well, I finally got around to changing the oil myslef instead of having the dealer do it. what a PITA compared to my Ducati. I'm not complaining about the fairing removal, that's an acceptable tax on fully faired bikes, but having to remove the oil pan to access the filter up inside the engine cavity??? It felt like a prostate exam
Anyway, I followed the instructions in the Clymers manual, warmed up the engine, drained the oil until it stopped dripping, removed the oil pan plate, removed the filter with the special wrench (that required a second trip back to the dealer), replaced the crush washer on the oil drain plug, reinstalled the plug, changed the o-ring on the oil pan plate, lubed it with clean oil, lubed the o-ring on the new filter with clean oil, installed the filter with the special wrench, installed the plate and tightend all "snugly".
The manual states the bike has a 3.7 quart capacity, I put in 3 qts, until the site glass was half full, ran the bike for minute to get it pumping into the system then shut it off added a little more, repeat the running and adding part until the level stayed just slightly above the center of the site glass. In the end it took 3.5 quarts.
Is it normal to have a difference of a few onces when changin the oil? I imagine there are some areas within the engine where oil pools and will never drain, but I just want to make sure this is normal.