Several BUSA member use EMGO 10-55660 including LeDude and me, never ever have problem, I have install minimum 6-8 anyways.MB: Suzuki seems to have chosen an odd pitch to make it difficult to use something other than their OEM filter.
My concern on oil filters listed above is that the thread on the non-Suzuki filters is slightly different and could potentially damage the threads.
I would like a report from those who use an EMGO or FRAM filter instead of the original equipment.
According to http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com, the best filter does not fit and requires an adapter http://balestech.com/filter.htm. If you install the $8 adapter, the Honda
compatible filters will fit without a problem.
Suzuki Replacement Filters
There are filters that have been used but I have no information
on how successful non-OEM parts have been.
Manufacturer Model Number Champion
CL7317 Purolator PL14612 Fram PH6018
In past use HF138 also when have 2005 650, fit perfect, never have problem, probly install at least 1/2 dozen.I am informed that the the oil-filter fitted to Suzuki products is different from others in that it has a unique 20mmx1mm thread. I have just bought a replacement oil-filter made by HIFLO and numbered HF138. I hope it fits. (I'll let you know shortly).
Quote from the EMGO website:You can purchase presently EMGO 10-55660 oil filter for 650 burgie from OEM Cycle for $3.94 per unit excluding shipping. If me order 6 and have these ship to new-York state for personal pick up there it cost $5.10 per filter.
Here SUZUKI OEM oil filter price with sales tax cost $16.00, curiously EMGO same dimension as OEM oil filter plus it have a few sq. in. more of paper over OEM version.What's the cost difference between a Suzuki filter and a non-OEM? Unless the non-OEM filter provides superior performance (filters better), I don't have a problem supporting the manufacturer of my bike with a few extra dollars every 3500 miles.
Emgo use to supply Chrysler and Ford perhap other also, here I know EMGO for 20 year anyway, was told it an American manufacturer, not been on EMGO website for many year, this morning I notice EMGO site completely change, now big time in to all kind of aftermarket part and accessory, like many other product probably source part off shore.Disclaimer: I woke up in a pissy mood today, and I'm being argumentative.
Quote from the EMGO website:
"Our staff travels through Asia (Taiwan, China, India, Thailand, Indonesia, etc.) working with quality manufacturers inspecting the quality, packaging and shipment of our products for customers in over 35 countries."
Cherie - I've never heard of this brand. Do these filters have your stamp of approval because the company has American management and Quality Control?