Join Date: Dec 2008
Motorcycle: Track - 99 SRAD 600, Street - Blue/White K8 750
Re: To use this filter or not.... 2007 1K
With the plastic wrap on there, no reason why it shouldn't be fine. I would definately use it. Some of the newer filters have that white residue on the gaskets as well. I think that's some kind of agent to keep the rubber from dry rotting. Had there been specs of rust all over yours, I'd feel slightly different. But, it looks prestine.