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Anyone know deal on oil filters for 2012 Vs. 650?

Online parts fiche say they are discontinued - part 16097.

I bought one at a dealer for $12 (ouch) part 16097-0008. I hope there are not 9999 revision part numbers for the oil filter, but they will be prepared if there are. I've seen -0004 filters for sale on craigslist - ???

My first suspicious inclination would be an upgrade due to overheating possibly. To be sure, since I cannot get them from any other business, anywhere else but a dealer, is not take a chance with anything but a dealer on this part.

Maybe Kawasaki or any new bike less than 3 years old does not farm out any new part to 3rd party vendors - ?? If so, this is a culture shock after owning a 22 year old Honda Nighthawk 750

Any help would be appreciated. Kaw's parts fiche are a little different from BMW and Honda motorcycles and I just want to understand better so I can always have the best parts on my bike for the best price
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Never mind, I googled it and it came back here to this site. 2009 bikers were using -0004 number oil filters, so there is a good chance its based on engine model number and Kaw is too economical to change their microfiche.

All I need to know is -0008 oil filters is for 2012 Vs. 650. But I do wonder if some of the reported overheating of 2011-12's could have been from the wrong oil filter number used (to save a buck and/or didn't realize different p/n's.) The 2009 thread did list all kinds of deals you could get for $6/oil filter, etc... It's always good to have 'source' information on critical parts.

The problem is there is no (online) reference but your dealer, to my knowledge yet. Maybe I'll google it and find the answer back on this site: it really is the source of all thing Versatile
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The 16097-0008 filter used to be 16097-0004. Both are made by Tokyo Roki, the 16097-0008 is made in China and the 16097-0004 in Japan. As far as I know they are identical and fit a bunch of bikes and cars by different manufacturers. They are good filters.

I use the Purolator Pureone PL14610, it is a little longer, a little better and costs about half as much.

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These all fit. I just installed the mobile one 110 on mine and it fit fine:

Recommended filters.
All have superior filtering.

About 2.5 inches long.

Purolator Pure One PL14612, about $6.
Mobil M1-108, about $12.
Made by Champion.
Bosch 3300, about $6.
Made by Champion.


About 3.25 inches long.

Purolator Pure One PL14610, about $6.
Mobil 1 M1-110, about $10.
Made by Champion.
Bosch 3323, about $6.
Made By Champion.
WalMart SuperTech ST7317,
about $2. Made by Champion.


Note: These are all car filters.

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Had the same filter on the Versys from 2010 to 2014 then put that filter on the FJR and its still on it so one filter on 2 bikes. Still using the original gasket but will be putting a new gasket on it next oil change.


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I do wonder if some of the reported overheating of 2011-12's could have been from the wrong oil filter number used (to save a buck and/or didn't realize different p/n's.)
Overheating 2011-2012 ? Where did that come from?

Original oil filter part number is listed as being superceded from 16097-0004 to 16097-0008 for all model years.

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http://www.versys.co.uk/index.php?action=search2

Put "overheating" in search bar.
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http://www.versys.co.uk/index.php?action=search2

Put "overheating" in search bar.
Try a ThermoBob !

one of the 1st mods ordered when I purchased the 2012 Versys.
dunno about overheating before a TBob... but it certainly does not now in our Aussie heat. did 400km in 35-40deg no issues.
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I have a '12 and live in South Texas where it can top 40 c weeks at a time. No Thermobob and no overheating.
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http://www.versys.co.uk/index.php?action=search2

Put "overheating" in search bar.
It's no different than with other model years which are all mechanically identical. 2009+ ER6/Ninja 650R was upgraded with the Versys' larger radiator... Some eventually experience a boiling gurgly radiator pressure cap, due to dried coolant residue and dirt contamination. Cooling system should be flushed and coolant replaced after the first 2 years, along with a good cap and expansion tank (reservoir) cleaning.

Overheating may also occur when using a radiator guard in ultra hot conditions, especially at very low or very high speeds... Be well prepared for riding in extreme heat with quality W-50 synthetic oil and premium gasoline.

Thermobob won't help at all to prevent overheating... It has its place in colder riding conditions.

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