mix. Since I just bought my old KLR back , I was smiling. ;-)

gunzip
03-12-2011, 11:22 AM
My supply has run out. And the reasonable source of Suzuki filters ~$6 appears to have been taken over by the Power Sports Network - Borg.

$6 was what I was comfortable paying for the Suzuki filter.

I just ordered one of these for the Suzuki DL: http://balestech.com/filter.htm

It replaces the Suzuki oil filter with a common filter adaptor. Allowing the use of a multitude of reasonably priced off the shelf oil filters.

Yay! The bikes and cage will all use the same filters. The Suzuki proprietary thread is beyond insanity. It's good if you are Suzuki selling filters for $12.95+ each.

I'd rather pay less for a higher quality commonly available off the shelf filter.
I just pulled the trigger on this part, i hope it works ! duh ! I had thought about making something like this before but have no access to a metric lathe. It will pay for itself quickly if i can use better quality filters at half the price! I am worried about clearance to the header pipes..it's tight in there

MetrickMetal
03-12-2011, 11:53 AM
I just pulled the trigger on this part, i hope it works ! duh ! I had thought about making something like this before but have no access to a metric lathe. It will pay for itself quickly if i can use better quality filters at half the price! I am worried about clearance to the header pipes..it's tight in there

That oil filter adapter from Bales Technical Service will not work on the 1250, as the 1250 uses an extra long adapter bolt that fits through the oil cooler and then screws into the engine cases, so you can't even screw in the adapter from Bales to begin with.

I was talking to the owner of Bales a little while ago about making an adapter bolt to replace the stock oil filter bolt that would allow you to use the longer and cheaper SuperTech and Purolator oil filters, until I discovered that even if he made a new adapter bolt with the new threads, you would never be able to install the longer filters, as there's not enough room between the headers and the threads on the end of the adapter to get it in there.