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good morning all, just about to do my 1st oil change and wondering about the best/appropriate filter to fit, seems like theres plenty of differing opinions on what's good/not so good, would appreciate input

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I skip the guessing, OEM filter and OEM oil. Priced decent and figure OEM will at least be adequate. Your gonna get a lot of opinions!

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I skip the guessing, OEM filter and OEM oil. Priced decent and figure OEM will at least be adequate. Your gonna get a lot of opinions!

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I agree with The Capn here, at least for the first few changes. Then go with Amsol or what ever oil you want. I use the factory filter and I buy a new plug washer every time, one form a KLR fits fine and cost 1/4 as the Versys one does.

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if you cannot decide - then get an OEM one from a Dealer

I have stocked up on Vesrah filters for the V.
I saw them on sale - then interwebed it and found this site that opened up a whole heap of filters from different manufacturers and Vesrah was up there with the better constructed filters.
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I've always been a fan of OEM filters, for all my bikes. K&N are good too. I'd only advise against Fram, there were issues with them in the past. Maybe they've been resolved, but not worth taking the chance for me.
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O.E.M. filter and oil are indeed adequate and over priced. Do you settle for adequate in your other endeavors? I use Shell Rotella T6 5w40 synthetic and Pureone PL14610, cheaper and better a rare combination. God I love oil threads!
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And "motorcycle" oil. I am curious what the dealers a charging for an O.E.M. filter these days?
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O.E.M. filter and oil are indeed adequate and over priced. Do you settle for adequate in your other endeavors? I use Shell Rotella T6 5w40 synthetic and Pureone PL14610, cheaper and better a rare combination. God I love oil threads!
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