Yes, that oil filter is one of the most common on the market. The Ninja 300, Ninja 650r, Triumph Street Triple r, among many others use the same size filter as the FZ-07. Specs could be a little different between different filters for bypass valve pressure and filter material, but if I had a Ninja 300 filter, I would use it. You could also buy a cheap Fram filter from Walmart (about $6). The no. there is PH6017A. The FZ-09 uses the same filter.fz-07 oil filter model is 5gh-13440-50 not sure what the 09 uses.
More and more motorcycles and cars come with full synthetic. Vespa, Tuono, RSV4, Triumph Street Triple r, Prius, Civic, plus many more. Those engines must get broken in. I'm not sure the rationale for waiting to go to synthetic is valid or or if it ever was, but then I can't say synthetic is better either. I have also read and often heard not to go to full synthetic until 1000-1500 miles, but I go to full synthetic the first oil change which I do early after a hard break-in because I live in Texas where it is hot and sunny, so engines get hot waiting in traffic and synthetic is supposed to be more resistant to breakdown from heat. Finally, Rotella T6 is cheaper than a lot of dino oil at $22 a gallon at Walmart, or less when on sale. Your bike would get properly broken-in even if you started with full synthetic, I think. I doubt it makes any difference in normal riding conditions or in any conditions for that matter which you use cause you wouldn't expect an engine to fail, a clutch to slip, or the piston rings to not seal or the engine to smoke or use oil, or be slower than normal no matter what oil you use provided it meets the specs. Bottom line: I doubt it matters which oil you use and when you change to synthetic or even if you stay with dino oil. I ride hard so I change more than recommended but I can't say that is even necessary. But hey, oil and filters are cheap and easy to change and I feel it makes my motorcycle happy.Yeah, I have always heard to use the OG dino juice for the first change. The synthetic is essentially too good and is not good for the new motor. After about 500 miles it is safe to make the switch in most cases. But again, this is the internet and there will be many folks that say that I am full of it.
I've done it on my last 10 or so bikes, ever since reading motoman's page about 15 years ago, and reading my cbr600 manual instructions which said 'do not use full thottle or maximum rpm for the first 300miles.'Who's all done this motoman break in? Who thinks the traditional break in is better?
When you say engine braking are you just letting off the throttle or down shifting?I've done it on my last 10 or so bikes, ever since reading motoman's page about 15 years ago, and reading my cbr600 manual instructions which said 'do not use full thottle or maximum rpm for the first 300miles.'
No problems, and my new FZ07 got the first taste of it today. Not really like motoman's break in, but I pay no attention to rpms other than keep them widely varied, lots of big throttle openings and engine braking, and an early oil change (around 100-200 miles for me, then again at 600).
It's worth noting that nothing in yamaha's break in instructions is incompatible with motoman, so it's not really a case of either or.