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The XX is delivered with the original filter and Yamaha is using way too much assembly lube.
The original filter clogs with assembly lube almost immediately.
I cut mine open after the first ride and it looked like this....


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This is the thread that inspired me to cut it open right away. Others have cut them open with the same results.
https://www.wildcatforums.net/forum/wildcat-xx/92015-anyone-cut-open-factory-filter-here-what-i-found.html

If you baby the XX during the entire break-in period you probably won't have a problem but if you get antsy and start running it hard you are going to run out of oil.

Either way, get that original filter off there right away. It is cheap insurance to swap out a $10 filter. You don't even need to drain the oil, just swap the filter and do the rest of the break-in with full oil pressure and peace of mind.

My second oil change was totally clean and the filter was normal.

Hollywood, make this a STICKY
 

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The XX is delivered with the original filter and Yamaha is using way too much assembly lube.
The original filter clogs with assembly lube almost immediately.
I cut mine open after the first ride and it looked like this....


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This is the thread that inspired me to cut it open right away. Others have cut them open with the same results.
https://www.wildcatforums.net/forum/wildcat-xx/92015-anyone-cut-open-factory-filter-here-what-i-found.html

If you baby the XX during the entire break-in period you probably won't have a problem but if you get antsy and start running it hard you are going to run out of oil.

Either way, get that original filter off there right away. It is cheap insurance to swap out a $10 filter. You don't even need to drain the oil, just swap the filter and do the rest of the break-in with full oil pressure and peace of mind.

My second oil change was totally clean and the filter was normal.

Hollywood, make this a STICKY
Yes sir, done!
 

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Anyone cut open their second filter yet?
Yes I cut open the second filter after about 300 miles of hard desert riding and it was perfectly clean.
 

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Do the filters have a bypass in them? Mine came with a WIX filter from the factory.
 

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I ordered some oil filters (5DM-13440-00) based on the threads and after I pulled of my stock filter, realized the 2019 has a different filter. The 2019 filter is 5GH-13440-60. I had purchased an oil change kit and it has the similar size filter as what came from the factory. Just a heads up if everyone is ordering filters and oil separately vs the Textron oil change kit.

I haven't opened up my filter yet to see how it looks.
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UPDATE: My filter after 6 hrs on engine / 45 miles on odometer. Not seeing any of the gunk in the filter.
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I am switching back to Wix. My original filter was a Wix...the oil change kit came with the smaller Yamaha one.
Back to the larger Wix at 500 miles.
 

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The XX is delivered with the original filter and Yamaha is using way too much assembly lube.
The original filter clogs with assembly lube almost immediately.
I cut mine open after the first ride and it looked like this....


View attachment 241713


This is the thread that inspired me to cut it open right away. Others have cut them open with the same results.
https://www.wildcatforums.net/forum/wildcat-xx/92015-anyone-cut-open-factory-filter-here-what-i-found.html

If you baby the XX during the entire break-in period you probably won't have a problem but if you get antsy and start running it hard you are going to run out of oil.

Either way, get that original filter off there right away. It is cheap insurance to swap out a $10 filter. You don't even need to drain the oil, just swap the filter and do the rest of the break-in with full oil pressure and peace of mind.

My second oil change was totally clean and the filter was normal.

Hollywood, make this a STICKY
Very nice post Sir. Super important find!
 

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Just picked up a 18XX and thanks to this post/forum I saved an engine!! Crap was caked in the oil filter housing in the block and the filter was plugged with only 2 miles!!! I scraped the chunks in the pic out of the block in the filter housing.....

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I’d post a picture of mine but it looks the same as the others posted. I changed mine with 4 hours and it was gummed up like these photos show. I’ll be changing the filter again soon, it’ll be interesting to see if the next one is gummed up like the first one. I sure am thankfull for this forum and all your info sharing. The information shared here is priceless, I’ve gained so much knowledge on my X and now on my XX. I thank you all for sharing!
 
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