Over in that other forum whose name shall remain unmentioned there have been numerous discussions on oil filters over the past 12 years. Other forums too, both FJR and other brands. Lots of good information sprinkled in with the BS on the difference amoung filter. That other forum has lots of compatible filters listed. Something like a year ago I posted a thread on the concave and convex issue when I had problems with Bosch. My current filter is a Purolator One 14610 but the one for synthetic oil. Why in the **** did I get a synthetic oils specific filter? Because it was the only one that fit an FJR on the shelf. That's the only reason. If you believe you need a synthetic specific filter, you probably believe in the Easter Rabbit and Santa Claus. During my Bosch adventure I looked at the Bosch's at Advance Auto and WalMart. There were the same model number in at least two different packages. There was convex and concave on the same shelf. When I posted last year, Wix made Purolator, Bosch and a bunch of others to the spec provided them by the company whose name it bears. Buy what you want to buy. Put Norm's gismo in, if you want. I'm not. Over the years my experience has taught me never to buy Fram. I don't change oil on a trip, don't make 10K mile runs so I change before I leave and check to make sure the filter does not leak. When I buy my next filter I will open the box and see if it is concave and will buy it. If it is convex I will not buy it. IMO, it is sad that Purolator One 14690 no longer works on an FJR because tests have shown it to be one of the best performing filters.
Last edited by OldButNotDead; 01-26-2016 at 03:11 PM.
Reason: Had concave and convex bass ackwards!