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BMW Motorcycles Oil Filter Cross Reference

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We’ve created this motorcycle oil filter lookup guide, to help you quickly find the right oil filter for your bike.

We’ve listed the make and model of bike, its engine capacity and production years, so that you can be double-sure you’re ordering the right filter.

We’ve then listed the part number for two of the most popular aftermarket oil filter brands: K&N and HifloFiltro so you can easily order the part through your local motorcycle dealer or just follow the link to where you can buy online.

We’ve also written a few handy guides, from the different oil filter removal tools you can use, to a conversion chart that converts the model numbers of the popular brands. We’ve also got an FAQ and a guide on how to do your first motorcycle oil change.

Table of Contents

Oil Filter Fitment Chart

BMW1000 HP4 K4213-161000HF160HF160RC

MakeModelYearCCOil FilterPerformance
BMW125 C101-03125HF185 
BMW200 C102-03200HF185 
BMWC600 Sport11-15650HF164 
BMWC650 GT11-18650HF164 
BMWC650 Sport15-18650HF164 
BMWF650 CS K14 / E650C02-05650HF151 
BMWF650 Funduro 16993-96650HF151 
BMWF650 Funduro E169 MU97-00650HF151 
BMWF650 GS08-11800HF160HF160RC
BMWF650 GS12800HF160HF160RC
BMWF650 GS Dakar E650G05-07650HF151 
BMWF650 GS Dakar R1301-04650HF151 
BMWF650 GS E650G05-07650HF151 
BMWF650 GS R1300-04650HF151 
BMWF650 GS SE12800HF160HF160RC
BMWF650 ST Strada 16997-00650HF151 
BMWF700 GS13-18800HF160HF160RC
BMWF750 GS K8017-18853HF160HF160RC
BMWF800 GS12-18800HF160HF160RC
BMWF800 GS Adventure12-18800HF160HF160RC
BMWF800 GS K7207-11800HF160HF160RC
BMWF800 GS Triple Black12800HF160HF160RC
BMWF800 GS Trophy12800HF160HF160RC
BMWF800 GT13-17800HF160HF160RC
BMWF800 R10-17800HF160HF160RC
BMWF800 R Chris Pfeiffer Replica10800HF160HF160RC
BMWF800 S06-10800HF165 
BMWF800 ST06-11800HF165 
BMWF800 ST12-13800HF165 
BMWF800 ST Touring12800HF165 
BMWF850 GS K8117-18853HF160HF160RC
BMWG310 R16-18310  
BMWG450 X09-12450HF611 
BMWG650 GS09-11650HF151 
BMWG650 GS12-16650HF151 
BMWG650 GS Sertao11-14650HF151 
BMWG650 Xchallenge07-08650HF151 
BMWG650 Xcountry07-08650HF151 
BMWG650 Xmoto07-08650HF151 
BMWK 189-941000HF163 
BMWK100 LT83-941000HF163 
BMWK100 RS, RT83-941000HF163 
BMWK1100 LT92-991100HF163 
BMWK1100 RS92-951100HF163 
BMWK1200 C991200HF163 
BMWK1200 GT05-081200HF160HF160RC
BMWK1200 GT041200HF163 
BMWK1200 LT99-041200HF163 
BMWK1200 LT05-081200HF163 
BMWK1200 LT Lux021200HF163 
BMWK1200 LT SE02-041200HF163 
BMWK1200 LT SE051200HF163 
BMWK1200 R05-081200HF160HF160RC
BMWK1200 RS051200HF160HF160RC
BMWK1200 RS97-041200HF163 
BMWK1200 RS SE051200HF160HF160RC
BMWK1200 RS SE02-041200HF163 
BMWK1200 S05-081200HF160HF160RC
BMWK1300 GT09-101300HF160HF160RC
BMWK1300 GT SE101300HF160HF160RC
BMWK1300 R09-161300HF160HF160RC
BMWK1300 R Carbon121300HF160HF160RC
BMWK1300 R Dynamic12-161300HF160HF160RC
BMWK1300 S09-161300HF160HF160RC
BMWK1300 S HP121300HF160HF160RC
