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post #21 of 31 Old 04-17-2015, 10:47 AM
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It has been a long while since doing the filter table. You might want to get on it again. Most are made by WIX. The marketing and pricing game changes very little about the filter. But. If you take them apart and measure the length of the media you will be amazed. Some are paper and some are 'mylar'. Good oil and a clean filter keep a KLR happy. '08, +300,000 km. Never a problem that could not be fixed.
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post #22 of 31 Old 08-02-2017, 11:33 AM
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It has been a long while since doing the filter table. You might want to get on it again. Most are made by WIX. The marketing and pricing game changes very little about the filter. But. If you take them apart and measure the length of the media you will be amazed. Some are paper and some are 'mylar'. Good oil and a clean filter keep a KLR happy. '08, +300,000 km. Never a problem that could not be fixed.
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Hey, I was thinking to buy Bosch oil filter? After reading your comment I am a little bit confused. Just want to ask you a question that you still use Wix? Bosch or Wix, which oil filter works better with klr?
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post #23 of 31 Old 08-02-2017, 11:53 AM
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I just buy the kawi filters from the dealer but honestly, with frequent (3000mi) oil changes, I don't think it much matters......and there are plenty of motorcycles that don't have oil filters at all.


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post #24 of 31 Old 08-02-2017, 12:46 PM
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I just buy the kawi filters from the dealer but honestly, with frequent (3000mi) oil changes, I don't think it much matters......and there are plenty of motorcycles that don't have oil filters at all.


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Agree!

Yet, the highly-stressed KTM690 (6,000 miles + service interval, I think) has TWO (2) oil filters!

No, I don't know why. Maybe the filters are located at strategically critical points in the lubrication channels; or, maybe that's why the mileage between oil changes is so long . . .

One more possibility occurs to me: The KTM690 has no oil filter bypass valve such as the KLR's sometimes inadvertently disposed-of oil tube; maybe REDUNDANCY in oil filters (if one filter becomes clogged, chances are the other is open) helps prevent oil starvation should a filter clog.

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post #25 of 31 Old 08-02-2017, 01:00 PM
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Yep, the oil change interval plus the 690 only takes 1.7l .....combined with the more highly stressed engine = more demands on the oil.

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post #26 of 31 Old 08-23-2018, 04:54 PM
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I went to Partzilla to order a filter for my 2017 KLR650 and they had no listing at all. I brought up chat and the rep said he needed the VIN in order to tell me which filter to buy. Not having the VIN handy, that didnít work.

I then found the list here and went to Amazon to order the Wix 24951. Amazon flagged a warning that this filter will NOT fit my 2017 KLR650. It did list the Fram and K&N numbers from the table here as being OK. I am not a fan of either Fram or K&N (particularly their air filters) and prefer Wix, Purolater or Mahle.

Was a change made on the 2017 KLR that makes the Wix 24951 no longer fit? Any idea why Partzilla needed the VIN? That is normally only important for changes occurring during a model year.
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Was a change made on the 2017 KLR that makes the Wix 24951 no longer fit? Any idea why Partzilla needed the VIN? That is normally only important for changes occurring during a model year.
No change. buy the WIX.

Manufacturer's fail to update their fitment charts all the time but the fact that the Fram and K&N both list as fitting should be proof enough......but I checked anyhow and the microfisches show the same number for the OEM filter.


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post #28 of 31 Old 08-23-2018, 09:38 PM
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I really hate 'aftermarket parts' and their 'fitment charts' in the catalogs because of their 'in-accuracies'.

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What I liked about the Wix filter is that it came with new o-rings, at least the 24950 did.

Wix actually has two filters that will fit the KLR. 24950 and 24951. The 24951 has a thicker gasket if the 24950 doesnít fit.

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No change. buy the WIX.

Manufacturer's fail to update their fitment charts all the time but the fact that the Fram and K&N both list as fitting should be proof enough......but I checked anyhow and the microfisches show the same number for the OEM filter.


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