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09/06/16 at 10:33:09
 
I've got an oem filter ready to put in with some fresh rotella, but I'll probably end up changing it a second time in order to get all the metal out. Perhaps I can change the oil and filter, then oil again, then the second filter afterwards so I can ride wait for it to arrive? Huh

So, I'm thinking about what brand of filter to buy. There's been K&N run in this thing in the past, and their filters are known for high flow, and these bikes are known for low oil pressure. Do these particular K&N filters offer any significant  flow advantage, or are they just riding on the name? Anybody try Volar filters? They're dirt cheap. I've tried their brake pads... okay so far. I recall reading bad things about their chains. How about their oil filters? http://www.ebay.com/itm/1986-2009-Suzuki-Savage-650-LS650-Oil-Filter-3-pieces...
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Reply #1 - 09/06/16 at 10:37:47
 
How about a magnetic drain plug ???  Cool
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Reply #2 - 09/06/16 at 10:50:12
 
Hmmm... Interesting idea. Where do I get one?
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Reply #3 - 09/06/16 at 11:03:36
 
How about something like this? http://suzukisavage.com/cgi-bin/YaBB.pl?board=RubberSideDown;action=display;n...

Hmmm...http://suzukisavage.com/cgi-bin/YaBB.pl?num=1197231468/

I wonder how well it worked out for Oldfeller. Huh

Does anybody know the thread size off hand for a 2004 model? Or is it just the head size that varies with year?
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Reply #4 - 09/06/16 at 11:46:40
 
I am not sure it is worth worrying about the "best" oil filter at this point.  Any oil filter will do as you try and figure out what is wrong with your engine.

Just buy a filter that is affordable......anything available will strain out big parts if the get pumped to the filter.

And.....if you use the "search" function on this forum....you will find that all this has been discussed before:

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And there are many more......................
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Reply #5 - 09/06/16 at 12:08:40
 
Newbee , The best oil filter is the one installed correctly !!!
Don't £¥€< it up !!!
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Reply #6 - 09/06/16 at 13:15:39
 
I just bought one of these to go on the oil filter.

https://supermagnetman.com/products/r1106?variant=11410342915

A good choice?

I'll probably get some cheap volar filters while I'm at it.
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Reply #7 - 09/06/16 at 13:53:42
 
I just bought 3 volar filters for cheap and one Hiflofiltro for under $7, and I can get it by Thursday. Smiley.

Over 15 bucks for all those filters. Now, what am I going to do with all of them... Undecided
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Reply #8 - 09/06/16 at 14:04:58
 
cheapnewb24 wrote on 09/06/16 at 13:53:42:
I just bought 3 volar filters for cheap and one Hiflofiltro for under $7, and I can get it by Thursday. Smiley.

Over 15 bucks for all those filters. Now, what am I going to do with all of them... Undecided

I doubt if they have a "use by date", so you'll use them sooner or later....
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Reply #9 - 09/06/16 at 14:58:08
 
Let's have a oil changing party at newbees place, he got filters , byob !!
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Reply #10 - 09/06/16 at 15:16:41
 
Ruttly wrote on 09/06/16 at 12:08:40:
Newbee , The best oil filter is the one installed correctly !!!
Don't £¥€< it up !!!


Dangit....you stole my comment!

At this point, I think this is splitting hairs. If I rebuilt an engine I would just get decent quality filters I know don't impede proper flow, and do a few frequent oil and filter changes and call it a day.  If it has so much stuff in it after a couple of oil changes you probably have bigger things to worry about than oil filters.  

I got 3 VOLAR oil filters off fleaby for less than $10 and they seem just fine...but I haven't worked on my engine either!  Shocked
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Reply #11 - 09/06/16 at 15:42:22
 
You worry more than ride. Just stick a filter in and Ride.
It's not gonna die because the oil was insufficiently filtered.


What kinda Ferrous metal did you find?
How much did you get out of the oil with the magnet?
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Reply #12 - 09/06/16 at 15:44:44
 
1 oem, 3 volar, 1 hiflofiltro = 5 filters.

recommended change interval 3500 miles so:

enough filters for 17500 miles.

I think yer all set for now  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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Reply #13 - 09/06/16 at 18:22:52
 
justin_o_guy2 wrote on 09/06/16 at 15:42:22:
You worry more than ride. Just stick a filter in and Ride.


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Reply #14 - 09/06/16 at 20:49:01
 
Stewy,Beat you to your punchline
I get sick inside every time I read a " it stopped running after I changed the oil " posts. Just makes me ill ! I like triple check before the screws go in
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