BMWK1300 S Sport121300HF160HF160RC
BMWK1600 Bagger17-181600HF164 
BMWK1600 GT K4811-181600HF164 
BMWK1600 GT SE121600HF164 
BMWK1600 GTL Exclusive K4813-161600HF164 
BMWK1600 GTL K4811-181600HF164 
BMWK1600 GTL SE121600HF164 
BMWK75 RT90-97750HF163 
BMWK75 S86-97750HF163 
BMWR nine T13-181170HF164 
BMWR nine T Pure16-181170HF164 
BMWR nine T Racer16-181170HF164 
BMWR nine T Scrambler16-181170HF164 
BMWR nine T Urban GS16-181170HF164 
BMWR100 CS, S (Without Oil Cooler)73-901000HF161 
BMWR100 GS87-941000HF161 
BMWR100 RS, RT, R (Without Oil Cooler)87-961000HF161 
BMWR1100 GS93-991100HF163 
BMWR1100 R95-011100HF163 
BMWR1100 RS93-011100HF163 
BMWR1100 RS Special Edition001100HF163 
BMWR1100 RT99-011100HF163 
BMWR1100 S99-051100HF163 
BMWR1100 S Prep041100HF163 
BMWR1100 S Replika03-041100HF163 
BMWR1100 S Sport021100HF163 
BMWR1100 S Sports Boxer001100HF163 
BMWR1150 GS99-051150HF163 
BMWR1150 GS Adventure02-031150HF163 
BMWR1150 GS Adventure04-051150HF163 
BMWR1150 R01-061150HF163 
BMWR1150 R Rockster04-051150HF163 
BMWR1150 R Rockster Edition 80041150HF163 
BMWR1150 RS02-051150HF163 
BMWR1150 RS SE02-051150HF163 
BMWR1150 RT02-051150HF163 
BMWR1200 C991200HF163 
BMWR1200 C Avantgarde00-031200HF163 
BMWR1200 C Classic01-051200HF163 
BMWR1200 C Independant01-041200HF163 
BMWR1200 C Montauk04-051200HF163 
BMWR1200 C Phoenix041200HF163 
BMWR1200 CL03-051200HF163 
BMWR1200 GS04-081200HF164 
BMWR1200 GS091200HF164 
BMWR1200 GS10-121200HF164 
BMWR1200 GS Adventure10-131200HF164 
BMWR1200 GS Adventure K5115-181200HF160HF160RC
BMWR1200 GS Adventure TE K51141200HF160HF160RC
BMWR1200 GS Adventure Triple Black121200HF164 
BMWR1200 GS Adventure XE K51141200HF160HF160RC
BMWR1200 GS Enduro131200HF160HF160RC
BMWR1200 GS LC K5013-181200HF160HF160RC
BMWR1200 GS Rallye121200HF164 
BMWR1200 GS TE141200HF160HF160RC
BMWR1200 GS Triple Black121200HF164 
BMWR1200 HP2 Enduro05-081200HF164 
BMWR1200 HP2 Megamoto07-081200HF164 
BMWR1200 HP2 Sport08-091200HF164 
BMWR1200 HP2 Sport101200HF164 
BMWR1200 R 90 Years Special K27141200HF164 
BMWR1200 R Classic121200HF164 
BMWR1200 R K2707-101200HF164 
BMWR1200 R K2711-141200HF164 
BMWR1200 R LC K5314-181200HF160HF160RC
BMWR1200 RS LC K5414-181200HF160HF160RC
BMWR1200 RT 90 Years Special K26141200HF164 
BMWR1200 RT K2605-091200HF164 
BMWR1200 RT K2610-141200HF164 
BMWR1200 RT LC K5213-181200HF160HF160RC
BMWR1200 RT SE10-121200HF164 
BMWR1200 S06-091200HF164 
BMWR1200 ST05-081200HF164 
BMWR45 N 450HF161 
BMWR60 (All Models)69-84600HF161 
BMWR65 LS80-82650HF161 
BMWR75 (All Models) 750HF161 
BMWR80 GS80-95800HF161 
BMWR80 R93-95800HF161 
BMWR80 RT84-95800HF161 
BMWR80 ST82-90800HF161 
BMWR850 C99-00850HF163 
BMWR850 C Avantgarde01850HF163 
BMWR850 C Classic01850HF163 
BMWR850 GS Boxer99850HF163 
BMWR850 R00-06850HF163 
BMWR850 R Boxer99850HF163 
BMWR850 R Classic02-04850HF163 
BMWR850 RT99850HF163 
BMWR90 (All Models)73-76900HF161 
BMWS1000 R K4713-181000HF160HF160RC
BMWS1000 RR K4610-181000HF160HF160RC
BMWS1000 RR Sport K46101000HF160HF160RC
BMWS1000 XR15-181000HF160HF160RC

