Oil Change: Phase II (put the oil in) Suggestion
Regardless of the type of motorcycle I am changing the oil in, (based primarily on the high cost of good motorcycle oil) I always clean the drain pan till it's bone dry and place it back under the bike. When I start the engine to check oil pressure, and look for leaks....I've got a back up plan just in case the filter didn't seat tight, or the drain plug explodes, etc., I can catch the good oil, fix the problem, filter the really new oil and put it back in the crankcase. See, I'm on fixed income and $25-$45 of oil is important to my budget!!
Hey, it works for me.