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Where to buy oil filters?

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Is there a good online resource to buy filters?

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John
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Not sure about online, but you can get them at walmart & advanced auto parts.


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Hey Bear what brand filter for the V can you by at walmart? and what is the stock or model #

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WalMart SuperTech ST7317. Costs around $2 or $3.

from here:

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...art+oil+filter



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Hello,
Is there a good online resource to buy filters?

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John
A relatively recent thread on this forum got me to purchase oil filters from amazon.com

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ight=purolator

I have not used this purolator yet and I do not know if my engine will explode under me when I do, but they look like oil filters to me.
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I linked this in another thread but I may as well link it here.
The best filter cross reference and explanation that I have found for our bikes.
The page is written for the VFR, but it uses the same filters as the Versys.
I'm on my second FRAM 7317 currently, easy to find at auto parts stores.

http://vfrworld.com/tex_vfr/tech/oilfilter.htm
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I've been a fan of the Pure 1 for a while now, but I just checked the Purolator website.

What About PureONE
If you're thinking you want to install a PureONE oil filter on your bike, please think again. PureONE oil filters are designed for vehicles, not bikes. Because of PureONE's high efficiency, the motorcycle oil pump may not be able to handle the pressure. The Purolator motorcycle filter line is designed to meet the specific needs of a bike; therefore we highly recommend the use of a Purolator ML filter over a PureONE oil filter.

What now??? I guess a trip to Walmart. Jim


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WalMart SuperTech ST7317. Costs around $2 or $3.

from here:

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...art+oil+filter
Thanks Bear, checked out the link and am happy with what I read.
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+1 on Purolator. Everthing I've read on oil and filters highly recommends Purolator. By some accounts some of the others have a tendency to implode. Try Pep Boys for the Purolators.
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My 2 cents here. I only will buy and use the Kawasaki oil filter that they recommend for my Versys. I know its a bit more expensive but it gives me piece of mind knowing its the one the motor was designed for. Also I just turned 6000 miles and changed the oil and filter and will do one more oil change at about 9000 miles and then switch to synthetic oil. Getting ideas of what brand to use in the meantime.
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I've used the Purolator Pure One (about 6 bucks ) PL14610 on my last three bikes for a total of about 80,000 miles. No blow-ups. I read somewhere, somebody tested them and found the Pure One to be the best. More filter medium than most for sure. My 09 V got them right off the bat.
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I only will buy and use the Kawasaki oil filter that they recommend for my Versys. I know its a bit more expensive but it gives me piece of mind knowing its the one the motor was designed for.
Keep in mind that Kawasaki doesn't make oil filters. There are some industry standards and some Kawasaki specification (that usually overlap) and they out source it to the lowest bidder (and not necessarily the same one year after year), then send it to the dealers nicely packaged at a huge markup. It's not a bad filter, but it probably is no different then the one made by the same company and sold at half the price at your local auto parts store.

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