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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I got my bike finally, put first miles on it and need to change oil and filter. I got filters from dealer, but these look different that the one I took off the bike. Original is slightly taller and the number is 444.4.017.1A, dealer provided has number 444.4.003.4A. Filters also differ with number of holes on the bottom (8 vs 6).
Anybody knows if there is any significance in that? Any vendors on board? Dealer techs?

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Discussion Starter · #3 · (Edited)
Well, I've found Ducati catalogues online and it turns out that 444.4.003.4A (dealer provided) is for 1098, while original from Streetfighter is the same as for 1198... So return to parts guy.
I put the original back, with a new oil. I should be OK until Tuesday.

Edit: typed too fast. 1198 and 1098 both have 444.4.003.4A, filter number 444.4.017.1A is only for 1098R Bayliss... Hmm... I might be OK with this filter - maybe Guido in factory just put on bike what was left in the parts bin at the end of the shift, and there isn't much difference between these.

Blame the universe not the tank!
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I've been using the K&N filter, has the nut on it for positive torquing and or wiring secure. I believe its the 153

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i'm going to run a scotts stainless steel reusable oil filter on my SF.

(Oahu, they are on Honolulu Ave, in California. :D)


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Harier - I'm curious to hear how the stainless steel filter works long term. So far I have always used standard oil filters as they filtered "better" than the steel mesh ones.
sorry, rb_duc. i had one on my '04 R1, but i sold the bike 6 months after throwing one on. but i'm gonna order one for my SF for sure.
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