Oil Filter Removal Tools

There is a multitude of ways to remove your oil filter. If you have a suspicion it’s going to be tight or stuck on, then the night before, spray a penetrating spray around the seal to help it loosen. It can be frustrating if it won’t come off but be careful not to butcher it and rip the filter casing or it will become even harder to remove. A good tap around the seal with a rubber hammer can also help break the seal. Use the right tools and use your brains not brute force.

oil filter removal tool hand - BMW Motorcycles Oil Filter Cross Reference

By Hand

If your filter is easy to access and you can get a good purchase on it, then you can loosen it off by hand. Obviously, if you’re draining the oil, the engine should be warm and so the filter will be hot but you can ‘crack’ it off to break the seal, then warm the engine up, drain the oil and then continue to remove the oil filter by hand.

oil filter removal tool rubber gloves - BMW Motorcycles Oil Filter Cross Reference

With Rubber Gloves

As above but disposable rubber gloves or mechanic’s workshop gloves will offer you a bit more purchase and enable you to get some more torque to that filter!

oil filter removal tool wrench - BMW Motorcycles Oil Filter Cross Reference

Oil Filter Removal Socket

A cheap and commonly used tool. The oil filter removal socket fits to a 1/4″ ratchet drive or T-bar. It pays to ensure your filter is clean before you use this tool as a dirt y filter is hard to grip. A bit of disc-brake cleaner and a cloth should do it. If you need to get a bit more purchase you can use masking or gaffa tape around the filter or fit a couple of elastic bands.

oil filter removal tool rubber chain - BMW Motorcycles Oil Filter Cross Reference

Oil Filter Chain Tool

A chain tool is also a decent weapon in your oil filter removal arsenal. You wrap it around the filter and then twist it. As you twist, you’ll probably dent the filter but that also helps the tool grip. You can then tighten it up a link and twist again. Handy if your filter has been fitted by the Incredible Hulk at your local motorcycle dealer.

oil filter removal tool rubber belt - BMW Motorcycles Oil Filter Cross Reference

Oil Filter Removal Belt

Similar to the chain tool, the removal belt comes in a few different formats. Some have a metal belt (not as good), others have rubber or a nylon wave (the sort of thing a seatbelt is made from. You hand tighten them and twist. They’re useful to get a stuck filter off as you can use one hand on the tool and the other hand on the filter.

oil filter removal tool rubber 3 leg adapter - BMW Motorcycles Oil Filter Cross Reference

3-Leg Oil Filter Socket

Similar to the conventional socket, the three-legged socket bites into the oil filter and can be used across a range of different sizes. So a handy tool to have if you own multiple bikes.

