I bought a used 09 this past winter with 200 miles on it.
At 600 miles, I replaced the brass mesh OEM filter, with a regular paper pleated one.
But I cleaned and kept the OEM filter.
Can the original brass ones just be reused until they deteriorate?
The service manual talks about CLEANING the element, not REPLACING it.
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I run the brass ones forever, or until the rubber ends become deformed.
Whichever comes first.
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Same here. the rubber ends took a set after 10,000 miles or so, so I switched to the paper ones. Even Yamaha dealers couldn't supply a brass one like original.
I think it costs me $4.00 for a paper filter at the Yamaha dealer. Being I bought the bike used, I don't think I ever got a chance to use the original.
Either way, $4.00 a year (changing the oil 2-3 times, filter once), isn't really a bad thing, especially considering you get a fresh filter.
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