Any debris in the motor will be captured by the filter in short period of time. No need to change for that given reason.Sunny and 29 degrees F so perfect weather to be out in the driveway freezing my ass while I installed the spring and washer. Put the bike on the centerstand and shimmed the front wheel up to minimize loss of oil while I undid the filter housing. Managed to complete the job without too much hassle. I plan to put a couple hundred miles on this oil/filter then change it again in case there was some debris floating around the motor left over from running the filter without the spring.
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!