How to Change the Oil and Oil Filter on a Motorcycle
Set up your spot. This is one of the most important steps. You don’t want to be running around looking for tools, containers and rags while oil is flowing out of your bike and your hands are too slick to turn a doorknob! Check the “Things You’ll Need” section to get everything ready.
Put your bike on the side stand, center-stand or rear-stand if you have one. Put your drain pan approximately under the bolt. Try to think ahead of where the oil’s going to shoot out, and watch it as it drains. You’ll most likely have to adjust the placement of the drain pan as the old oil slows down. Use the proper tool to remove the bolt. You don’t want to strip it! If it drops in the pan, just pick it up quickly and don’t burn yourself if it’s hot!