Originally Posted by Pica Hudsonia
Thanks for the info on the shim and the measurements. My bike doesn't have an oil cooler, just the indented oil filter cover with no connections coming out of it.
The filter I bought came with two of the smaller "finger" sized gaskets you mentioned; they almost look like miniature radiator hoses about 1 cm in diameter and length, and the filter I removed had one on each side as well. I understand the function of this gasket on the inboard side of the filter, but does the outboard one get installed as well if there is no oil cooler? I'm assuming that it somehow keeps the dirty oil that's coming from the outside into the filter going in the correct direction (inboard) versus coming outward toward the oil filter cover?