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Seems Wal-Mart is no longer selling Supertech filters. I still have a few ST 7317 filters left (somewhere) but looks like that will be it. Reports of them pulled off the shelves coming in from another forum.

Great oil filter for $2.67. Too bad........

 
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Which would explain why the shelves have been empty of mine for the FZ1. Plenty of crap Fram ones there and they have a nice $12 Bosch filter. Blech. Sucks.

 

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Just was up there, shelves have none at all.

On the upside, they now carry Purolator filters, but not the Pure One's.

 

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I will make my rounds today to scoff any that are left if possible. I will let you know the results. I have 2 on the shelf now. I bought two gallons of semi synth yami oil yesterday at the local steeler dealer.

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Stopped by the local WM today. All Supertech filters pulled off the shelf. They had some $12 Bosch and the unwanted Framm filters.

Looks like the Emego filter from Cycle Gear will be my next buy after my supply is gone.

 

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If they are pulling them off the shelves then I'd like to know why. Anyone have any insight?

 
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If they are pulling them off the shelves then I'd like to know why. Anyone have any insight?
Posted at the VN750.com thread:

"Well they pulled them here in Alabama too. The guys said that they dropped the line to add more Mobile-1 stuff and a new brand name that they couldn't remember."

Appears to be nation wide. Guess they were not making enough money on them.

 

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Glad I bought all the 7317 they had a few months back. Still have 8 on the bench but they go on the FJR, the FZ1, and the Infiniti so will burn through them pretty quick.

The regular Purolators they have now are good, just $1 more and white :(

 

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I'm giving the top-of-the-line FRAM a try: https://www.walmart.com/ip/FRAM-Tough-Guard-Oil-Filter/16878902

FRAM Tough Guard TG7317 - $5.44

It's one of the "long" filters (3.5 inches?), it fit and sealed without any issues, and it looks good. The grey color almost matches the engine:

TG7317_040606.jpg


 

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At Amazon, Purolator Pure Ones are $5-6 each. Sometimes less. Mobil 1 has a good filter too. Got a bunch at OReillys a while back when you could buy 5 qts synthetic oil and a Mobil 1 filter for around $18. Bought a bunch. I use the oil in my cars.

 

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What kind of pansy assed cars do you guys drive that take the same oil filter as the FJR?

And the STP filters are just as cheap as the Supertechs. I would bet not one person can tell me the fundamental or quality difference between a Supertech filter, a Fram, STP, Mobile1 or any other.

I think I'll stick with the Yamaha filters. Even though I don't know if there's any difference there either.

 

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Snicker...Can I pull a horse trailer with that high revving oversized motorcycle engine? Besides...You know what they say about engines with big filters..............

 

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Yea, they've got the Bosch Distance Plus at $12 a filter. Fortunately we have an AutoZone right outside with the regular Bosch filters at $6. Not as cheap as the old ST's, but at least I can go with either the Purolator or the Bosch.

By the way...probably a repost, but if you haven't seen this, it's a nice cross reference for sizes that fit and recommended filters. Very handy to pull up on the old phone while in the auto parts store looking for a motorcycle filter knowing no one in the store can help you with this.

https://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/FilterXRef.html

 

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I make my own out of a piece of copper pipe, a half roll of toilet paper [Charmin], and a Budwiser can...

 

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