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Canadian tire oil filter.

I did the search, I looked at all the oil threads I can handle and still didn't come up with this filter. But, as my wife says, I've been wrong before.

Canadian tire has a filter that works on the Versys MotoMaster #MPH6607. It's about $5 and I can't tell the difference between the factory filter, the fram filter and this one. I'm sure the insides are not the same but I change my oil every 3000 klms so this is a significant savings for me.

I'm at almost 65,000 klms with a shim change at 35,000 klms and not a single mechanical issue. Must be doing something right.

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I use the (Canadian made) Fram filters from Canadian Tire, and the Can Tire brand oil. Change every 4000kms. All works great. The Canadian Fram plant is shuttered now though, so I may find those hard to come by, thanks for the info on the MotoMaster brand.

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Me too...I love me my $15 oil changes. 40,000 worry free kms so far.

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Invader provided some information on these filters in this post.

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Well there you go. I should just search Invaders post's. lol Lets just consider this a bump then. hehe

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UNTIL I run out of 'em - I'm using up my stock of Walmart ST7317 filters which were around $3 each.

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I did the search, I looked at all the oil threads I can handle and still didn't come up with this filter. But, as my wife says, I've been wrong before.

Canadian tire has a filter that works on the Versys MotoMaster #MPH6607. It's about $5 and I can't tell the difference between the factory filter, the fram filter and this one. I'm sure the insides are not the same but I change my oil every 3000 klms so this is a significant savings for me.

I'm at almost 65,000 klms with a shim change at 35,000 klms and not a single mechanical issue. Must be doing something right.
I read somewhere these are made for CT by fram. If you believe some of the litriture put out by filter manufacturers, better filters usually have a valve in them to prevent the collected gunk from seeping back into the oil supply when the engine is shut off.

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Canadian Tire oil change

So I am going with the Canadian Tire motomaster oil filter for $5.97 and Canadian Tire Formula One 4 stroke 10W 40 motorcycle oil, $5.97 a liter in my V. I am sick and tired of paying almost $20 for a kawasaki oil filter and $15 a liter for Kawasaki oil. I am hoping for the best. Am I harming my V?

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Am I harming my V?
Probably only in your dealer's opinion because you're not buying his expensive filters and oil. I wonder if the Canadian Tire stuff will work in a Versys that record miles rather and kilometers??

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I've had a KLR, a Concours 1000 and now a Versys since 2008. I've consistently used mostly MotoMaster 10w40 motorcycle oil and filters and have never had a problem on over 60,000km. I've tried the synthetics and the high priced stuff, but to be honest it never really made big difference in shifting or performance. Keep and eye on the level, change it often and you' ll never have a problem.
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So I am going with the Canadian Tire motomaster oil filter for $5.97 and Canadian Tire Formula One 4 stroke 10W 40 motorcycle oil, $5.97 a liter in my V. I am sick and tired of paying almost $20 for a kawasaki oil filter and $15 a liter for Kawasaki oil. I am hoping for the best. Am I harming my V?
Nope, I've been using this for my oil changes for 2 years now.

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So I am going with the Canadian Tire motomaster oil filter for $5.97 and Canadian Tire Formula One 4 stroke 10W 40 motorcycle oil, $5.97 a liter in my V. I am sick and tired of paying almost $20 for a kawasaki oil filter and $15 a liter for Kawasaki oil. I am hoping for the best. Am I harming my V?
I can get the HiFlo filter from my local dealer for $8-9, so that's what I use. For the oil, I use either the MotoMaster 10w40 motorcycle oil or the Rotella 15w40 dino (if it's on sale). Both are decent oils, and the V seems to like them.

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So I am going with the Canadian Tire motomaster oil filter for $5.97 and Canadian Tire Formula One 4 stroke 10W 40 motorcycle oil, $5.97 a liter in my V. I am sick and tired of paying almost $20 for a kawasaki oil filter and $15 a liter for Kawasaki oil. I am hoping for the best. Am I harming my V?
In a word - NO!

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Probably only in your dealer's opinion because you're not buying his expensive filters and oil. I wonder if the Canadian Tire stuff will work in a Versys that record miles rather and kilometers??
It MIGHT... but don't forget to do that little thing with your MODE and RESET buttons to change it over to 'klicks', at least for a LITTLE while, so the bike will accept the stuff...!

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I too have switched to CTC Formula 1 10W40 4 stroke mc oil, and I have also used very spendy oil in the past. Since my income got drastically cut (post 2008) I looked around for a good petroleum- based oil. I know a CTC owner and the gear-head who runs his shop and they told me their house brands are made by Shell. Formula 1 is JASMO certified and that's what mother Kaw. specifies. Good enough for me and cheap enough at $12 + tax per oil change. $50 oil + filter change for a V? Not on my budget.

For general use> commutes and day trips, I change at about 3000 km. 40,000 km on bike. Last valve adjust at 35K. No oil used between changes, V runs fine.
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