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9th day of ownership:

1. Oil in sight glass looked good, before changing

2. The stream of oil draining into the pan appeared close to honey colored

3. ...but the oil collected in the jug appears rather dark

4. The 8 mm Allen bit made it easy to hold onto the plug as hot oil came out. It broke loose with only moderate torque

5. The Lisle oil filter wrench ($6.55 at Home Depot) should have arrived yesterday, so I started removing oil filter with Channellock 440s

6. Used a factory filter, but next change (probably when odometer is around 6500 miles) intend to use Mobile One M-108a.


It may not be better than the Triumph T1218001, but no doubt is at least as good.
From the dealer, price for the T121811 was $16.99.
From O'Reillys, the M1-108a is $13.49 (military discount)
I noticed today that Walmart has M1-108a on the shelf for $9.97

7. Refilling required 3 3/4 quarts to reach center on sight glass (bike propped level with 2x4 under stand and ~12" 2x4 against right footpeg support).
8. Low oil light went out in about 1 second.

9. Changing today (manual recommends first change at 500 miles) was prompted by wanting 10W50 for pending temps over 104F.

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Kudos to C317414 and CroftonBilly for recommending the Lisle 61600 oil filter wrench.

 

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I suspect you'll invalidate your warranty by using after-market oil filters.
Perhaps in the UK or other locations, but in the USA that is prohibited by the
Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act
Warrantors cannot require that only branded parts be used with the product in order to retain the warranty.
 
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