Originally Posted by montage5874
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.
I've been doing this with motorcycles since I learned it from other forums. I just ordered the KN160 from amazon, since I already forgot to cancel my Amazon Prime, shipping is free but the $70 charge has paid for itself already.