So I see a lot of write-ups about wether to take the fairing off or not and blah blah blah... so here is my step by step. I decided to take the clutch side fairing off which gives you really easy access to the oil filter. So here is what you need. Make sure you properly dispose of your oil... Flushing it down the toilet is not a good way of getting rid of oil! Honda 4-stroke 10w-40 motor oil, oem oil filter, oil catcher, funnel and tin foil
So the side fairing comes off easy enough this gives really easy access to the oil filter.
So lets drain us some oil
once oil is drained we'll move on to the oil filter. once the oil is drained remember to tighten the drain plug so oil actually stays in the motorcycle!
I always just have my oil filters hand tightened so with a little force it should come right off. This is where we want to use the tin foil I just placed the tin foil under the oil filter as I removed it and funneled it down in between the headers. This is optional, if you spill some oil on the headers it will burn of and stink but no use crying over spilled milk.
Next we will install the new oil filter make sure you dip your finger in the oil and run it around the edge of the new oil filter. New oil filter fits right in with no problem and looks much cleaner then the older one. :)
Honda calls for 3.1 quarts of oil, I only ended up using 3 and it filled it just fine.
I added about 3 quarts started it up and ran it for about 4 minutes. Remember to check the oil level window.
the photo above is with the Bike on the kick stand make sure you level out the bike so you actually see oil in the oil window, If you see oil filled up in the window while the bike is on its kick stand, you officially have to much oil in your Bike. Reinstall side fairing and your done! In total took me about 45 minutes and only cost be about 35 dollars. Well worth it! hope this helps if you have any questions just ask!