It was time to change the Black Pearl (2016 650 LT)'s oil at 575 miles. For once the Gods of Motorcycle Parts were gonna smile in my favor, since I have a case of OEM part number 16097-0008s for my ZX14 on hand, and based on a little research, hey! presto I have a lifetime supply of filters for both bikes since the number is the same.
However, I decided to temp the Gods, and ordered a couple of filters from an eBay seller, and got OEM Kawasaki 16097-0004s from eBay.
The sellers ad claims that oil filter WR-304s, 16097-0004s, 16097-0008s, and 16097-1064s and these 16097-0004s are all the same thing. and cross reference to each other. (URL: Oil Filter Kawasaki Genuine WR 304 16097 0004 16097 0008 16097 1063 16097 1064 | eBay
When I got to the oil-splashed filter off (don't ask, yes, it was messy, and yes I made a horrible mess) I removed a filter that showed part number 16097-0552 from The Pearl's engine.
I looked at the 0004s I got from the seller, and it looked the same externally, and spun right on like it was made for the Pearl.
However, I'm now confused at all the numbers:
Are all these numbers truly the same thing? I'm just a lowly shade tree mechanic and am wondering if Ye Olde Woole is being pulled over my eyes or if I should worry about more important stuff like global cooling?