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08-24-2018 12:29 PM
PaddyD I use the Hiflofiltro filter #123. I get them at my local Yamaha dealer here in town for about $4 each. Personally, I think Fram filters in any form are about the cheapest quality filters out there. The K&N 123 is also good, but not worth the extra cost in my opinion. Wix filters are of very good quality as are Napa filters. Wix and Napa can be had at your local auto parts stores. If not carried as normal stock they can be gotten usually by the next business day as the distributor they get their stock from has them in the warehouse.
08-23-2018 10:19 PM
Voyager
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Originally Posted by DPelletier View Post
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.


Cheers,
Dave
Got it, thanks.
08-23-2018 09:45 PM
klr4evr 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.

WIX Part Detail
08-23-2018 09:38 PM
pdwestman I really hate 'aftermarket parts' and their 'fitment charts' in the catalogs because of their 'in-accuracies'.
08-23-2018 05:32 PM
DPelletier
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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.


Cheers,
Dave
08-23-2018 04:54 PM
Voyager 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.
08-02-2017 01:00 PM
DPelletier Yep, the oil change interval plus the 690 only takes 1.7l .....combined with the more highly stressed engine = more demands on the oil.

Dave
08-02-2017 12:46 PM
Damocles
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Originally Posted by DPelletier View Post
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.


Dave
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.
08-02-2017 11:53 AM
DPelletier 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.


Dave
08-02-2017 11:33 AM
lhrize
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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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