by trying to save a buck it ends costing you 2. My recommendation is stick to the manufactures recommendation and sleep well at night.
It always amazes me why people say the things they do when they should ask for the correct answer instead of saying something stupid that is uncalled for..
You want to explain what is in bold above. I know I'd like to hear what you have to say about that part.
Reasons why I use a Pure One Filter:
1) It's the best filter I can buy for my bike.
2) I can walk into just about any parts store and find one on the shelf.
Try doing that with an OEM filter.
1) You try and walk into a Honda dealer and get an oil filter when you need one. Good luck with that!
2) Local dealers don't stock the simplest of maintenance items so we don't have to shop online for them.
Here is something to think about as you sleep at night.
If you can decipher what you are looking at that is.