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Oil Fitler Options for Metric Motorcycles

When it comes to oil filters, don't limit yourself to over-priced OEM filters or "motorcycle specific" filters. Any filter with 20 X 1.5mm threads will work for your Kawasaki Nomad (or most metric bikes, for that matter). The shorter 2.5" stock filters will work, but after checking to make sure your bike has enough clearance, like the Nomad has, your better off using the3.5" filters.

All of these filters offer a 14 psi by-pass valve, an anti-drain back valve, a 2.3" O.D. gasket and are 2.5" or 3.5" long.

I have been using the Supertech 7317 filter for the last 20+ oil changes with great results. I choose to use it because of its value and availability (Walmart).

Motorcycle Filters that will fit:


AC Delco PF2135
Carquest 85358
Honda 15410-MCJ-000
K&N KN-204, about $13.
NAPA Gold 1358
Purolator ML16817. Imported, not made by Purolator.
WIX 51358


(2.5" FILTERS)
Purolator Pure One PL14612, about $6.
Mobil M1-108, about $12.
Made by Champion.
Bosch 3300, about $6.
Made by Champion.

(3.5" FILTERS)
Purolator Pure One PL14610, about $6.
Mobil 1 M1-110, about $10 Made by Champion.
Bosch 3323, about $6.
Made By Champion.
WalMart SuperTech ST7317,
about $2. Made by Champion.

Below are pictures comparing Mobil 1 M1-110 ($12.99) VS SuperTech ST7317 ($2.77). Both are made by Champion Laboratories Inc.

Jared M. Gant

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