I just did my first oil change on my 08 r6 and decided to cut open the filter to take a look at its internals. After looking at the oil filter/oil sticky thread i decided this would be worth my time. Contrary to what that threads link shows for a yamaha filter (i think it shows a 07 and prior filter) this new shorter filter has no bypass spring of any kind! So this means that if your filter were to get clogged or if the oil couldn't flow fast enough through it, your engine would starve of oil! Maybe there is a bypass system of some kind that i don't know about built into the engine or otherwise externally on the bike? I just wanted to get others thoughts on this. I can take pics if needed.