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post #21 of 52 (permalink) Old 06-16-2013, 08:36 PM
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Just put a Scotts stainless on my 2013 FJR at first oil change (240 miles) Had one on my Yamaha FZ1 for 22,000 miles, they're a little pricey but you never have to buy another filter.
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Spoke with dealer here in CA and they said biggest thing as far as warrenty goes is keeping track of maintenance. What type oil,filter, etc., with receipts of all purchases.

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Spoke with dealer here in CA and they said biggest thing as far as warrenty goes is keeping track of maintenance. What type oil,filter, etc., with receipts of all purchases.
Good point!

Also keep in mind motor oil needs JASO MA2 certification, JASO MA1 is NOT certified for use with wet clutches. Some bottles still indicate JASO MA which is before JASO broke it up into MA1 and MA2. Any oil with just the JASO MA certification is also fine for use in wet clutch motor oil.

To summarize use only oils with JASO MA or JASO MA2 certification.
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Am I missing something?

You spend $12k+ on an FJR. You only need to change the $12 Yamaha oil filter every 12k miles. Why are people going on the cheap with an aftermarket filter????
It seems that the (warrenty and reliability) issues raised in threads like this would be enough to convince folks just to use the OEM oil filter...

Not trying to be an a**hole, I just don't get it.
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Am I missing something?

You spend $12k+ on an FJR. You only need to change the $12 Yamaha oil filter every 12k miles. Why are people going on the cheap with an aftermarket filter????
It seems that the (warrenty and reliability) issues raised in threads like this would be enough to convince folks just to use the OEM oil filter...

Not trying to be an a**hole, I just don't get it.
FWIW, my book says change the filter every 8k, but I get your point. It's just that some of us feel a Wix or other quality is just as good if not better. At least for me, it's not about buying a cheaper filter; a Wix 51358 for my GenIII is around $14.
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FWIW, my book says change the filter every 8k, but I get your point. It's just that some of us feel a Wix or other quality is just as good if not better. At least for me, it's not about buying a cheaper filter; a Wix 51358 for my GenIII is around $14.

You are right, the manual says new filter every 8k. Just the same, I'll stick with the OEM filter. It's good enough for Yamaha engineers, inexpensive, and no question marks.
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You are right, the manual says new filter every 8k. Just the same, I'll stick with the OEM filter. It's good enough for Yamaha engineers, inexpensive, and no question marks.
Absolutely. If you're uncertain, there's no sense in doing it. But your post indicated that you thought the only reason to use other than Yamaha was cost. I just wanted to make the point that that's not necessarily true.

I don't buy filters for my Toyota or Mitsubishi at the dealer either. Prior to the FJR I rode a Goldwing and put 110k on it; it saw maybe two genuine Honda filters in the 11 years I owned it. I was perfectly comfortable with that.
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Am I missing something?

You spend $12k+ on an FJR. You only need to change the $12 Yamaha oil filter every 12k miles. Why are people going on the cheap with an aftermarket filter????
It seems that the (warrenty and reliability) issues raised in threads like this would be enough to convince folks just to use the OEM oil filter...

Not trying to be an a**hole, I just don't get it.

I could not agree more, I get all my service items from my Yamaha dealer and service the bike myself. I always change the filter every time I change the oil. If I have a warranty claim there is never a problem.
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