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Oil filter

Any suggestions as to what to use other than a kawasaki filter? I crossed the number to a Wix but its a shorter filter. Am I better off to just pay the extra bucks for the recommended filter?
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Wix makes both, I buy the early one. 3 1/4 vs 2 1/2", from memory.

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I checked out the previous oil filter thread. Should be enough info there to get a quality filter. I like to change the filter each time oil is changed. I don't really want to install the shorter wix filter.
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I've run both but like you prefer the longer filter. I know I should change every oil change but sometimes I go 2 oil changes per filter.

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Castrol GTX for motorcycles

I hesitate to post anything oil related since there are endless threads and it seems to be a sore subject with some. But for anyone interested, Castrol, which I've run in everything for the last 40 years, has a non synthetic 10w40 designed for bikes and wet clutches. I got it at Autozone for $4.99/qt. The synthetic was $9.99 so I left it with them. Changed the oil and rode about 30 miles. I have to say the shifting seemed much smoother and the clunk I usually hear when changing gears is much less noticeable. Also, the noise I usually hear from the clutch when its cold wasn't there. I know we like to think everything we do results in improvement but I think I've found the oil I'll use in the Vulcan.

Many or most of you may already be familiar with the product but I didn't know it existed until I went to the Castrol website. I hope maybe this will help some of the newbies who still aren't sure which oil to use.
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I hesitate to post anything oil related since there are endless threads and it seems to be a sore subject with some. But for anyone interested, Castrol, which I've run in everything for the last 40 years, has a non synthetic 10w40 designed for bikes and wet clutches. I got it at Autozone for $4.99/qt. The synthetic was $9.99 so I left it with them. Changed the oil and rode about 30 miles. I have to say the shifting seemed much smoother and the clunk I usually hear when changing gears is much less noticeable. Also, the noise I usually hear from the clutch when its cold wasn't there. I know we like to think everything we do results in improvement but I think I've found the oil I'll use in the Vulcan.

Many or most of you may already be familiar with the product but I didn't know it existed until I went to the Castrol website. I hope maybe this will help some of the newbies who still aren't sure which oil to use.
Many will have thier opinions, but I respect this direct factulal statemt ! Great Post.....ThankyYou !

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