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Can someone please tell me which oil filter will fit my 2007 Versys 650?
I thought this would be an easy item to look up, but that's not the case.
It's not in the manual, nor can I find the info on line.
Some conflicting info out there about which filter will work, but no clear explanations given when comparing different manufacturers, so difficult to know whom to trust.
The shop that I usually buy them at has sold me 2 very different types, so this adds to my uncertainty.

Any information is most definitely appreciated!

Thanks,
Ed
 

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Many automotive oil filters will fit and work just as well as the factory filter. I just purchased a case of filters as my V and the wife’s Kia can use the same filter - Pennzoil PZ-37 is what I found on sale this time. I save some $ and add a little more oil capacity to my V, with no risk.
 

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I use FRAM PH7317 filters (they are LONGER ones) from WalMart in my V650s AND my Mazda Protege5, and have for YEARS.
 

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2018-19 Honda Accord filters fit. They are larger so
you benefit from a larger oil capacity... I presume
there is less resistance of flow too... having a greater
surface area of filter media.

The Ryco Syntec Oil Filter Z547ST... possibly the best flow
and filtration money can buy.
White Product Black Textile Grey

^ erratum: my graphic should read "analogy" not "anology"

Ryco also make a non Syntec version... Z547 at about 1/2 to 2/3 the cost.

I believe there may be an even longer Ryco oil filter for a Nissan 4x4
that fits too.

If you go to the Ryco website you may find that ones part number.
The site also gives all the dimensions, thread pitches and diameters,
as well as valving details of the filters.

I use the Ryco Syntex car/4x4 filters on both my Versys 650
and ZX12R. Less resistance to flow equals less stress
on the oil pump drive train, as well as less power lost
driving the oil pump equals greater reliability, better fuel economy
and more power to the back wheel... that's even before one considers
the cleaner oil.
 

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2018-19 Honda Accord filters fit. They are larger so
you benefit from a larger oil capacity... I presume
there is less resistance of flow too... having a greater
surface area of filter media.

The Ryco Syntec Oil Filter Z547ST... possibly the best flow
and filtration money can buy.
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^ erratum: my graphic should read "analogy" not "anology"

Ryco also make a non Syntec version... Z547 at about 1/2 to 2/3 the cost.

I believe there may be an even longer Ryco oil filter for a Nissan 4x4
that fits too.

If you go to the Ryco website you may find that ones part number.
The site also gives all the dimensions, thread pitches and diameters,
as well as valving details of the filters.

I use the Ryco Syntex car/4x4 filters on both my Versys 650
and ZX12R. Less resistance to flow equals less stress
on the oil pump drive train, as well as less power lost
driving the oil pump equals greater reliability, better fuel economy
and more power to the back wheel... that's even before one considers
the cleaner oil.
Australia has Ryco... North America has Amsoil.

Cellulose Oil Filter Media Vs the Space Age NANO Fiber Oil Filter Media….a case study (synlubepros.com)

EaOM Motorcycle Oil Filters - AMSOIL
 

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Can someone please tell me which oil filter will fit my 2007 Versys 650?
I thought this would be an easy item to look up, but that's not the case.
It's not in the manual, nor can I find the info on line.
Some conflicting info out there about which filter will work, but no clear explanations given when comparing different manufacturers, so difficult to know whom to trust.
The shop that I usually buy them at has sold me 2 very different types, so this adds to my uncertainty.

Any information is most definitely appreciated!

Thanks,
Ed
Try this link:

https://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/FilterXRef.html
 

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If you want to buy a reusable filter, the FLO stainless steel filter is a very high-quality engineered filter that will fit your Versys and many more bikes as well. The Versys filter is a very common size.

Here's a Canadian supplier: PC Racing Flo Oil Filter
 

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Very interesting... the bit about having the oil cleaner after 2000 miles of use (in a Toyota )running through the "space age" nano fibre oil filter than the brand new oil out of the bottle that went into it is a profound finding that makes one wonder.

As for describing the new filter media as "space age" is a bit rusty imho as it was the 1960s
(that's 60 years ago now ;-/) that typify the "space age".

One could even say the "space age" began when the Ruskies put
Sputnik into orbit in 1957 LOL.
 

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Hello all,

Thanks very much for everyone's replies.
Certainly a wealth of information to digest!

I found a knowledgeable bike shop (Coopers Motorsports) who was able to verify the OEM part number is 16097-0008.
So I've ordered a pair of filters from them, with the hope of getting my hands dirty this weekend.

Thanks again for everyone's assistance!

Regards,
Ed
 
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