Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kabul Afghanistan
Im not sure if anyone has thrown this suggestion out there. I do my oil changes without having to remove the fairing. I take either an empty water or soda bottle and cut it for use as a funnel of sorts. Remove the oil filter by hand through the left hand side lower fairing hole. Cut the bottle as illustrated and stick the bottle through the hole in the lower left hand side fairing with the large cut opening facing up to catch the oil. What was the cap part of the bottle will drain into an oil pan on the floor. I always put my filters on hand tight and 95% of the time dont need a filter wrench to get them off. I also try to use the K&N filters unless one isn't available. Hope this helps someone.