oil filter removal tool screwdriver - BMW Motorcycles Oil Filter Cross Reference

Stab it with a Screwdriver

Stab a big screwdriver through your oil filter and twist it. I’m not a big fan of this method as A) it’s messy and B) if you get it wrong, you end up tearing half of the filter off and then it’s a total pain in the wotsits to remove the remnants as none of the other tools will work. To reduce the chances of this happening, get the screwdriver in one side and out of the other.

oil filter removal tool make your own - BMW Motorcycles Oil Filter Cross Reference

Make Your Own

If you don’t have an oil filter removal tool, you can make your own. They say a picture paints a thousand words which must mean this Youtube video paints 10,000. It’s fairly self-explanatory. I’ve not done it myself but it definitely looks like a good ‘get you out of a hole’ solution. 

Don’t forget the crush washer!

motorcycle crush washer 500x277 - BMW Motorcycles Oil Filter Cross Reference

A crush washer is used to seal the sump plug and to prevent engine oil leaking out. It is made from a soft alloy (usually copper) and will ‘crush’ when you tighten it up, creating a better seal than the sump plug will on its own.

They cost pennies so it doesn’t make sense to try and reuse your old one or not use one at all.

However, even if you do buy a new one, it’s easy to forget to use it. When I remove the sump plug, I throw the old crush washer away immediately, fit the new crush washer and then use some making tape to hold it in place. The tape also slows me down when I come to refit the sump plug and makes me double-check everything.

You can buy a box of crush washers here or from this link.

OEM Vs Aftermarket oil filters

You might be wondering whether you should use a factory oil filter or an aftermarket one. 

These days, most manufacturers source their oil filters from the same companies that produce the aftermarket ones.

In some cases, the manufacturer might specify slightly different materials (perhaps a thicker casing) but if you buy a filter from a reputable brand (like K&N, HifloFiltro, Bosch, FRAM, Purolator) you’ll be in safe hands. 

Cheap oil filters tend to skimp on areas that are hard to spot but can make a difference. They can have a thinner casing, which can rip when you go to remove it and the sealing washer can be of poor quality, causing the filter to leak. Quality aftermarket oil filters are absolutely fine but penny-pinching on a cheap oil filter is asking for trouble.

Your First Motorcycle Oil Change

If you’ve not changed your motorcycle’s oil before, it can be daunting. However, with the right tools and a good idea of what you’re doing, anyone can change their motorcycle’s oil. It will save you money and you’ll know it’s been done properly.

Need some pointers? We’ve put together this motorcycle oil change guide to run you through the process.

Oil Filter Conversion Chart

If you’re choosing an aftermarket oil filter, two of the most popular brands are K&N and HifloFiltro. The table below shows you the direct model number conversions, which, on the face of it, are fairly logical. Click the link and you’ll be taken to an online retailer where you can order your filter.

Motorcycle Oil Filter FAQ

Should you change the oil filter every time?
Yes. A fresh filter will filter out any particles, whereas an old filter won't be as efficient. If a filter blocks up, it could cause engine wear but most motorcycles have a bypass valve to prevent catastrophic failure due to oil starvation. An oil filter is a few quid, it's a false economy to reuse an old one.

Can you use the same oil filter twice?
You can but it's not worth it. Not only will the old filter not function as well as a new one but it might not fit back on as well either, potentially coming loose and causing you all sorts of problems.

How tight should the oil filter be?
I work to hand tight plus 180-degrees but consult your owner's manual if you're unsure.

Does an oil filter have a reverse thread?
Nope. They're conventional. When they are stuck on, you can doubt yourself but it's lefty-loosey, righty-tighty.

What happens if you overtighten the oil filter?
There's no need to overtighten it. You can crush the body of the filter or cause a leak if you overtighten it. If it goes on tight, you can be sure it'll be harder to get off!

  • Vossie says:

    I got R1200GS, i want to replace my hf 163 oil filter with a gud oil filter, wich one can i use

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