Anyone here change their oil filter yet?
While I was out putzing with the bike and looking over a way to tighten up the bit loose sidestand and maybe lube it a bit (seems kind'a dry as well as the footpeg swivels), I finally found the elusive (to me) oil filter.
It is a really small and short shiny black thing that sits right behind the bracket holding the shift and sidestand linkage. It's really close to the stand/shift bracket, maybe a finger's width.
I was trying to figure out how far the thing may unscrew were one able to get a cap or top filter wrench on it? Looks like it may require removal of the sidestand mount bracket. If not, maybe a strap wrench would get it off? It does look like the bottom fairing cover may have to come off anyhoo.
Not quite as nice as the filter on the RT that points upwards and oil doesn't run all over the place. I have a feeling this filter is going to be messy as it is horizontal.
Least it's only a 6000 mile job.