Just curious, I've heard many people here saying that the oil filter should be changed with every oil change. Makes sense, I wouldn't change the oil in my truck without changing the oil filter. I also heard people saying that you can buy metal filters for the bike. When I picked up my bike about a month ago, I got a oil filter in anticipation for my first oil change (about 14$ CDN for the filter). When I changed the oil, I found a metal oil filter already in the bike. I checked the oem filter that I had just bought and it was identical. I have an 01, are there some years that came with a paper fibre filter? Cause i just don't see any purpose in changing a metal filter, just clean it, and it's good as new.