I'm 71, retired military, owner of V Star 1300. Just bought a 2012 Rebel and think it's a really fun bike to ride. I enjoy your site. You folks are very welcoming and helpful to those who are seeking advice. I too was wondering if there was an oil filter. I've changed the oil, put in new iridium spark plugs, got familiar with the bike by washing it. We've bonded already. It has only 6K miles and is beautiful. The small bike is so much easier to work on that the cruiser. The quality of the material and workmanship on this bike is great, a real joy to work on. My next project is to replace the tires. I bought Pirelli MT 66 tires. When the weather turns cold and the bike is garaged for a few months I will replace the tires. Again, our site is very helpful. I live in southern Indiana. Do you folks ever get together for a ride? Have you ever done a fund raising ride? I went on one with the governor of Indiana leading it to raise money for veterans. I go to Tanzania each year where I support an orphanage. There are many 125 and 150 Chinese and Indian knock offs of Hondas in these countries. I've seen four people on a 125 cc bike. Rider, little boy on the gas tank, Mom side saddle on back and baby in her arms.